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 […]

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 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 4WD […]

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. To design and test these components, the company has several Jeep TJ and JK Wrangler “mules”. See these Advance Adapter vehicles close up […]

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 at the 2011 SEMA Show

Advance Adapters‘ Booth at the 2011 SEMA Show—Las Vegas, Nevada!  In this HD video, see the new products from Advance Adapters!      Advance Adapters has served the 4WD community for four decades! When engine swaps, transfer case upgrades or transmission retrofits are underway, Advance Adapters gets the phone call. At the 2011 SEMA Show, Advance Adapters’ booth addressed customer questions […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Live Tech Vlog: Advance Adapters and SEMA MPMC Media Conference

Road Trip to Advance Adapters and the 2013 SEMA MPMC Media Trade Conference Vlog hosted by Moses Ludel   The week of January 20th-25th, 4WD Mechanix Magazine filmed at Advance Adapters (Paso Robles, CA) and the SEMA MPMC Media Trade Conference (Santa Ana, CA). Advance Adapters footage is available as seventeen (17) edited HD videos […]

Advance Adapters ‘RubiCrawler’ for JK Wrangler

Advance Adapters ‘RubiCrawler’ for JK Wrangler

      Advance Adapters RubiCrawler for JK Wranglers with the 42RLE Transmission      In the rocks, many Jeep owners want crawl-pace gear ratios to reduce the risk of vehicle damage and powertrain load. By crawling slowly, we can negotiate rough, rocky terrain with better vehicle control. This minimizes wheel spin while delivering exceptional torque.      The more […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters ‘RubiCrawler’ for JK Wrangler

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters ‘RubiCrawler’ for JK Wrangler

      Advance Adapters RubiCrawler for JK Wranglers with 42RLE Transmission      In the rocks, many Jeep owners want crawl-pace gear ratios to reduce the risk of vehicle damage and powertrain load. By crawling slowly, we can negotiate rough, rocky terrain with better vehicle control. This minimizes wheel spin while delivering exceptional torque.      The more elaborate methods of […]