Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video Tool How-to: Using the OTC 7394 Hub Puller

HD Video How-to:  OTC 7394 Hub Puller for Jeep and Truck Axle Service! Vintage Jeep 4x4s and AMC/Jeep CJ models with the AMC Model 20 rear axle require a special hub puller to remove the rear wheel hubs. Many vintage cars and trucks require this type puller. OTC makes the 7394 Hub Puller for this task. This […]

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Four-Wheeler Jake Munoz Overcame Multiple Spinal Surgeries

Video Interview: Avid Four-Wheeler Overcame Multiple Spinal Surgeries! October 2020 Update: Jake Munoz, courageous friend, husband and father, passed away on October 2nd. At the time of our interview years ago, Jake had endured seven major spinal surgeries yet remained committed to an outdoor lifestyle. As an avid four-wheeler, Jake Munoz dramatically modified both his […]

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Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2014 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

2014 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Run Includes Jake Munoz and Other Nevada 4×4 Drivers In June 2014, Wheelers for the Wounded (WFTW) grew from a California based organization to the inaugural event involving Nevada 4×4 volunteer drivers. Jake Munoz and members of the Sierra Stompers join with other Nevada 4×4 masters for a briefing […]

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How-to: Gaither GT12-1US Precision Tire Balancing

Gaither Takes Balancing to the Next Level: GT12-1US Manual Computer Tire Balancer… The Gaither GT12-1US is a heavy duty, manually operated computer tire and wheel balancer. Portable and easy to operate, the machine is ideal for commercial truck and bus shops, fleet operators and independent 4×4 light truck shops. We test 4×4 aftermarket wheels and […]

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Change Tires at Your Shop or a Remote Site

For decades we have sublet tire service. We ended that with Gaither Tool Company products. Manual tools and equipment now enable us to change tires at our shop. We can even perform tire service by the side of a remote trail. Hand service tools are available for passenger car, van, truck and powersports tires. With […]

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Shurhold® Dual-Action Polisher and Detailing Products

Restoring Our Jeep® Cherokee’s Paint Finish… The Shurhold DA Polisher Pro and detailing products helped save our 1999 XJ Cherokee from an immediate re-paint. This cleaning, compounding and polishing system provides an affordable way to get professional level results. When we took a close look at the Cherokee, the paint was in poor condition. Years […]

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Gaither Tire Service Tools and Equipment

Gaither® Tool Company makes professional grade tools and equipment for the tire service industry. 4WD Mechanix chose Gaither® when setting up a self-sufficient tire service area within our shop studio. It doesn’t take COVID-19 and a lock down to value having your own tire shop. 4WD Mechanix Magazine tests and services tires on a regular […]

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Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the Ross TL Steering Gear

How-to: Rebuilding the Jeep-Ross ‘TL’ Steering Gear! At the 2011 Midwest Willys Reunion, Moses Ludel was guest speaker to a large group of vintage Willys-Jeep enthusiasts who own 1941-71 models. In this segment, Moses discusses restoration of vintage Ross TL steering gears. These gears were original equipment in all Willys 4×4 military vehicles, 4WD civilian […]

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THE JESSI COMBS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

THE JESSI COMBS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Promoting Women in the Trades! THE JESSI COMBS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS… Seven Scholarships, totaling $30K awarded to women pursuing careers in the trades! MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA (November 9, 2020) –The Jessi Combs Foundation (JCF) is honored to announce the winners of The Jessi Combs Foundation Scholarship program for 2020. In addition to the […]

Important Cleanup at Moon Rocks Near Reno, Nevada on Saturday 11-7-2020

Important Cleanup at Moon Rocks Near Reno, Nevada on Saturday 11-7-2020

Moon Rocks Cleanup on Saturday, November 7, 2020! N4WDA received an announcement from Paul Amar, Bureau of Land Management, sharing that on Saturday, November 7th, there will be a cleanup at Moon Rocks. There is no starting time announced, but it will be an all day event. Although this is short notice, if you are available, […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video Tool How-to: Using the OTC 7394 Hub Puller

HD Video How-to:  OTC 7394 Hub Puller for Jeep and Truck Axle Service! Vintage Jeep 4x4s and AMC/Jeep CJ models with the AMC Model 20 rear axle require a special hub puller to remove the rear wheel hubs. Many vintage cars and trucks require this type puller. OTC makes the 7394 Hub Puller for this task. This […]

Four-Wheeler Jake Munoz Overcame Multiple Spinal Surgeries

Video Interview: Avid Four-Wheeler Overcame Multiple Spinal Surgeries! October 2020 Update: Jake Munoz, courageous friend, husband and father, passed away on October 2nd. At the time of our interview years ago, Jake had endured seven major spinal surgeries yet remained committed to an outdoor lifestyle. As an avid four-wheeler, Jake Munoz dramatically modified both his […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2014 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

