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Off-Roading Safety: A Comprehensive Guide for 4×4 Enthusiasts

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Off-roading is an exhilarating adventure that allows 4×4 enthusiasts to explore rugged terrains and push the limits of their vehicles. However, with this thrill comes the responsibility of ensuring safety for both yourself and others. Whether you're a seasoned off-roader or a beginner looking to venture off the beaten path, this comprehensive guide will equip you with essential knowledge and tips to make your off-roading experiences not only exciting but also safe.
 

Understanding Off-Roading Safety


Before embarking on any off-road adventure, it's crucial to understand the importance of safety. From proper vehicle preparation to essential gear and responsible driving practices, every aspect plays a significant role in ensuring a safe and enjoyable off-roading experience.
 

Essential Safety Tips for Off-Roading


1. Vehicle Maintenance
Regular maintenance checks are essential to ensure your 4×4 is in optimal condition for off-roading. This includes inspecting tires, brakes, suspension, and all vital components.

2. Know Your Terrain

Understanding the terrain you'll be navigating is crucial. Research the area, know the weather conditions, and be prepared for any challenges you may encounter.

3. Pack Essential Gear
From recovery equipment like tow straps and a high-lift jack to emergency supplies such as first aid kits and extra water, packing the right gear can make a significant difference in emergencies.

4. Drive Responsibly

Respect nature, follow designated trails, and adhere to off-roading regulations. Avoid reckless driving and always prioritize safety over thrills.

5. Travel in Groups
Off-roading with others not only enhances the experience but also provides added safety in case of emergencies. Always inform someone of your off-roading plans and expected return time.

6. Emergency Preparedness
Have a plan in place for emergencies. Know how to signal for help, carry a communication device, and be prepared for unexpected situations.

Off-roading can be a thrilling and rewarding experience for 4×4 enthusiasts, but safety should always be the top priority. By following the tips and guidelines outlined in this comprehensive guide, you can enjoy the excitement of off-roading while ensuring a safe and responsible adventure.
 

You've outfitted your 4×4 with the perfect set of off-road tires, ready to dominate any trail. But have you considered the hidden hero beneath the hood: your clutch?  Just like heavy-duty tires elevate your 4×4's capabilities, a heavy-duty clutch is an essential upgrade for conquering the most challenging terrain.

  • Imagine this: you're scaling a steep incline, engine straining as you navigate loose rocks. A standard clutch might start to slip under this pressure, robbing you of power and potentially leaving you stranded.  Heavy-duty clutches are built to handle these demanding situations.
  • Built to Endure: Standard clutches are designed for everyday driving.  Off-roading throws a whole new set of challenges their way.  Heavy-duty clutches are constructed with stronger materials and improved designs to handle the increased torque produced by larger engines and aggressive driving maneuvers.  This translates to a longer lifespan and fewer unexpected roadside breakdowns, keeping you on the adventure longer.
  • Power Transfer Under Pressure:  One of the key benefits of a heavy-duty clutch is its superior grip. These clutches boast a higher clamping force compared to their standard counterparts.  This translates to better power transfer from the engine to the wheels, allowing you to tackle steep inclines and challenging terrain with confidence.  No more worrying about the clutch slipping and sapping your vehicle's momentum when you need it most.
  • Smoother Shifting for a More Enjoyable Ride: Conquering off-road obstacles shouldn't come at the expense of a comfortable ride.  Heavy-duty clutches can improve gear changes, reducing jerks and vibrations that can plague standard clutches under heavy loads.  This translates to a smoother driving experience, allowing you to focus on navigating the trail ahead and enjoying the off-road adventure.

Investing in a heavy-duty clutch isn't just about safeguarding your vehicle; it's about unlocking its full off-road potential.  Consider it an essential piece of gear alongside your off-road tires.   By ensuring your clutch can handle the demands of tough terrain, you'll be ready to conquer any challenge the trail throws your way, maximizing your 4×4's capabilities and transforming your off-road experience. Happy adventuring! 


