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One of the main issues 4WD owners have with their vehicles is that straight out the of the dealership there’s one important omission – a decent light setup. Even for cars designed to be used primarily off-road, the only lights provided are standard headlights, and if you spec up, fog lights.

It’s almost impossible to name a space that’s simultaneously more inviting and more personal than the interiors of our automobiles. Far from being a place that’s synonymous only with stress, there’s something soothing to be found in this warm confinement. It’s a place where we go to form thoughts as well as retreat to collect them.

If you’re serious about performance and a faster and more responsive car, you need to dig deep into the engine block. Higher horsepower numbers, better torque and low-down pulling power often involves swapping out the stock “bottom-end” parts – the pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft. This is where a few careful modifications can produce some interesting results when taking your car out for a spin on the track.  

Who doesn’t want more power and low-down torque from their engine? Modifications to stock engines have existed as long as the internal combustion engine itself, and are often carried out by racing enthusiasts with a little more knack in getting the power increase they need. With engines today going down the downsizing path, there’s the tendency to see the lower displacement helped out by one or two turbines to force more air in the cylinders. Peak power is produced relatively high in the rev range, so you’ll be having your right foot down longer until you get some push. The alternate path to all this is to increase engine displacement. This is where stroker engines and stroker kits come into play.  

Headlights are absolutely important for any vehicle, which is why they’re included in every single one. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t be improved at all because the technology behind the basic headlight is kind of old by now. Not that LED lights are new by any stretch of the imagination but they are significantly better in a few aspects. Of course, there are also a few cons to using them. Luckily, there are plenty of headlight brands to choose from that are all of high quality.

Safety is of paramount importance when you’re driving off-road in Australia. There is always the risk you’ll be struck by an animal somewhere in the wild, and if you’re not prepared, your Isuzu M-Max might suffer significant damage. The nudge and bull bar play a vital role in the car’s security, and they’re definitely something you should consider installing. They’re one of the best 4x4 accessories, which is why you should always consider them first.

Utes are one of the most popular types of vehicles in Australia, and for good reason. They come as either single or double cab variants, with space for up to four adults, and with rear trays that serve to store any items of any size you need to transport. They can be accessorised to meet all buyers' needs, from families to tradies. Canopies and toolboxes of varying sizes can be added at the back, and they come in handy for both recreational and business purposes.

If you like the freedom of being able to go anywhere while still having the convenience of your home at your disposal you should consider caravanning. Although you might not be staying at a luxurious accommodation, with a caravan you can experience much more than you would if you were just laying down at the beach. You choose where to go and when to go, how long you'll stay, and where you'll stay. You can spend as much as you can or as little as your trip allows you.

Japanese cars are known for their superb engineering, high reliability, and low fuel consumption. What else do you need in a car? Maybe a good infotainment system, various climate controls or a good looking interior. Well, if that's the case then you would be happy to know that there is a Japanese automaker that does all these things while staying affordable and that is Mitsubishi. But what if you want a powerful vehicle? Well, the Pajero lineup is one of Mitsubishi's most powerful 4x4s you'll find at that price.