Winter Woollies is no more

Thanks for the memories Desert Defenders! We had been attending this event regularly since 2015 and all have been filled with fantastic memories, views, trips and company. Winter Woollies have long been a staple event on the winter calendar for the shiney or tough truck but after many years of running the successful family and fun event, this event won’t officially be run anymore. The event is closing as its has been harder to organise due to Increased difficulty in access to the army land. The cost of certification for…

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Guide to tyre pressures

Tyres being your only contact point between terrain and truck determines how easy or hard your off-roading will be. Playing with different tyre pressures represents the cheapest mods you can do to your truck to change the way it behaves in an environment. Simple mod tip – If stuck, reduce your tyre pressures and try again (no less than 15psi if not beadlocked). Here is a simple tyre pressure guide:   Note that reducing tyre pressure is better for the environment as well as your traction. This is because you’ll…

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South Island dreaming

For a good few years now, I have wanted to drive the Molesworth Station and Rainbow Station Roads and my partner, Paula, has wanted to hike some tracks in the Wanaka area… So, we finally started planning a two week trip south to the mainland. After a whole lot of planning, the time came to pack the Nissan Patrol and get on the road. We left Taupo, stayed one night in Wellington and had the 8:00am ferry accompanied by a pod of dolphins on the way out of Wellington Harbour.…

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