 

 
 

4TU2357N: Toyota Landcruiser 100 Series 4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit

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4TU2357N

MAKE

MODEL

MODEL ID

ENGINE SIZE

SERIES

YEAR

Toyota

Landcruiser

FZJ105R

4.5 Ltr. 24V DOHC

1FZ-FE 4 Door Full-Size SUV

1998-2001

Toyota

Landcruiser

FZJ105R

4.5 Ltr. 24V DOHC

1FZ-FE 4 Door Full-Size SUV

2000-2002

 

 
Are you ready to conquer any terrain and experience the legendary off-road capability of the Toyota Land Cruiser?  The FZJ105R might be the perfect SUV for you. For off-road adventurers and drivers seeking a full-size SUV built to last, the Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ105R, produced from 1998-2001 and 2000-2002, remains a legend. This isn't your average everyday SUV; it's a machine specifically engineered to dominate even the most challenging terrain. The Land Cruiser name is synonymous with off-road prowess, and the FZJ105R upholds that legacy with its robust construction and exceptional capabilities. Toyota's reputation for quality and reliability shines through in this vehicle, ensuring you can explore with confidence, knowing your Land Cruiser can handle anything you throw at it. At the heart of the FZJ105R lies the legendary 1FZ-FE engine. This 4.5-liter inline six-cylinder powerhouse is renowned for its ability to deliver impressive power, torque, and remarkable longevity.  The 24-valve DOHC configuration strikes a perfect balance between performance and fuel efficiency, making those long off-road journeys manageable. While specific sales figures might be elusive, one thing remains undeniable: the Land Cruiser has cultivated a devoted following over the years. This unwavering loyalty stems from the vehicle's proven reputation for reliability and Toyota's unwavering commitment to quality within the SUV market. The FZJ105R, in particular, stands out as a compelling option for off-road enthusiasts seeking a blend of unmatched capability and affordability compared to newer models.
 
Why Would You Need A 4Terrain Upgrade?
 
Firstly, it increases the torque capacity through a high clamp pressure plate and secondly, it assists with cooling which in turn enables the friction material to operate at lower temperatures and therefore at a higher coefficient of friction. This system greatly enhances the torque capacity and longevity of the clutch.

It's not uncommon for Landcruiser 100 series owners to modify their vehicle for more extreme off-road driving, and when these modifications are done it's important to also upgrade the clutch system. For these enthusiasts, a clutch modification that can handle greater torque while also increasing heat dissipation and providing a superb pedal feel is essential. 4Terrain has been engineering different options for Toyota Landcruiser for years, one of the most popular products being in the 4Terrain Ultimate brand. 

Featuring:
  • Patented ER2 High Torque SGI Cover Assembly
  • Aramid Dual Friction Clutch Plate


This kit includes:

  • 4Terrain ER2 patented heavy duty cover assembly 
  • 4Terrain Aramid Dual Friction, High Torque, Clutch Plate
  • Release Bearing 
  • Spigot Bearing 
  • Alignment Tool

This clutch kit comes with a  warranty period of 3 years or 50,000 kilometers (whichever occurs first).

Clutch Plate Dimensions: 300mm x 14T x 32.4mm

 

FULL CLUTCH KIT RANGE

TORQUE CAPACITY

BRAND

DETAILS

PART NUMBER

PEAK

RECOMMENDED

4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit

4TU2357N

1001Nm

801Nm

4Terrain Heavy Duty Clutch Kit

4T2357NHD

921Nm

737Nm

 

 

 

Gear Up: The Ultimate Guide to 4×4 Tires

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Your 4×4 is built for adventure, but for those off-road excursions and rugged roads, the right tires are essential.  Choosing the wrong ones can mean the difference between a smooth ride and getting stuck in the mud.  This guide will equip you with the knowledge to select the perfect tires for your 4×4, ensuring optimal performance and safety on any terrain.
 

Understanding Your Needs: Terrain and Driving Habits 


The key to choosing the right tires lies in understanding your driving habits.  Do you spend most of your time cruising on highways, or are you constantly itching to hit the trails?
 