2014 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Run Includes Jake Munoz and Other Nevada 4×4 Drivers In June 2014, Wheelers for the Wounded (WFTW) grew from a California based organization to the inaugural event involving Nevada 4×4 volunteer drivers. Jake Munoz and members of the Sierra Stompers join with other Nevada 4×4 masters for a briefing […]

Cooper Tires Discoverer S/T MAXX

Cooper Tires Discoverer S/T MAXX

Cooper Tires Discoverer® S/T MAXX™ Our tests confirm that Cooper Tires Discoverer® S/T MAXX™ tires deliver superior highway and off-pavement traction. Testing included interstate, city and a variety of off-pavement uses. During the tests, the magazine’s Jeep® XJ Cherokee plied Nevada’s remote high desert and wild horse country! Test and Evaluation: On- and Off-Road Performance […]

Mild 2 Wild Event…

Mild 2 Wild Event…

NEW RELEASE: N4WDA Mild 2 Wild Event Postponed…for Second Time! COVID-19 FORCES N4WDA to CANCEL September 12, 2020 MILD 2 WILD EVENT “N4WDA discussed the Mild 2 Wild event that was rescheduled for September 12th (already rescheduled from May 9th) and concluded that they will cancel the event until next year. The 5th N4WDA Silver […]

How-to: Gaither GT12-1US Precision Tire Balancing

Gaither Takes Balancing to the Next Level: GT12-1US Manual Computer Tire Balancer… The Gaither GT12-1US is a heavy duty, manually operated computer tire and wheel balancer. Portable and easy to operate, the machine is ideal for commercial truck and bus shops, fleet operators and independent 4×4 light truck shops. We test 4×4 aftermarket wheels and […]

Change Tires at Your Shop or a Remote Site

For decades we have sublet tire service. We ended that with Gaither Tool Company products. Manual tools and equipment now enable us to change tires at our shop. We can even perform tire service by the side of a remote trail. Hand service tools are available for passenger car, van, truck and powersports tires. With […]

Shurhold® Dual-Action Polisher and Detailing Products

Restoring Our Jeep® Cherokee’s Paint Finish… The Shurhold DA Polisher Pro and detailing products helped save our 1999 XJ Cherokee from an immediate re-paint. This cleaning, compounding and polishing system provides an affordable way to get professional level results. When we took a close look at the Cherokee, the paint was in poor condition. Years […]

Gaither Tire Service Tools and Equipment

Gaither® Tool Company makes professional grade tools and equipment for the tire service industry. 4WD Mechanix chose Gaither® when setting up a self-sufficient tire service area within our shop studio. It doesn’t take COVID-19 and a lock down to value having your own tire shop. 4WD Mechanix Magazine tests and services tires on a regular […]

Off-Road Vehicle Maintenance Tips from Red Line

Off-Road Vehicle Maintenance Tips from Red Line

Red Line Synthetic Oil’s Suggestions for 4×4 Owners During This Stay-At-Home Period: Red Line Synthetic Oil Provides Helpful Tips and Tricks for Off-Road Enthusiasts Benicia, Calif. (April 21, 2020) – By doing their part and staying home, many off-road enthusiasts have some extra time in the garage to tune up their vehicles. There’s always a maintenance […]

Mahindra Takes on COVID-19 at Michigan

Mahindra Takes on COVID-19 at Michigan

Mahindra Automotive North America takes a proactive stance on COVID-19 at Michigan…

Lubrication Specialties Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

Lubrication Specialties Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

Lubrication Specialties Inc., Manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret, Announces Production of Hand Sanitizer in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic  Press Release: Mt Gilead, OH, (April 9, 2020) – Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret performance oils and additives and other specialty lubrication products, announced today they are redeploying a portion of the company’s […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the Ross TL Steering Gear

How-to: Rebuilding the Jeep-Ross ‘TL’ Steering Gear! At the 2011 Midwest Willys Reunion, Moses Ludel was guest speaker to a large group of vintage Willys-Jeep enthusiasts who own 1941-71 models. In this segment, Moses discusses restoration of vintage Ross TL steering gears. These gears were original equipment in all Willys 4×4 military vehicles, 4WD civilian […]

Gaither Tool Company Moore-Safe 20-Ton Jack

“World’s Safest Jack” Gaither Tool Company’s new 20-ton air-over-hydraulic Moore-Safe Jack delivers superior performance, safety and utility. Screw-in “bolt” head design provides stability and improved center of gravity. We do a lot of axle lifting for tire changes and rotations, brake service and axle related work. A safe jack is always important. Our stout floor […]

Coronavirus Crisis: Harbor Freight Steps Up!

