Moses Ludel Vlog: Why Build a Jeep 4.6L Stroker Inline Six?

Moses Ludel Vlog: Why Build a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor? The Jeep inline six stroker motor is a popular topic! In this HD vlog, Moses Ludel shares his many reasons for building a 4.6L Jeep inline six stroker motor. At left is the predecessor to the seven-main bearing 199/232/258 and 4.0L AMC engine […]

HD Video: Advance Adapters Atlas Transfer Case Design and Shifting

Advance Adapters Atlas Transfer Case Design and Shifting Techniques!  Steve Roberts at Advance Adapters shares close-up details on the Atlas transfer case. He describes the function, design and attributes of both the two- and four-speed Atlas transfer cases. Learn more about this popular and rugged upgrade for Jeep, light truck, Land Cruiser, off-road 4×4 buggy and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Advance Adapters Engineering, Design and Product Testing

HD Video: Advance Adapters Engineering, Design and Product Testing In this HD video, Senior Design Engineer Chuck Althausen demonstrates severe duty test of a splined shaft. High performance, severe duty products require quality engineering and testing. Advance Adapters Senior Design Engineer Chuck Althausen shares the design processes and test standards that make the Atlas transfer cases, Rubicrawler, […]

Bill Burke of 4-Wheeling America Demonstrates Proper Winch Use

Bill Burke earned his chance to compete at the legendary Camel Trophy and went on to create 4-Wheeling America. A world renown 4-wheel-drive instructor, guide and vehicle recovery expert, Bill trains corporate, military and recreational users at off-road driving, safety and vehicle recovery. In this demonstration of winching, Bill Burke begins with the judgment call that […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video Tour: Advance Adapters Manufacturing Facility

HD Video Tour:  Advance Adapters Facility at Paso Robles, California   Advance Adapters produces a variety of transfer case, transmission, overdrive and engine conversion components. The Atlas transfer case, Saturn overdrive, Rubicrawler, Ranger Torque Splitter and SYE kits are well known—and produced in-house. See the manufacturing and machine processes that create these well-recognized components.     In […]

Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari

Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari at Anza-Borrego and Truckhaven! The annual Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari is a legendary four-wheel drive and OHV event. In this HD video series, 4WD Mechanix Magazine caught the late winter action at the 2014 gathering, activities for the whole family in the Anza-Borrego Desert at Ocotillo Wells!  See the TDS […]

Rock Dawg Buggy at Moab Area BFE

At the 2015 Moab EJS ‘The Rock’ Area BFE run, Alec brought out his adjustable wheelbase 4×4 rock buggy with TDI diesel power. This purpose built, one-of-a-kind machine boasts a 100″-136″ adjustable wheelbase and suspension lift system plus four-wheel steering. Alec walks us through his handiwork and explains the hydraulic system strategy for this no-nonsense […]

HD Videos: 2012 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

HD Videos: The 2012 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event! The four HD videos below include 2012 event trail action plus interviews with the Vets and WFTW organizers…There is additional coverage available at the magazine’s HD Video Network for the 2010 and 2011 WFTW Rubicon Super Events. For details, see the playlists at the ‘4WD News & Event Channel’ and the ‘4WD […]

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 […]

2015 Reno RallyVenture Scavenger Hunt at Virginia City, Nevada!

2015 Reno RallyVenture Scavenger Hunt at Virginia City, Nevada!

On July 10th, 4WD Mechanix Video Network filmed the 2015 RallyVenture competition’s scavenger hunt at Virginia City, Nevada. 24 4×4 teams of industry notables leave the Sparks, Nevada, 4-Wheel Parts store, follow the rally map, and climb through rugged back country to Virginia City. This 1080P HD video captures the start and the Virginia City […]

Rock Dawg Buggy at Moab Area BFE The Rock 2015 Run

At the 2015 Moab EJS ‘The Rock’ Area BFE run, Alec brought out his adjustable wheelbase 4×4 rock buggy with TDI diesel power. This purpose built, one-of-a-kind machine boasts a 100″-136″ adjustable wheelbase and suspension lift system plus four-wheel steering. Alec walks us through his handiwork and explains the hydraulic system strategy for this no-nonsense […]

