How-to: 1990-2006 Jeep Disc Brake Pads and Rotors Service

1990-2006 Jeep Front Brakes Service and Pad Replacement… This HD video is the trailer for a full-length 24:49-minute brake service video, part of a how-to series available at Vimeo On Demand.  In the front disc brake segment, Moses Ludel shares the replacement of brake pads, rotors and related parts on these Jeep models: 1990-95 Jeep […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Quality Parts for the 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

HD Video: Quality Parts for 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor Buildup This series includes six HD video interviews with Tony Hewes…In addition to the video on this page, you will find the other five HD videos at the ‘4WD Tech How-to Channel’ playlist!  Tony Hewes shares his 4.6L stroker motor engine parts preferences and choices […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep YJ and TJ Wrangler Engine Upgrades and Swaps

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep YJ and TJ Wrangler Engine Upgrades and Swaps

Q&A How-to: Jeep YJ or TJ Wrangler Engine Upgrades and Swaps      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 […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – MSD Atomic EFI for Jeep 4.2L Inline Six Part 2

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – MSD Atomic EFI for Jeep 4.2L Inline Six Part 2

<< Previous    1  [2]  3  4  5    Next >> History of OEM EFI and Aftermarket Kits for the Jeep 4.2L Inline Six 1987 Jeep YJ Wrangler with 2.5L TBI four-cylinder engine. This engine package first appears in the 1984 Jeep XJ Cherokee.   AMC/Jeep 2.5L four-cylinder engines enjoyed the benefits of OEM throttle body injection (TBI) beginning with the 1984 XJ Cherokee. The […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – MSD Atomic EFI for Jeep 4.2L Inline Six Part 1

<< Previous    [1]  2  3  4  5    Next >> MSD Atomic EFI: Jeep 4.2L Inline Six ‘How-to’ Retrofit!   At the 2011 SEMA Show, 4WD Mechanix Magazine video cammed new products for Jeep 4WD and Ram truck viewers. We sought out the most innovative and useful products in the market.   Carburetion on Jeep 4.2L/258 inline sixes has been a concern since the 1980s. At […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – MSD Atomic EFI for Jeep 4.2L Inline Six Part 3

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – MSD Atomic EFI for Jeep 4.2L Inline Six Part 3

<< Previous    1  2  [3]  4  5    Next >> Installing the Atomic EFI Master Kit Carter BBD carburetor is a two-barrel design found on emission era AMC/Jeep inline 4.2L sixes. Its complexity reflects emission aims. The carburetor features a microprocessor-controlled fuel metering system, still short of true electronic fuel injection. BBD two-barrel bores and throttle plate are dramatically smaller area than the Atomic […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – MSD Atomic EFI for Jeep 4.2L Inline Six Part 5

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – MSD Atomic EFI for Jeep 4.2L Inline Six Part 5

<< Previous    1  2  3  4  [5]    Next >> Observations and Driving Impressions      As set up and intended, the ignition and Atomic EFI function separately. Performance synchronizes as well or better than a factory BBD carburetor and this conventional Motorcraft ignition distributor.      MSD indicates that a smoother idle might be possible when using the Atomic EFI spark timing control functions. Another […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Carburetion Versus EFI Conversion for the 4.2L Jeep Inline Six

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Carburetion Versus EFI Conversion for the 4.2L Jeep Inline Six

  Jeep 4.2L BBD Carter Carburetor Versus Mopar EFI Conversion Kit      I endorse the use of EFI/MPI systems like the well-conceived, 50-State emission-legal Mopar kit. For the Jeep CJ or YJ Wrangler owner expecting peak horsepower output, maximum fuel efficiency and optimal performance at all altitudes, EFI can be worth the cost! Many 258/4.2L Jeep […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep Engine Tuning, Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep Engine Tuning, Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

How-to: Jeep Engine Tuning and Troubleshooting     Rapid advances in engine fuel-and-spark management span the modern Jeep era. In 1987, the YJ Wrangler 2.5L four became the first Jeep 4×4 utility model with fuel injection. The 2.5L throttle body injected (TBI) engine was a Cherokee offering as well.      Simultaneously, the 1987-90 YJ Wranglers with 4.2L sixes […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Videos: Building a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Videos: Building a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

How-to Videos: Building a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor      In this 1080P HD video interview series, Moses Ludel and Tony Hewes discuss the buildup of a Jeep 4.0L inline six into a 4.6L stroker motor. This popular configuration is the most significant change available for increasing horsepower, building vital bottom end torque, and even improving […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep 4.6L Inline Six Pistons, Rods and Bearings

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep 4.6L Inline Six Pistons, Rods and Bearings

Jeep 4.6L Stroker Motor Pistons, Rods and Crankshaft Bearings!   This series includes six HD video interviews with Tony Hewes…In addition to the video on this page, you will find the other five HD videos at the ‘4WD Tech How-to Channel’ playlist!   HD Video Interview: Tony Hewes discusses the 4.6L stroker pistons, connecting rods and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Bestop Supertop NX How-to: Jeep® YJ Wrangler Installation

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Bestop Supertop NX How-to: Jeep® YJ Wrangler Installation

Bestop® Supertop NX How-to:  Jeep® YJ Wrangler Installation! The Bestop® Supertop NX is the latest soft top for Jeep® utility 4x4s. Coverage goes back to the Jeep® YJ Wrangler era. In this step-by-step, how-to HD video, we install a Bestop® Supertop NX and new Bestop® upper cloth half-doors on a Jeep® YJ Wrangler model.     Bestop® furnishes […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep Feature Vehicles

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep Feature Vehicles

  Jeep 4WD Feature Vehicles!      In my view, exotic equipment is no substitute for practical upgrades, driving skill or good trail sense! A feature vehicle must be practical and fully functional…Does your Jeep meet 4WD trail demands and lifestyle goals? Feature vehicles at the 4WD Mechanix Magazine website reflect safety, tractability, utility, reliability and trail prowess. If your Jeep 4×4 meets […]