HD Video How-to: AAM 9.25″ and 11.5″ Axle Rebuilding

This is the free trailer for the lengthy instructional video available at Vimeo On Demand.  The trailer provides a quick overview of the rental video.  For further details, go to www.vimeo.com/ondemand/aamaxlerebuild.  American Axle & Manufacturing (“AAM”) builds OEM axles for Chevrolet and GMC trucks and Dodge Ram. The magazine’s own ’05 Ram 3500 4WD came […]

Superwinch Demonstrates New EXP Winch During 2017 Moab EJS

During the 2017 Moab Easter Jeep Safari Week, Superwinch® demonstrated its new EXP series winches.  Delivering the message to hardcore four-wheelers and off-road enthusiasts, Scott Salmon, Nena Barlow and Jon Mason presented the most advanced winch design features in this category.  The all-new EXP winch brings ground breaking features to the off-road user market.  Available as both integrated and […]

2017 Superwinch Strike Ravine Run During Moab EJS

Superwinch® and Barlow Adventures led an enthusiastic group of four-wheelers up the middle Strike Ravine Trail to Area BFE.  Nena Barlow’s expertise and guiding experience made for a fun, safe and informative run!   Superwinch® rolled out the new EXP series winch at the 2017 Moab Easter Jeep Safari.  Scott Salmon, VP of Marketing (at […]

Nena Barlow Demonstrates the Pull Pal Anchor

Nena Barlow operates Barlow Adventures at Moab and Sedona. Her 4×4 guiding and recovery tools include the Pull Pal land anchor.  At the Dunes south of Moab, Nena uses a Pull Pal and Superwinch® EXP winch to quickly free a Jeep® JK Wrangler from a barren, sandy slope.  See why Pull Pal is a “must” companion […]

Nena Barlow Demonstrates the Bug Out Rack

During the 2017 Moab Easter Jeep Safari week, Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures shares details about the Original Bug Out Rack. The rack attaches to a remotely mounted spare tire and offers extra storage space for back country 4×4 travel. Barlow Adventures at Moab and Sedona has a rental fleet of 30 Jeep 4x4s.  Nena […]

OTC Tools: How to Quickly Remove Broken Manifold Studs

Removing a broken manifold stud becomes a very expensive repair if the cylinder head gets damaged in the process. Conventional use of a drill and screw extractor often ruins an aluminum cylinder head. At the 2016 SEMA Show, OTC Tools demonstrated the use of the OTC 6982PMC stud removal tool and a drill guide kit, […]

4WD Mechanix Magazine Travel: Exploring Bodega Bay

As our dry, hot summer at Nevada’s high desert eked on, we were overdue for a trip to the coast and some fresh salt air. Our 30′ Alumascape trailer in tow behind the Ram 3500 truck, we traversed the Sierra Range, crossed the Sacramento Valley, drove through the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country and wound our way to the Sonoma Coast […]

Latest Superwinch Products at the 2015 SEMA Show!

Superwinch has a 45-year history of superior winch products. Heralded by Camel Trophy competitors, these products continue to advance and meet the most demanding challenges in winching. In this coverage, learn more about the innovation and rugged reliability built into every Superwinch device. See why Superwinch has become the official winching product line at 4WD […]

2015 SEMA Show: Bestop Tour of New Products!

At the 2015 SEMA Show, the Bestop booth saw a steady stream of traffic! In this video tour with Bill Haberkamp, we look at the newest offerings from this prestigious and popular OEM and aftermarket top and accessory source.

Riding Arctic Cat Wildcats and 4×4 Driving Tips from Rod Hall

Moses Ludel joins Rod Hall, Mike Winkel and members of the Rod Hall Racing crew at the Wild West Motorsports Park for an Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV ride in the hills east of Reno, Nevada. After some backcountry play with the Wildcats, Rod Hall discussed maximizing traction and minimizing vehicle impact with a full-size 4×4. […]

4WD Mechanix Magazine Adds a Recording Booth

HD video filming and post-production editing require consistent audio narrative.  The magazine’s content focuses on how-to technical training, and video filming includes events, how-to and motorsports.  Ambient noise is a challenge when filming and carries into post-production editing and voiceover.  Noise from the street and office setting can easily get picked up during voiceover or […]

Variety of Information Available at 4WD Mechanix Magazine!

Find hundreds of tech articles and High Definition videos right here!…Discover the 4WD Mechanix ‘Tech and Travel’ Forums—No login for forum guests! Performing work on a 4×4 truck, Jeep®, SUV, ATV or dirt/dual sport motorcycle? Need reliable answers to your technical questions or advice on upgrade equipment that works? Mark Greene interviews Moses Ludel as […]

Our Honda XR650R Tackles Single Track at El Dorado Canyon, Nevada!

