Articles about Off Road Driving

Meet the men representing Team Philippines in the Rainforest Challenge
We were smitten by the experience
We are 20km in, traversing the Manchatian River in Pampanga. Overhead is a very long section of bridge on the SCTEX. It is quite surreal to be here, especially because the only view we are familiar with is the one from the
'Take it slow and steady if necessary'
Driving can be quite hazardous on its own. But throw in some wet weather and it can become, well, lethal. Visibility is impaired and tire grip is minimized due to wet road surfaces. Even the smallest amount of water can make a
A big improvement
The all-new Suzuki Jimny is simply adorable. This is a fact and it is undisputed. The latest version of the baby off-roader is coming to our roads, and we should really be preparing a ticker-tape parade.Today, we learn
Can anything kill this beast?
Rock crawling is the art of smashing a car up the biggest set of boulders you can find until it either conquers them, or the diffs explode. Americans love it. The key to a successful rock crawler is normally a car with
Wheel tech has come a long way
It might look something straight out of a Command and Conquer video game, but what you're seeing above is indeed a real thing. It's the Reconfigurable Wheel-Track (RWT) by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and it might
It likes to get dirty
By industry standards, the Nissan Terra has had an unusually long gestation period. Its mechanical twin, the Navara pickup, was introduced in 2015. Normally, models that share platforms in this midsize segment are only launched a year apart. During the launch of
Gazelle Motors Corporation lets us drive its Sadko 4x4 truck
Gazelle Motors Corporation, or GAZ for short, was launched in the Philippines during MIAS 2018. Shortly after that, it introduced its Sadko medium-duty 4x4 truck to the local media with an off-road drive in Pampanga. Mind you, the Sadko is
Off-roading with Wheel Gallery and Yokohama
If you think driving on the road is fun, wait until you try driving off-road! This was exactly the experience that Wheel Gallery and Yokohama Philippines gave us over the weekend in the mountains of Tanay.The day started bright and
Are you tough enough to endure this wild off-road event?
We got to sit down with Luis Wee, the founder of the Rainforest Challenge (RFC), and Robby Consunji, the official Philippine representative of the international RFC brand, and got to learn some little-known facts about this grueling off-road event. RFC
Note these precautions
Before going any further, I would like to emphasize that doing a water crossing should only be done if extremely necessary. First and foremost, this is due to environmental impact reasons. Any responsible 4WD enthusiast understands that a motorized vehicle will have
Some of these we take for granted
Computers have been part of cars since the '90s, in terms of electronic driving aids for on-road use. But only recently have they appeared for off-road driving. Take note that they still require a lot of off-road driving knowledge
Learn from a veteran
So you've bought a rugged, ready-for-anything 4x4 for the first time, and you just can't wait to drive over the roughest, slipperiest bit of dirt you can find. You're not afraid of anything, you tell yourself. You'
Introducing the Partisan One
Nowadays when we think of wheeled military vehicles, big brawny Humvees or heavily armored off-roaders come to mind. But long before the era of these behemoths, small light-weight off-roaders like the Willys MB and its Ford GPW twin were
And when should you use them?
So you recently purchased a 4WD vehicle, and you suddenly see these strange buttons, knobs and levers with what looks like Greek lettering. Things like 4Hi, 4Hi L, 4WD Low L, differential lock, traction control, and so on. More recent models will
Is it possible?
Hi! I know this is a silly question. I have been driving a manual transmission car for around seven years, but I would like to buy an automatic for a change. I've heard that you cannot jump-start an automatic transmission
A quick but memorable getaway
To be totally honest, we've done pretty much everything you could think of in the Ford Everest. We've gone on road trips, media drives, test drives, and even stargazing up in the hills of Antipolo. So when Ford Philippines invited
Rugged classics
In the 4WD off-roading world, a classic 4WD is a vehicle that has maintained key characteristic components, even through decades of model changes. Furthermore, its current model has to have said components that it had in the first model, the ones
A qualifier for Malaysia
Talented Filipino off-roaders and weekend warriors will get a new avenue to compete in and shine this year. The Rainforest Challenge (RFC) Global Series launched the Philippine leg of its competition at the recently concluded 2017 Manila International Auto Show. RFC
A handy guide for off-road newbies
Modifying your 4WD for better off-road performance is very fulfilling, whether it be for the lifestyle, the look, or the utility of it. But like modifying a street car, compromises have to be made on your on-road performance-from the
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