Testing Cooper® Discoverer AT3 XLT™ Tires

The latest Discoverer AT3 XLT™ tires from Cooper® boast exceptional wear resistance and a rugged design. In our two-part HD video coverage, we begin with mounting and balancing a set of 37 x 12.50R17LT AT3 XLT™ tires for the magazine’s Ram 3500 pickup. These Load Range D tires rate 3,525-pound capacity per tire and engineering […]

Dodge Ram 3500 4×4 Superwinch Talon 18K Winch Installation

  4WD Mechanix Magazine’s 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4×4 pickup is a workhorse and trailer hauler. The chores that this truck performs require the best and most reliable equipment available. For winching, we turned to the top-of-the-line Superwinch® Talon 18.0SR winch with synthetic rope. See the installation with tips on safe winch mounting. Learn why […]

TruckVault and ShotLock Products at the 2016 SEMA Show

Vehicle and cargo security is a major concern. While vehicle alarms and a Jeep® hard top or pickup bed cap can help, nothing works as soundly as the rugged TruckVault® security systems! At the 2016 SEMA Show, we looked closely at TruckVault’s cargo security solution and also the handy ShotLock® lockers.  Building contractors, law enforcement agencies, […]

4WD Mechanix Magazine Travel: Exploring Bodega Bay

As our dry, hot summer at Nevada’s high desert eked on, we were overdue for a trip to the coast and some fresh salt air. Our 30′ Alumascape trailer in tow behind the Ram 3500 truck, we traversed the Sierra Range, crossed the Sacramento Valley, drove through the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country and wound our way to the Sonoma Coast […]

Mounting and Balancing BFG KO2 Tires at the Discount Tire Store

Testing new tires requires a solid baseline. These tires need proper mounting and balancing on rims that run true. When 4WD Mechanix Magazine prepared for testing the new BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, the first stop was the local Discount Tire Store. Professional mounting and balance provide a consistent standard for accurately evaluating these tires, and Discount […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: The Bumpers & Winch Assembly

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: The Bumpers & Winch Assembly

Ram 3500: Warn Front Bumper, M12000 Winch & Buckstop Rear Bumper!      First and foremost, the 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD with Cummins power is a serious tow vehicle. The pickup tugs our car-hauling trailer with the XJ Cherokee on board and also meets the magazine’s other needs. A backup for 4×4 trail rigs and foul-weather assistance for stranded motorists, the Ram […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: Wheels and Tires

Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: Selecting the Correct Wheel and Tire Package      Choosing the right tires and wheels for a lifted truck is an important decision. Wheel and tire sizing determines safety and correct vehicle handling plus the kind of service and lifespan you will get from the tires. This article includes an exclusive HD video interview with Richard […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Major Makeover

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Major Makeover

4WD Mechanix Magazine’s 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Gets a Major Makeover!      4WD Mechanix Magazine’s 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 has been a formidable workhorse since purchased new in October 2004. It’s first road trip was to the 2004 Off-Road Expo at Pomona, California. On October 8th-9th of 2011, the Ram truck returned to the Expo […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: The Mopar Suspension Lift

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: The Mopar Suspension Lift

2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD Makeover: Four-Inch Mopar Suspension Lift      Upgrading to oversized tires on our 2005 Dodge Ram 4WD pickup required raising the chassis and suspension height. Seeking a suspension lift kit, we turned to Chrysler’s Mopar Performance products.      The chosen 35″ tires require a 4-inch lift on this single rear wheel (SRW) chassis. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Transfer Flow: Fuel Tanks and Alternative Fuels Technology

Transfer Flow, Inc.—Auxiliary Fuel Tank & Alternative Fuel Technology! HD Video: Overview of Transfer Flow Products There are seven HD videos covering Transfer Flow products, manufacturing and leading edge alternative fuels technology. Two HD videos are on this page…See other pages for more HD videos! For the two additional HD videos at the magazine’s Dodge […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Ram Trucks: Ultimate Haulers

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Ram Trucks: Ultimate Haulers

Dodge/Ram Trucks: The Ultimate Haulers! The Dodge Ram and contemporary Ram trucks have considerable history. They deliver exceptional payloads over time. Our multipurpose hauler of choice is a Ram 3500 4WD with Quad-Cab and the Cummins diesel engine. Many 4WD Mechanix Magazine readers own Ram trucks. These trucks have one thing in common: the ability […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Transfer Flow Alternative Fuel Technology Classes

Transfer Flow, Inc., Offers Classes in Alternative Fuel Technology for Motor Vehicles HD Video: Transfer Flow, Inc., Offers Alternative Fuels Technology Classes!      With a strong “R & D” base, Transfer Flow, Inc., is well-positioned for alternative fuel advancements. Classes conducted at the Chico facility attract a diverse cross-section of students.     The interview with […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Transfer Flow Fuel Tank Manufacturing Process

The Transfer Flow, Inc., Advanced Fuel Tank Manufacturing Process! HD Video: Transfer Flow, Inc., Manufacturing Process, Part 1 HD Video: Transfer Flow, Inc., Manufacturing Process, Part 2      With decades of experience at fuel tank design, development and manufacturing, Transfer Flow, Inc., was our auxiliary fuel tank source for 4WD Mechanix Magazine’s 2005 Dodge Ram […]