The Honda XR650R is best known for its dominance of open desert racing and successive wins in the Baja 1000, beginning with its launch in 2000 through the 2009 period. (Some still race this bike, though Honda abandoned production after model year 2007.) Iconic, the XR650R starred in the cult classic documentary “Dust to Glory!”…Having […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Mechanix Magazine Tests Michelin Dual-Sport Motorcycle Tires

4WD Mechanix Magazine Tests the Michelin Dual-Sport Motorcycle Tires! In this two-part HD video series, we mount and test Michelin’s T63 and the Cross AC10 dual-sport motorcycle tires. These tires and matching tubes are DOT approved for use on public highways. The T63 is a 50/50 highway and off-pavement design. The Cross AC10 has a rugged […]

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

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

Contents at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and HD Video Network:  Quickly Find the Articles, Videos and PDF Downloads Available at the 4WD Mechanix© Magazine Website! Next >> 4WD Mechanix Magazine Home Page 4×4 truck, SUV and Jeep how-to articles, Q&A and multi-channel, HD 1080P video web television at the 4WD Mechanix Video Network. Featuring aftermarket product and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis: OHV Trails

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis: OHV Trails

Column: Tom Willis on the OHV Trail—Back Country Travel & Adventure! Tom Willis lives at northern Nevada. Tom has been involved in all aspects of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) activities for the past 40 years. He has written and published three guidebooks, covering off-pavement travel and activities in the Nevada and California deserts. Over the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Installing a Random Technology High Performance Catalytic Converter

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Installing a Random Technology High Performance Catalytic Converter

Random Technology Catalytic Convert Improves Jeep 4.0L Performance!      Since 1975, American passenger cars and light-duty trucks have required a catalytic converter. With the exception of some J20 and J30 Jeep trucks, all 1975-up Jeep 4WD models have a ‘cat’ system. When a Jeep goes for emission inspection, a target item on the check list is the cat.      The cat’s purpose […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Nelson-Rigg and TCI Products for the Dual-Sport Motorcycle

Racks, Skid Protection and Luggage for Our Honda XR650R Dual-Sport Motorcycle! The magazine’s Honda XR650R dual-sport motorcycle carries valuable video equipment and camping gear into the backcountry. For rugged, well-crafted luggage, durable racks and substantial engine protection that will hold up to dirt and off-road motorsports environments, we turned to TCI Products and Nelson-Rigg luggage. Nelson-Rigg luggage […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: West Side Death Valley National Park

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: West Side Death Valley National Park

Column: Tom Willis Takes Us to Death Valley National Park! Tom Willis lives at northern Nevada. Tom has been involved in all aspects of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) activities for the past 40 years. He has written and published three guidebooks, covering off-pavement travel and activities in the Nevada and California deserts. Over the last […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2014 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

2014  Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Run Features Nevada 4×4 Drivers In June 2014, Wheelers for the Wounded (WFTW) grew from a California based organization to the inaugural event involving Nevada 4×4 volunteer drivers. Members of the Sierra Stompers and other Nevada 4×4 masters get briefed by organizers Kevin Carey and Dan Hiney. This is the prelude […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Become a Better Jeep Mechanic

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Become a Better Jeep Mechanic

      Jeep 4WD How-to: Become a Better Mechanic!   Whether you work on your own Jeep 4×4, own a four-wheel drive specialty shop or plan to travel in rugged and isolated back country, you need mechanical savvy! The Jeep 4WD lifestyle includes roaming open country with a free spirit—the quality of that experience depends upon the reliability and safe function […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2015 Moab EJS: BFG Hosts Jeep JK Wrangler Run at Area BFE

2015 Moab EJS: BFGoodrich® Hosts a Jeep JK Wrangler Run at Area BFE! At the 2015 Moab Easter Jeep Safari, BFGoodrich® Tires, Raceline Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs presented a special run for Jeep JK Wrangler owners. On three levels of trails at Area BFE, suitably renamed “Area BFG” for the event, professional racers and 4×4 off-road instructors […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Scenic Outdoor and Wildlife Art

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Scenic Outdoor and Wildlife Art

Scenic Outdoor and Wildlife Art Fine art outdoor photography available in B&W and color…Download the PDF “proofsheet” (a low resolution version) of Moses Ludel’s wildlife shoot: “Wild Horses in Winter”. High resolution, fine art photo paper print images available in sizes to 30″ x 40″, mounting and framing available . Contact Moses Ludel for details! […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: White Pine Mining District

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: White Pine Mining District

Column: Tom Willis at White Pine Mining District in Eastern Nevada! Tom Willis, September 6, 2012—This trip takes us to eastern Nevada near Ely and the White Pine Mining District. The trail begins at U.S. Highway 50, 35 miles west of Ely or 41 miles east of Eureka. Watch for the highway sign that identifies […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Fuel-and-Spark Modifications for the Jeep 4.6L Stroker Inline Six

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Fuel-and-Spark Modifications for the Jeep 4.6L Stroker Inline Six

Fuel and Spark Needs for Jeep 4.6L Inline Six Stroker Motors! The 4.0L inline six with a hybrid 4.2L crankshaft has become popular—and practical as well! The ease with which this engine can be built makes the “stroker motor” a must for Jeep owners facing an engine rebuild. Jeep’s relationship with the 4.2L/258 and 4.0L inline six-cylinder […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: Lunar Crater, Nevada

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: Lunar Crater, Nevada

Column: Tom Willis Takes Us to Lunar Crater, Nevada! Tom Willis lives at northern Nevada. Tom has been involved in all aspects of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) activities for the past 40 years. He has written and published three guidebooks, covering off-pavement travel and activities in the Nevada and California deserts. Over the last eight […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: Butte Valley to Ballarat

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: Butte Valley to Ballarat

Column: Tom Willis Takes Us from Butte Valley to Ballarat! Tom Willis, September 6, 2012—This article concludes the trip that ended our last column at Geologist’s Cabin in Butte Valley. The area has some questionable notoriety as the hideout of Charles Manson before his arrest. For this trek, I traveled east to west because Goler […]