The "Home Pages" offer a sample list of available articles and HD videos. For the
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Content Directory"...Click the "Channel" buttons to access the detailed 4WD Mechanix Video
Testing and calibrating factory Jeep and Dodge Ram OBDII
speedometers—using the Chrysler DRB III Scanner and DTC diagnostic and repair
oxygen-acetylene gas welding final
practice exercises in HD video...The 'How-to:
Welding Class' moves to
Welding Class' is now available in HD video format at the 4WD Mechanix©Magazine website! Improve
your gas, stick, MIG and TIG welding skills—take your 4x4 shop and
trail welding ability to the next level...Start learning
Join the "How-to: Welding Class" at
4WD Mechanix© Magazine. Sessions begin with safety gear, gas welding, gas brazing and gas cutting in full-screen HD video
Many confuse brazing with soldering, and there are some similarities. Within the 'Welding
Class' sessions, here is close-up HD video coverage of the oxy-acetylene brazing
Summertime cooling can be an
issue...See the magazine's section devoted to Jeep® engine cooling needs!
Exclusive 'how-to' coverage of the latest Griffin prototype radiator for the Jeep XJ
Cherokee and MJ Comanche!
Machine's Stroker 4.6L Jeep Inline Six
Engine is now doing duty in a hard
trail CJ-8 Scrambler!
2005 Dodge Ram 3500
makeover earned an invitation to the B.F. Goodrich display area at the 2011 Off-Road
Expo. This 4WD truck is our trailer hauler workhorse. For
"Getting a Jeep 4x4 or rock buggie to the trailhead often involves trailer pulling. For the
4WD Mechanix© Magazine chores, trailering means a Dodge-Ram truck. Included at the website is technical
how-to, maintenance tips and proven upgrades for Dodge and Ram trucks—plus insights into the 5.9L and 6.7L
Cummins diesels and Hemi gasoline engines...You will also find extensive coverage of Ford Powerstroke and
G.M. Duramax diesel-powered trucks!" —Moses
In this 'Live
Tech' vlog, Moses Ludel comments on the road test of a freshly built
4.6L Jeep inline stroker six. The long block, built by Hewes Performance Machine, has all the ingredients for
longevity, superior torque and increased horsepower output. Get the HD vlog details
The Dodge Ram 3500 got the "lift"—and the bed went out of reach! See
TrekStep™solution in HD video
There is no
greater strain on a battery and engine bearings than a cold weather start-up! In the latest 'Live Tech' vlog,
Moses Ludel shares suggestions on how-to protect your engine and battery from the perils of extreme cold
weather. See the latest Moses Ludel 'Live Tech'
Vlog—just in time for the sub-freezing
'Electro-Willys' is a 1952 M38 Willys military 1/4-ton 4x4
restoration and electric vehicle conversion. To learn more about Mike Picard's "green" Jeep
Learn MIG, TIG and stick welding techniques and how to weld better at your 4x4 shop—or when
performing emergency trail repairs! See the 'Welding
& Metal Fabrication
This thick cast iron axle was repaired with bronze 'in the day'.
Within the magazine's welding 'how-to', Moses Ludel demonstrates TIG cast iron
welding and other repair techniques. Below is the same iron casting after the TIG welding
restoration and race car fabrication require a wide range of skills. Learn the latest welding, brazing and
metallurgy processes at the website's "Welding &
Metal Fabrication Workshop". Master
trail welding repairs, too!
Learn about Jeep and other ignitions, carburetion, TBI, MPI, EFI conversions, emission
controls and EVAP systems. See the magazine's sections devoted to
engine tuning, diagnostics and field troubleshooting. For Jeep
tuning, click here!