  • Mostly On-Road: For highway driving, prioritize Highway Terrain (H/T) tires. These offer a comfortable ride, good fuel economy, and quiet performance due to their shallower tread depth.
  • Off-Road Adventure: If your 4×4 craves the dirt,  All-Terrain (A/T) tires  are your best bet.  They provide a balance between on-road and off-road capability with a more aggressive tread pattern for better traction on loose surfaces.
  • Serious Off-Road Enthusiast: For conquering extreme off-road challenges, Mud-Terrain (M/T) tires are the ultimate choice.  These feature deep, aggressive treads for superior grip in mud, rocks, and sand. 
 

Decoding the Tire Sidewall: Size, Load Capacity, and Speed Rating 

The sidewall of your tire is a treasure trove of information.  Here's what to decipher:
  • Size: This is a series of numbers and letters indicating the tire's diameter, width, aspect ratio, and rim diameter.  Consult your vehicle's manual for the recommended size or consult a tire professional for guidance on upsizing for off-road applications.
  • Load Capacity: This number indicates the maximum weight a tire can safely support. Factor in the weight of your vehicle, passengers, and cargo when choosing the appropriate load rating.
  • Speed Rating: This letter denotes the maximum speed a tire is designed to handle. Always choose tires with a speed rating that matches or exceeds your vehicle's capability.
 

Tread Design: The All-Important Grip 


The tread pattern significantly impacts your tire's performance on different terrains:
  • Highway Terrain: Shallower treads with smaller blocks for a smooth, quiet ride.
  • All-Terrain: More aggressive tread with larger blocks and deeper voids for better grip on unpaved surfaces.
  • Mud-Terrain: Deepest and most aggressive treads with large voids for exceptional traction in mud, rocks, and sand.  
 

Additional Factors to Consider 

  • Seasonality: If you live in an area with harsh winters, consider all-weather or winter tires for superior traction in snow and ice.
  • Noise Level: H/T tires are generally quieter, while M/T tires can be noisier due to their aggressive tread patterns.
  • Fuel Efficiency: H/T tires offer the best fuel economy, while M/T tires tend to have lower fuel efficiency.
By considering these factors and tailoring your choices to your specific needs, you'll be well on your way to selecting the perfect tires to conquer any terrain and maximize the off-road capability of your 4×4.  

Remember:  Consulting a reputable tire professional is always recommended to ensure you get the right tires for your vehicle and driving style.

You've outfitted your 4×4 with the perfect set of off-road tires, ready to dominate any trail. But have you considered the hidden hero beneath the hood: your clutch?  Just like heavy-duty tires elevate your 4×4's capabilities, a heavy-duty clutch is an essential upgrade for conquering the most challenging terrain.

  • Imagine this: you're scaling a steep incline, engine straining as you navigate loose rocks. A standard clutch might start to slip under this pressure, robbing you of power and potentially leaving you stranded.  Heavy-duty clutches are built to handle these demanding situations.
  • Built to Endure: Standard clutches are designed for everyday driving.  Off-roading throws a whole new set of challenges their way.  Heavy-duty clutches are constructed with stronger materials and improved designs to handle the increased torque produced by larger engines and aggressive driving maneuvers.  This translates to a longer lifespan and fewer unexpected roadside breakdowns, keeping you on the adventure longer.
  • Power Transfer Under Pressure:  One of the key benefits of a heavy-duty clutch is its superior grip. These clutches boast a higher clamping force compared to their standard counterparts.  This translates to better power transfer from the engine to the wheels, allowing you to tackle steep inclines and challenging terrain with confidence.  No more worrying about the clutch slipping and sapping your vehicle's momentum when you need it most.
  • Smoother Shifting for a More Enjoyable Ride: Conquering off-road obstacles shouldn't come at the expense of a comfortable ride.  Heavy-duty clutches can improve gear changes, reducing jerks and vibrations that can plague standard clutches under heavy loads.  This translates to a smoother driving experience, allowing you to focus on navigating the trail ahead and enjoying the off-road adventure.

