A show with a difference!! Our aim is to inform you in an entertaining way about what is new and relative to the huge 4x4 adventure lifestyle. We feature the latest vehicles and compare them to each other in ways you may not expect. Off road driving tips, trails and project vehicles are also featured.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 1 25 mins
We compare the Land Rover Defender 110 with the Toyota Land Cruiser V6, both in Double Cab configuration and we find out what happens to your fuel consumption at different tyre pressures. Our trail review takes a look at Hennops Off Road Trail near Hartbeespoort and our Daihatsu Terios starts it's journey of transformation. Bernie gives us some tips on getting your driving position right.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 2 22 mins
On this show we review the new Mercedes Benz GL500 and try to find out who should be buying it. The trail review covers an extreme Lesotho adventure on Letele Pass and Bernie helps you judge your cornering off-road. We also find out if you can save fuel by folding your wing mirrors and the Terios gets a turbo.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 3 22 mins
This week Hannes relives some rally moments in the new Jeep SRT and Bernie has a useful tip on keeping the accelerator steady over bumpy ground. Arctic Truck's Pathfinder upgrade is taken on a real world test and we drive Serendipity 4x4 Trail, situated near Mookgopong. Our Terios Project car nears completion with the addition of upgraded suspension, wheels, and snorkel.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 4 23 mins
In this episode VW's new softroader Amarok is up against it's manual sibling on an off road course to see if it can get by without low range. Caravanning or chalet-ing, we do the maths to find out which is more cost effective and Bernie shows us the best way to drive corrugations. We visit Thaba Monate Game Lodge to drive their 4x4 trails and our Disco V8 gets it's engine problems fixed.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 5 22 mins
Mitsubishi's updated Pajero Sport is in this weeks spotlight, we find out if the new 2.5 litre engine is as good as the old 3.2 litre. We also show you how to perform a stall start, an important technique to master in case of failed hillclimbs, our Disco get a new coat of paint and we drive the tough Rhino Park Mountain Trail.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 6 23 mins
We take the Jeep Sahara short wheel base for a drive and compare it with the Rubicon in an off road test. Bernie demonstrates the benifits of deflating your tyres and shows when to use your diff-lock. "Icarus", a maxed out Defender specifically for overlanding is featured along with the De Wildt 4x4 Game Park trail and our project Disco get's it's suspension and interior seen to.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 7 22 mins
Mercedes' latest Gelandewagen Professional is still a fairly rough and ready 4x4, without many of the extras we have come to expect on modern vehicles. In this episode we drive one to find out how it compares with one of the earliest models, we also drive a trail in Botswana, Bernie demonstrates engine braking on descents & we go articulating in a modified Jeep.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 8 23 mins
The theme this week is sand... We show you how to drive through it, feature the 4x4Community River Trip and test whether you really need a 4x4 to drive in it. We take the GWM H5 for a drive to find out if it will make the grade considering the low price and we compare it with a much more expensive opponent to see if it is punching above it's weight.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 9 22 mins
It's bakkie vs bakkie in this week's show. The recently launched Isuzu KB is up against the Mitsubishi Triton, also recently uprated with a new 2.5 litre diesel engine. We also feature the Groenkloof trail in Pretoria and show you how to deal with oversteer and understeer on a gravel road. We also drive a modified GWM Steed 5, a supersized budget bakkie with attitude.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 10 22 mins
We drive 3 SUV's to see if they can save you money... one small and inexpensive, one middle of the road and one that is not so inexpensive but should save you cash at the pumps. Also featured is a monster V8 Prado from Cape Town & we visit a family oriented trail.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 11 23 mins
In this episode we test the latest Forester from Subaru, which sports a CVT gearbox. We also test the "As slow as possible, as fast as necessary" principle and take a look at some factors to consider in choosing aftermarket accessories for your 4x4. Then we head to Namibia with Conqueror on a dune trip with a difference... towing off road caravans and trailers.
- That 4x4 Show Episode 12 23 mins
The Johannesburg International Motor Show is the focus of this weeks show. We find out what is new in the 4x4 market and look back to find the roots of some of the icons of 4x4 motoring. We also investigate departure angles and how it relates to towbars and aftermarket bumpers and visit Atlantis Dunes in Cape Town.