How-to: Fabricating, Restoring and Repairing Hydraulic Brake Lines

In this in-depth how-to tutorial, viewers are encouraged to look over Moses Ludel’s shoulder as he replicates steel brake tubing on a rare classic car. Whether your DIY or professional shop’s project is an off-road rock crawler, a 4×4 truck restoration or a rare classic car in need of a pristine, original looking brake system, […]

Review: FrostGuard® Ends Windshield Scraping and Frozen Wipers

FrostGuard® windshield and mirror covers are the best antidote for winter frost, ice, sleet and snow. Parking overnight can mean frozen windshield glass, mirrors and wiper blades. Often, defrosting glass requires lengthy running of the engine. Worse yet is the undesirable chore of scraping window glass and mirrors until your fingers grow numb. FrostGuard® can […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari

Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari at Anza-Borrego and Truckhaven! The annual Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari is a legendary four-wheel drive and OHV event. In this HD video series, 4WD Mechanix Magazine caught the late winter action at the 2014 gathering, activities for the whole family in the Anza-Borrego Desert at Ocotillo Wells!  See the TDS […]

History of Saginaw Rotary Valve Integral Power Steering Gear

Saginaw Rotary Valve Integral Power Steering Gear The Saginaw Rotary Valve integral power steering gear is reliable and durable. Its serviceability is much easier than other designs.  Like any automotive steering system, wear eventually leads to the need for at least resealing and ultimately rebuilding. There are exchange rebuilt gears available in the aftermarket and […]

2016 Moab EJS Area BFE/BFG Fun Run

2016 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari. BFG Tires partnered with Raceline Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs to help 4×4 guests celebrate at Area BFE. Easter came early this year, and the event day included freezing cold, blowing snow and overcast. The four-wheelers were not deterred, and everyone had a good time! […]

Riding Arctic Cat Wildcats and 4×4 Driving Tips from Rod Hall

Moses Ludel joins Rod Hall, Mike Winkel and members of the Rod Hall Racing crew at the Wild West Motorsports Park for an Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV ride in the hills east of Reno, Nevada. After some backcountry play with the Wildcats, Rod Hall discussed maximizing traction and minimizing vehicle impact with a full-size 4×4. […]

HD Videos: 2012 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

HD Videos: The 2012 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event! The four HD videos below include 2012 event trail action plus interviews with the Vets and WFTW organizers…There is additional coverage available at the magazine’s HD Video Network for the 2010 and 2011 WFTW Rubicon Super Events. For details, see the playlists at the ‘4WD News & Event Channel’ and the ‘4WD […]

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 […]

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 […]

4WD Mechanix Jeep 4×4 Section

4WD Mechanix Jeep 4×4 Section

4WD Mechanix Magazine’s Jeep 4×4 Section! This section of 4WD Mechanix Magazine focuses on Jeep 4x4s and SUVs, including maintenance, how-to, Q&A, upgrades, lift kits, engine buildups, tuning, suspension and powertrain upgrades. Emphasis is on restoration, hardcore Jeep trail runners, overland Jeep 4WD vehicles and Jeep off-road performance 4x4s. *Click on the “Site Content Directory” […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Video Features and Technical Articles!

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Video Features and Technical Articles!

Make 4WD Mechanix© Magazine and HD Video Network programming a ‘Favorite’…Enjoy multi-channel viewing and full screen, 1080P High Definition Video coverage here at the magazine website! Magazine Exclusive—We’re First to Install the ‘MSD Atomic EFI’ on a Jeep 4.2L Inline Six Rock Crawlin’ Trail Runner! The magazine tests the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4×4—and picks it as ‘2012 […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Shares “A Jeep Life”

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Shares “A Jeep Life”

“A Jeep® Life”byMoses Ludel Nevada’s Washoe County Road 34 near the Black Rock Desert playa leads from Gerlach to the Sheldon Antelope Range. By late May, the snow-capped Granite Mountains become Jeep four-wheel drive country!     Piercing white headlamp beams shot through the Ponderosa boughs, starkly silhouetting the quaking aspen grove. Droning steadily, the feisty ‘Hurricane’ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – YJ & TJ Wrangler Automatic Transmission Light Service

