Having spent more than 20 years in the 4×4 industry both as instructor and overlanding guide, I often get asked what I deem to be the most important or essential items to upgrade on my 4×4. It is like asking “how long is a piece of string” because so many people, so many opinions.
Power and battery management systems are an important part of overlanding because they make up your mobile power supply. If you are powering electronics such as GPS units, phones, tablets, light bars, refrigerators, inverters, radios and/or air compressors, it is crucial to be cognizant of the impact all of this can have on your battery.
It is only logical that technology would find its way into the macho world of off-roading. The brand that everyone likes to mock, was for a long time, the leaders when it came to innovation on four-wheel drive vehicles. Land Rover were the first to introduce Traction Control (TRC) and Hill Decent Control (HDC) in the Freelander back in 1998.
Driving in mud is one of the most challenging terrains 4WDers can face, so keep these tips in mind next time things start to get a little sticky. From bog holes and sticky clay, to slippery outback tracks, mud driving can be exhilarating, challenging and a lot of fun. It can also be potentially damaging