Nash-Quad 4WD truck—a branch in the Jeep family tree? Learn more
about this antique Moab four-wheel drive
Want answers to your
Jeep® 4WD, Dodge Ram or welding questions? Get professional how-to and step-by-step technical insights at the "Workshop" and 'Q&A'
The 2012 Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo
three-day event! See the
HD video coverage and make plans for next year's show at the Reno Convention
Jeep® lives up to its time-honored reputation with
the launch of the 2012 JK Wrangler. Join the media event at Portland, Oregon, and the Tillamook National
Forest—including HD video footage of the JK in action! Click
Latest Ram News—Mopar 'Ram Runner' Wins Truck Duel in the
Desert: Leaves Ford SVT Raptor in the Dust...Click for
courtesy of Chrysler Group,
Jeep was center stage at the 2011 SEMA Show's Mopar® display area. See HD video coverage
new aftermarket products for 4WD Jeep and Ram truck models—click here!
See the latest
brochures for each Jeep model. Click
here for access to high
more to Jeep four-wheeling than rock pounding all day! View this summer pond in the High Sierra
Country—just yards from the rugged 4WD challenges of the Rubicon
contrast, consider the spectacular Colorado River and mesas at Moab, Utah, just a few yards' walk from
the designated 4WD trail. Let's enjoy this view and 'Tread
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trail runners in four-wheel drive action! Jeep 4x4 enthusiasts have enjoyed these trails for more than
half a century.
Vintage Jeep 4WDs, like
this nicely built, trail-running CJ-7 at Moab, Utah, get full coverage at
the 4WD Mechanix© Magazine website!
Testing new 4WD
aftermarket products, the latest Bestop® designs for the Jeep® JK Wrangler shine on the slickrock at
New products and corporate news from
Jeep®, Mopar®, Jeep® Accessories, Ram truck and the 4WD
industry's 4WD aftermarket equipment manufacturers!
Join the 'Wheelers for the Wounded'
on the Rubicon Trail! Give back to those who serve. Share the best of four-wheeling with others. Video
coverage of the 2010 and 2011 events available here—click the year for
Be a Jeep 4WD transportation
volunteer for Camp
Wamp! Many Jeep 4WD and Ram truck owners volunteer for community services—including
search-and-rescue, backcountry guiding, emergency aid and trail
Share backcountry four-wheeling with family and friends. Turn your Jeep 4WD into the
ultimate destination vehicle. Enjoy open country, history and thrills like these wild horses
near High Rock
On slickrock at Moab, this new Ram Power Wagon lives up to its
reputation! 4WD Mechanix©
Magazine devotes an entire section to Ram truck
testing, safe towing practices and proven fuel efficiency
Our XR350R prepped to
cover the '2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Race' week, February 4th-11th at Johnson
Valley, CA. See "Latest Off-Road
Racing News" for
Moses Ludel interviewed Shannon Campbell prior to the 2011 Stampede Race near Reno,
Nevada. To view this exclusive 3-part HD video
Watch the 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race from a unique
angle: on-the-ground at the 'waterfall' rocks! Click here for
exclusive, in-depth HD video coverage.
'2011 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event' coverage is
now available in HD video! Join the vets and 4WD volunteer drivers on the Rubicon
Jeep 4WD desert racing and rock crawling competition...Videos and
feature articles share challenges, equipment and driver
inaugural 2010 Stampede Race near Reno, Nevada, was a qualifier for 'King of the Hammers'. 18 of 55
entries finished. For many, competition ended at this rock pile...Click
here for the video
Fernley, Nevada, July 16, 2011—Josh Hall minutes after his Class 1 win at the MasterPull
USA 500 desert race. For race details, results and video
Jeep 4WD backcountry travel and adventure in full-color feature stories and videos! See Warn's exciting
media run at the 2011 Moab Jeep Safari.
Jeep 4WD feature rigs—see the
ultimate trail and multi-purpose use Jeep 4x4s—close-up with technical details! Click
Learn performance driving and
technology insights from exclusive video interviews with desert racing and rock crawling competitors!
Brad Falin shares his VORRA championship off-road race car...Click
Moses Ludel has been a spokesperson for
Mopar/Jeep®, conducting 4WD workshops at a dozen annual
Camp Jeep® events. He knows many of the club affiliates in North America. As a past board member and advocate
for Tread Lightly, Inc., Moses Ludel supports the aims of Tread Lightly and the worldwide members of the
United Four Wheel Drive
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