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By John Basham

4WD Survival consultant is a totally revised and up to date version of the definitive advisor to four-wheel using. writer John Basham stocks his precise wisdom that will help you care for the a number of demanding situations of vacationing throughout Australia on your four-wheel force. using abilities, troubleshooting and upkeep are all coated utilizing case stories, checklists, suggestion, counsel and cautions. this is often the e-book each four-wheel driving force wishes earlier than they depart domestic.

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4WDs have tougher suspension than normal cars, and there is probably nothing more painful than being jolted about after you have been injured. Having to drive a 4WD with a bad back or any other painful physical condition can be very difficult. Concentration and clear thinking usually get thrown out the window, together with safety, in favour of basic personal minimum-pain survival. If the driver is not well or has a painful injury, off-road driving can be very much harder. A basic headache, for example, combined with noise and rough off-road motion, can really make the going tough.

Steering is much improved, even if it does feel heavier. Suspension is evened out front to rear and the vehicle feels more stable and positive to the driver. Front wheels pull and back wheels push, giving increased road-holding and safety. Slips and slides across the road and in corrugated corners on roads with poor surfaces are much reduced. Top rally cars are almost all full-time 4WDs, and the generally more road-oriented AWD vehicles have made extensive use of these 4WD traction benefits. Driving through water this deep requires planning and care.

Driving a short-wheelbase 4WD without power steering, fitted with oversize front tyres and running lowered tyre pressures for traction, can be exhausting. Adding a headache to physical tiredness can rapidly take the fun out of the day. Any kind of bodily handicap can and easily will grow out of all proportion when driving off-road. Using a flag in sand dunes increases your safety because others can see you coming more easily. Safety Using a chainsaw, bow saw or axe to cut a fallen tree away to clear a track is a fairly common but potentially dangerous task.

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