Four By Four Driving 2nd ed

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  • ISBN: 9780953232482
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  • Publ Date: 2011-11-15
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  • Binding: PaperBack
  • Pages: 240
  • Imprint: DESERT WINDS
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  • ID - 63452


Evolving from its four previous incarnations û The Land Rover Experience followed by the 1999/2004 editions of the 'brand-neutral' Off-roader driving û FOUR-BY-FOUR DRIVING was first published in 2006. This fully revised and expanded 2nd edition adds to its long-established credentials among the professional and off-road community by addressing a new demographic û those new to the idea of acquiring a four-by-four.

Recent winters have reminded us that four-wheel drive is not just for farmers and explorers. It has real daily application for those dark mornings when earning a crust cannot be put on hold just because the gritters haven't made it down your road yet.

'Soft-roaders' and 'crossovers' are immeasurably smarter than they were even five years ago and, through the ingenuity of the engineers, provide all-wheel grip and everyday utility whilst avoiding the weight, cost and fuel consumption of jungle-jumbo 4x4 leviathans.

The complexity of 21st century, computer-test-dependent cars has distanced many from detailed familiarity with how everything works. This book shows that, despite the slippery brochures that major on the cup-holders and audio wattage, nothing is so complicated it can't be explained logically.

First explaining basics, cutting through the three-letter acronyms, parroted media clichÚs and gimmicky trade names, the book goes on to give an even-handed look at buying-choice criteria and the ever-converging 'soft-roader' / 'off-roader' divide.

There's a uniquely incisive and practical analysis of the dynamics of towing û caravans, cargo or horse-boxes û for which many 4x4s are bought. There's a 33-page 'Expedition basics' section too.

As in the previous edition, there is a step-by-step and wide ranging look at all aspects of using a 4x4 off-road safely û and non-damagingly, to either the vehicle or the environment.

For the experienced, valuable techniques and advice. For novices, a glimpse of their vehicle's performance envelope and wild-country capability û and elimination of white knuckles.



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