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     "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 (Valued Subscriber and an Advanced Member Since 9-28-2014)

   Membership at the 4WD Mechanix 'Tech and Travel' Forums is by annual subscription.  Four-wheel drive and off-road enthusiasts, 'DIY' consumers and professional shop technicians value their Subscriber Member status at the 4WD Mechanix 'Tech and Travel' Forums...Make these Forums your resource for how-to, technical information, Q&A, travel tips and a friendly community!


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, internet 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 4WD Mechanix Magazine (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!

Guest status—No Sign-In Required:

Guests can read topics, posts and replies.  Guest status does not allow topic and reply posting, asking questions, sharing comments,  accessing the informative PDF downloads, messaging or posting photos and short videos at the Gallery.  'Guest' status familiarizes guests with the topic exchange details, community members and the kind of information available at the forums.  Guests are welcome and encouraged to join the Forums as a Subscriber Member!  Guests can become actively involved by simply subscribing through PayPal Services at the Forums Store.  If you are a "Guest", you can become a Subscriber Member through the simple PayPal process at the Store.  We welcome your Subscriber Membership!

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, short videos and comments to the Member Photo Gallery. A Subscriber Member can access Moses Ludel's Blog and leave comments if desired. A Subscriber Member has quick messaging access at the Forums community and contact with other Subscriber Members.

Subscriber Member Demographics:

4WD Mechanix 'Tech and Travel' Forums covers a wide range of topics...Guests and Subscriber Members are typically 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 preowned 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!

(Non-Subscriber) Member* status:

Beginning February 1, 2018, original (Non-Subscriber) Members will be able to read all topic and post content.  (Non-Subscriber) Member status does not, however, provide access to posting Gallery photos or short video clips, downloading PDF content or the ability to add comments at the "Speaking Out!" Blogs. (Non-Subscriber) Members do not have topic posting or reply privileges.  (Non-Subscriber) Members do not have the ability to post a question, add their personal comments or download PDFs.  From February 1, 2018 forward, 'Guest' and (Non-Subscriber) Member status will be available for those who simply want to read topic exchange details from forum posts and replies (text-only information and exchanges) at the forums.

*Note:  (Non-Subscriber) Members are our valued forum participants who signed on as Members and engaged at the forums between 2013 and January 31, 2018.  If you had a membership under this category, you will be able to read and refer to your topics and replies posted through January 31, 2018 .  (You will not be able to post new topics or add reply content unless you convert to a Subscriber Member.)  Valued past participants can become actively involved by simply subscribing through PayPal Services at the Forums Store (click here for secure, direct access to the Store).  Your earlier (Non-Subscriber) Member status, original forums name, and profile details will automatically convert to Subscriber Member status during the subscriber payment process.

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 offers 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!

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PayPal Services Payment Method:

For maximum security and Subscriber Member privacy, the subscription 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, however, 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 date of their annual membership.  There is a 3-day grace period for annual renewal.  If you renew your subscription before the end of the grace period, your 12-month, 365-day subscription will continue from the original date of expiration. A helpful email notice will remind each Subscriber Member when his or her 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 status and have read-only access to the Forums content.  (See "Guest" and Non-Subscriber descriptions above for details.) 

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 here to directly access the secure PayPal Services Store.

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