DIY Jeep 4×4 Front Wheel Alignment

DIY Jeep 4×4 Front Wheel Alignment

How-to: Jeep 4×4 Front Wheel Alignment Wheel alignment is a basic Jeep or 4×4 truck maintenance need. Suspension modifications, normal chassis and steering linkage wear, off-pavement trail pounding and the use of oversized tires can each impact the front wheel alignment. For more details and how-to with cost-effective Gil Smith turn plates—plus a pair of FasTrax 91025 […]

Dodge Ram How-to: DSI Big 5.0″ Aluminum Driveshaft Upgrade

View this HD 1080P how-to video and see why, how and when you need to upgrade your 4×4’s driveshafts! We consulted Driveshaft Specialist, Inc. and determined the best long-term solution for our diesel truck’s driveshaft issues. Whether your 4×4 truck is a late-model Ford F-series or a Dodge Ram with a non-rebuildable driveshaft system, or you have […]

Ram 3500: BFG KO2 All-Terrain LRE Tires for Trailer Towing

The magazine’s 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD Quad-Cab has Cummins turbo-diesel power and a willingness to work! Its latest assignment is toting an 8200-pound Alumascape travel trailer to events like the Moab EJS. This is a GCW of 16,800 pounds going down the road. The conventional pull-type trailer demands an equalizing or load distribution hitch. […]

11.5″ and 9.25″ AAM Axle Rebuild TRAILER

One of the most popular how-to HD video streaming rentals is Moses Ludel’s 66-minute detailed coverage of the AAM 11.5″ and 9.25″ AAM axle rebuild, dealing specifically with these AAM axles and packed with insights into setting up any ring-and-pinion gear set…Click here to access this Vimeo On Demand streaming HD video rental!

Mounting and Balancing BFG KO2 Tires at the Discount Tire Store

Testing new tires requires a solid baseline. These tires need proper mounting and balancing on rims that run true. When 4WD Mechanix Magazine prepared for testing the new BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, the first stop was the local Discount Tire Store. Professional mounting and balance provide a consistent standard for accurately evaluating these tires, and Discount […]

4WD Mechanix 4×4 Truck and SUV Section

4WD Mechanix 4×4 Truck and SUV Section

4WD Mechanix 4×4 Truck and SUV Section!      Make this your information source for 4×4 trucks and SUVs, including how-to, repairs, troubleshooting, and upgrades for axles, engines, powertrain, transmissions, lift kits, suspension, chassis, drivelines, traction devices and more. Learn more about accessories, gasoline and diesel engines, trailer towing and technology. *Click on the “Site Content […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Dodge Ram Truck Air Filter & Fuel Filter Service

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Dodge Ram Truck Air Filter & Fuel Filter Service

How-to: Dodge Ram Truck Air Filter and Fuel Filter Service Dodge Ram’s factory gauge measures air flow at the air cleaner box. This indicates the air filter’s ability to move air. As the filter clogs, the gauge moves to the red zone. Air and Fuel Filtration Needs      Air filtration is crucial to an engine’s performance and lifespan. A clogged […]

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 – How-to: Winterizing Your Jeep 4WD or Dodge Ram Truck

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Winterizing Your Jeep 4WD or Dodge Ram Truck

  How-to: Winterizing Your Jeep 4WD or Dodge Ram Truck! Our fleet of 4x4s works hard in the winter. At northern Nevada’s high desert country, the ’99 XJ Cherokee poses on a 5-degree F morning, sparkling in the frosty, 4,400-foot elevation air! Winters can get to -25 degrees F; summer reaches 108-degrees F.   Jeep […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Latest Dodge Ram Truck News

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Latest Dodge Ram Truck News

Dodge Ram & Cummins News: Mopar Ram Runner Wins Truck Duel in the Desert: Leaves Ford SVT Raptor in the Dust! Auburn Hills, MI, May 30, 2012—Mopar Ram Runner 33-seconds faster than the Ford SVT Raptor on punishing 4.73-mile loop…Mopar Ram Runner declared the winner in this sunrise showdown…Media release from Chrysler Group, LLC.      The Mopar […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Ultimate Tow Package: Cummins Powered Dodge Ram

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Ultimate Tow Package: Cummins Powered Dodge Ram

4WD Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins: Ultimate Hauler for Your Jeep 4×4! Soaring fuel costs and low miles per gallon, stiff suspension, the risks of trail damage and breaking your 4×4—these are just a few of the reasons to tow your Jeep 4×4 over long distances. It is far less costly and easier on our Jeep […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: The Bumpers & Winch Assembly

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: The Bumpers & Winch Assembly

Ram 3500: Warn Front Bumper, M12000 Winch & Buckstop Rear Bumper!      First and foremost, the 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD with Cummins power is a serious tow vehicle. The pickup tugs our car-hauling trailer with the XJ Cherokee on board and also meets the magazine’s other needs. A backup for 4×4 trail rigs and foul-weather assistance for stranded motorists, the Ram […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Installing the Bestop Trekstep

HD Video How-to: Installing a Bestop® TrekStep™ on the Dodge Ram 3500 See the HD video how-to coverage of the Trekstep installation on our Dodge Ram—with its aftermarket bumper!  Following the truck’s complete makeover last fall, the four-inch lift suspension has worked well. The Dodge Ram 3500 has drawn a lot of attention and favorable comments. One […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: Wheels and Tires

Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: Selecting the Correct Wheel and Tire Package      Choosing the right tires and wheels for a lifted truck is an important decision. Wheel and tire sizing determines safety and correct vehicle handling plus the kind of service and lifespan you will get from the tires. This article includes an exclusive HD video interview with Richard […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Aftermarket Products for Dodge and Ram Trucks

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Aftermarket Products for Dodge and Ram Trucks

Dodge Ram Truck Upgrades for Towing, Performance and Fuel Economy!      Well-engineered and substantially built, Dodge/Ram trucks are indisputably the best haulers in the light truck market. Showroom stock, these trucks deliver exceptional service and performance. If you want reviews and insight into products available for Dodge/Ram trucks, see additional coverage and pages within this section of the magazine. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: The Mopar Suspension Lift

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: The Mopar Suspension Lift

2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD Makeover: Four-Inch Mopar Suspension Lift      Upgrading to oversized tires on our 2005 Dodge Ram 4WD pickup required raising the chassis and suspension height. Seeking a suspension lift kit, we turned to Chrysler’s Mopar Performance products.      The chosen 35″ tires require a 4-inch lift on this single rear wheel (SRW) chassis. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video How-to: Installing the Bestop PowerBoard Kit

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video How-to: Installing the Bestop PowerBoard Kit

HD Video How-to: Bestop® PowerBoard® Installation on a New Ram Truck! This HD video how-to shares the installation of a Bestop PowerBoard Kit on a new Ram 1500 4×4 truck…Getting into and out of your pickup can be easy with these automatic, drop-down running boards!  (Open to full screen at 1080P for optimal viewing!) The Bestop PowerBoard™ kit offers easy entry and exit […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Transfer Flow: Fuel Tanks and Alternative Fuels Technology

Transfer Flow, Inc.—Auxiliary Fuel Tank & Alternative Fuel Technology! HD Video: Overview of Transfer Flow Products There are seven HD videos covering Transfer Flow products, manufacturing and leading edge alternative fuels technology. Two HD videos are on this page…See other pages for more HD videos! For the two additional HD videos at the magazine’s Dodge […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Dodge Ram Speedometer Calibration

How-to: Speedometer Calibration for the 1998-2006 Dodge Ram Trucks!   This how-to covers DRBIII scan tool calibration for speedometers on 1998-2006 Dodge Ram trucks—plus many Jeep models of this era! (If bandwidth permits, view this video in ‘full-screen’ mode and HD 1080P quality!) For the OBD-1 and OBD-2 diagnostics era, the Chrysler DRBIII™ scan tool is […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Installing Bestop Trek Step Side Boards

Video How-to: Bestop® Trek Step™ Side Boards for the Dodge Ram 3500! This HD video coverage of the new Bestop Trek Step side boards includes both how-to and cosmetic features of these boards. See the fit on our Dodge Ram 3500—and consider Trek Step boards for your truck! (Open to full screen and 1080P for maximum viewing enjoyment!)  The Bestop […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Measuring Speedometer Error

How-to Video: Measuring Dodge Ram Speedometer and Odometer Error!   This how-to provides two simple methods for checking the speedometer and odometer accuracy. (If bandwidth permits, view this video in ‘full-screen’ mode and HD 1080P quality!)      The magazine’s Ram 3500 “makeover” and 4.56:1 ring-and-pinion gear change now make the Dodge Ram a better trailer puller. For tire clearance, […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2013 SEMA Show: See the Latest Mopar Products and Concept Vehicles

2013 SEMA Show: See the Latest Mopar Products and Concept Vehicles     The Mopar display is always one of the largest draws at the SEMA Show. For 2013, Mopar came out in force with its concept vehicles, performance parts and accessories. Join the magazine’s GoPro Hero3 Black Edition tour of the 2013 SEMA Show Mopar […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Transfer Flow Alternative Fuel Technology Classes

Transfer Flow, Inc., Offers Classes in Alternative Fuel Technology for Motor Vehicles HD Video: Transfer Flow, Inc., Offers Alternative Fuels Technology Classes!      With a strong “R & D” base, Transfer Flow, Inc., is well-positioned for alternative fuel advancements. Classes conducted at the Chico facility attract a diverse cross-section of students.     The interview with […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Transfer Flow Fuel Tank Manufacturing Process

The Transfer Flow, Inc., Advanced Fuel Tank Manufacturing Process! HD Video: Transfer Flow, Inc., Manufacturing Process, Part 1 HD Video: Transfer Flow, Inc., Manufacturing Process, Part 2      With decades of experience at fuel tank design, development and manufacturing, Transfer Flow, Inc., was our auxiliary fuel tank source for 4WD Mechanix Magazine’s 2005 Dodge Ram […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – SEMA-MPMC Media Trade Conference: Borgeson Steering

SEMA MPMC Media Trade Conference: Borgeson Universal Borgeson Universal manufactures innovative steering components for the muscle car, street rod and light truck/Jeep markets. Steering universal joints, shafts, pumps and steering gear boxes are featured, and Borgeson now produces the Saginaw manual steering gears. From the SEMA-MPMC Media Trade Conference, see the latest Borgeson products. Hear […]