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We are rounding the corner on the Blog Buggy! The viewer’s choice crawler gets hydraulic steering, seats, lights, and more. Our rig is almost ready to wheel! Plus, we examine which type of fluid line works best for your specific... (17:07)
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!
Our “tube chassis in a box” needs some axles! Using only basic hand tools and a welder, we’ll fabricate a wicked front axle from two bargain junkyard housings. Plus: we visit Hudlow Axle, to get some handmade shafts for our custom creation.
Our five-stage TJ build is complete, and we’re ready to get out of the shop for a while! We’ll find out how well our driveline and suspension improvements handle the rocks… and test our dual-purpose rig’s body protection, too.
You want to build your own tube buggy, but you don’t have a garage full of fabrication gear. We’ve got a solution: a DIY chassis kit. With a welder and some basic tools, you can build a trail-ready tube chassis. Plus: insane hill-climb action!
We’ve upgraded our F-150 to handle and accelerate like the Raptor, but it still LOOKS like an old pickup truck. We’ve got a plan to take care of that! Plus: the finishing touch on our TJ project… suspension seats for long days on the rocks.
To perform like a Raptor, our F-150 needs a stronger engine. Today, we’ll bottle up some Lightning, with a budget-friendly junkyard find. Plus: a detailed breakdown of the major components of the Jeep Speed racer.
Each year, hundreds of devoted Suzuki fans gather at the Zuwharrie Trail Ride in North Carolina. We crash the party with our aluminum-tubbed, turbocharged Samurai, to find out just how well our ‘Zuk’ compares to the competition!
When you’re stranded on the trail, the phrase most commonly heard is, “I wish I would’ve brought…” We examine the gear that you need to carry along on all trail trips. Plus: Undercarriage protection for our Jeep TJ.
“Do it Yourself” is the phrase of the day for our aluminum-bodied Samurai: hand-built doors, a custom cooling system, and a two-tone paint job will make our ‘Zuk’ stand out in the crowd! Plus: a complete suspension and driveline upgrade for our Jeep TJ.
Our 2500 HD chase truck project continues, with power-adders for the engine: a cold air kit, methanol injection system, programmer, and more. Once it’s fully loaded, we’ll test the Chevy’s abilities in the passing lane!