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” […]

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 […]

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 – Jeep XJ Cherokee NP231 and NV231Transfer Case Rebuild Part 2, Assembly with SYE Kit

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep XJ Cherokee NP231 and NV231Transfer Case Rebuild Part 2, Assembly with SYE Kit

How-to: Cherokee 231 Transfer Case Rebuild, Part 2—Assembly with SYE 26: Stock Jeep 231 output shaft (left) is still in good condition. This NV231 transfer case is undergoing a conversion to a shorter output shaft (right) with a fixed yoke output flange. The Advance Adapters kit for the Jeep NP231 or NV231 is thorough, consisting of a new output shaft, shorter housing and all […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep Grand Cherokee NP231 and NV 231 Transfer Case Rebuild: Part 2

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep Grand Cherokee NP231 and NV 231 Transfer Case Rebuild: Part 2

  How-to: Grand Cherokee 231 Transfer Case, Part 2: Assembly with an SYE 26: Stock Jeep 231 output shaft (left) is still in good condition. This NV231 transfer case is undergoing a conversion to a shorter output shaft (right) with a fixed yoke output flange. The Advance Adapters kit for the Jeep NP231 or NV231 is thorough, consisting of a new output shaft, […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Installs an Atlas II Transfer Case

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Installs an Atlas II Transfer Case

Jeep How-to: Installing Advance Adapters Atlas II Transfer Case      Low range is a crucial part of the Jeep four-wheel drive system. The ratio in low range determines the off-road tractability of your Jeep YJ or TJ Wrangler. Over the many years of Jeep production, common Jeep low range ratios have been in the 2.03:1 to 2.72:1 span. With oversized […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2012 SEMA Show and Latest Products Review

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: 2012 SEMA Show and Latest Products Review

2012 SEMA Show at Las Vegas—New Products in Close-up HD Video!   The 2012 SEMA Show at Las Vegas, Nevada, was the largest SEMA Show in history. There were 2,200 exhibitors and over 120,000 participants. For Jeep and the 4WD aftermarket, the Great Recession has waned, and new products with advanced concepts abound. In this […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Rebuilds the Jeep XJ Cherokee NP231 and NV231 Transfer Case with an SYE Kit

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Rebuilds the Jeep XJ Cherokee NP231 and NV231 Transfer Case with an SYE Kit

How-to: Rebuilding a Jeep 231 Transfer Case with Advance Adapters SYE!      Eliminating the slip yoke rear driveline and upgrading to Advance Adapters’ Fixed-Yoke (SYE) kit increases the rear output stamina of this NP/NV231 transfer case. The unit will now handle a six-inch chassis lift and 33” diameter tires. A “Slip Yoke Eliminator Kit” allows use of […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Rebuilds the Jeep Wrangler NP231 and NV231 Transfer Case

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Rebuilds the Jeep Wrangler NP231 and NV231 Transfer Case

How-to: Jeep 231 Transfer Case Rebuild with Slip Yoke Eliminator       Eliminating the slip yoke rear driveline and upgrading to Advance Adapters’ Fixed-Yoke (SYE) kit increases the rear output stamina of this NP/NV231 transfer case. The unit will now handle a six-inch chassis lift and 33” diameter tires. A “Slip Yoke Eliminator Kit” allows use […]

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 – Moses Ludel Installs an Atlas Transfer Case for the XJ Cherokee

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Installs an Atlas Transfer Case for the XJ Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee How-to: Installing Advance Adapters Atlas Transfer Case       Low range is a crucial part of the Jeep four-wheel drive system. The ratio in low range determines the off-road tractability of your Jeep XJ Cherokee. Over the years, the common Jeep low range ratios have been in the 2.03:1 to 2.72:1 zone. (The NP/NV231 has a 2.72:1 low range […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Mechanix Vlog Channel

Moses Ludel ‘s  Fall 2012  Vlogs* Other vlogs can be found at the 4WD Mechanix HD Video Network playlists. Click on the channel buttons to see available HD videos and Vlogs!  4WD Mechanix© Magazine has transitioned from traditional print Q&A to HD video commentary and interactive forums. If you have technical questions, the 4WD Mechanix ‘Tech and Travel’ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep JK Wrangler 4WD Workshop

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep JK Wrangler 4WD Workshop

How-to: Jeep 4WD JK Wrangler, Unlimited & Rubicon Workshop       The JK Wrangler debuted in 2007 and replaced the TJ design. JK owners immediately went to work on this longer wheelbase model. Its improved frame structure and rugged powertrain lends itself to traditional Jeep® trail use, requiring the typical aftermarket modifications.    Want to do your own Jeep […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video Series: 2011 SEMA Show at Las Vegas!

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video Series: 2011 SEMA Show at Las Vegas!

2011 SEMA Show at Las Vegas, Nevada!      Amidst a huge industry crowd, interest in aftermarket off-road and four-wheel drive products ran high. 4WD Mechanix© Magazine was present, focused on close-up HD video coverage. In this section, discover the newest products from key manufacturers and suppliers like Warn Industries, Mopar®, Mopar Performance, Jeep® Accessories, Bestop®, Advance Adapters, […]

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 – 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 – Aftermarket Products for Jeep 4WDs

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Aftermarket Products for Jeep 4WDs

  Aftermarket Products for Jeep® 4WD Models!     Jeep 4WDs are the most personalized vehicles in the World! There are more aftermarket accessories, modification components and total make-over parts available for Jeep 4WDs than any other production four-wheeler. The wide variety of uses makes the Jeep 4WD an optimal candidate for upgrades and accessorization.   See articles and […]