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 and Mike Partridge discuss 4WD industry trends and the Advance Adapters role within the 4WD aftermarket. The conversation includes new 4×4 products, popular consumer interests and keeping production in the United States. Click here for direct access to the interview! 

     2) 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 at Paso Robles, California. See the modern Advance Adapters manufacturing and machine processes that produce these components. Click here for direct access to the HD video tour!

     3) High performance and long life products require quality engineering and testing. Advance Adapters Senior Design Engineer Chuck Althausen shares the processes, standards and unique testing that make the Atlas transfer cases, Rubicrawler, Saturn overdrive, Ranger Torque Splitter, V-8 conversions, SYE kits and other Advance Adapters products superior. Click here for direct access to the engineering tour!

     4) Moses Ludel and Advance Adapters Sales Manager Steve Roberts discuss details on popular engine and transmission conversions, including Atlas and Rubicrawler upgrades and meeting the challenges of emission controls. The goal is how to get maximum reliability from an upgraded 4×4.  Click here for direct access to the HD video interview with Steve Roberts!

     5) Advance Adapters builds the Atlas transfer case, Saturn overdrive, Rubicrawler, engine conversion kits and many other specialty 4×4 parts. To design and test these components, the company has several Jeep TJ and JK Wrangler “mules”. See the Advance Adapter prototype vehicles and testing rock pile…Click here to see the Advance Adapter 4×4 fleet on the test rocks!

     6) Advance Adapters produces the unique Rubicrawler gear reduction box for Jeep Wrangler models with the 42RLE automatic transmission. This reduction or “crawl” gear box has an easily understood shift method that Steve Roberts demonstrates in this HD video how-to. Click here for direct access to the HD video details on the Rubicrawler!

     7) 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 other heavy duty applications. Click here for insight into the Atlas transfer case design and shifting!

     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 and transmission conversion. Click here for insight into an LS swap for a Jeep Wrangler!

     The following discussion is from the 2011 Moab Jeep Safari interview with Mike Partridge, President at Advance Adapters. (Click on links to access the Flash SD videos):

1) Part 1, the Rubicrawler for ’03-up automatic transmission TJ and JK Wrangler models

2) Part 2, the Atlas 2-speed transfer case explored and discussed thoroughly

3) Part 3, the latest, bulletproof Atlas 4-speed transfer case

4) Part 4, the motor mounts and transmission adapters that form the backbone of Advance Adapters’ unique products

Click here for direct access to the Advance Adapters website!

Mike Partridge and staff field technical questions at the 2011 Moab Jeep Safari.

     Since 1971, Advance Adapters has provided a vital service to the Jeep 4WD and light truck community. Whether you retrofit an engine, install a better transmission or upgrade the transfer case, Advance Adapters has been a ‘go-to’ specialty parts resource for four decades.

     At the 2011 Moab Jeep Safari, Mike Partridge stepped aside from a busy crowd at the trade show arena and provided a candid, live interview on Advance Adapters and the latest products. This interview is a comprehensive, detailed discussion of the Rubicrawler, the Atlas two- and four-speed transfer cases, custom engine and transmission adapters, motor mounts and the niche products that are the signature of Advance Adapters. Mike also speaks candidly about the company’s concern for quality and the ongoing effort to meet customer’s niche and specialty needs.

     This exclusive, in-depth interview has been divided into four segments for easier viewing. For straight talk and insight into the Advance Adapters product line and company philosophy, you will want to watch each segment…

     Thanks, Mike, for sharing your time and expertise with the Jeep 4WD community!

—Moses Ludel

Click here for direct access to the Advance Adapters website!