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Descriptions

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NOTE: Unfortunately, an early description of The 4WD Handbook was partially incorrect. The book does not and was never intended to cover maintenance, vehicle selection or survival and all information is current as of 2010, not 2009. Please use the descriptions below instead.

Very short description

The definitive guide to offroad driving techniques. www.4wdhandbook.com.

Short description

Quite simply: a 4WD bible. This book explains how 4WDs work and how to drive them offroad. It covers detailed explanations of 4WD systems, suspension, wheels, tyres, weights and more. There are extensive chapters on driving theory and techniques including offroad trailers, gear selection, choosing a 4WD, accessory setup plus a section dedicated to recovery. Illustrated in full colour, the photographs are a mix of both inspirational trip shots from around Australia and practical images highlighting various aspects covered in the book. First written in 2010, revised in 2012 and fully updated in 2014, the book covers the latest vehicles and accessories. www.4wdhandbook.com.

Long Description

Quite simply: a 4WD bible updated with the very latest vehicles and techniques. This book explains how 4WDs work and how to drive them offroad.

  • How 4WDs work – what offroad drivers need to know; tyres, wheels, suspension, transmissions , gearing, electronic driving aids and more.
  • Driving Techniques – every terrain covered in detail including rocks, hills, snow, water and sand, and some not usually covered in similar books such as desert driving, economy driving and bitumen.
  • Offroad trailer driving – a detailed guide to low-range towing.
  • Softroaders – a chapter is devoted to softroaders and examples are used throughout the book.
  • Recovery – comprehensive recovery guide including a detailed discussion of winching techniques and an explanation of recovery loads.
  • Accessories & modifications – touring modifications and accessories listed, explained and prioritised.
  • Choosing a 4WD – how to select the right car for you.
  • Driving unfamiliar vehicles – how to get the most from new cars.
  • Modern vehicles – the book has a special emphasis on modern vehicles, covering throughout and in a dedicated chapter electronic driving aids such as traction and stability control, descent systems, adaptive gearboxes and more.
  • Environment – dedicated chapter plus specific pointers at the end of each Driving Technique.

Illustrated in full colour, the photographs are a mix of both inspirational trip shots from around Australia and practical images highlighting various aspects covered in the book. Written in 2010 and revised in 2012, the book covers the latest vehicles and accessories.www.4wdhandbook.com.

 

Data

Title The 4WD Handbook
The complete guide to how 4WDs work and how to drive them offroad
ISBN ISBN-1  978-1-922131-58-4
Author Robert Pepper
Publisher Woodslane / Boiling Billy
Publication date 2010, revised in 2012, second edition 2014
Revisions Refer to the Versions page
Pages 523
RRP AU $ 44.95

NZ $ 54.95

Other Full colour illustrations throughout

Size 220 x 195 mm

Website www.4wdhandbook.com

Images

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There is also an Ironman version of the book – refer to the Versions page for more details.