Investing in a heavy-duty clutch isn't just about safeguarding your vehicle; it's about unlocking its full off-road potential.  Consider it an essential piece of gear alongside your off-road tires.   By ensuring your clutch can handle the demands of tough terrain, you'll be ready to conquer any challenge the trail throws your way, maximizing your 4×4's capabilities and transforming your off-road experience. Happy adventuring! 


 

 
 
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4TUSRF1082N: Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series (1990-1999) 1HZ 4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit+OE F/W

4TUSRF1082N

MAKE

MODEL

ENGINE

ENGINE SIZE

SERIES

YEAR

Toyota

Landcruiser

1HZ

4.2 Ltr. Diesel

HZJ70

3/90-2/92

Toyota

Landcruiser

1HZ

4.2 Ltr. Diesel

HZJ73

1/90-12/99

Toyota

Landcruiser

1HZ

4.2 Ltr. Diesel

HZJ75

1/88-11/99

Toyota

Landcruiser

1HZ

4.2 Ltr. Diesel

HZJ77

1/90-12/99

Toyota

Landcruiser

1HZ

4.2 Ltr. Diesel

HZJ81

1/90-12/99

 

 

The Toyota Landcruiser 4.2 Ltr. Diesel models, including the HZJ70, HZJ73, HZJ75, HZJ77, and HZJ81, are renowned for their widespread popularity across various sectors. Their competitive price tags make them accessible to a broad consumer base, while their remarkable fuel efficiency ensures economical operation. With robust engine power, they excel in diverse environments, offering advantages in off-roading, utility, military, emergency services, agriculture, construction, outdoor recreation, mining, tourism, safari, and border patrol. Interior comfort is prioritized, accompanied by advanced infotainment systems. Additionally, these models boast exceptional upgradability and offer a plethora of car accessories and add-ons for customization and enhancement.

4WD Clutch Kit – Ultimate Heavy Duty Upgrade

Why Would You Need A 4Terrain Upgrade?
 
Firstly, it increases the torque capacity through a high clamp pressure plate and secondly, it assists with cooling which in turn enables the friction material to operate at lower temperatures and therefore at a higher coefficient of friction. This system greatly enhances the torque capacity and longevity of the clutch.

It's not uncommon for Landcruiser 70 series owners to modify their vehicle for more extreme off-road driving, and when these modifications are done it's important to also upgrade the clutch system. For these enthusiasts, a clutch modification that can handle greater torque while also increasing heat dissipation and providing a superb pedal feel is essential. 4Terrain has been engineering different options for Toyota Landcruiser for years, one of the most popular products being in the 4Terrain Ultimate brand. 
 
Truckin' Tough? Ditch the DMF Clutch!

Stock DMF clutches in trucks can't handle your off-roading adventures. Upgrade to a DMR clutch for:

  • Durability:  Built to conquer heavy loads and rough terrain.
  • Performance: Sharper throttle response, improved power transfer.
  • Control: Take command with a more direct clutch feel.
  • Savings: More affordable upfront, less maintenance long-term.
  • Peace of mind: Clutch confidence for exploring without limits.

Featuring:

  • Patented ER2 High Torque SGI Cover Assembly
  • Aramid Dual Friction Clutch Plate
  • 3 Year / 50,000KM Warranty


This kit includes:

  • 4Terrain ER2 Heavy Duty Cover Assembly
  • 4Terrain high torque multi rate clutch plate
  • Solid Mass Flywheel (SMF)
  • Release Bearing
  • Spigot Bearing
  • Clutch Alignment Tool
Clutch Plate Dimensions: 275mm x 21T x 29.0mm

 

 

FULL CLUTCH KIT RANGE

TORQUE CAPACITY

BRAND

DETAILS

PART NUMBER

PEAK

RECOMMENDED

4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit +FW

4TUSRF1082N

623Nm

498Nm

4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit

4TU1082N

623Nm

498Nm

4Terrain Heavy Duty

4T1082NHD

574Nm

459Nm

 

 
 
Copyright © 2024 Mantic Engineering, All rights reserved.
 

