Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to Video: Picking Tools & Spare Parts for the Trail


Video How-to: Picking the Right Tools to Carry in Your Off-Road 4×4!


See how Mark approaches his tool choices and which spare parts make sense for his kind of four-wheeling—which includes the Rubicon Trail, Fordyce and other rugged Sierra challenges. (If you have sufficient broadband, set the HD video for 1080P mode and full-screen viewing.)

Broken 4x4s require tools on the trail!

At the 2012 Moab Jeep Safari’s Warn Industries media run, the lead Jeep TJ Wrangler snapped its tie-rod! A group of enterprising ‘wheelers, aided by a portable welder, were able to get the Jeep 4×4 back on the trail.

   Trails and challenges have gotten rougher over the years. Today, the properly equipped 4×4 includes a variety of tools and spare parts. “Overlanding” or “wheeling”, off-road vehicles take a severe pounding.

  In this HD video, a hardcore Reno, Nevada four-wheeler shares his onboard tool and spare parts inventory. This video is a good place for any serious trail runner to put time and energy. If you want to take the risks of four-wheeling in the roughest country, it’s only fitting that you bring along the necessary tools and spare parts to get your Jeep 4×4 home!

  An additional requirement is the knowledge and understanding of how to use tools properly and the steps for installing parts. Here, 4WD Mechanix© Magazine can be a vital resource.