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Performing work on a 4x4 truck, Jeep ® , SUV, ATV or dirt/dual sport motorcycle? Need reliable answers to your technical questions or advice on upgrade equipment that works?
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.
Find articles like the Jeep® and Dodge Ram Truck RE/RH transmission upgrades (at left) that provide 4x4 enthusiasts with in-depth reliability and survival insights! At right, Moses Ludel shares welding processes at the magazine's 'How-to Welding Class' .
BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tire Testing on the Magazine's Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 Begins at the Discount Tire Store!
Technical articles and how-to videos have been filmed, narrated and painstakingly edited as Vimeo On Demand productions. This trailer (above) shares details from the very popular Aisin AX15 transmission instructional rebuild. Access the 94-minute streaming rental feature at Vimeo On Demand, click here!
Streaming Vimeo On Demand: Moses Ludel Rebuilds the Engine Top-End on the Iconic Honda XR650R Motorcycle!
In this 25-minute how-to HD video, Moses Ludel shares the replacement of brake pads, rotors and related parts on the 1990-95 Jeep YJ Wrangler, 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler, 1990-2001 Jeep XJ Cherokee, 1990-92 Jeep MJ Comanche and the 1993-1998 Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokee. The instructional video is a thorough orientation to the work, emphasizing safety and quality workmanship. Here are the detailed how-to steps—with none left out! Click here for direct access to this free HD video available exclusively at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and Video Network !
Changing the radiator and water pump on a Jeep inline six? For HD video instructional details on an XJ Cherokee radiator R&R and a water pump removal and replacement on the 4.0L Jeep inline six and similar AMC/Jeep engines, click here . You'll also find coverage of the radiator removal and installation on a Jeep XJ Cherokee!
This step-by-step how-to coverage includes rebuilding and setting up an 8.25" Chrysler rear axle in a Jeep XJ Cherokee. The installation of an ARB Air Locker differential is a key feature in this rebuild and upgrade. Click here for the illustrated article!
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Find 45 forum groups covering 4WD Jeep ® , 4x4 truck, OHV, dirt bike and dual-sport motorcycle topics—plus exciting details on global destination travel and outdoor lifestyle tips !
Member comments: "I want to encourage others to become forum members. Joining these forums is free, and it is very easy to become a member...I'm getting reliable information, professional advice, money saving tips, safety recommendations and, for the first time, practical and proven solutions that don't always involve spending a fortune. And when it's time to buy parts and aftermarket items, I'm making better choices and have confidence that the upgrades and accessories will actually work!...Join us, you'll be doing yourself a huge favor, and we'd like your participation!"— Posted by Member 'Biggman100'
"I first read Moses Ludel's writings when I bought his Jeep Owner's Bible years ago. I joined the forums to solicit advice on my cylinder #1 misfire. My mechanic advised replacing the motor due to the 250k mileage. Moses started with fundamentals, rather than part swaps. And other folks here have chimed in with additional advice. The misfire topic is getting a lot of views, so I assume there's a bunch of other TJ owners whose Jeep 4x4s are aging and need some attention. I agree with Biggman100, joining these forums and posting a question is going to get you help and educate the rest of us."— JJ_Jeep, Forum Member since June 8, 2013
"In response to your reply, Moses, I'm mind blown...It will take me a couple reads to soak this all in, but once again, mind blown. I wish you were my neighbor!"— Member Megatron
GREENVILLE, S.C. (Mar. 20, 2015) – Four for four. That is the headline for the success BFGoodrich® Tires has had in the desert in 2015 after Justin Lofton claimed the overall win at the Polaris RZR Mint 400 outside of Las Vegas last weekend. This is Lofton’s second race since choosing to rely on BFGoodrich and its Baja T/AKR2 race tire, which continues to solidify its claim as the dominant desert racing tire in the industry.
The 2014 SEMA Show at Las Vegas, Nevada featured the first SCORE International 'Baja 1000 Experience'. The newest addition to the SEMA Show attracted a large crowd. This HD video covers the press conference and BFGoodrich® KO2 All-Terrain tire comments!
Bestop® Introduces Trektop™ Pro Soft Top at 2014 SEMA Show!
Bestop® showcased the new Trektop™ Pro at the 2014 SEMA Show! This innovative new soft top features breakthrough innovations like framed, glass-sliding rear side windows and a glass tailgate window! Watch this HD video coverage and a tour with Bill Haberkamp .
See the Awards Ceremony Coverage from the 2014 SEMA Show!
The 2014 SEMA New Products Awards and SEMA Hottest Vehicle Awards took place at the show's opening. In this HD video coverage directly from the Las Vegas SEMA Show , join us and see the best new products available from the automotive aftermarket!
Technology Breakthrough: Testing the Enerpulse Pulstar® Spark Plugs in the Magazine's On- and Off-Road Vehicles!
Enerpulse Technologies' Pulstar® PlasmaCore spark plug technology is at the leading edge of internal combustion engine performance gains and emissions reduction. Click here for our HD video coverage of the P ulstar® spark plugs. See details and our real world testing!
Our Honda XR650R Motorcycle: Acerbis Sahara Fuel Tank Added for Long Distance Travel and Field Video Work!
The magazine's Honda XR650R is our video filming platform for remote desert. The factory 2.6 gallon fuel tank is too small for dual-sport use. In this detailed how-to HD video, see the installation of an Acerbis Sahara fuel tank on our Honda XR650R motorcycle!
Honda XR650R Dual-Sport Get Ready: Nelson-Rigg Luggage plus TCI Products Racks and Skid Plate Crankcase and Side Cover Protection!
The magazine's Honda XR650R dual-sport motorcycle carries valuable video equipment and camping gear into the backcountry. In this video series, see how Nelson-Rigg motorcycle luggage and TCI Products racks and engine protection work for us!
Mounting and Testing Michelin Dual-Sport T63 and Off-Road Cross AC10 Motorcycle Tires
At left, 4WD Mechanix Magazine's Honda XR650R motorcycle is ready to roll with fresh Michelin T63 tires and matching tubes! Used for video filming at remote desert and mountain venues, tires must be reliable, trail and road worthy—and durable!
In this two-part HD video series, we mount and test Michelin's T63 and Cross AC10 dual-sport motorcycle tires. These tires and matching tubes are DOT approved for use on public roads and highways. The T63 is a 50/50 highway and off-pavement design.
We Turn to L.A. Sleeve Company for Machine Work on Our Honda XR650R Motorcycle Top-End Engine Build!
At the heart of our Honda XR650R dual-sport bike is a freshly built, uncorked engine. With Hot Cams 'Stage 1' camshaft and L.A. Sleeve head and cylinder work , this powerplant pumps out an estimated 55 horsepower and 50 lbs. ft. torque.
In this instructional HD video series, Moses Ludel rebuilds the top end of the magazine's Honda XR650R motorcycle engine. See the HD video how-to on the cylinder leak down test . To see the removal of the cylinder head and cylinder barrel for inspection, click here!
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Not Everyone Wants—or Can Afford—a New High Tech 4x4, ATV or Dirt Motorcycle...In this HD Video, See How Well This 30-year-old Honda XR350R Performs! Part of the 4WD Mechanix Magazine fleet...
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