Coronavirus Crisis: Harbor Freight Steps Up!

Coronavirus Crisis: Harbor Freight Steps Up! Harbor Freight Will Donate Key Emergency Supplies to Hospitals In this time of need, Harbor Freight has put community ahead of profit. While other suppliers have been profiteering on sales of scarce medical supplies, Harbor Freight has done the opposite. Eric Smidt, Founder at Harbor Freight, has made this […]

New HTP Invertig® 400 AC/DC Commercial Grade Welder

New HTP Invertig® 400 AC/DC Commercial Grade Welder

New HTP Invertig® 400 AC/DC Commercial Grade Welder HTP America’s Proven Invertig® Technology for Pro Shops! HTP America’s reputation for exceptional TIG/GTAW welding equipment has inspired the new Invertig® 400 professional grade machine. The design features years of proven technology plus the latest advances in TIG and stick welding. This machine satisfies the daily demands […]

SUR&R Oil Filter Cup

Put an End to Oil Change Messes! End the messy oil drips and puddles when changing an oil filter. The SUR&R Oil Filter Cup catches dirty oil and makes oil changes easier. Owners of Jeep® XJ Cherokee 4.0L models and others with horizontal oil filters can rejoice! Any oil filter change can be messy. Drips […]

Cummins 4BT and 4 ISB Diesel Engine Conversions

Cummins 4BT and 4 ISB Diesel Engine Conversions

The Cummins R2.8L turbo-diesel crate engine conversion has a strong following. For many, however, this swap is too costly. Some find the Cummins 4BT and 4 ISB 3.9L conversion more affordable. Cummins built the 4BT engine for industrial, agricultural and commercial automotive use. Introduced in 1984, the Cummins B-Series engines included the 6BT 5.9L inline […]

Bolt-in Atlas Transfer Case for JL and JT Jeep® Models

At the 2019 SEMA Show, Advance Adapters introduced the bolt-in Atlas transfer case for the Jeep JT Wrangler and JL Gladiator. Minimized steps and retaining the OEM driveshafts make this a straightforward retrofit. Bolt-in means no need for measuring and constructing new driveshafts and other parts. This package will be welcomed by 4×4 shops and […]

2019 SEMA and AAPEX Shows

Best New 4×4 and Light Truck Utility Products, Tools and Equipment… The first week in November, 4WD Mechanix Magazine covered the SEMA and AAPEX Shows. Beyond the glitz and glitter, our focus is always light truck and 4×4 utility products, new tools and useful equipment. Top picks aim at improving vehicle function and innovative tools […]

Book Review: Ford Bronco, A History of Ford’s Legendary 4×4

Book Review: Ford Bronco, A History of Ford’s Legendary 4×4

Book Review: Ford Bronco, A History of Ford’s Legendary 4×4 by Todd Zuercher   Fifty-four years after the launch of the iconic Ford Bronco, Todd Zuercher’s new book brings that history to life. Ford Bronco—A History of Ford’s Legendary 4×4 provides an engaging, highly detailed account. Todd begins with the Bronco’s seminal concept, prototype design, research […]

OTC 6977 Universal Cooling System Pressure Test Kit

A cooling system pressure test can diagnose hose and radiator leaks, damaged gaskets and casting cracks. The OTC Tools 6977 Universal Cooling System Pressure Test Kit includes hose adapters for a wide range of conventional and degas cooling systems. Modern cooling systems often seal completely at the radiator. There is no filler neck for testing […]

5.9L Cummins CRD Injection System Cleaning

Maintaining Expensive Injection Components… Routine Cummins CRD injection system cleaning can help protect the expensive CP3 pump and Bosch injectors. Our regular service includes two effective methods for restoring fuel injector spray patterns, maximizing performance and improving fuel efficiency. For purging contaminant debris and flushing the injection system, we use Sea Foam Motor Treatment. One […]

OTC 5268 Truck Ramps

Test and Review: When a vehicle hoist is not available, floor jacks and jack stands are the common alternative. Stands take time to set up, cramp space and slow our workflow. A practical solution is vehicle ramps, and when it comes to quality and safety, we chose OTC 5268 ramps for our shop. Many shops […]

White Knuckle Off Road Products Rock Sliders

Review and How-to Installation: White Knuckle Off Road Product Rock Sliders for Gen 3 Ram 2500/3500 4×4 Trucks… When our electric retractable running board motors failed, we searched the market for the best solidly mounted step boards. In this HD video review and installation, see why White Knuckle Off Road Products’ rock sliders became the […]