The last time we wheeled the 1991 Toyota Xtra Cab at Mayhem Off-Road Park, mechanical failure cut our day short. Today, we seek our revenge, with the help of tough 1-ton axles, 44’’ tires, and a custom link suspension. Boulders, beware!
Your wish is our command! The Blog Buggy build continues, based on the results of our viewer poll. We add a custom-fabricated engine guard, winch, gas tank, radiator... and more! Plus, we paint our Low Dollar Cherokee on a truly tight budget: $25!
Viewer designed, Xtreme built! Thousands of viewers took the online poll to help us build our new buggy. Starting with a pre-made chassis, we use the poll results and begin a one of a kind Crawler! Plus, our Cherokee gets an upgraded transfer case.
Although it’s strong, precise, and versatile, TIG welding remains a mystery to many off-roaders. We take the guesswork out of TIG work, with detailed information for steel and aluminum welding. Plus, we look at setups for all budgets and backgrounds!
The belly of this beast is anything but soft! We upgrade the undercarriage of our dual-purpose Blazer with a stronger transfer case and stainless steel exhaust. And underneath the shiny, new cowl-induction hood: enhanced air intake and ignition systems!
Everything you need to know about the tough, reliable (and affordable!) 14-bolt axle. We modify ours to increase ground clearance and reduce weight. We upgrade the internals, too. Front-steering and rear-engine applications are also covered.
You loved our Samurai with its vegetable oil burning Jetta diesel. The BioZuke returns with an eye on getting more power. Drivetrain upgrades will include new running gear, funky beadlock rims & tires, lockers, and 100% new aftermarket axle housings.You loved our Samurai with its vegetable oil burning Jetta diesel. The BioZuke returns with an eye on getting more power. Drivetrain upgrades will include new running gear, funky beadlock rims & tires, lockers, and 100% new aftermarket axle housings.
The 1500 series Dodge goes from an 8 mpg guzzler, to a respectable 16 mpg daily driver, weekend wheeler. And along the way, upgrades are done to make this a more than capable trail truck, including Dana 60's, 37's, and a posi-lock cable for front axle.
The GM small block was transformed in 1997 with the introduction of the LS1. Since then hundreds of thousands of these high output, high mpg electronic fuel injected motors have rested in the scrap yard. We show what to look for and how to hook 'em up.
The Curvy buggy returns for more fabrication before powder coating. Great how-to mounting tips for engine, seats, fuel cell, and battery box. Plus how to keep everything removable after it is finish welded. And details on 5 point harness seat belts.
Our 2010 Wrangler JK is back for 4-link suspension, cage, bumpers, wheels and tires. Plus we'll travel to Rainbow City, Alabama for an inside look at how aftermarket parts are designed and fabricated at the state-of-the-art facility at Rusty's Off Road.
Jeep never could have imagined how inventive the aftermarket would be regarding the popular 4-door Jeep Wrangler JK. And judging by our email, you want to see one get the Xtreme treatment! Ours gets a supercharger, new gearing and heavy duty axles.
Episode Description: Our rolled tube diesel buggy is back for 20" beads for our 54's. Plus step-by-step how-to create a custom width Rockwell including reverse rotation centers for the rear engine. Plus all the action from the Southern 4 Wheel Drive Assoc. annual Dixie Run.
Our tricked out TJ gets axles, air lockers, cold air kit, and tuner, then gets trailered to the off road park for an inaugural trail run. And along for the ride is Tony from GenRight who brought along an '07 Jeep Wrangler JK with all new aluminum body protection.
Whether you build a full custom crawler, or a Jeep on the cheap, details can make or break your fun rig on the trail. Basic questions answered like when to finish weld, buy new or rebuild, lockers vs. spools, high pinion gearsets, steering rams, and more.
Improving the drive angles and shafts wasn't enough to make our '91 Yota "Xtreme worthy!" We ditched the solid Toyota axles for custom Ford 9 inch units with heavy duty components front and rear to make our Toy bullet proof, plus custom link suspension.