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TRUCKS!: Cheep Cherokee Part 5: Budget Stroker - Episode 181

Aired: 03/29/2009 | Views: 4,890 | Comment

Project Cheep Cherokee returns to get more power and it's the first time we've ever done a 4-wheel drive chassis dyno test to see what kind of power our stock 6 cylinder makes. Then, we'll start the process of showing you an inexpensive... (18:00)

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