4WD Mechanix Magazine began in February 2010. Since 2013, the 4WD Mechanix 'Tech and Travel' Forums have offered 'Guests' and 'Members' a wide range of secure, globally based message boards. At these focused Forums, communities of 4x4 truck, Jeep®, SUV and OHV/dirt motorcycle enthusiasts and 'DIY' mechanics share helpful technical information and common interests. Forums participants are also encouraged to use the many free resources at the 4WD Mechanix Magazine website (http://www.4WDmechanix.com)—including 600 plus URL pages of in-depth technical articles, Q&A, HD video how-to and interviews, racing coverage, technical tips and much more!
Guests can read all topic and post content. Guest status does not, however, provide access to the many photos, the Member Photo Gallery, added videos or PDF content and the "Speaking Out!" Blogs. Guests do not have topic posting or reply privileges, and a Guest does not have access to the 'Speaking Out!' Blog. 'Guest' status is available for those who simply want topic exchange details and text-only information without the need to post a question or add personal comments.
Subscriber Member status:
Subscriber Members have full privileges during the term of their 12-month Subscriber Membership subscription. A Subscriber Member can ask and answer questions, post topics, add replies, post and view photos and PDF downloads, or add photos and comments to the Member Photo Gallery. A Subscriber Member can access the "Speaking Out!" blog and leave
comments if desired. A Subscriber Member has quick messaging access to the Forums community and its many Subscriber Members.
Subscriber Member Demographics:
4WD Mechanix 'Tech and Travel' Forums covers a wide range of topics...Guests and Subscriber Members are technically oriented, professional or 'DIY' mechanics seeking reliable information for troubleshooting, making repairs, doing restoration work and performing upgrades to their 4x4 trucks, SUVs, dirt motorcycles and OHVs. Some Subscriber Members need
advice on the purchase of a new or pre-owned 4x4 truck, Jeep®, 4x4 SUV, dirt motorcycle or OHV. Among these Forum categories, you will also find discussion on tools and equipment, welding details, recommended travel destinations plus lifestyle stories and tips by four-wheel drive and OHV enthusiasts. These Forums are friendly communities with like-minded, helpful Subscriber Members from around the globe!
Moses Ludel, Publisher and Forums Administrator:
The Publisher at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and author of 4x4 Jeep®, light truck and SUV books, Moses Ludel posted over 3,200 personal exchanges with members during the Forums' first five years! (Many of these posts and replies are equivalent to full-length magazine articles!) Moses regularly replies to Subscriber Members' questions and comments while helping to monitor the Forums. (Subscriber Members are encouraged to post and share information with each other in a friendly, helpful manner.) These Forums, hosted by Invision Power Services, are secure and provide additional oversight to prevent abuses, eliminate rude and insulting comments, and prevent spam. This is a constructive message board with a wide range of enthusiastic and helpful Subscriber Member participants!
Membership Fees and Signing Up:
Membership at the 4WD Mechanix Magazine 'Tech and Travel' Forums is by subscription. The annual dues rate for one year (12 months/365 days) of Subscriber Membership privileges is $12 (USD). A subscription support base for these Forums helps eliminate dependency on commercial advertising and product sponsors. Moses Ludel, Administrator at these Forums, selectively permits advertising from sponsors whose products demonstrate the best interests and needs of the Subscriber Members. Unlike advertising-driven print media magazines, 4WD Mechanix 'Tech and Travel' Forums posts are consumer oriented, unbiased and without an agenda. The one-time annual Subscriber Membership payment is $12 (USD). Yes, the fee is equivalent to only $1 per month!
PayPal Services Payment Method:
For maximum security and Subscriber Member privacy, the payment method is through PayPal Services. This enables use of either your PayPal account or those major credit cards accepted by PayPal. The annual Membership payment of $12 (USD) through a secure PayPal transaction provides each Subscriber Member with all user privileges described—for a period of 12 consecutive months (365 days), beginning from the date of payment!
Convenient one-time payment:
There is no automatic renewal pressure*. We are confident that the value provided from a Subscriber Membership will encourage active Subscriber Members to renew annually. Subscriber Members can choose to continue by renewing before the expiration of their annual membership. A helpful email notice will remind each Subscriber Member when the annual renewal is pending.
*If for any reason a Subscriber Member elects not to renew the annual membership, if still in good standing with the forums community, he or she will automatically be eligible for non-subscriber (Guest-level) status and have text/read only access to the Forums exchanges by the Subscriber Members and staff. (See "Guest" description above.)
Your Subscriber Membership status is valued and respected by other 4WD Mechanix 'Tech and Travel' Forums members and staff. To join us as a Subscriber Member, click on the Store tab!
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GUESTS ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE FORUMS WITH NO SIGN-IN...ENJOY REVIEWING THE FORUMS BEFORE JOINING US AS A "SUBSCRIBER MEMBER"...IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO POST TOPICS, ASK QUESTIONS OR ADD REPLIES TO OTHERS' POSTS, JOIN US AS A SUBSCRIBER MEMBER...WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PARTICIPATION!
"The subscription service is certainly well worth it to me, and I hope plenty of others feel the same way. There are plenty of larger forums, but frankly, the information on many of them is nearly useless to the DIYer. They just tend to be so contradictory, and many times you know nothing about the source of the free advice you're getting."—60Bubba
("60Bubba" has been an Advanced Member since 9-28-2014.)
"...And for the record best 12 bucks i have spent in a long time being a subscriber."—Carlos
Join the Forums for full access to topics and posting, informative PDFs, subscriber member messaging privileges, the 'Speaking Out!' Blogs plus sharing photos and short videos at the Gallery. Have questions you need answered or want to provide replies for others? Your Subscriber Membership is welcome...