Xtreme Off-Road - Hocus Focus: How to Rally Cross


To get better results at rally racing, you can invest in your car...or invest in yourself! Today on Xtreme Off-Road, that's exactly what we do! With three days of intense training at one of the nations premiere rally racing schools. Plus we'll drop some race ready rubber onto our Hocus Focus.


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2016 | EPISODE 01

Discount Datsun

Starting with an ’81 Datsun diesel pickup and a $10k budget, we’ll build a capable, one-of-a-kind rock crawler




2016 | EPISODE 02

Project: Buckin' Bronco

A set of body panels and some steel tubing are the foundation of an ULTRA4-inspired race truck with classic Bronco style!




2016 | EPISODE 03

Discount Datsun Part II

Our diesel pickup receives a 4-link suspension, DIY beadlocks, and aggressive 42” tires




2016 | EPISODE 04

Buckin' Bronco Part II

Our '66 Bronco has plenty of vintage style…but it will receive a lightweight, modern EFI engine for top performance!




2016 | EPISODE 05

Discount Datsun Shocks

Our 1981 diesel pickup gets 14” air shocks on all four corners, giving us plenty of articulation on the trail. Plus: an oxy-fuel torch can save you time when welding thick metal.




2016 | EPISODE 06

Skinning the Buckin’ Bronco

Fresh sheet metal will make our Buckin’ Bronco desert racer look like the classic ’66 Ford. Plus: Our 1981 diesel pickup gets beefy drive shafts on the cheap!




2016 | EPISODE 07

Discount Datsun On the Trail

Our $10k budget build flexes its muscle on the trail! You don’t have to have a big budget for big fun!




2016 | EPISODE 08

Suburban Survival

We take a beat-up Suburban and outfit it with everything our inner survivalist could ever want!




2016 | EPISODE 09

Suburban Survival: Axles

Our "end-of-the-world" Suburban gets military-grade portal axles for maximum performance and reliability




2016 | EPISODE 10

Buckin’ Bronco

Our desert racer gets seats and safety belts designed for maximum comfort and safety. Plus, a custom welding cart that holds everything you need!




2016 | EPISODE 11

Driveshaft 101

Ian gives you all the info you need to build reliable, heavy-duty driveshafts for your off-road rig.




2016 | EPISODE 12

Suburban Survival: 6x6

Our post-apocalyptic Chevy gets even more “Xtreme” with not two, but three bomb-proof portal axles!




2016 | EPISODE 13

Moab Madness

It’s the ultimate field trip! We visit Moab for the 50th anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari




2016 | EPISODE 14

Buckin’ Bronco Back Half

Our Coyote-powered desert racer project continues, as we prep the chassis for a high-tech suspension setup.




2015 | EPISODE 01

WD40 Specialist Jeep - Chassis

Vintage YJ gets transformed into radical trail rig with custom 4 link tube chassis, aluminum body and LS V8.




2015 | EPISODE 02

WD40 Specialist Jeep - Driveline

Extreme YJ project gets fuel injection, big axles, air lockers plus a new racing transfer case and 42" tires.




2015 | EPISODE 03

Fluid Transfer

Ian fabs up high end systems to cool 700 HP big block and hydraulically steer massive off-road tires.




2015 | EPISODE 04

Bullet Proof Driveline

How to build custom 4x4 driveshafts, install a full race T-case plus we visit Ultra 4's tough new track in Sturgis, KY




2015 | EPISODE 05

Automatic to Manual

Ian converts his low-buck rally racer from an automatic to a five speed manual and flogs it in combat




2015 | EPISODE 06

Project - LockJaw

Rare 45 year old Kaiser military Jeep gets junkyard rebuild bobbing the bed and locking the axles




2015 | EPISODE 07

WD40 Specialist Jeep - Payoff

Ian buttons up his hard-core Jeep trail rig and gives this trick YJ a serious shake down in the rough




2015 | EPISODE 08

Pinion Brake Tech

How to stop an 11,000 pound monster truck as Ian rebuilds the pinion brakes on the original BigFoot




2015 | EPISODE 09

Lock Jaw: Hemi

Ian tears down and refreshes a junkyard 5.7L Hemi for his '68 military Kaiser Jeep off-road rat rod




2015 | EPISODE 10

DIY Shop Tools

Ian shows how-to fabricate heavy-duty shop tools needed for 4x4 projects, plus how-to build hydraulic steering




2015 | EPISODE 11

Lock Jaw: Final Prep

Ian wraps up his junkyard military Jeep fabricating a custom stainless exhaust and plumbing the fuel system




2015 | EPISODE 12

Lock Jaw: Cage Fight

Ian bullet-proofs his rusted out M715 Jeep building the ultimate driver cage using a high tech tubing bender




2015 | EPISODE 13

Lock Jaw: Moab or Bust

Ian finishes his Kaiser 4WD just in time to baptize the junkyard recovery Jeep on the red rocks of Moab, Utah




2015 | EPISODE 14

Power Stroke Chase Rig: Part I

Ian starts a desert chase truck project lifting an F250 with a 4-link 6" suspension, big brakes and forged wheels.




