Tires for Trailering with a Load Distribution Hitch

The magazine’s 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD Quad-Cab has Cummins turbo-diesel power and a willingness to work! Its latest assignment is toting an 8200-pound Alumascape travel trailer to events like the Moab EJS. This is a GCW of 16,800 pounds going down the road. The conventional pull-type trailer demands an equalizing or load distribution hitch. […]

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Rock Dawg Buggy at Moab Area BFE

At the 2015 Moab EJS ‘The Rock’ Area BFE run, Alec brought out his adjustable wheelbase 4×4 rock buggy with TDI diesel power. This purpose built, one-of-a-kind machine boasts a 100″-136″ adjustable wheelbase and suspension lift system plus four-wheel steering. Alec walks us through his handiwork and explains the hydraulic system strategy for this no-nonsense […]

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4WD Mechanix Magazine Adds a Recording Booth

HD video filming and post-production editing require consistent audio narrative.  The magazine’s content focuses on how-to technical training, and video filming includes events, how-to and motorsports.  Ambient noise is a challenge when filming and carries into post-production editing and voiceover.  Noise from the street and office setting can easily get picked up during voiceover or […]

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Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Racing Interviews: Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies

Close-ups: LOORS  Pro-Series Racers Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies      Top drivers running BFGoodrich tires, Rob MacCachren (left) and Bryce Menzies (right) compete at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS). On the weekend of August 23-25, 2013, Wild West Motorsports Park, Sparks/Reno, Nevada, hosted a LOORS series race. These teams vied for honors on one of the fastest tracks in the country. Rob […]

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Moses Ludel Lecture and Slideshow: Cast Iron TIG Repair

Moses Ludel’s Guest Lecture and Slideshow at the 2011 Spring Midwest Willys Reunion: TIG Repair of a Large Cast Iron Axle Housing!      Damaged, rare axle castings can be repaired. In this presentation at the 2011 Spring Midwest Willys Reunion, Moses Ludel discusses the right filler rod and TIG welding technique for best outcomes when restoring […]

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Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Iron Engine Block Casting TIG Weld Repair

Professional Iron Block Casting Repair with Weld Mold 700/750 TIG Filler Rod! See this Caterpillar engine block repair, using TIG (GTAW) welding process and Weld Mold Company 700 and 750 filler rod. The bare block fix, performed on the shop floor at Brad Falin’s Fernley, Nevada heavy equipment repair facility, took two hours and saved thousands of dollars. […]

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Warriorbuilt Team Competes at the 2015 Baja 1000 Race!

Monster Energy and other key sponsors supported the Warriorbuilt Team of U.S. combat vets as they tackled the 2015 Baja 1000 Race!  Here are the YouTube video highlights from the Warriorbuilt team effort at the 2015 Baja 1000 Race. For more details and information on the Warriorbuilt Organization, go to the Warriorbuilt.org website.  Warriorbuilt organization founder, […]

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Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Gas Welding Vertical & Overhead Beads

‘How-to’ Welding Class: Gas Weld Vertical and Overhead Beads! This HD video covers vertical and overhead welding in the gas oxygen-acetylene welding process. See the welding process with comments in real time! (If you have enough bandwidth, the video is viewable in 1080P and full-screen mode.)   All-position welding is an essential skill for weldors. Overhead […]

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  • Tires for Trailering with a Load Distribution Hitch
  • Rock Dawg Buggy at Moab Area BFE
  • 4WD Mechanix Magazine Adds a Recording Booth
  • Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Racing Interviews: Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies
  • Moses Ludel Lecture and Slideshow: Cast Iron TIG Repair
  • Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Iron Engine Block Casting TIG Weld Repair
  • Warriorbuilt Team Competes at the 2015 Baja 1000 Race!
  • Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Gas Welding Vertical & Overhead Beads
Tires for Trailering with a Load Distribution Hitch

Tires for Trailering with a Load Distribution Hitch

The magazine’s 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD Quad-Cab has Cummins turbo-diesel power and a willingness to work! Its latest assignment is toting an 8200-pound Alumascape travel trailer to events like the Moab EJS. This is a GCW of 16,800 pounds going down the road. The conventional pull-type trailer demands an equalizing or load distribution hitch. […]

Rock Dawg Buggy at Moab Area BFE

Rock Dawg Buggy at Moab Area BFE

At the 2015 Moab EJS ‘The Rock’ Area BFE run, Alec brought out his adjustable wheelbase 4×4 rock buggy with TDI diesel power. This purpose built, one-of-a-kind machine boasts a 100″-136″ adjustable wheelbase and suspension lift system plus four-wheel steering. Alec walks us through his handiwork and explains the hydraulic system strategy for this no-nonsense […]

4WD Mechanix Magazine Adds a Recording Booth

4WD Mechanix Magazine Adds a Recording Booth

HD video filming and post-production editing require consistent audio narrative.  The magazine’s content focuses on how-to technical training, and video filming includes events, how-to and motorsports.  Ambient noise is a challenge when filming and carries into post-production editing and voiceover.  Noise from the street and office setting can easily get picked up during voiceover or […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Racing Interviews: Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Racing Interviews: Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies

