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Although downsizing and efficiency are now the trend in car engines, they’re becoming more powerful, even when working with lower displacement or fewer cylinders. Engines that we used to frown upon just a few years back are now churning out 300+ horsepower in small 4-cylinder guises and rivalling big V6s and V8s that we've come to love. So, what do car makers implement to bump up horsepower figures, and can you do it too?

Anyone who's ever towed a caravan, a boat, or a custom tradie trailer knows the danger of overloading their suspension. And assuming you haven't exceeded your trailer's GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating), your tow vehicle's GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating), or your drawbar isn't too long, it can be especially problematic if your suspension isn't able to support its share of the load.

Make no mistake: while towing or hauling with your shocks or springs under stress isn't the worst thing you could do, it's more than just an unsightly inconvenience. Not only is the stress transferred to your brakes, bearings, and tyres, it can ultimately result in your steering becoming unpredictable, leading to a potentially catastrophic load shift. Fortunately, the solution for a sagging suspension is as straightforward as installing airbags on your vehicle; and not surprisingly, Australia is home to one of the auto industry's most dominant airbag manufacturers: BOSS.

Australia’s diverse landscapes, from its rugged outback to lush forests and sandy beaches, provide the perfect playground for All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), commonly known as quads. These versatile vehicles offer a unique blend of adventure and practicality, making them popular for both recreational and work purposes. As a result, the demand for quality quad parts and accessories is substantial. This article explores the thriving market of quad parts stores in Australia, highlighting their importance, offerings, and the key players in the industry.

When it comes to useful car accessories that make for a valuable purchase, it’s items like organisers, trash cans, head-up GPS displays, USB chargers and LED lights that come up as the popular choices. Still, as the pride and joy cars are for most of...

Picture this: the sun kissing the horizon, the rugged Australian landscape stretching endlessly before you, and the thrilling promise of adventure at every turn. Riding a dirt bike in Australia's remote spots isn't just a pastime; it's an expedition into the heart of what it means to be free. Popular destinations like the Victorian High Country, the vast expanse of the Simpson Desert, or the challenging trails of Cape York Peninsula offer unparalleled experiences for dirt bike enthusiasts. Each location boasts its unique terrain, from rocky paths and steep inclines to sandy tracks that test your skills and spirit.

In the rugged and demanding terrains of Australia, a vehicle needs to be more than just transportation; it needs to be a reliable companion capable of conquering the challenges posed by the vast and diverse landscapes. The Mitsubishi Triton has firmly established itself as one of the most sought-after vehicles in Australia, combining robust performance with versatility. While the Triton's reputation as a formidable off-road companion is well-earned, there's always room for enhancement.

Owning a highway legal enduro, or dual sport bike is one of the most satisfying ways to see, and commute around Oz; and with the right combination of accessories and driveline maintenance, they can take you to work during the week just as reliably as they can to the bush on weekends. They're not without their share of possible urban and off-road pitfalls though, and the loss of an expensive turn indicator can be an especially troubling prospect.

When you're planning your next camping adventure, matting is an essential aspect that can turn your temporary shelter into a cosy haven. In this guide, I’ll help you manoeuvre the vast landscape of options and share the key factors to consider when choosing the perfect...

The Toyota Land Cruiser, an icon in the automotive world, is renowned for its robust build, off-road prowess, and versatility. Among the myriad of accessories that enhance its capabilities, a roof rack stands out as an indispensable addition for those who seek to maximize the Land Cruiser's potential. That being said, let's delve into the Land Cruiser's off-road capabilities, its role as a workhorse, and the significance of outfitting it with a suitable roof rack. Additionally, we'll explore the various types of roof racks available, guiding readers on how to choose and install the perfect roof rack for Land Cruiser.

With over 50 years and 8 generations of production history behind it, Toyota’s “unbreakable” Hiluxes are largely regarded as Oz’s most successful, if not also its best-selling motor vehicle of all time. That’s why when you’re looking for aftermarket seat covers for your N70 or N80, you don’t look any further than ones made right here in true blue Australia.