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 Interview: Advance Adapters President Mike Partridge

Moses Ludel Interviews  Advance Adapters President Mike Partridge! In this HD video discussion, Moses Ludel and Advance Adapters President Mike Partridge talk about the 4×4 industry, aftermarket 4WD products, consumer products and manufacturing—in the United States.    Mike Partridge takes time from a busy day at the Paso Robles, California plant to discuss 4×4 products, industry trends […]

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.    […]

4WD Mechanix Tech How-to Channel

4WD Mechanix Tech ‘How-to’ Channel Playlist! Free Technical Video Viewing Available at This Website: This Moses Ludel ‘Live Tech’ Q&A vlog series shares insights into motor oils, oil filters and maintenance. Want your Jeep 4WD or any other 4×4 truck/SUV engine to last over 200,000 miles? See the four vlog topics (below). Click to access […]

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 – Show-Winning Jeep XJ Cherokee Sport 4×4

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Show-Winning Jeep XJ Cherokee Sport 4×4

Custom 1998 Jeep XJ Cherokee Wins at East Coast Car Shows! Photos by Tim Swank Tim Swank’s show winning 1998 Jeep XJ Cherokee 4×4 is an East Coast sensation! In 2012, the Jeep trophied 8 times, with three ‘best of class’ wins. Tim’s Cherokee takes on the showy ‘Vettes, Camaros, Mopars and vintage rides. He […]

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 M38 Goes Green: The Electro-Willys

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep M38 Goes Green: The Electro-Willys

Jeep M38 Military 4×4 Goes Greener: The Electro-Willys! (Photos by Mike and Ellen Picard)      Mike Picard is an avid Jeep enthusiast. He has worked with vintage Jeep iron for 35 years. Interested in building an electric vehicle, Mike found a classic 1952 M38 Willys military model in rough condition. He set out to transform that Jeep into […]

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 – Articles: Jeep How-to & Upgrades

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Articles: Jeep How-to & Upgrades

  You Can Perform Jeep 4WD Technical How-to & Upgrades!    Along that remote trail, with limited parts availability and your rolling tool chests miles away at the shop or home garage, you need mechanical savvy and troubleshooting skills! I have driven solo over rugged trails for more than four decades. Getting a 4×4 home from remote desert and rugged […]

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 – Review: Die-Tech Off-Road Jeep Wrangler Mirror Relocation Brackets

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Review: Die-Tech Off-Road Jeep Wrangler Mirror Relocation Brackets

Review: Die-Tech Off-Road’s Jeep Wrangler Mirror Relocation Brackets Tools for installation are minimal. A battery-powered bit driver and Torx® bit will quickly remove factory screws—with minimal risk of stripping out the heads! Die-Tech Off-Road brackets are of highest quality and welded properly. The U.S. engineering and build reflects in the welds, fit and finish! At […]

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 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 – HD Video: 2011 WFTW Evening of R&R

WFTW Camp Dinner and a Night of Music and Campfire Cameraderie! < HD Video: An Evening of WFTW ‘R&R’!      Dusty, trail-tested and hungry, the Wheelers for the Wounded settled into an evening of great food, music, company and conversation. The Rock Heads sponsored and cooked a stellar dinner. The ice cream truck followed with dessert […]

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 – 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 […]