New 4x4 products Buyers' Guide: December 2022

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New 4x4 products December 2022

The festive season is around the corner, so we’ve compiled some great 4x4 and camping products that’ll take you further these holidays. Plus, they’ll make for some great stocking-stuffers, too.

Hulk 4X4 Tailgate Assist Kits

Hulk 4X4 has just beefed up its range of vehicle-specific fitment Tailgate Assist Kits, with a wide range of four-wheel drives now covered. These Tailgate Assist Kits have been designed to remove the inconvenience of operating a heavy tailgate found on many dual-cab utes.

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All Hulk 4X4 Tailgate Assist Kits have been designed to be easy to instal, with every component required supplied in each kit. Inside each kit, you’ll find two struts, one assists the soft and slow down-direction of the tailgate, while the other makes lifting it up again a breeze. By fitting a Tailgate Assist Kit to your 4WD, you’ll be able to open and close your tailgate with one hand.

Kits are available to suit many popular makes and models, including Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-MAX, Mazda BT-50, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok.

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ScanGauge Three

An all-new product from the ScanGauge team, is the ScanGauge Three, designed to monitor your vehicle’s vital systems and provide real-time data via the inbuilt digital gauges.

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As well as monitoring vitals such as transmission temperatures, oil temperature, trip data and fuel economy information, the ScanGauge Three is also an OBD2 Scan Tool that allows you to read and clear trouble codes in the event of a check engine light.

The ScanGauge Three is easy to instal, with no tools required and no batteries required either. Another neat feature, is the ability to customise the coloured backlit display to match your mood or instrument cluster for a factory finish.

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TAG Next-Gen Ford Ranger towbars

TAG has just launched its most extreme range of towbars for the Next-Gen Ranger. The range of new towbars includes Heavy Duty (HD) and Extreme Recovery (XR) Towbars that have been designed to fit the Styleside, Cab Chassis and Extended Cab Chassis configurations, offering products to suit all needs for Next-Gen Ranger owners.

4 X 4 Australia Gear 2022 TAG Ranger Towbar

Tag’s towbars are a three-piece design for ease of installation, finished in a textured powder-coat for style and durability, all covered by the TAG Limited Lifetime Warranty. To sweeten the deal, all TAG towbars offered for the Next-Gen Ranger come with Tow Ball Mount, Pin & Clip and D-shackles.

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Invicta Hybrid Starter lithium battery

A recent addition to the Invicta Lithium Batteries range, is this Hybrid Starter battery that offers a dual purpose. It’s got enough grunt to start your vehicle, as well as power a 12V electric winch and to run your camp accessories such as a fridge or LED lighting.

4 X 4 Australia Gear 2022 Invicta Hybrid Starter Battery

The Invicta Hybrid Starter battery is made up of A123 pouch cells, with a claimed output of over 1400CCA depending on the size of battery selected. This is a drop-in battery replacement, that is powered off your vehicle’s alternator for a painless installation, too.

There is a wide range of batteries in the Hybrid Starter range, with a size to suit most applications. One unique feature, is a backup Jump Start function, which allows you to safely start your vehicle if you run the fridge at camp for a little too long.

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OZtrail Canning 1300 rooftop tent

The newest addition to the OZtrail rooftop tent range, is the top-of-the-line Canning 1300 hard-shell tent. It boasts a slimline design to reduce wind resistance, a durable aluminium exterior and a unique four-point scissor-frame system that increases internal space.

This design also allows for an extra window at the front of the tent, as well as more height and light inside. On top of the Canning 1300, OZtrail includes some rather stout looking roof bars for easy storage of additional items, or mounting a solar panel.

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Premium German engineered gas struts make setting up and packing down the rooftop tent quick and easy, and heavy-duty 280gsm ripstop polycotton canvas combined with 210D polyoxford fly over the entry keeps the outside elements where they belong.

Also included is a 50mm foam memory mattress with removable luxe comfort flannel cover for a comfortable night’s sleep wherever you park up for the night.

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Ezy Anchor caravan starter pack

If the idea of using traditional tent pegs for your camper trailer or caravan gives you the cold sweats every time you go to set up, it’s time to take a closer look at these offerings from Ezy Anchor.