2015 | EPISODE 15

Power Stroke Chase Rig: Part II

Ian finishes lifted Ford recovery vehicle with upgraded turbo, tune, power running boards, and truck bed storage system.




2015 | EPISODE 16

DIY Axle Setup

Ian shows how to save bucks setting up a Dana 60 and 14-bolt with gears, shafts, knuckles and trusses.




2015 | EPISODE 17

Raging Bull Rock Bouncer

Ian finishes radical rock bouncer with massive 40-spline shafts to handle 700-HP big-block




2015 | EPISODE 18

4x4 Mayhem

Ian gets down and dirty as the Raging Bull rock bouncer rolls out on a full-throttle, hard-hitting field test




2015 | EPISODE 19

Sgt Savage: Part I

Ian and industry volunteers transform a daily driver TJ into a hardcore off-road rig for an injured Marine.




2015 | EPISODE 20

Sgt Savage: Part II

Ian and team continue their Jeep build for an injured veteran with modified frame, 4 1/2" radius arm suspension and 35" tires.




2015 | EPISODE 21

Sgt Savage: Part III

Our military TJ goes to boot camp, getting aluminum body armor… then Ian gives Lance Corporal Curtin the keys to his tricked out rig




2015 | EPISODE 22

Post-Trail Tech

Ian shows how to repair some serious trail damage, then Jeep JK owners take the ultimate tour of the south.




2015 | EPISODE 23

Running with the Bull

Ultimate trail test for Project Raging Bull as our homemade rock bouncer kills hills.




2014 | EPISODE 01

Rock Bouncer

Building a radical rock racer from scratch




2014 | EPISODE 02

Dirt Cheap Fun Part 1

Rare turbo Toyota powers low buck rig




2014 | EPISODE 03

Crawler Hauler

1986 Toyota Pickup gets a solid axle swap and a 4-link




2014 | EPISODE 04

Beefier T Case

Details on upgrading a 4x4 transfer case




2014 | EPISODE 05

Cummins Diesel Swap

Crawler Hauler gets Cummins diesel swap.




2014 | EPISODE 06

Exo-Skeleton Cage

How to make & fit an off-road exo-cage




2014 | EPISODE 07

Dirt Cheap Locker Upgrade

Dirt Cheap Fun Toyota gets new lockers




2014 | EPISODE 08

How to Fab a Flat Bed

Ian shows how to layout and weld up a flat bed from scratch and he introduces a new low-buck off-road rally car project: "Hocus Focus"




2014 | EPISODE 09

Rock Bouncer IBS Install

Big block "Rock Bouncer" gets high dollar internal bypass shock system while "Hocus Focus" gets a low-buck suspension.




2014 | EPISODE 10

Crawler Hauler: 4 Link & Airbags

Ian stretches the wheelbase of "Crawler Hauler" with a custom 4 link rear suspension and air bags to lower the bed for loading.




2014 | EPISODE 11

Project: Hocus Focus

Budget off-road Ford Focus project gets prepped for low-buck rally racing with an engine tuneup, intake, and brakes.




2014 | EPISODE 12

Rock Bouncer Rolling

The Raging Bull Rock Bouncer goes off the frame-building jig and onto a set of 43" tires as we finish up fabrication on our 700+ HP beast!




2014 | EPISODE 13

Big Rig Ram Diesel

More lift and more rubber: Ian transforms a new Ram 2500 Cummins diesel with a BDS lift and a dual-rear wheel conversion.




2014 | EPISODE 14

Big Rig Ram Diesel Complete

Ian finishes "Project Big Rig Ram" with a semi-inspired stacked exhaust system, a performance tuner and power side steps.




2014 | EPISODE 15

Project Hocus Focus: Roll Cage

How-to design, bend, and weld up a sanctioned roll cage for our low-buck rally race. Plus: remote air bag tech.




2014 | EPISODE 16

Rock Bouncer: Rock Race Axles

How-to build bomb-proof axles with custom trusses, spools, and giant shafts to conquer extreme rock bouncer races.




2014 | EPISODE 17

Ultimate UTV

How to transform a stock RZR side by side into the ultimate UTV with trick suspension and accessories.




2014 | EPISODE 18

King of the Hammers Special

155 ULTRA4 racers battle through 194 miles of punishing desert and rocks at the 2014 KOH championship.




2014 | EPISODE 19

Rock Bouncer Returns

Ian completes Lambo-style rock racer dropping 700 horse Big Block Chevy into powder-coated chassis.




2014 | EPISODE 20

Hocus Focus: How to Rally Cross

Ian finishes his Focus rally car and heads to Florida to hone his 2WD and 4WD driving skills at "The FIRM".




2014 | EPISODE 21

Veteran XJ: Size Matters

Military team stretches a Jeep Cherokee chassis 9" with 4 link sub-frames for ultimate rock rig tribute.