Conquering the Backcountry: Mastering Navigation in Your Manual 4×4

For the intrepid off-roader, there's nothing quite like the thrill of tackling a remote trail. But venturing deep into the wilderness demands not just courage and skill, but also the smarts to navigate your way back to civilization. That's where trusty GPS and navigation systems come in, acting as your digital compass in the wild.

Why Manual 4x4s and Navigation Systems Make the Perfect Team

  • Uncompromising Control: Manual transmissions offer unparalleled control over your vehicle, especially on challenging terrain. A good navigation system complements this by providing real-time guidance, allowing you to focus on mastering the trail.
  • Rugged Reliability: When you're miles from help, dependability is paramount. Both manual 4x4s and quality navigation systems are built tough to withstand the rigors of off-roading.
  • Simplicity is Key: Complex infotainment systems can be cumbersome on the trail. Navigation systems designed for off-road use prioritize clear information and intuitive interfaces, perfect for fiddling with knobs while bouncing over rocks.

Choosing the Right GPS for Your Off-Road Adventure
 

  • Go Beyond Roads: Standard car GPS units often lack the detail and features needed for off-road navigation. Opt for a dedicated off-road GPS with detailed topographical maps, which show things like elevation changes, water crossings, and trail difficulty ratings.
  • Durability Matters: Expect bumps, vibration, and maybe even the occasional downpour. Choose a GPS with a ruggedized build and a waterproof rating to ensure it can handle the punishment.
  • Offline Functionality: Cell service is a luxury in remote areas. Look for a GPS with downloadable maps that allow you to navigate even without a signal.

Beyond the GPS: Navigation Tools for the Discerning Off-Roader

  • Paper Maps & Compass: Even the best electronics can fail. Always carry a high-quality topographical map and a compass and know how to use them. They can be lifesavers in case of GPS malfunction or battery depletion.
  • Winch and Recovery Gear: Getting stuck is part of the off-road experience. Equip yourself with a winch and recovery gear like tow straps and shackles to extricate yourself from tricky situations.

Mastering the Art of Off-Road Navigation:

  • Plan Your Route: Before setting off, research your trail thoroughly. Understand the terrain, difficulty level, and potential hazards. Plot your route on your GPS and have a backup plan in case of unforeseen obstacles.
  • Communicate and Leave a Plan: Let someone know your itinerary, estimated return time, and emergency contact information. Consider carrying a satellite communicator for situations where cell service is unavailable.
  • Drive Within Your Limits: Even the most skilled driver can be humbled by the backcountry. Don't push your limits or those of your vehicle. Know when to turn back and prioritize safety over reaching a specific destination.

By following these tips and equipping yourself with the right tools, you can transform your manual 4×4 from a capable machine into a reliable navigation partner. So, fire up your engine, plot your course, and conquer those remote trails with confidence!

Just like having a reliable GPS keeps you on track, a healthy clutch ensures smooth gear changes and keeps you in control. But what if your adventures take you off the beaten path, both literally and figuratively?
 

Enter heavy duty clutch kits. Built to handle the extra demands of performance upgrades, hauling heavy loads, or conquering off-road trails, these kits are perfect for drivers who crave more. They offer increased clamping force and durability, just like a good GPS helps you navigate tougher terrain.
 

Upgrading your clutch might seem like a detour, but it can be a worthwhile investment for those who push their vehicles harder. Think of it as equipping your car for those exciting road (or trail) less traveled – just talk to your mechanic to see if a heavy duty clutch is the right upgrade for your driving experience.


 

 

4TUDMR2486N: Nissan Navara 4.0 Ltr. VQ40, D40 4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit+F/W

4TUDMR2486N

MAKE

MODEL

ENGINE

ENGINE SIZE

SERIES

YEAR

Nissan

Navara

VQ40

4.0 Ltr. EFI

198kW D40, 6 Speed

12/05-6/11

 

 

Under the hood, the 4.0-liter V6 delivers strong performance, making the Navara adept at tackling tough terrain and hauling heavy loads. Whether you're an off-road enthusiast or a professional who needs a truck to get the job done, the Navara 4.0L provides the muscle you need.

