Q&A Vlog: Choosing the Right Jeep 4×4 Model

Q&A Vlog:  Choosing a Used Jeep 4×4 for On-Highway and Off-Road Use! In this vlog, Moses Ludel shares his choices for a used on- and off-highway Jeep 4×4. Learn about the assets and downsides of the Wrangler YJ, TJ and JK, the Jeep XJ Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ and WJ models.    […]

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. […]

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 […]

Jeep and Other 4x4s: Closed Steering Knuckle Lubricant

Jeep and Other 4x4s: Closed Steering Knuckle Lubricant

Lubricants for 4WD Willys and Jeep Closed-Knuckle Front Axles Controversy Over Steering Gear, Closed-Knuckle Axle and Wheel Bearing Lubricants This exchange is from the magazine’s short-lived “forum”. Unexpected contention around this thread led to the forum’s closure. On a go-forward, enjoy using the ‘Q&A’ sections at the magazine—and expect a civil, constructive dialogue! —Moses Ludel […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep CJ Inline Six Stroker Rebuild

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep CJ Inline Six Stroker Rebuild

      Jeep 232/258 Inline Six Upgrade—4.5L to 4.7L Stroker Motor Buildup! (4.7L Long-Block Photo Courtesy of Mopar® Performance)      American Motors’ most significant and enduring contribution to Jeep® was the seven main bearing inline six. While most associate this engine design with ’72-up models, the architecture dates to 1964 and first appeared in 1965 Jeep J-trucks.  […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – YJ & TJ Jeep Stroker Six Upgrade

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – YJ & TJ Jeep Stroker Six Upgrade

Jeep Wrangler How-to: Upgrade 4.2L or 4.0L to a Stroker Inline Six (4.7L Long-Block Photo Courtesy of Mopar® Performance) See the exclusive HD video interview with Tony Hewes…Moses Ludel and Tony discuss the right way to build a 4.6L stroker for trail and street legal use. Click here!  American Motors’ most significant and enduring contribution […]

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 – Jeep 4WD Travel & Overland Adventure!

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep 4WD Travel & Overland Adventure!

  Jeep 4WD Travel, Destinations and Overland Adventures!      “I have driven Jeep 4WD vehicles since 1964. My off-pavement driving experience led to journalism, 4WD book authorship and consulting to 4WD and SUV vehicle manufacturers. In the mid-’90s, I teamed with Bill Burke (Four-Wheeling America) to instruct the nationwide ‘Tread Lightly 4WD Clinic’ programs. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Videos: Mopar Presentations and Trail Run at 2012 Moab Jeep Safari

2012 Moab Jeep Safari: Mopar Trail Concept Vehicles—Seven HD Videos! Jeep® CEO Mike Manley opened the Mopar presentations with an overview of Jeep® brand targets and the growing global marketing successes. At the 2012 Moab Jeep Safari, Mopar hosted a media trail run and launched the newest Mopar/Jeep Concept vehicles. Special presentations by Jeep® CEO […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep New Model Photo Gallery

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep New Model Photo Gallery

Jeep New Model Photo Gallery! Select full-length video viewing from the five-channel programming lists…For the latest HD video programs, see trailers at the magazine header!      Familiar scene along the famous Rubicon Trail in the Sierra Mountains. New Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Edition 4×4 is ‘Trail Tested’ and ready!   In this section of the magazine, see the […]

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 – HD Video Series: 2012 Moab Jeep Safari Events

2012 Moab Jeep Safari Events—Action Packed HD Video Coverage!   Is this a Mopar concept vehicle or a lost prospector from the ‘sixties, plying the Moab, Utah, slickrock for signs of uranium ore? Decide for yourself in the HD video coverage of Chrysler Group’s Jeep®/Mopar concept vehicles and trail run at the 2012 Moab Jeep […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Warn Industries 2012 Moab Jeep Safari Trail Run

HD Video: Warn Industries’ Media Run at the 2012 Moab Jeep Safari!   The Warn group tackles the Rose Garden east of Moab, Utah. See spectacular scenery and challenges on this trail run. (Original music and guitar work by Jake Ludel.) For details on the added challenge of a trail welding fix, see the HD video […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Bestop Run at 2012 Moab Jeep Safari

HD Video: Bestop™ Media Run at the 2012 Moab Jeep Safari!        Bestop™, best known for soft tops, has been an industry supplier to Jeep® for decades. The quality tops on the newest Jeep 4WD JK Wranglers carry forth a tradition that dates to the CJ Jeep era. Bestop™ also produces a full line of quality accessories and aftermarket soft tops […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: The 2012 Moab Jeep Safari Trade Show

HD Video: 2012 Moab Jeep Safari Trade Show at Spanish Trail Arena   Missed access to the Off-Road Expo at Pomona or the Moab Jeep Safari? Catch up here in this 10-minute, quick tour of the show! Make it next year if you can…      After a week on the 4WD slickrock at Moab, trail-worn […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Latest Jeep 4WD News

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Latest Jeep 4WD News

Latest Jeep® 4WD News —Now at the 4WD Mechanix HD Video Network!      Find the latest Jeep® 4WD news at the 4WD Mechanix HD Video Network’s “4WD News & Event Channel” and the other channels. Click on the channel playlist buttons at the magazine header for Jeep® 4WD news, technical information and how-to upgrades. Find […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep 4WD Team ‘Crawl to Cure Cancer’

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep 4WD Team ‘Crawl to Cure Cancer’

Jeep 4WD Competitors ‘Crawl to Cure Cancer’ as Team #311! (Photos courtesy of Kelly Young)      Kelly Young and her rock crawling team have been competing in the ‘WeRock’ professional rock crawling series since 2005. Competing at Midwest and East Coast competition rock crawling events and attending Jeep shows, this rock crawling team boasts the only female driver in the ‘stock modified […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: ‘AEV’ Jeep JK Wranglers at 2012 Moab Jeep Safari

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: ‘AEV’ Jeep JK Wranglers at 2012 Moab Jeep Safari

Hemi V-8 Powered ‘AEV’ JK Wranglers at the 2012 Moab Jeep Safari! AEV ‘Brute’ offers a heavy duty, double-cab package with a 6.4L Hemi V-8. Note the attention to detail and finished, showroom look of this engine conversion! This is the benchmark for a Hemi V-8 swap into a Jeep JK Wrangler.      At the 2012 Moab Jeep […]