Designed to be quick and easy to use in hard red and gravelly dirt conditions found in the outback, as well as sandy loam-based soil, Ezy Anchors are as easy as it comes to use when securing your awnings, swags, camper trailer walls … and anything that requires pegging down really.

4 X 4 Australia Gear 2022 Ezy Anchor Caravan Starter Pack

Instead of bashing a tent peg with a hammer, Ezy Anchors are driven into the ground using a cordless drill or impact driver. Best of all, if your battery goes flat, you can manually remove them using a shifting spanner.

The Caravan Starter Pack includes everything you’d need for a caravan or camper trailer, including eight Ezy Anchors, four Coastal Pegs and four Outback pegs just to name a few items. All of which are housed neatly in a canvas tent peg bag.

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Companion Rover 70AH Lithium Power Station

This Rover 70AH unit is the second largest portable lithium power station in the Companion range, and offers some very usable features for four-wheel drivers and campers.

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First of all, it’s light, weighing in at just 6.8kg, making it truly portable. Secondly, as the name suggests it boasts 70AH of lithium power, which is more than enough to power a fridge and charge phones while camping for a weekend.

The Rover 70 can be charged directly via solar thanks to the inbuilt MPPT controller, as well as being charged via 240V before leaving home, or 12V while travelling. There are multiple output charging options including 12V socket, USB and USB C to keep everyone charged up on family trips away.

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Terrafirma Rugged Terrain RT tyres

Hybrid tyres are all the rage these days, and here we have the latest release from Terrafirma Tyres, the Rugged Terrain RT.

This tyre is said to offer a sweet spot between the aggressive off-road traction found with mud-terrain tyres, as well as the stability and on-road handling characteristics of an all-terrain tyre.

4 X 4 Australia Gear 2022 Terrafirma Rugged RT Tyres

While aimed as a more budget-friendly tyre, there’s still plenty of features to talk about, such as a two-ply 1500 denier carcass with steel belts and a chemically coupled silica compound for grip and resistance to damage off road.

The Terrafirma Rugged Terrain RT offers a claimed tread depth of 12.1mm, and can be found in sizes ranging to suit wheel diameters from 15-inch up to 17-inch.

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Projecta 12V lithium battery range

Projecta tells us its new range of 12V lithium batteries took three-years of development and testing before release, and have since announced there are two new lithium batteries available.

The first being an 100AH called the LB100, and the second being a high-discharge unit dubbed the LB100-BT. The LB100 offers a true 100amp discharge ability, with enough power to run a 1000W inverter as well as a fridge.

4 X 4 Australia Gear 2022 Projecta 12 V Lithium Battery Range

The LB1-BT takes things one step further, by having the ability to power up to a 2000W inverter, which from a 100AH battery is impressive stuff indeed. Both batteries are housed in a traditional N70 casing for ease of installation, but it must be mentioned these, like most lithium batteries, are not suitable for under-bonnet installation.

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Ironman 4x4 RAM Foam Cell Pro suspension

A big vehicle like the RAM 1500 needs a big suspension set-up to handle the demands of owners. Ironman 4x4 has released its range of Foam Cell Pro suspension kits, to suit the 2014+ RAM 1500 DS, available in a range of spring rates ranging from Comfort, Performance and even Long Travel for those wanting the ultimate in off-road performance.

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Not only does the Ironman 4x4 Foam Cell Pro suspension kits offer an increase in suspension height, it also offers increased wheel travel for the RAM platform. Foam Cell Pro shock absorbers feature a 45mm piston and a 65mm body, all backed by a three-year warranty.

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Clearview Cutlery Set

The Clearview Cutlery Set is a smart addition to your current camping kitchen, designed to keep all your cooking essentials conveniently in place and organised when on the road.

This 24-piece cutlery set includes four forks, four knives, four tablespoons and four teaspoons, as well as a chef’s knife, bread knife, paring knife, spatula, serving spoon, tongs, chopping board, and even a bottle opener with corkscrew.

4 X 4 Australia Gear 2022 Clearview Cutlery Set

It can be conveniently stowed, as the cutlery set folds open and closed, and can even be secured with its straps and quick-release buckle clips, for efficient, safe storage. There are also individual pockets and elastics to keep your cutlery and utensils in place without clanging against each other, preventing scratches or damage.

The Cutlery Set is made from a heavy-duty black canvas that provides a durable storage solution for your cutlery while out exploring.

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