Truck Tech - Hemi JK: V6 to V8 Swap


How-to man-up a Jeep Wrangler by plucking out the anemic 3.8L V6 and replacing it with a late model Hemi V8.


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2015 | EPISODE 01

Project Basket Case: Eco Boost

How to fabricate custom motor mounts to swap an Eco Boost V6 and Tremec 5 speed into a classic F100.




2015 | EPISODE 02

Custom 9" Rear Gear

How to build and hang a custom 9" Ford rear end and big brakes to handle turbocharged Eco Boost V6.




2015 | EPISODE 03

Project NighTrain - Diesel Swap

Turning a classic Chevy C10 into a street bruiser swapping in a Duramax diesel with Allison 6 speed automatic.




2015 | EPISODE 04

Wider is Better

Custom shop tech on how-to widen pickup fenders to make room for fatter tires and still keep the classic look




2015 | EPISODE 05

Ultra Cheap Paint Job

How to transform an old Dodge Cummins work truck with new paint in a weekend for under $500 bucks




2015 | EPISODE 06

Sonic Suspension

Using microphones to detect suspension problems and how off-road suspensions are designed and tested




2015 | EPISODE 07

Project NighTrain - Diesel Swap

How to box the frame of a Chevy 1500 to handle the extra power and torque of a modern Duramax diesel V8 engine




2015 | EPISODE 08

Wrangler Re-do: 2WD to 4WD

Ryan lifts '07 Wrangler, converts it a to 4WD and installs an Advance Adapters under-drive crawl box




2015 | EPISODE 09

BigFoot Lives

After 23 years in retirement, original BigFoot monster truck comes alive with new transmission and blown engine




2015 | EPISODE 10

Wrangler Re-do: Axles

Ryan completes 4WD conversion with new Currie front axle, heavy-duty driveshafts and performance brakes




2015 | EPISODE 11

F100 Basket Case: Spark

Ryan's F100 gets electronic control pack activating Eco Boost turbo V6, and a custom cats-only exhaust




2015 | EPISODE 12

Wrangler Re-do: Performance

Dual purpose '07 Jeep gets bolt-on performance upgrades, tuner, trail lighting and stainless steel exhaust




2014 | EPISODE 01

4x4 Altitude

Installing a 4" suspension lift on a late model Tundra




2014 | EPISODE 02

Raptor & Tremor

Driving impressions & Ford Racing exhaust upgrade




2014 | EPISODE 03

Jeep Refresh

Tired Cherokee gets sheet metal & broken rim repair




2014 | EPISODE 04

Jeep Facelift

Paint matching and how to dye leather seats




2014 | EPISODE 05

Senior Silverado

From 260,000 mile workhorse to sweet sport truck




2014 | EPISODE 06

In The Weeds

How to lower a half-ton Chevy front & rear




2014 | EPISODE 07

Sheet Metal Mods

Fixing rusted doors, rockers & a new roll pan




2014 | EPISODE 08

Sr. Silverado: Smoother Front & Rear

Custom sport truck tech - a smooth front bumper and grill install, plus how-to smooth the tail gate with an inside latch.




2014 | EPISODE 09

Project: Basket Case F100

The guys start their next classic build finding a disassembled '55 F100. They save cash and time reviving this abandoned project.




2014 | EPISODE 10

Senior Silverado: Perfect Paint Prep

The guys show how and why pre-paint body work and surface prep are the secret behind achieving a killer paint job.




2014 | EPISODE 11

Senior Silverado: Heart Transplant

The 350 in our 260,000 mile Chevy gets yanked out and replaced with a 383 Stroker crate short block, hot cam and new EFI.




2014 | EPISODE 12

4 Speed Tutorial: GM's 4L60-E

What you need to know about how to rebuild and upgrade GM's 4L60E four speed automatic overdrive transmission.