Close-ups: LOORS  Pro-Series Racers Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies      Top drivers running BFGoodrich tires, Rob MacCachren (left) and Bryce Menzies (right) compete at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS). On the weekend of August 23-25, 2013, Wild West Motorsports Park, Sparks/Reno, Nevada, hosted a LOORS series race. These teams vied for honors on one of the fastest tracks in the country. Rob […]

Moses Ludel Lecture and Slideshow: Cast Iron TIG Repair

Moses Ludel Lecture and Slideshow: Cast Iron TIG Repair

Moses Ludel’s Guest Lecture and Slideshow at the 2011 Spring Midwest Willys Reunion: TIG Repair of a Large Cast Iron Axle Housing!      Damaged, rare axle castings can be repaired. In this presentation at the 2011 Spring Midwest Willys Reunion, Moses Ludel discusses the right filler rod and TIG welding technique for best outcomes when restoring […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Iron Engine Block Casting TIG Weld Repair

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Iron Engine Block Casting TIG Weld Repair

Professional Iron Block Casting Repair with Weld Mold 700/750 TIG Filler Rod! See this Caterpillar engine block repair, using TIG (GTAW) welding process and Weld Mold Company 700 and 750 filler rod. The bare block fix, performed on the shop floor at Brad Falin’s Fernley, Nevada heavy equipment repair facility, took two hours and saved thousands of dollars. […]

Warriorbuilt Team Competes at the 2015 Baja 1000 Race!

Warriorbuilt Team Competes at the 2015 Baja 1000 Race!

Monster Energy and other key sponsors supported the Warriorbuilt Team of U.S. combat vets as they tackled the 2015 Baja 1000 Race!  Here are the YouTube video highlights from the Warriorbuilt team effort at the 2015 Baja 1000 Race. For more details and information on the Warriorbuilt Organization, go to the Warriorbuilt.org website.  Warriorbuilt organization founder, […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Gas Welding Vertical & Overhead Beads

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Gas Welding Vertical & Overhead Beads

‘How-to’ Welding Class: Gas Weld Vertical and Overhead Beads! This HD video covers vertical and overhead welding in the gas oxygen-acetylene welding process. See the welding process with comments in real time! (If you have enough bandwidth, the video is viewable in 1080P and full-screen mode.)   All-position welding is an essential skill for weldors. Overhead […]

Variety of Information Available at 4WD Mechanix Magazine!

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 […]

John Williams Discusses BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tires at 2015 Moab EJS!

John Williams Discusses BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tires at 2015 Moab EJS!

John Williams knows tires. Years of desert and Baja racing, plus instructing and prepping vehicles for Miller Motorsports Park, make John expert at assessing the new BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires.      At the 2015 Moab Easter Jeep Safari, BFG® Tires, Raceline Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs sponsored trail runs at Area BFE/BFG, and […]

2015 Reno RallyVenture Scavenger Hunt at Virginia City, Nevada!

2015 Reno RallyVenture Scavenger Hunt at Virginia City, Nevada!

On July 10th, 4WD Mechanix Video Network filmed the 2015 RallyVenture competition’s scavenger hunt at Virginia City, Nevada. 24 4×4 teams of industry notables leave the Sparks, Nevada, 4-Wheel Parts store, follow the rally map, and climb through rugged back country to Virginia City. This 1080P HD video captures the start and the Virginia City […]

Rock Dawg Buggy at Moab Area BFE The Rock 2015 Run

Rock Dawg Buggy at Moab Area BFE The Rock 2015 Run

At the 2015 Moab EJS ‘The Rock’ Area BFE run, Alec brought out his adjustable wheelbase 4×4 rock buggy with TDI diesel power. This purpose built, one-of-a-kind machine boasts a 100″-136″ adjustable wheelbase and suspension lift system plus four-wheel steering. Alec walks us through his handiwork and explains the hydraulic system strategy for this no-nonsense […]

Tour of the Latest Superwinch Products at the 2015 SEMA Show!

Tour of the Latest Superwinch Products at the 2015 SEMA Show!

Superwinch has a 45-year history of superior winch products. Heralded by Camel Trophy competitors, these products continue to advance and meet the most demanding challenges in winching. In this coverage, learn more about the innovation and rugged reliability built into every Superwinch device. See why Superwinch has become the official winching product line at 4WD […]

2015 SEMA Show: Bestop Tour of New Products!

2015 SEMA Show: Bestop Tour of New Products!

At the 2015 SEMA Show, the Bestop booth saw a steady stream of traffic! In this video tour with Bill Haberkamp, we look at the newest offerings from this prestigious and popular OEM and aftermarket top and accessory source.

BFGoodrich Pit Crew Challenge Competition at 2015 SEMA Show!

BFGoodrich Pit Crew Challenge Competition at 2015 SEMA Show!