Surprisingly, despite its impressive power, the 4.0-liter engine also offers decent fuel economy for its size. This makes the Navara D40 a practical choice for those who demand both capability and efficiency. So, if you're looking for a truck that can handle demanding tasks without sacrificing fuel economy, the Nissan Navara 4.0L VQ40 is definitely worth considering.

4WD Clutch Kit – Ultimate Heavy Duty Upgrade

Why Would You Need A 4Terrain Upgrade?
 
Firstly, it increases the torque capacity through a high clamp pressure plate and secondly, it assists with cooling which in turn enables the friction material to operate at lower temperatures and therefore at a higher coefficient of friction. This system greatly enhances the torque capacity and longevity of the clutch.

It's not uncommon for Y61 owners to modify their vehicle for more extreme off-road driving, and when these modifications are done it's important to also upgrade the clutch system. For these enthusiasts, a clutch modification that can handle greater torque while also increasing heat dissipation and providing a superb pedal feel is essential. 4Terrain has been engineering different options for Nissan Patrol GU II for years, one of the most popular products being in the 4Terrain Ultimate brand. 
 
Truckin' Tough? Ditch the DMF Clutch!

Stock DMF clutches in trucks can't handle your off-roading adventures. Upgrade to a DMR clutch for:

  • Durability:  Built to conquer heavy loads and rough terrain.
  • Performance: Sharper throttle response, improved power transfer.
  • Control: Take command with a more direct clutch feel.
  • Savings: More affordable upfront, less maintenance long-term.
  • Peace of mind: Clutch confidence for exploring without limits.

Featuring:

  • Patented ER2 High Torque SGI Cover Assembly
  • Aramid Dual Friction Clutch Plate
  • 3 Year / 50,000KM Warranty


This kit includes:

  • 4Terrain ER2 Heavy Duty Cover Assembly
  • 4Terrain high torque multi rate clutch plate
  • Solid Mass Flywheel (SMF)
  • Release Bearing
  • Spigot Bearing
  • Clutch Alignment Tool
Clutch Plate Dimensions: 275mm x 24T x 25.5mm

 

 

FULL CLUTCH KIT RANGE

TORQUE CAPACITY

BRAND

DETAILS

PART NUMBER

PEAK

RECOMMENDED

4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit Inc SMF

4TUDMR2486N

782Nm

626Nm

4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit Suit SMF

4TUDMRSK2486N

782Nm

626Nm

4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit

4TU2486N

782Nm

626Nm

4Terrain Heavy Duty Clutch Kit

4T2486NHD

720Nm

576Nm

4Terrain Heavy Duty Clutch Kit Inc SMF

4TDMR2486NHD

720Nm

576Nm

4Terrain Heavy Duty Clutch Kit Suit SMF

4TDMRSK2486NHD

720Nm

576Nm

 

 

 

 



 

4TUDMR1697N: 2000-2004 Nissan Patrol GU II(Y61) 4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit

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4TUDMR1697N

MAKE

MODEL

ENGINE

ENGINE SIZE

SERIES

YEAR

Nissan

Patrol

ZD30T

3.0 Ltr TDI

118kW GU II, 5 Speed

4/00-10/04

Nissan

Patrol

ZD30

3.0 Ltr ICTD

118kW GU II, 5 Speed

10/04-10/17

 

 

Forget the pavement, the Nissan Patrol GU II craves the raw embrace of adventure. Built for battle, its robust frame and unflinching drivetrain laugh in the face of trails less traveled. Dive into uncharted wilderness, navigate mud bogs with ease, and scale mountains with confidence. This mechanical beast isn't just an SUV, it's a passport to off-road nirvana.

Generations swear by its unwavering reliability. Simple, robust engineering shrugs off abuse, making it a legend whispered among explorers. Conquering continents becomes a family affair with spacious seating for seven and a cavernous cargo hold. Fold the seats, and transform it into an expedition HQ, ready to swallow bikes, tents, and enough gear to fuel your wanderlust.