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

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

2010 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event! Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Rubicon Trail, September 17-19, 2010…The Rubicon Trail has lured, challenged and transformed four-wheelers since the 1950s. From 30-inch tires on MB flat-fender models through the CJ and Wrangler eras, many of us schooled on this rugged trail. Despite today’s oversized 33″ to 40″ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Featured 4WD Group: Mile-Hi Jeep Club

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Featured 4WD Group: Mile-Hi Jeep Club

The Mile-Hi Jeep Club Gives Back! (Photography and Captions by Thomas J. Hester, Mile-Hi Jeep Club Commander)      4WD clubs are plentiful throughout the U.S. and Canada, across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. For a Jeep owner, finding a club that fits means matching interests and aims. Reasons for joining a club can include the degree of family involvement, […]

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 – 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 – 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 – Book Reviews

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Book Reviews

Book Reviews by Moses Ludel The first reviews of the Jeep® Owner’s Bible (Bentley Publishers) came out in 1992. I remember poring over comments and hanging on every word…This bestselling book is now in its Third Edition.      It means a great deal to an author when reviewers discover the intent of a work. The success of my Jeep® Owner’s Bible and six additional […]

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 – 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 […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Shares Latest Products at 2015 Moab EJS Trade Show

2015 Moab EJS Trade Show: Advance Adapters Shares the Latest Products! The Moab Easter Jeep Safari week takes four-wheeling and dirt OHV recreation to the limit. At the week’s end, the Old Spanish Trails Arena becomes the site for a trade show that includes the 4×4 aftermarket industry’s key players. Advance Adapters’ booth is a popular draw […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: The Tybo Kilns

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: The Tybo Kilns

Column: Tom Willis Travels to Tybo Kilns at Central Nevada! Tom Willis, November 12, 2012—Tybo Nevada, a small mining town in Nye County, Nevada, was established in 1875 after a silver discovery in Tybo Canyon. A semi-ghost town today with a few people still living in the town, Tybo produced almost $10-million in silver and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2013 Warn Media Run at Moab Jeep Safari

HD Video: Warn Industries’ 2013 Moab Jeep Safari Media Run!    Warn Industries’ 2013 run at Moab Jeep Safari took on two challenging trails: “Metal Masher” and “Widow Maker”. These trails, captured here in full 1080P HD video, provided a day’s fun and launched an exciting week at Moab, Utah…See the action in this 25-minute HD […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2011 WFTW: Meet the Vets & 4WD Volunteers

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2011 WFTW: Meet the Vets & 4WD Volunteers

Four HD Videos: Meet 2011 Wheelers for the Wounded Vets & 4WD Drivers! HD Video: Meet the Vets and the 4WD Volunteer Drivers, Part 1. Volunteer driver Alfred Heck (right) discusses the trail and surroundings… HD Video: Meet the Vets and the 4WD Volunteer Drivers, Part 2. Veteran Dominic (right) sees the Rubicon Trail for the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Four-Wheeler Overcomes Multiple Spinal Surgeries

Video Interview: Four-Wheeler Overcomes Multiple Spinal Surgeries!      Jake Munoz has endured seven major spinal surgeries and remains committed to an outdoor lifestyle. As an avid four-wheeler, Jake has dramatically modified both his family life and approach to four-wheeling. A devoted father and husband, he strives to set an example for his kids and other family members. In […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2013 Outstanding Trails Awards at Moab Jeep Safari

2013 ‘Outstanding Trails Awards’ Ceremony at Moab Jeep Safari!   For the 2013 Outstanding Trails Awards ceremony at the annual Moab Jeep Safari, B.F. Goodrich Tires added Rancho/Dynomax and Raceline Wheels to the sponsor base. The Moab Gathering at Frankie D’s provided a media backdrop. Three national 4WD clubs received recognition and financial support for trail improvements. […]