Winter Woolies Wonderland

Winter woolies ran last weekend again, the 2019 edition was once again across 2 days, with about 80 trucks on Saturday and 70 on Sunday. The winter weather on the plateau kept everything interesting and a snowy treat in most places. Participants started out fromo Karior Domain which was used for camping and scruiterneering. There were a lot of participants that hadn’t attended the event before which is a good sign for official 4×4 events such as these. There were quite modern utes and shineys along with the die hard…

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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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