Interview: Advance Adapters and Cummins Discuss the 2.8L Diesel Engine Conversion for Jeep®

At the 2016 SEMA Show, Steve Roberts from Advance Adapters and Stephen “Steve” Sanders of Cummins Repower program share in-depth details on the Cummins 2.8L diesel crate engine conversion. Tailored for Jeep®, Land Cruisers, Land Rovers, light trucks and other swaps, the high-tech R2.8L common rail diesel (CRD) is a potent, fuel efficient, self-contained “crate” […]

Advance Adapters Products at 2016 SEMA Show

The Advance Adapters booth at the SEMA Show is always busy! For 2016, a variety of product upgrades and improvements were the focus. Advance Adapters has also added options for popular products like the Atlas transfer cases. Steve Roberts explains the current line of Advance Adapters offerings. The centerpiece at the booth was the new […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Shares Engine and Transmission Conversion Strategies

Advance Adapters Shares Engine Conversion Strategies and Upgrades Moses Ludel and Advance Adapters Sales Manager Steve Roberts  discuss details on contemporary engine and transmission conversions. The conversation covers V-8 transplants, Atlas transfer case and Rubicrawler upgrades—plus meeting the challenges of emission controls and regulations. The series begins with Part 1 (above). See the rest of the series in segments 2, 3 and […]

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 […]

Advance Adapters RubiCrawler for Jeep TJ and JK Wrangler 42RLE Models

Advance Adapters RubiCrawler for Jeep TJ and JK Wrangler with 42RLE Transmission      Note: This tour of the RubiCrawler with Steve Roberts at Advance Adapters explains the function and fit of the Rubicrawler. The ingenious gearbox occupies the factory tailhousing space on the Jeep TJ and JK Wrangler models equipped with the 42RLE automatic transmission. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Advance Adapters Engineering, Design and Product Testing

HD Video: Advance Adapters Engineering, Design and Product Testing In this HD video, Senior Design Engineer Chuck Althausen demonstrates severe duty test of a splined shaft. High performance, severe duty products require quality engineering and testing. Advance Adapters Senior Design Engineer Chuck Althausen shares the design processes and test standards that make the Atlas transfer cases, Rubicrawler, […]

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 […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video Tour: Advance Adapters Manufacturing Facility

HD Video Tour:  Advance Adapters Facility at Paso Robles, California Advance Adapters produces a variety of transfer case, transmission, overdrive and engine conversion components. The Atlas transfer case, Saturn overdrive, Rubicrawler, Ranger Torque Splitter and SYE kits are well known—and produced in-house. See the manufacturing and machine processes that create these well-recognized components. In this segment, Vice […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Video Interview: Mike Partridge of Advance Adapters

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Video Interview: Mike Partridge of Advance Adapters

Advance Adapters Plant Tour Series and Moab Interviews!     Note: In addition to Flash SD videos from the 2011 Moab Jeep Safari, see the series of seventeen HD 1080P videos filmed at the Advance Adapters facility. Click these quick links to key videos from that series:      1) In this candid talk, Moses Ludel […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Interview: Part 4, Mounts and Transmission Adapters

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Interview: Part 4, Mounts and Transmission Adapters

Mike Partridge Interview, Part 4: Motor Mount & Transmission Adapters  The original  Flash video that was available at this page (filmed at Moab Jeep Safari in 2011) has been superseded by seventeen 1080P HD videos now available at 4WD Mechanix HD Video Network playlists. These more recent 1080P videos are from Moses Ludel’s January 2013 tour and interviews at the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Shares Latest Products at 2015 Moab EJS Trade Show

2015 Moab EJS Trade Show: Advance Adapters Shares the Latest Products! The Moab Easter Jeep Safari week takes four-wheeling and dirt OHV recreation to the limit. At the week’s end, the Old Spanish Trails Arena becomes the site for a trade show that includes the 4×4 aftermarket industry’s key players. Advance Adapters’ booth is a popular draw […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Interview: Part 3, Atlas 4-Speed Transfer Case

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Interview: Part 3, Atlas 4-Speed Transfer Case

Interview with Mike Partridge, Part 3: Atlas 4-Speed Transfer Case      Our Flash videos filmed at Moab Jeep Safari in 2011 have been superseded by later coverage from the Advance Adapters plant and product tour.  Want insight into Advance Adapters?  Click here for a list of HD 1080P videos available at 4WD Mechanix Magazine.  The video series […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Interview: Part 2, the Atlas II Transfer Case

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Interview: Part 2, the Atlas II Transfer Case

Interview with Mike Partridge, Part 2: Atlas Two-Speed Transfer Case      Flash videos filmed at Moab Jeep Safari in 2011 have been superseded by 1080P videos from Moses Ludel’s January 2013 tour of the Advance Adapters plant. The 2013 update includes an insightful interview with Steve Roberts, discussing the Atlas transfer case design and shifting […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Videos: Advance Adapters Jeep Wrangler Test Vehicles

HD Videos: Advance Adapters Jeep TJ and JK Wrangler Test Vehicle Fleet     Advance Adapters builds the Atlas transfer cases, Saturn overdrive,Rubicrawler, engine conversion kits and many other specialty 4×4 parts. Todesign and test these components, the company has several Jeep TJ and JK Wrangler “mules”. See these Advance Adapter vehicles close up and packed […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Interview: Part 1, the Rubicrawler