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – YJ & TJ Wrangler Automatic Transmission Light Service

How-to: Jeep YJ and TJ Wrangler Automatic Transmission Service Since most owners will not rebuild their Jeep’s automatic transmission, this section focuses on the routine maintenance and service of the typical Jeep automatic transmission. You should perform these service procedures at regular intervals. For the Jeep 4×4 driven at a crawl pace off-pavement,odometer mileage is […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Dana 30 Axle Rebuild

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Dana 30 Axle Rebuild

How-to: RebuildingYJ Wrangler Dana 30 Front Axle with ARB Locker!  Note: The popular Dana 30 open knuckle front axle is original equipment in various Jeep, Bronco and I-H Scout 4×4 models. High and low pinion designs distinguish these applications. The Jeep YJ Wrangler and most XJ Cherokee models use the high-pinion or “reverse rotation” ring gear […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Rebuilds a Jeep XJ Cherokee Dana 30 Front Axle

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Rebuilds a Jeep XJ Cherokee Dana 30 Front Axle

How-to: Jeep Cherokee Dana 30 Front Axle Rebuild with ARB Air Locker The popular Dana 30 open knuckle front axle is original equipment in various Jeep, Bronco and I-H Scout 4×4 models. High and low pinion designs distinguish these applications. The Jeep YJ Wrangler and most XJ Cherokee models use the high-pinion or “reverse rotation” ring […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Jeep Cherokee Dana 30 Axle Rebuild

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Jeep Cherokee Dana 30 Axle Rebuild

  How-to: Jeep Cherokee Dana 30 Front Axle Rebuild with ARB Air Locker   The popular Dana 30 open knuckle front axle is original equipment in various Jeep, Bronco and I-H Scout 4×4 models. High and low pinion designs distinguish these applications. The Jeep YJ Wrangler and most XJ Cherokee models use the high-pinion or “reverse rotation” […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event

2010 Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event! Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Rubicon Trail, September 17-19, 2010…The Rubicon Trail has lured, challenged and transformed four-wheelers since the 1950s. From 30-inch tires on MB flat-fender models through the CJ and Wrangler eras, many of us schooled on this rugged trail. Despite today’s oversized 33″ to 40″ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Contents at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and HD Video Network:  Quickly Find the Articles, Videos and PDF Downloads Available at the 4WD Mechanix© Magazine Website! Next >> 4WD Mechanix Magazine Home Page 4×4 truck, SUV and Jeep how-to articles, Q&A and multi-channel, HD 1080P video web television at the 4WD Mechanix Video Network. Featuring aftermarket product and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis: OHV Trails

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis: OHV Trails

Column: Tom Willis on the OHV Trail—Back Country Travel & Adventure! Tom Willis lives at northern Nevada. Tom has been involved in all aspects of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) activities for the past 40 years. He has written and published three guidebooks, covering off-pavement travel and activities in the Nevada and California deserts. Over the […]

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 – Tom Willis Column: West Side Death Valley National Park

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: West Side Death Valley National Park

Column: Tom Willis Takes Us to Death Valley National Park! Tom Willis lives at northern Nevada. Tom has been involved in all aspects of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) activities for the past 40 years. He has written and published three guidebooks, covering off-pavement travel and activities in the Nevada and California deserts. Over the last […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Show-Winning Jeep XJ Cherokee Sport 4×4

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Show-Winning Jeep XJ Cherokee Sport 4×4

Custom 1998 Jeep XJ Cherokee Wins at East Coast Car Shows! Photos by Tim Swank Tim Swank’s show winning 1998 Jeep XJ Cherokee 4×4 is an East Coast sensation! In 2012, the Jeep trophied 8 times, with three ‘best of class’ wins. Tim’s Cherokee takes on the showy ‘Vettes, Camaros, Mopars and vintage rides. He […]