Driving in the outback isn’t for the faint of heart; with temperatures in summer exceeding 40 degrees it’s not hard to see why cooking your breakfast on your bonnet might not be a ridiculous idea. Your 4WD is going to need to stand the test and beat the heat so we are going to run through how and why it’s so important your 4WD has the ultimate summer protection.
It’s month two of our ute comparison series and this month we’re turning our attention to the legendary Ford Ranger.
Two best sellers emerged in 1982: the first, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, went on to become the best-selling album of all time. The second, Ford’s now ubiquitous Ranger ute, rolled off the production line in Louisville, Kentucky and into showrooms across North America.
Western Australia is known for having lots and lots of space. Perth has one of the most active 4WD communities around because we have so many great tracks to explore across the state. The coast and inland areas are playgrounds for off road enthusiasts and visitors come from miles around, even as far as the other side of the country, to visit Western Australia’s best 4WD spots.
Here are a few of our favourite spots to give you inspiration for the next big adventure:
Our 2017 Outback Challenge (OBC) didn’t go quite as we would have liked it to and we certainly had a run of bad luck. A broken Pitman Arm in SS3, a massive hit after the end of SS9 which damaged the RH swivel housing and ripped off our LHF wheel, swivel housing and brake calliper, and finally a broken tie-rod end in Mad Max. Considering all the dramas an overall placing of 5th out of 26 starters and 4th place in Mad Max wasn’t too shabby after all.
To Craig and the team at Robson Bros 4WD,
After experiencing some issues with our fan belts on our 80 Series Landcruiser and travelling from Broome to NSW, we wanted a diagnosis and someone who specialises in 4WD’s to have a look. After seeking recommendations, we came into the shop on the 22nd of February asking for assistance. My partner went into the store and came back out with Craig who provided his opinion and was able to help order a new part for us.