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4×4 Tracks In The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains can provide some of the best views in the country with unparalleled vistas and scenery, but you have to make sure you take the right tracks for this. Your 4x4 can take you anywhere you need to be, including to some of the best spots in the region – with that in [...]

October 22nd, 2021|4x4 Tracks|Comments Off on 4×4 Tracks In The Blue Mountains

Checklist For Your 4×4 Touring And Camping Setup

As an increasing number of areas in regional New South Wales (NSW) emerge from lockdown this September, the opportunities for interstate travel become a real possibility. Caravan parks and camping grounds are beginning to open across the region, and it’s just a matter of time before other areas begin to benefit from eased restrictions. With [...]

September 24th, 2021|4x4 Accessories|Comments Off on Checklist For Your 4×4 Touring And Camping Setup

Everything You Need To Know About GVM

If you’re a 4x4 driver, GVM is something you need to think about. GVM, or gross vehicle mass, has both legal and safety implications for your vehicle but is often overlooked when setting up 4x4s for touring. However, the consequences of ignoring this factor can be serious. In this blog, we’ve put together everything you [...]

August 20th, 2021|Gross Vehicle Mass|Comments Off on Everything You Need To Know About GVM

The 5 Best 4×4 Beach & Offroad Tracks In NSW

If you're the proud owner of a 4 wheel drive and are looking for some stunning beach and offroad tracks in NSW to take your beloved vehicle for a spin, look no further. From the intriguingly named Broken Hill Loop to the iconic Barraba Track, we've compiled a list of some of the very best [...]

July 19th, 2021|4x4 Beach & Offroad Tracks|Comments Off on The 5 Best 4×4 Beach & Offroad Tracks In NSW

How To Choose The Right Suspension System For Your 4×4

We love long-distance travel, and 4x4 road trips and adventure travel are among the most popular ways to spend holidays in Australia. For your 4x4 to be in optimum condition, it needs the right suspension system. Here's what you need to know! Table of contents What is a 4×4 suspension? What parts make up a [...]

May 28th, 2021|4x4 Suspension|Comments Off on How To Choose The Right Suspension System For Your 4×4

4×4 Guide: The right tyre pressure for different terrains

The right tyre pressure is essential if you're going to get the best driving performance from your 4x4. Whilst there may be some variation between vehicles, there is a general consensus on the type of pressure that works best in various circumstances. Here we consider the sort of tyre pressure that's going to work best [...]

February 24th, 2021|4wd Wheels and Tyres|Comments Off on 4×4 Guide: The right tyre pressure for different terrains

How To Install Suspension Lift Kits

At Southlakes 4x4 we stock a variety of suspension lift kits for a wide range of vehicles as well as offering an expert installation process right here. If you are looking to install your own suspension lift kit at home, it's important that you know what you're doing. It can be a lengthy process and [...]

January 18th, 2021|4x4 Suspension|Comments Off on How To Install Suspension Lift Kits

Why You Need a Specialised 4WD Mechanic for Your 4×4 Vehicle

So, we know that you are a gearhead, you’re a dirt warrior after all, but are you capable of fitting all those lovely accessories on your mean machine? You are probably a dab hand with a spanner yourself, most off roaders are, but there are times when you need the help of a mechanic. Unless [...]

October 19th, 2020|4WD Mechanic|Comments Off on Why You Need a Specialised 4WD Mechanic for Your 4×4 Vehicle

What Tyres You Need For Your Best 4×4 Experience

What all drivers know, and especially off roaders, is that tyres are important. The right tyre adds to the performance of your car. Get it wrong and your car isn’t working at maximum capacity. It can also be dangerous in some conditions. Your vehicle sits on the tyres, they are what keeps you fixed to [...]

September 28th, 2020|4wd Wheels and Tyres|Comments Off on What Tyres You Need For Your Best 4×4 Experience

Which 4×4 Accessories Do You Need For Long Trips?

All 4x4 offroad drivers are adventurers at heart, that’s why they choose to buy those rugged and tough vehicles. Getting away from it all, beautiful vistas, the quiet, and the tough driving challenges are all part of the fun. As avid dirt warriors, you’ve probably got tons of cool gadgets in your car, but are [...]

September 2nd, 2020|4x4 Accessories|Comments Off on Which 4×4 Accessories Do You Need For Long Trips?