4WD Mechanix Jeep 4×4 Section

4WD Mechanix Jeep 4×4 Section

4WD Mechanix Magazine’s Jeep 4×4 Section! This section of 4WD Mechanix Magazine focuses on Jeep 4x4s and SUVs, including maintenance, how-to, Q&A, upgrades, lift kits, engine buildups, tuning, suspension and powertrain upgrades. Emphasis is on restoration, hardcore Jeep trail runners, overland Jeep 4WD vehicles and Jeep off-road performance 4x4s. *Click on the “Site Content Directory” […]

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 – Moses Ludel Rebuilds the Jeep YJ Wrangler Dana 30 Front Axle

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Rebuilds the Jeep YJ Wrangler Dana 30 Front Axle

Rebuilding Jeep YJ Wrangler Dana 30 Front Axle with ARB Air Locker!   Note: The popular Dana 30 open knuckle front axle is original equipment in various Jeep, Bronco and I-H Scout 4×4 models. High and low pinion designs distinguish these applications. The Jeep YJ Wrangler and most XJ Cherokee models use the high-pinion or “reverse rotation” ring […]

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 – 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 […]