Stainless Steel Snorkel vs Plastic: Which to Choose?

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Snorkels are an excellent addition to your 4×4, giving peace of mind that the air intake has a reliable and water-free air flow. You know you want one, but choosing between plastic and stainless steel snorkels can be slightly confusing. In this guide, we cover the pros and cons of each and run through common … Read more

How wide are caravans in Australia?


Caravans come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you’re thinking about buying a caravan, the width is an important factor in terms of towing, storage, and what you can fit inside. Here’s a handy guide covering all you need to know about the width of caravans in Australia. How wide is a caravan? … Read more

Nudge bar vs bull bar: which to choose?

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Bull bars are one of the most popular 4×4 vehicle modifications. They increase the protection of a vehicle’s vital components, are better for off-roading, and offer a base for mounting other popular accessories. But is a nudge bar a better choice if you spend the bulk of your time in the suburbs? Read on to … Read more

Curved vs Straight Light Bars: Which is Best?

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Effective auxiliary lighting is a must for most 4×4 vehicle owners. And they’re accessories chosen as much for form as for function. Modern light bars come in a wide range of options, quality, and price. They have rapidly grown in popularity thanks to their mounting flexibility and easy integration on any truck. RELATED: The Best … Read more

XTM Air Compressor vs Kings Thumper: What’s the Difference?

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XTM Air Compressor Kings Thumper Thumper Max XTM and Kings Thumper air compressors are known to be affordable, high-performing and durable. But, if you’ve taken a close look at these two air compressors, you’ve probably noticed they look almost identical. Trying to figure out the difference? Below, we compare the XTM air compressor along side … Read more

Outback Armour vs Tough Dog Suspension

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It’s no secret we love the outdoors and taking a 4×4 off-road, but from the factory, a vehicle isn’t normally capable of handling the extreme conditions Australia has to offer. Luckily there is a healthy aftermarket sector, but who provides the best components for your 4×4? In this article, we compare the product range from … Read more

MSA Mirrors vs Clearview: Which is best?

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Clearview Towing Mirrors MSA Towing Mirrors Travelling with a caravan is one of the most popular forms of holidaying in Australia. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, caravan sales were already on an upswing, with a 26% increase over the five years up until the end of 2020. In 2020 alone, the Caravan Industry Association of Australia … Read more

Safari Snorkel V-Spec vs Armax

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Snorkels are a popular addition to any 4WD vehicle as they reduce the engine’s ability to ingest potentially harmful elements and maintain optimal engine performance. Dust and water can cause a litany of catastrophic problems and a snorkel provides some assurance that this risk is reduced (when installed correctly). Safari 4×4 Engineering has had skin … Read more

The Best Oil Catch Can: ProVent vs HPD

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Oil catch cans are often installed as part of the engine’s crankcase breather system, with the role of stopping oil vapour and other contaminants from reaching, and building up in the engine’s intake system. They are a worthwhile modification to both standard and modified vehicles, with petrol or diesel engines. They have the potential to … Read more

The Best Jockey Wheels in Australia for 2024


Jockey wheels are an essential component of trailers and caravans however most people don’t think about them unless they are encountering problems. These problems can vary from a bent bracket or shaft to the realisation that you can’t move your caravan on a campsite’s uneven terrain. It’s essential to inspect your jockey wheel regularly and … Read more