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Interview: Part 1, the Rubicrawler

Interview with Mike Partridge, Part 1: Advance Adapters ‘Rubicrawler’      Note: In addition to the Flash video available at this page (filmed at Moab Jeep Safari in 2011), there are seventeen additional Advance Adapters HD videos available at the magazine’s 4WD Mechanix HD Video Network playlists. These more recent 1080P videos are from Moses Ludel’s January 2013 tour […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Rubicrawler: Design and Shifting Techniques

HD Videos: Advance Adapters Rubicrawler Design and Shifting Techniques  Sales Manager Steve Roberts at Advance Adapters shares the features and advantages of the Rubicrawler crawl box. This gearbox for 42RLE equipped Jeep Wrangler models offers a 2.72:1 doubling reduction ratio for extreme rock crawling. Hear Steve’s comments in the video!   Advance Adapters produces the unique Rubicrawler gear […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters at the 2011 SEMA Show

Advance Adapters‘ Booth at the 2011 SEMA Show—Las Vegas, Nevada!  In this HD video, see the new products from Advance Adapters!      Advance Adapters has served the 4WD community for four decades! When engine swaps, transfer case upgrades or transmission retrofits are underway, Advance Adapters gets the phone call. At the 2011 SEMA Show, Advance Adapters’ booth addressed customer questions […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Live Tech Vlog: Advance Adapters and SEMA MPMC Media Conference

Road Trip to Advance Adapters and the 2013 SEMA MPMC Media Trade Conference Vlog hosted by Moses Ludel   The week of January 20th-25th, 4WD Mechanix Magazine filmed at Advance Adapters (Paso Robles, CA) and the SEMA MPMC Media Trade Conference (Santa Ana, CA). Advance Adapters footage is available as seventeen (17) edited HD videos […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Advance Adapters Jeep TJ Wrangler LS V-8 Conversion

HD Video: Advance Adapters Jeep 4×4 TJ Wrangler with Smog-Legal LS V-8   In this close-up video, Steve Roberts shares the Advance Adapters Jeep TJ Wrangler with a 5.3L G.M. Generation 3 V-8 swap. See how Advance Adapters makes this a 50-State emissions legal engine with a 4L60E automatic transmission and Atlas conversion.   Click here for direct […]

Advance Adapters ‘RubiCrawler’ for JK Wrangler

Advance Adapters ‘RubiCrawler’ for JK Wrangler

      Advance Adapters RubiCrawler for JK Wranglers with the 42RLE Transmission      In the rocks, many Jeep owners want crawl-pace gear ratios to reduce the risk of vehicle damage and powertrain load. By crawling slowly, we can negotiate rough, rocky terrain with better vehicle control. This minimizes wheel spin while delivering exceptional torque.      The more […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters ‘RubiCrawler’ for JK Wrangler

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters ‘RubiCrawler’ for JK Wrangler

      Advance Adapters RubiCrawler for JK Wranglers with 42RLE Transmission      In the rocks, many Jeep owners want crawl-pace gear ratios to reduce the risk of vehicle damage and powertrain load. By crawling slowly, we can negotiate rough, rocky terrain with better vehicle control. This minimizes wheel spin while delivering exceptional torque.      The more elaborate methods of […]

2017 SEMA Show: Installation Details for the Cummins R2.8L Diesel Crate Engine

At the 2017 SEMA Show, Steve Sanders of Cummins Repower shared the latest developments on the R2.8L diesel crate engine. The engine has launched in the market since last year’s SEMA Show, and the Cummins booth featured unique display vehicles.  The booth traffic was huge, and this engine is of keen interest to 4×4 light […]

Rusty Teaches Moses Ludel to Throw a Ball!

Mike Partridge, President at Advance Adapters, nominated Moses Ludel to participate in the Happy Dog Life Challenge Against Animal Abuse, “Because the internet needs happy things…The challenge is to post a picture of your happy dog, or dogs for 5 days. Each day you nominate friends to participate.” This is Rusty the Australian Shepherd/Border Collie, […]

Variety of Information Available at 4WD Mechanix Magazine!

Find hundreds of tech articles and High Definition videos right here!…Discover the 4WD Mechanix ‘Tech and Travel’ Forums—No login for forum guests! Performing work on a 4×4 truck, Jeep®, SUV, ATV or dirt/dual sport motorcycle? Need reliable answers to your technical questions or advice on upgrade equipment that works? Mark Greene interviews Moses Ludel as […]

4WD News & Event Channel Playlist!

4WD News & Event Channel Playlist!

4WD News & Event Channel Playlist! View the 4WD News and Event Channel for the latest news and event coverage—from Moab to the SEMA Show, this is your source for Jeep 4WD, 4×4 light truck, and OHV (including ATV, dirt and dual-sport motorcycles) HD video event news! See the playlist below for the HD 1080P […]

Jeep Q&A:  YJ and TJ Wrangler Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case and Driveline

Jeep Q&A: YJ and TJ Wrangler Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case and Driveline

Q&A: Jeep YJ & TJ Wrangler Axles, Transmissions and Transfer Cases       Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding […]

Jeep Q&A: YJ and TJ Wrangler Fuel, Spark and Emission System

Jeep Q&A: YJ and TJ Wrangler Fuel, Spark and Emission System

Jeep Q&A: YJ and TJ Wrangler Fuel, Spark & Emission Systems      Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding and […]