Aired: 08/17/2010 | Views: 9,622 | Comment
The transformation of our military fire truck to a real daily driver weekend wheeler is complete. Full diy low buck paint job, custom exhaust stacks, battery conversion, and a trip to the trail, plus Fuel Saving Street Truck returns for... (18:01)
Ridiculously tall gear shifters… just a couple of gauges… and miles of power and style! Hot rods are cool, and we’re building an off-road version, using a junkyard JK. This week we’ll drop the body back onto the frame and tackle the interior and the roll cage.
You want the excitement of short course racing, but don’t have the money for a race team? There may be a short course RC car in your future! We’ve got the upgrades to get the most bang for your buck. Plus: Full-scale Dirt Riot action in Moab!
The paint is worn, and there’s a thin layer of surface rust on the body. It was totaled in a wreck. But there’s a HEMI inside our salvage yard 2007 Jeep Wrangler, and that’s what we need to create an over-the-top trail rig!
If you plan to conquer steep hills, you need the right rig! Our Two-Car Garage Crawler gets twin-stick shifters, dual braking, and more! Plus: complete recovery gear for one viewer on this week’s “Driveway Rescue”.
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! We scour through our viewer emails and give you info to keep your project on track. Including: fuel cell security, selecting the right tire for your axle, wiring a fan, and more!
Now that our JK’s got the parts to perform, we’ll give it rugged good looks: a sleek, gunmetal finish, suspension seats, stainless steel roof rack, and a hard-hitting sound system. Then we’ll see if our ride is ready for the coming zombie apocalypse!
With a plethora of aftermarket upgrades available, the Jeep JK has tons of hardcore off-road potential! We upgrade ours with capable body protection, a set of heavy duty axle assemblies, and flow-through Magnaflow exhaust!
Final assembly of our buggy-in-a-box begins with gears and lockers, high-steer knuckles, and all the essential off-road accessories. Plus: we drop by a viewer’s house to help out on his project, on Driveway Rescue.
Our expedition-ready Tacoma receives an air compressor, heated shower, and more….but what can this rig can handle on the trail? With the IFS replaced by a solid axle, and all the amenities you could want, our Tacoma is ready for the long haul!
We ready our rig’s drivetrain for hardcore wheeling, including an upgraded Turbo 400 transmission, and an NP205 transfer case with enhanced low-range capability for steep hills. Plus: a look at the latest in powdercoating technology!
It’s down to the details on our “buggy in a box” build! 42” tires, air struts, and full hydraulic steering bring our crawler closer to the trail. Plus: what’s the perfect wedding gift for a wheelin’ husband? Find out, on this week’s Driveway Rescue.
We outfit our Toyota for adventure, with solar battery panels, a rooftop tent, serious body protection…all the items that make an expedition vehicle, an expedition vehicle! Plus: a trip to Moab, for the Easter Jeep Safari.
Our budget-friendly, ready-made rock crawler project continues, with a 5.3L salvage yard engine and link suspension. Plus: start-to-finish coverage from the SETTC, one of the most demanding hill climb events around!
We’re rebuilding our Toyota Tacoma from the ground up, making it a 100% self-contained expedition vehicle. The foundation: a comprehensive suspension upgrade, including a solid front axle, heavy duty leaf springs, and all-terrain tires.
After the engine in our diesel rig pulled almost 1,000 HP on the dyno, we realized we had too much truck for the trail! So we’re turning it into a hardcore mud buggy! And, we’ll help a viewer upgrade his driveline in our first “Driveway Rescue”!
Our F-150 update rolls on, with a supercharged 5.4L bringing the boom! We’ll update the electronics to handle our V-8, and reuse some key components to save money. Plus: high-stakes racing at the East Coast King of the Hammers Qualifier!