At the 2015 SEMA Show, BFG put out the first “Pit Crew Challenge”. The event took place in the Silver Lot’s BFG/SCORE Baja 1000 Experience. The section attracted thousands of SEMA Show participants. In this recap, see professional and non-professional teams compete with each other and the stopwatch. Penalty points are often the deciding factory […]

BFGoodrich and UTV Underground Premier “XP1K3” R.J. Anderson UTV Video at the BFG/SCORE Baja 1000 Experience!

BFGoodrich and UTV Underground Premier “XP1K3” UTV Video

The crowd at the 2015 SEMA Show’s BFG/SCORE Baja 1000 Experience witnessed the premier of “XP1K3”, starring professional UTV racer R.J. Anderson. In this action packed video, the pace quickens with BFG off-road performance UTV tires, the latest generation KR2 design for UTVs. Hear what BFG, R.J. Anderson and the production crew have to say […]

SEMA News at 2015 New Products Breakfast!

SEMA News at 2015 New Products Breakfast!

Learn more about the SEMA organization and its latest developments in this coverage from the 2015 SEMA Show’s New Products Breakfast. Hear what SEMA does for the automotive sport and hobbyists, the industry and the public interest. Join us at the launch to the 2015 SEMA Show!

2015 SEMA New Products and SEMA Awards

2015 SEMA New Products and SEMA Awards

The best way to launch the SEMA Show is with the New Products Breakfast. This annual event takes place on the show’s first day and launches the SEMA Show! In this video coverage, see the products that SEMA chose as the best of the year. The finale is the vehicle choices for the SEMA Award, […]

Our Honda XR650R Tackles Single Track at El Dorado Canyon, Nevada!

Our Honda XR650R Tackles Single Track at El Dorado Canyon, Nevada!

The Honda XR650R is best known for its dominance of open desert racing and successive wins in the Baja 1000, beginning with its launch in 2000 through the 2009 period. (Some still race this bike, though Honda abandoned production after model year 2007.) Iconic, the XR650R starred in the cult classic documentary “Dust to Glory!”…Having […]

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Arctic Cat Wildcat Ride and Testing the New BFG Baja T/A KR2 Tires!

At Rod Hall’s Drive-4-Excellence on September 11, 2015, Mike Winkel and the Freedom Cycle (Reno, Nevada) crew provided the Jeep drivers with an opportunity to test and experience the Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV/Side-by-Sides with BFG® tires and Vision Wheels. Come along for the ride!

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Rod Hall’s “Drive-4-Excellence” at Wild West Motorsports Park

Racing legend Rod Hall and Mike Winkel conduct a comprehensive and fun training session at the Wild West Motorsports Park. A special pair of courses enable drivers to experience the art of light throttle use and maximizing traction. Convincingly, the Rod Hall crew teaches newbies and seasoned four-wheelers how to negotiate rough terrain without tearing […]

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

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. […]

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See 4WD Mechanix Magazine Videos at AutoWerkz TV!

4WD Mechanix Magazine technical how-to is now available at the AutoWerkz TV and http://www.Gloo.TV! Global AutoWerkz TV viewers can enjoy the kind of quality, in depth technical and off-road coverage found at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and Video Network!

John Williams Shares Details on BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tires!

John Williams Shares Details on BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tires!

John Williams has years of desert and Baja racing experience. He also instructs and preps vehicles for Miller Motorsports Park. Here is a professional assessment and insights into the new BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. At the 2015 Moab Easter Jeep Safari, BFG® Tires, Raceline Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs sponsored trail runs at Area […]

Jeep 232, 258 and 4.0L Inline Six and 2.5L Straight Four Valve Clearances and Adjustment

Jeep 232, 258 and 4.0L Inline Six and 2.5L Valve Adjustment

The subject of valve clearance on AMC/Jeep 232/258 and 4.0L inline six engines is topical at the magazine’s forums—and across the internet! In this vlog, Moses Ludel talks about checking and setting valve clearance on 1964-2006 AMC-Jeep inline sixes.Viewers at this magazine site and the forums can benefit from this level of information.

Driver Jessi Combs Announces Racing Partnership with Savvy Off-Road!

Driver Jessi Combs Announces Racing Partnership with Savvy Off-Road!

Championship off-road driver Jessi Combs has announced her 2016 plans to race with the Savvy Off-Road team. At the BFG/SCORE Baja 1000 Experience area of the SEMA Show, Jessi and Savvy talk about the racing program and partnership. Hear what Jessi has to say about racing and the team…Watch for the Savvy Off-Road race team’s […]

Honda XR650R Top-End Engine Rebuild Trailer

Honda XR650R Top-End Engine Rebuild Trailer

Dirt four-stroke motorcycling part of your off-road lifestyle? This video trailer is brief highlights from the how-to on rebuilding the Honda XR650R upper engine. For access to the entire 54-minute program, including the bonus segments on valve adjustment and tuning tips for this iconic desert enduro engine, click here.* *For those doing only a valve […]

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