Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to Video: Dodge Ram Cummins Lift Pump Retrofit Upgrade

Video How-to: Lift Pump Upgrade for Dodge Ram Cummins-Powered Trucks!   In Part 1 of this two-part video ‘how-to’ series, James at Dynamic Diesel, Inc., discusses fuel demands and the fuel supply upgrades that make sense.   Part 2 is the exclusive, YouTube HD video presentation and ‘how-to’ overview covering an actual lift pump kit installation. The HD […]

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 – 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 – Live Tech Vlog: Engine Oil and Filters, Part 2

Vlog Series:  Jeep, 4×4 Truck & SUV Engine Oil and Filter Needs! Part 2—Hosted by Moses Ludel In the Part 2 vlog, Moses Ludel compares synthetic and conventional oils. Is there a cost-effective equivalent to synthetic motor oil? Curious why rear main seals, timing cover seals or valve cover gaskets tend to leak when you switch […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: AAM 11.5″ Axle Rebuild

How-to: Dodge Ram AAM 11.5″ Axle Rebuild with New Ring & Pinion Gears American Axle & Manufacturing (“AAM”) builds OEM axles for Chevrolet and GMC trucks and Dodge Ram. The magazine’s own ’05 Ram 3500 4WD came with an AAM 11.5″ rear axle and an AAM 9.25″ front axle. The streaming rental now available from Vimeo On Demand covers the steps […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Live Tech Vlog: Engine Oil and Filters, Part 4

Vlog Series:  Jeep, 4×4 Truck & SUV Engine Oil and Filter Needs! Part 4—Hosted by Moses Ludel   Part 4—Moses Ludel completes the four-vlog series with insights into oil filtration and his filter picks for Jeep and 4×4 truck/SUV engines. Want your engine to last more than two-hundred thousand miles? Watch this HD video!      This four-vlog […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Live Tech Vlog: Engine Oil and Filters, Part 3

Vlog Series:  Jeep, 4×4 Truck & SUV Engine Oil and Filter Needs! Part 3—Hosted by Moses Ludel In Part 3, Moses Ludel clarifies viscosity needs and oil change intervals. Wonder why there are so many opinions about motor oil changes and which viscosity oil your engine needs? Hear candid comments—backed by experience!      This four-vlog HD video […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Live Tech Vlog: Engine Oil and Filters, Part 1

Vlog Series:  Jeep, 4×4 Truck & SUV Engine Oil and Filter Needs! Part 1—Hosted by Moses Ludel In the Part 1 vlog, Moses Ludel talks about the design of engine oils and their history. He shares details on why multi-viscosity oil came into existence and its gains. Learn more about motor oils and the roles oil […]

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 – 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: Dodge Ram Truck Maintenance & Repair Shop

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Dodge Ram Truck Maintenance & Repair Shop

How-to: The Dodge Ram Truck Maintenance and Repair Shop!      In the early years of my professional automotive career, I was solely responsible for the maintenance and repair of 22 light- and medium-duty surplus military trucks and equipment. That fleet mechanic’s role included preventive care, bumper-to-bumper repairs and required overhaul needs…To this day, “preventive maintenance” remains my mantra. Vehicles like the magazine’s pristine 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD, purchased […]