2014 | EPISODE 13

Senior Silverado: Drivetrain Finale

Failsafe tech on how-to swap in, and dial in a street performance automatic transmission and complete the driveline.




2014 | EPISODE 14

Hemi JK: V6 to V8 Swap

How-to man-up a Jeep Wrangler by plucking out the anemic 3.8L V6 and replacing it with a late model Hemi V8.




2014 | EPISODE 15

Hemi JK: V8 Swap Completion

Tech details on completing a Jeep Hemi engine swap with how-to integrate new cooling, fuel, electrical and exhaust systems.




2014 | EPISODE 16

Hemi JK: Mid-Arm Articulation

How-to lift our Hemi Jeep with mid-arm suspension and a Dana 44 front diff for more articulation and grip.




2014 | EPISODE 17

Senior Silverado: Out on the Streets

Low buck Chevy Sport Truck gets shake down on the street after converting from open diff to limited slip.




2014 | EPISODE 18

Hemi JK: Rock Ready

We complete our V8 Hemi Wrangler project making it trail ready with big brakes, rock sliders, bulletproof bumpers and tire carrier.




2014 | EPISODE 19

Super Dually: The Payoff

Hybrid six wheel Ford body/Dodge Cummins diesel rolls out of the shop for its maiden asphalt twisting payoff.




2014 | EPISODE 20

Lime Dime: Pro Street Prep

Team fabs S10 with street/strip chassis mods, cage and big brakes to cradle nitrous fed Chevy.




2014 | EPISODE 21

Hemi JK: Payoff

Hemi Jeep gets Dana 44s with air lockers then a payoff in the rough with off-road suspension designer Rusty Megois.




2014 | EPISODE 22

Classic Chevy/Modern Ford

A '54 five window Chevy gets cooling system upgrade and team dyno tunes 75 extra ponies from EcoBoost V6.




2014 | EPISODE 23

F100 Basket Case: Hot Rod Classic

Classic 1955 Ford pickup gets modern custom chassis to hold turbocharged Eco-Boost from a modern F150.





Senior Silverado

Season 2014, Episode 05

Team starts transforming 260,000 mile Chevy work horse into sweet sport truck by servicing and upgrading worn out brakes, steering and charging system.

In The Weeds

Season 2014, Episode 06

The guys drop their high mileage '93 Senior Silverado street truck with a front and rear suspension lowering kit and finish off the stance with fresh wheels and tires.

Sheet Metal Mods

Season 2014, Episode 07

Time and cash saving tech on how-to fit and body work rusted rocker panels and rotten cab corners on Senior Silverado.

Sr. Silverado: Smoother Front & Rear

Season 2014, Episode 08

Custom sport truck tech - a smooth front bumper and grill install, plus how-to smooth the tail gate with an inside latch.

Senior Silverado: Perfect Paint Prep

Season 2014, Episode 10

The guys show how and why pre-paint body work and surface prep are the secret behind achieving a killer paint job.

Senior Silverado: Heart Transplant

Season 2014, Episode 11

The 350 in our 260,000 mile Chevy gets yanked out and replaced with a 383 Stroker crate short block, hot cam and new EFI.

4 Speed Tutorial: GM's 4L60-E

Season 2014, Episode 12

What you need to know about how to rebuild and upgrade GM's 4L60E four speed automatic overdrive transmission.

Senior Silverado: Drivetrain Finale

Season 2014, Episode 13

Failsafe tech on how-to swap in, and dial in a street performance automatic transmission and complete the driveline.


Raptor & Tremor

Season 2014, Episode 02

Team tests Fords new Raptor and Tremor pickups, installs a new exhaust system and shares plastic facia repair secrets.

Jeep Refresh

Season 2014, Episode 03

Team refurbs tired AWD Cherokee with sheet metal dent repair, re-dye seats and reweld broken aluminum wheel.

Jeep Facelift

Season 2014, Episode 04

Secrets and tricks on how-to spot color-blend body work without having to paint the entire vehicle.

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