4WD News & Event Channel Playlist!

4WD News & Event Channel Playlist!

4WD News & Event Channel Playlist! View the 4WD News and Event Channel for the latest news and event coverage—from Moab to the SEMA Show, this is your source for Jeep 4WD, 4×4 light truck, and OHV (including ATV, dirt and dual-sport motorcycles) HD video event news! See the playlist below for the HD 1080P […]

2015 Reno Off-Road & Motorsport Expo and Shows

Tour of the 2015 Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo and Shows! March is the Reno Expo, considered the launch of another 4WD season at the Sierra region. Join us as we tour four shows under one roof, including the Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo, Reno Boat & Recreation Show, Reno Spring Home & Garden Show […]

Jeep Q&A:  YJ and TJ Wrangler Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case and Driveline

Jeep Q&A: YJ and TJ Wrangler Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case and Driveline

Q&A: Jeep YJ & TJ Wrangler Axles, Transmissions and Transfer Cases       Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding […]

Jeep Q&A: YJ and TJ Wrangler Fuel, Spark and Emission System

Jeep Q&A: YJ and TJ Wrangler Fuel, Spark and Emission System

Jeep Q&A: YJ and TJ Wrangler Fuel, Spark & Emission Systems      Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding and […]

4WD New Products Channel

4WD New Products Channel

4WD New Products Channel Playlist! Select full-length video viewing from the five-channel programming lists… For the latest 4WD new product coverage in HD video, see the features at the ‘4WD New Products Channel’ playlist below: John Williams knows tires. Years of desert and Baja racing, plus instructing and prepping vehicles at Miller Motorsports Park, make […]

4WD Mechanix Jeep 4×4 Section

4WD Mechanix Jeep 4×4 Section

4WD Mechanix Magazine’s Jeep 4×4 Section! This section of 4WD Mechanix Magazine focuses on Jeep 4x4s and SUVs, including maintenance, how-to, Q&A, upgrades, lift kits, engine buildups, tuning, suspension and powertrain upgrades. Emphasis is on restoration, hardcore Jeep trail runners, overland Jeep 4WD vehicles and Jeep off-road performance 4x4s. *Click on the “Site Content Directory” […]

Jeep Q&A: Willys, CJ and Jeepster Tires, Suspension, Steering and Brakes

Jeep Q&A: Willys, CJ and Jeepster Tires, Suspension, Steering and Brakes

Q&A: Willys, CJ & Jeepster Tires, Suspension, Steering and Brakes Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free! Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4, popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or […]

Jeep Q&A: Willys, CJ and Jeepster Engine Upgrades and Swaps

Jeep Q&A: Willys, CJ and Jeepster Engine Upgrades and Swaps

Q&A: Willys, Jeep CJ & Jeepster Engine Upgrades and Swaps Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free! Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4, popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or […]

4WD Mechanix Tech How-to Channel

4WD Mechanix Tech ‘How-to’ Channel Playlist! Free Technical Video Viewing Available at This Website: This Moses Ludel ‘Live Tech’ Q&A vlog series shares insights into motor oils, oil filters and maintenance. Want your Jeep 4WD or any other 4×4 truck/SUV engine to last over 200,000 miles? See the four vlog topics (below). Click to access […]

Jeep and Other 4x4s: Closed Steering Knuckle Lubricant

Jeep and Other 4x4s: Closed Steering Knuckle Lubricant

Lubricants for 4WD Willys and Jeep Closed-Knuckle Front Axles Controversy Over Steering Gear, Closed-Knuckle Axle and Wheel Bearing Lubricants This exchange is from the magazine’s short-lived “forum”. Unexpected contention around this thread led to the forum’s closure. On a go-forward, enjoy using the ‘Q&A’ sections at the magazine—and expect a civil, constructive dialogue! —Moses Ludel […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Video Features and Technical Articles!

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Video Features and Technical Articles!

Make 4WD Mechanix© Magazine and HD Video Network programming a ‘Favorite’…Enjoy multi-channel viewing and full screen, 1080P High Definition Video coverage here at the magazine website! Magazine Exclusive—We’re First to Install the ‘MSD Atomic EFI’ on a Jeep 4.2L Inline Six Rock Crawlin’ Trail Runner! The magazine tests the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4×4—and picks it as ‘2012 […]

Q&A: Willys, CJ and Jeepster Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case and Driveline

Q&A: Willys, CJ and Jeepster Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case and Driveline

Q&A: Willys, Jeep CJ, Jeepster Axle, Transmission and Transfer Case Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free! Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4, popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or […]

Routine Service for Late Jeep 4WD Models

Routine Service for Late Jeep 4WD Models

Jeep 4WD How-to: Late Model Preventive Maintenance and Routine Service Jeep 4WD owners continue to access rugged and challenging trails! Here, Warn’s modified late JK Wrangler Rubicon 4-door boasts a complement of aftermarket accessories. Plying the rocks at Moab, Utah, this Jeep JK Wrangler 4WD demands preventive maintenance and punctual routine service! The Jeep XJ […]

Jeep TJ Wrangler Front Suspension Upgrade

Jeep TJ Wrangler Front Suspension Upgrade

Part 1: Installing FTS Jeep TJ Front Suspension Lift Package The installation of a Jeep TJ Wrangler Full-Traction Suspension 4” Ultimate package provides guidelines for front suspension rebuilding and even a complete axle housing replacement. Whether you intend to lift a TJ Wrangler, repair a damaged front end or replace worn components, this article provides step-by-step […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Part 2: TJ Wrangler Rear Suspension Work

