About Olmate 4x4

No one knows 4WD’s better than Troy Whitelam of Olmate 4×4. Troy doesn’t just sell 4X4 gear, he installs it and he uses it. Troy’s 4×4 training courses have a huge following in the Central Coast of NSW. He’s practical knowledge is based on thousands of hours researching and testing for himself in real off road and recovery conditions. Troy doesn’t recommend the gear he sells – he sells the gear he recommends.

Water Crossings – Serious Business

If you took any notice of the TV ads selling four-wheel-drives, you might think you could plunge into water without concern. Don't believe it. 4WDs aren't boats, and water can get into vital components very easily. Damage can range from water-contaminated wheel bearings to a complete … [Read more...]


Off road driving can be a family fun adventure, but knowing the abilities and limitations of yourself and your vehicle is important when heading out touring with your 4wd. Scratching and damaging the body of your 4wd is not acceptable for most 4wders and in order to go offroad without breaking your … [Read more...]

4×4 Tips: Coping With Sand

As soon as you leave the tarmac and go off-road, you never know what you’re going to get. That’s the fun of it: the unpredictability and sense of adventure. In Australia, you can more or less guarantee you’re going to run into one obstacle: Sand. It’s especially important to know how to drive in … [Read more...]

4WD Handy Hints


There are a number of things you should consider before departing on your 4WD holiday. Whether you are a 4WD veteran or a first timer, these handy hints should assist you in having a safe and exciting holiday. * Always carry 30-50% more food, water and petrol when driving in sandy … [Read more...]

Taking your 4WD into the rough stuff?

Off roading is a great experience, but can be hazardous for both you and your vehicle. These tips will help you avoid problems when out in the rough stuff.   GENERAL Always check the ground ahead if you're unsure. This includes water crossings, mud and sand sections. Constantly … [Read more...]

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Let Ol Mate 4x4 get your vehicle set up to handle anything you can throw at it … [Read more...]

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We can supply and fit quality 4wd and recovery equipment for any make and model of 4WD. Contact us today about your recovery needs. … [Read more...]

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We only stock what we use. If it hasn't been tested and proven by Troy then we wont stock it.  Troy has rescued more stuck vehicles than he can remember. He knows what works and what doesn't.  Call us today about your needs. … [Read more...]

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ARB's reputation for protection equipment was forged over 30 years ago when they started manufacturing bull bars for the Series 1 Land Rover. Today, their range includes hundreds of items, enabling them to offer frontal protection for the vast majority of 4x4s from around the globe. Deluxe bull … [Read more...]

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Ol Mate 4x4 can advise you on setting up your vehicle for any situations. We supply and fit quality equipment from ARB, Dobinsons, Lightforce, Warn and other quality manufacturers. … [Read more...]

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ARB DEVELOPMENT To ensure their products consistently meet your expectations, ARB invests substantial capital into research and design each year. The ARB design and engineering team utilises the latest CAD, CAM parametric modelling systems and finite element analysis packages, and is … [Read more...]

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