Beyond its brawn lies a surprisingly comfortable soul. Devour highway miles with ease, seats cradling you in fatigue-fighting embrace. But its true magic unfolds when the asphalt ends. A passionate community awaits, ready to share secrets, mods, and the camaraderie that binds those who dare to defy the ordinary. So buckle up, embrace the spirit of exploration, and discover why the Nissan Patrol GU II is more than just an SUV, it's an ode to adventure.

4WD Clutch Kit – Ultimate Heavy Duty Upgrade

Why Would You Need A 4Terrain Upgrade?
 
Firstly, it increases the torque capacity through a high clamp pressure plate and secondly, it assists with cooling which in turn enables the friction material to operate at lower temperatures and therefore at a higher coefficient of friction. This system greatly enhances the torque capacity and longevity of the clutch.

It's not uncommon for Y61 owners to modify their vehicle for more extreme off-road driving, and when these modifications are done it's important to also upgrade the clutch system. For these enthusiasts, a clutch modification that can handle greater torque while also increasing heat dissipation and providing a superb pedal feel is essential. 4Terrain has been engineering different options for Nissan Patrol GU II for years, one of the most popular products being in the 4Terrain Ultimate brand. 
 
Truckin' Tough? Ditch the DMF Clutch!

Stock DMF clutches in trucks can't handle your off-roading adventures. Upgrade to a DMR clutch for:

  • Durability:  Built to conquer heavy loads and rough terrain.
  • Performance: Sharper throttle response, improved power transfer.
  • Control: Take command with a more direct clutch feel.
  • Savings: More affordable upfront, less maintenance long-term.
  • Peace of mind: Clutch confidence for exploring without limits.

Featuring:

  • Patented ER2 High Torque SGI Cover Assembly
  • Aramid Dual Friction Clutch Plate
  • 3 Year / 50,000KM Warranty


This kit includes:

  • 4Terrain ER2 Heavy Duty Cover Assembly
  • 4Terrain high torque multi rate clutch plate
  • Solid Mass Flywheel (SMF)
  • Release Bearing
  • Spigot Bearing
  • Clutch Alignment Tool
Clutch Plate Dimensions: 275mm x 24T x 25.5mm

 

 

FULL CLUTCH KIT RANGE

TORQUE CAPACITY

BRAND

DETAILS

PART NUMBER

PEAK

RECOMMENDED

4Terrain Heavy Duty Clutch Kit Inc SMF (ONLY SUITS ZD30)

4TDMR1697NHD

720Nm

576Nm

4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit Inc SMF (ONLY SUITS ZD30)

4TUDMR1697N

782Nm

626Nm

 

 

Beyond the Bling: Demystifying the Mighty Snorkel in Off-Roading

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The image is iconic: a rugged 4×4, decked out in mud and accessories, its snorkel proudly jutting into the sky like a triumphant fist. But for many, snorkels remain shrouded in mystery – are they just flashy additions for weekend warriors, or do they play a crucial role in off-road adventures? Buckle up, gearheads, as we dive deep into the fascinating world of snorkels and unveil their true purpose.

From Sandstorms to Splashdowns: Conquering the Elements

Imagine a scorching desert. Your trusty steed, choked by dust-filled air, struggles for power. Or picture a river crossing, water threatening to engulf your precious engine. That's where the snorkel shines. By relocating the air intake to a higher, cleaner position, it:

  • Shields the engine from dust and debris: Say goodbye to clogged air filters and reduced performance! Snorkels prevent harmful particles from entering the engine, ensuring smooth operation even in the dustiest deserts.
  • Enables deeper water crossings: No more white-knuckling through puddles – with a snorkel, you can confidently tackle deeper water challenges without risking hydrolocking (a potentially disastrous engine seizure).
  • Provides cooler air: Hot air means less power. Snorkels draw in cooler air from higher up, boosting engine performance and efficiency, especially in challenging terrains.