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Part 2: TJ Wrangler Rear Suspension Work

Part 2: Installing FTS ‘Ultimate’ Rear Suspension System Rear Suspension Work Installation of the Full-Traction Suspension 4” Ultimate package includes a complete revamp of the TJ’s rear suspension. Steps involved also apply to rebuilding the stock suspension or the replacement of an OE axle assembly. Whether you intend to lift a TJ Wrangler, repair rear […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory – 3

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory – 3

Contents at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and HD Video Network:     Next >>   4WD New Products Channel See the 4WD New Products Channel for HD video coverage of Jeep 4WD vehicle tests, 4WD aftermarket product installations and new product evaluations! 4WD-New-Products-Channel.html 2015 Moab EJS: John Williams Discusses BFG® All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tires John Williams […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Shares “A Jeep Life”

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Shares “A Jeep Life”

“A Jeep® Life”byMoses Ludel Nevada’s Washoe County Road 34 near the Black Rock Desert playa leads from Gerlach to the Sheldon Antelope Range. By late May, the snow-capped Granite Mountains become Jeep four-wheel drive country!     Piercing white headlamp beams shot through the Ponderosa boughs, starkly silhouetting the quaking aspen grove. Droning steadily, the feisty ‘Hurricane’ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the Two-Barrel BBD Feedback Carburetor

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the Two-Barrel BBD Feedback Carburetor

Jeep How-to: Restoring a Carter BBD Two-Barrel ‘Feedback’ Carburetor! The 1987-90 YJ 4.2L inline six cylinder engine carries forth the late CJ-era carburetion and induction system. This is a feedback BBD Carter 2-barrel carburetor that works with an MCU (micro-computer unit) and a series of engine sensors. A closed loop design, this is the last […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep XJ & MJ Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case & Driveline

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep XJ & MJ Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case & Driveline

Q&A: Cherokee & Comanche Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case & Driveline      Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding and metal fabrication? […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the YJ Wrangler 4.2L BBD Carburetor

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the YJ Wrangler 4.2L BBD Carburetor

How-to: YJ Wrangler 4.2L Six Two-Barrel ‘BBD’ Carburetor Rebuild! The 1987-90 YJ 4.2L inline six cylinder engine carries forth the late CJ-era carburetion and induction system. This is a feedback BBD Carter 2-barrel carburetor that works with an MCU (micro-computer unit) and a series of engine sensors. A closed loop design, this is the last […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep XJ & MJ Routine Service & Miscellaneous Q & A

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep XJ & MJ Routine Service & Miscellaneous Q & A

Q&A: Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Routine Service, Tuning & Miscellaneous      Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep CJ Inline Six Stroker Rebuild

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep CJ Inline Six Stroker Rebuild

      Jeep 232/258 Inline Six Upgrade—4.5L to 4.7L Stroker Motor Buildup! (4.7L Long-Block Photo Courtesy of Mopar® Performance)      American Motors’ most significant and enduring contribution to Jeep® was the seven main bearing inline six. While most associate this engine design with ’72-up models, the architecture dates to 1964 and first appeared in 1965 Jeep J-trucks.  […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Rock Crawling & Racing Channel

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Rock Crawling & Racing Channel

4WD Rock Crawling & Racing Channel Playlist! View the 4WD Rock Crawling & Racing Channel’s high definition coverage of rock crawling, Ultra4, LOORS and VORRA racing, hardcore Jeep ‘wheeling and off-road competition! For extensive HD video coverage ofrock crawling and off-road racing, see the playlist below:

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – YJ & TJ Wrangler Automatic Transmission Light Service

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – YJ & TJ Wrangler Automatic Transmission Light Service

How-to: Jeep YJ and TJ Wrangler Automatic Transmission Service Since most owners will not rebuild their Jeep’s automatic transmission, this section focuses on the routine maintenance and service of the typical Jeep automatic transmission. You should perform these service procedures at regular intervals. For the Jeep 4×4 driven at a crawl pace off-pavement,odometer mileage is […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – YJ & TJ Jeep Stroker Six Upgrade

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – YJ & TJ Jeep Stroker Six Upgrade

Jeep Wrangler How-to: Upgrade 4.2L or 4.0L to a Stroker Inline Six (4.7L Long-Block Photo Courtesy of Mopar® Performance) See the exclusive HD video interview with Tony Hewes…Moses Ludel and Tony discuss the right way to build a 4.6L stroker for trail and street legal use. Click here!  American Motors’ most significant and enduring contribution […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Rebuilds the Jeep XJ Cherokee 8.25″ Chrysler Axle

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Rebuilds the Jeep XJ Cherokee 8.25″ Chrysler Axle

How-to: Rebuilding the Jeep XJ Cherokee 8.25″ Chrysler Rear Axle This installation includes an ARB Air Locker differential and upgrade axle shafts!      Hordes of XJ Cherokee models now ply the rough backcountry—and for good reason! With its 101.4-inch wheelbase, light curb weight, proven Jeep powertrain components and axles that rival the Wrangler models, the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Part 3: Alignment Details and Final Suspension Tuning

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Part 3: Alignment Details and Final Suspension Tuning

Part 3: Suspension & Wheel Alignment, Driveline Upgrades and Exhaust [Illustration courtesy of Jeep® Corporation.]    Once the new suspension system is in place, final adjustments will be necessary. Even a non-adjustable, fixed-length link arm system will require caster and toe-in checks. With adjustable link arms, the possible adjustments also include axle and frame front-to-rear alignment, […]