My wife and I recently made a trip to England for 3 weeks. We rented a car right from the airport near London and did a driving tour of the middle of the Island – it’s a big island but still an island. It has been 25 years since I have driven a right hand drive on the left side of the road - half my life ago. Changing the side of the road you drive on is far different than buying a right hand drive and driving it here in North America.


We started out making maps to try and reduce our Internet use on the trip. That went right out the window pretty much on day one going around London trying to fins Windsor Castle – after that the Google map lady became our travel companion for the rest of the trip. To say people drive fast in England is a misnomer, the speed limits max out at 70 mph – not much different than anywhere else – but the little back country roads barely wide enough for two British micro-cars to pass are pretty much all posted at 50mph – that’s where the driving gets fun because everyone right up to the oldest grand-dad is rocketing down these little lanes, boxed in by rock walls or hedge rows inches from the white line at 50 mph – in cars with 1 liter engines like our rental Vauxhall Astra – turbo mind you.......


New articles in

Issue 2-1 Oct 2019

The next issue of 4by4tech is here! what you can expect to see including the previews below:

New gear from the Garage

Test drives 2019 JL & 2020 Gladiator

BFG KM3 testing -PNW Jeep Jamboree

Metal Cloak JK lift

Tuffy Security storage solutions

Coyote Beadlocks & Weld on Beadlocks

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The CJK8 project needed some under body protection but with listing the fuel tank  inches to flat belly the JK frame - no after market skid system would work anymore. See what we came up with using AR 450 hardened steel



At one time there were an array of vendors making bolt in roll cages for TJs. That market has grown thin - but we did find this kit from Rusty's Off Road. Chris has a serious roll in his last TJ. The sport cage did its job - so he wanted another in his "new" 2003 Rubicon.


Coyote Beadlocks & Weld on Beadlocks

Beadlocks to hold your tires from coming off the rims come in many forms. This issue we have a look at some weld on rings and a set of Coyote inner beadlocks which can be used in stock rims to keep them DOT legal as well and give you many more wheel choices to fit your style..

Metal Cloak JK lift


There is no shortage of JK lift kits on the market but I have heard many good things about the quality and ride performance of the systems available from Metal Cloak - time to check one out for myself!

The Jeep Gladiator is here!


The worst kept secret in Jeep. is out in full force. It took a little while for me to get my claws into one for a week - but it finally came together. after a week road test we hit the trails with the Rubicon version to see how this very long Jeep will do on some real trails.

BFG KM3 turns 1 - is it worth it?

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We get to try a lot of different tires around here, and the BFG Krawler has been my go-to for quite a few years. With the choices for the Krawler getting pretty thin, BFGoodrich stepped up with an all new KM3 M/T. After a year - lets see how they have been doing.



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