Beyond the Basics: Snorkels for the Discerning Adventurer

But snorkels aren't just for show-offs. For serious off-roaders, they offer additional benefits:

  • Increased wading depth: Opt for a high-mount snorkel, and conquer even deeper water obstacles with confidence.
  • Improved airflow: Some snorkels boast superior designs, channeling air more efficiently for even better engine performance.
  • Reduced risk of damage: Snorkels act as barriers, protecting the air intake from low-hanging branches and debris.

Choosing the Right Snorkel: It's Not Just About Looks

Not all snorkels are created equal. Consider these factors when selecting yours:

  • Material: Opt for durable materials like ABS plastic or polyethylene for longevity and weather resistance.
  • Fit: Ensure the snorkel seamlessly integrates with your vehicle's specific model and air intake system.
  • Performance: Research airflow efficiency and wading depth capabilities to match your off-road ambitions.
Fed up with your OEM clutch not handling off-roading? Instead of going through clutches like it's going out of fashion consider upgrading to a specialist 4X4 clutch system..

Don't let a weak clutch hold you back. Invest in your journey, upgrade to 4Terrain 4X4 performance clutch system, 

Imagine…
  • Conquering mountains of cargo without a whimper. Say goodbye to clutch slip when towing, hauling, or unleashing your inner beast on off-road adventures.
  • Sharper performance. Unleash the full potential of your engine with a clutch that bites back, not burns out.
  • Leave roadside breakdowns in the rearview mirror. Invest in peace of mind with a clutch built to handle the toughest demands.
 

Snorkels: From Practicality to Personality

So, are snorkels just for show? Absolutely not. They are essential tools for off-road enthusiasts, protecting engines, enhancing performance, and expanding your adventure horizons. But they can also be a statement piece, reflecting your off-road personality and adding a touch of rugged flair to your vehicle.

Remember, off-roading is about pushing boundaries and exploring the unknown. With the right snorkel, you can do just that, conquering every challenge with confidence and a touch of style. Now, get out there and explore! Just don't forget to breathe… through your snorkel, of course.


 
 
 

4TU1199N: 1992-1999 Toyota Landcruiser FZJ75 4Terrain Ultimate Clutch Kit

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In the rugged realm, the FJ75 isn't flashy, it's fierce. Its 4.5L engine and manual transmission unleash raw power, begging to be tamed. Solid axles and leaf springs dance over obstacles, controlled by your every gear change.

This customizable canvas thrives on adventure. Winches, campers, upgrades – personalize your conquest. Surprisingly thirsty yet thrifty, its long-range tanks fuel deep explorations.

Low, grippy, and locked – the FJ75 laughs at mountains and rivers. Spartan comfort yields to practicality, but upgrades whisper possibilities.

A collector's dream, its value rises with every sunset. More than a car, it's a statement: "The wild awaits, and I'm ready.

4WD Clutch Kit – Ultimate Heavy Duty Upgrade

Why Would You Need A 4Terrain Upgrade?
 
Firstly, it increases the torque capacity through a high clamp pressure plate and secondly, it assists with cooling which in turn enables the friction material to operate at lower temperatures and therefore at a higher coefficient of friction. This system greatly enhances the torque capacity and longevity of the clutch.

It's not uncommon for Landcruiser owners to modify their vehicle for more extreme off-road driving, and when these modifications are done it's important to also upgrade the clutch system. For these enthusiasts, a clutch modification that can handle greater torque while also increasing heat dissipation and providing a superb pedal feel is essential. 4Terrain has been engineering different options for Toyota Landcruiser for years, one of the most popular products being in the 4Terrain Ultimate brand. 


Featuring:

  • Patented ER2 High Torque SGI Cover Assembly
  • Aramid Dual Friction Clutch Plate
  • 3 Year / 50,000KM Warranty


This kit includes:

  • 4Terrain ER2  Heavy Duty Cover Assembly
  • 4Terrain high torque multi rate clutch plate
  • Release Bearing
  • Spigot Bearing
  • Clutch Alignment Tool
Clutch Plate Dimensions: 275mm x 14T x 32.4mm

 

 

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