With a total project weight of 2500 lbs. as our goal, the completely redesigned Suzuki receives an ultra lightweight aluminum body. Plus, we add a stock hood and mildly-modified windshield frame, to help retain that Samurai look.
The Grand Cherokee gets the last of its upgrades and then our journey begins! We take our Jeep on a weekend wheeling trip, complete with overnight camping. From hauling gear to the campsite to handling rocky dirt roads and trails, our WJ does it all!
The Blog Buggy returns... or at least its engine! You chose a 'vintage' 5.3L small block, but Ian has some plans to improve this junkyard find. Camshaft and valve train upgrades grab us 100 more ponies... but the real power comes from a custom turbo setup!
Expedition travelers journey well off the beaten path, searching for adventure in the far corners of the world. Our expedition WJ receives heavy-duty bumpers, winch, and hydraulic steering. Plus: we visit the Dixie Run, a festival dedicated to the Jeep.
After its second rebuild, our Suzuki Samurai was almost perfect! But why stop at “almost”? The Sammy begins a new phase, with increased suspension travel and a lower center-of-gravity... thanks to a handmade double-rail frame.
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 application.
Fresh out of the box, your shocks may perform at 80% of their potential. But finding that last 20% can make a huge difference! Using a Blazer and a tube buggy as examples, the shock experts at Bilstein show us how to get the most out of our rides.
Expedition trucks travel to some truly remote and scenic places, carrying all the provisions for food, water, and shelter. We begin our Jeep WJ Expedition project with updated suspension and axles. Plus, we take an expedition trailer on the trail.
The goal: turn a worn-out Jeep Cherokee into a capable trail rig. The budget: $5,000! With one eye on the pocketbook, and one eye on performance, we upgraded our suspension, drivetrain, tires and more. We take our XJ out for a test run!
After a solid axle swap, upgraded engine, and many other improvements, our dual-purpose Blazer is ready to roll! We’ll test our rig’s performance on the road... and in the woods. From highways to hills, we’re ready for any terrain that comes our way!
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.