2014 | EPISODE 22

Veteran XJ: Deep Gears

Military tribute Jeep gets deep gear treatment with how-to install an Atlas transfer and re-gear front and rear differentials.




2014 | EPISODE 23

Field Tests Galore

Ian shows off his low-buck projects with final payoffs from a $5k compact 4x4 pickup to his dirt cheap rally car.





Rock Bouncer Rolling

Season 2014, Episode 12

The Raging Bull Rock Bouncer goes off the frame-building jig and onto a set of 43" tires as we finish up fabrication on our 700+ HP beast!

Big Rig Ram Diesel

Season 2014, Episode 13

More lift and more rubber: Ian transforms a new Ram 2500 Cummins diesel with a BDS lift and a dual-rear wheel conversion.


Rock Bouncer IBS Install

Season 2014, Episode 09

Big block "Rock Bouncer" gets high dollar internal bypass shock system while "Hocus Focus" gets a low-buck suspension.

Project: Hocus Focus

Season 2014, Episode 11

Budget off-road Ford Focus project gets prepped for low-buck rally racing with an engine tuneup, intake, and brakes.

How to Fab a Flat Bed

Season 2014, Episode 08

Ian shows how to layout and weld up a flat bed from scratch and he introduces a new low-buck off-road rally car project: "Hocus Focus"


Beefier T Case

Season 2014, Episode 04

How-to strengthen a transfer case and how-to install leaf springs, lift blocks and a throttle body EFI.

Cummins Diesel Swap

Season 2014, Episode 05

Crawler Hauler gets Cummins diesel swap.

Crawler Hauler

Season 2014, Episode 03

Ian announces project Crawler Hauler, an Isuzu flatbed that will haul 4x4s. He also installs a solid axle and 4 link rear to the "Dirt Cheap Fun Toyota and shows how to wire you garage for a 220V welder.

Crawler Hauler: 4 Link & Airbags

Season 2014, Episode 10

Ian stretches the wheelbase of "Crawler Hauler" with a custom 4 link rear suspension and air bags to lower the bed for loading.

Project: Hocus Focus

Season 2014, Episode 11

Budget off-road Ford Focus project gets prepped for low-buck rally racing with an engine tuneup, intake, and brakes.

How to Fab a Flat Bed

Season 2014, Episode 08

Ian shows how to layout and weld up a flat bed from scratch and he introduces a new low-buck off-road rally car project: "Hocus Focus"


Dirt Cheap Fun Part 1

Season 2014, Episode 02

Ian finds and starts transforming a wasted junkyard Toyota pickup on a budget. The goal, from rebuilding the 4 banger to finished project - no more than $5k.

Dirt Cheap Locker Upgrade

Season 2014, Episode 07

Ian installs a new Eaton locker/spool plus new rear springs and LED off-road lights in this round Dirt Cheap Fun tech.

Crawler Hauler

Season 2014, Episode 03

Ian announces project Crawler Hauler, an Isuzu flatbed that will haul 4x4s. He also installs a solid axle and 4 link rear to the "Dirt Cheap Fun Toyota and shows how to wire you garage for a 220V welder.

Exo-Skeleton Cage

Season 2014, Episode 06

Ian shows how to layout, cut, bend and weld an exo-cage plus cheap paint tops and how-to install fiberglass fenders and hood.

Beefier T Case

Season 2014, Episode 04

How-to strengthen a transfer case and how-to install leaf springs, lift blocks and a throttle body EFI.

Cummins Diesel Swap

Season 2014, Episode 05

Crawler Hauler gets Cummins diesel swap.


Crawler Hauler: 4 Link & Airbags

Season 2014, Episode 10

Ian stretches the wheelbase of "Crawler Hauler" with a custom 4 link rear suspension and air bags to lower the bed for loading.

Exo-Skeleton Cage

Season 2014, Episode 06

Ian shows how to layout, cut, bend and weld an exo-cage plus cheap paint tops and how-to install fiberglass fenders and hood.

Rock Bouncer

Season 2014, Episode 01

Ian builds a radical rock racer from scratch fabricating a Lambo-style chassis on his frame table.

Dirt Cheap Fun Part 1

Season 2014, Episode 02

Ian finds and starts transforming a wasted junkyard Toyota pickup on a budget. The goal, from rebuilding the 4 banger to finished project - no more than $5k.

Big Rig Ram Diesel

Season 2014, Episode 13

More lift and more rubber: Ian transforms a new Ram 2500 Cummins diesel with a BDS lift and a dual-rear wheel conversion.

Rock Bouncer Rolling

Season 2014, Episode 12

The Raging Bull Rock Bouncer goes off the frame-building jig and onto a set of 43" tires as we finish up fabrication on our 700+ HP beast!

Rock Bouncer IBS Install

Season 2014, Episode 09

Big block "Rock Bouncer" gets high dollar internal bypass shock system while "Hocus Focus" gets a low-buck suspension.

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