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XOR - Xtreme Off-Road Builds

Parts Used In This Episode

Currie Enterprises
Jeep TJ Wrangler, LJ, XJ & MJ Rockjock 44 High Pinion Frontend Housing, W/ Arb Air Locker
Dupli-Color
Paint, General Purpose, Enamel, Semi-Gloss, Machinery Gray, 12 oz., Aerosol, Each
Dupli-Color
Paint, Metallic Coating, Enamel, Textured, Silver Metallic, 11 oz., Aerosol, Each
Edwards Ironworkers
55 Ton Edwards Ironworker with Hydraulic Accessory Pack option; 10 Ton Bender, 15 Ton Horizontal press,Tubing Roller and 40 Ton Shop Press.
ESAB
The Official Welding and Cutting Supplier of Xtreme Off Road, featuring the all-new Rebel 215 Multi-Process Welder
General Tire
Tire, Grabber, LT 35.00 x 12.50R17, Radial, Load Range 121, Q Speed Rating, Solid Red Letters, Each
Loctite
Threadlocker, 243 Medium Strength, 6ml., Each
MetalCloak
Custom 3.5" TJ Lock-N-Load Long-Arm Suspension System, 6 Pak Edition
Parts Mike
Front Brake Kit, Caliper Mounts, Calipers, Rotors And Bearings
PSC Motorsports
PSC Motorsports 95-02 Jeep TJ//YJ/XJ Stage 4 Cylinder Assist Kit
Reid Racing
Heavy Duty Flat Top Dana 44 Knuckles
Stage 8 Locking Fasteners
Spindle Nuts, X-Lock, Manual Hub, Dana 44, 4WD, Each
The Industrial Depot
Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies
Trail Gear Inc.
17" Aluminum Beadloclk Wheel, (5 on 4.50" w 3.75" BS), Custom Silver and Black Segmented Ring
Yukon Gear & Axle
Yukon Hardcore Locking Hub set for Dana 30 & Dana 44

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> LAST YEAR ON XTREME OFF ROAD JOHN CURTAIN PUT IN LONG HOURS AND HARD WORK REBUILDING A CHEROKEE FOR A FELLOW SOLDIER. NOW HE'S BACK IN THE SHOP WORKING ON ANOTHER JEEP, BUT THIS TIME WHEN IT'S ALL DONE HE GETS TO KEEP IT. TODAY ON XTREME OFF ROAD THIS MARINE'S TJ RECEIVES A VERSATILE LONG ARM SUSPENSION KIT, WELL EQUIPPED CRATE AXLES, HYDRAULIC ASSIST STEERING, AND MORE!

(IAN)>> LAST WEEK WE TOOK CARE OF THE DRIVETRAIN ON

JOHN'S WRANGLER, UPGRADING FROM THE STOCK FOUR CYLINDER ENGINE TO A MODIFIED STRAIGHT SIX WITH PLENTY OF HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE. AS WELL AS A NEW AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND ATLAS TRANSFER CASE. THIS WEEK IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SUSPENSION.

(JOHN)>> HOW'S IT GOING GUYS?

(MATSON)>> HOW YOU DOING?

(JOHN)>> GOOD!

(IAN)>> JOHN IT'S MATSON FROM METAL CLOAK.

(DOUG)>> DOUG.

(STEVE)>> STEVE.

(IAN)>> WE'VE GOT JESSIE AND BOB.

(JOHN)>> GOOD TO MEET YOU.

(JESSIE)>> JESSIE.

(BOB)>> BOB.

(JOHN)>> NICE TO MEET YOU.

(IAN)>> SO BIG CREW THIS WEEK, OBVIOUSLY.

GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO RIGHT. MATSON'S HERE CAUSE HE BROUGHT HIS SUSPENSION THAT WE'RE GONNA INSTALL IN YOUR JEEP. AND HE'S THE GUYS THAT BUILT IT, SO HE'S THE GUY THAT'S GONNA TALK YOU INTO PUTTING IT IN THE RIGHT WAY. WE'VE GOT DOUG AND STEVE FROM ESAB CUTTING AND WELDING. THEY ARE THE OFFICIAL CUTTING AND WELDING PARTNER OF XTREME OFF ROAD. SO THAT'S WHY WE'VE GOT ALL THESE BLACK AND YELLOW MACHINES IN HERE. WE'VE BEEN HAVING FUN WITH THEM FOR THE PAST WEEK OR SO. JESSIE IS AN OLD DRIVEWAY RESCUE GUY THAT WE DID A

DRIVEWAY RESCUE WITH HIM. SO HE'S OBVIOUSLY HERE TO PAY IT BACK AND HE BROUGHT HIS BUDDY BOB WITH HIM TOO. SO THE GOAL THIS WEEK IS SIMPLE. THAT FRAME WILL BE A ROLLING CHASSIS WITH NEW AXLES, NEW SUSPENSION, NEW TIRES, NEW WHEELS BY THE TIME WE'RE DONE. THINK YOU CAN HANDLE IT.

(JOHN)>> YEAH, I THINK SO.

(IAN)>> OF COURSE YOU CAN. SHOULD WE CALL IT IN JUST ONE TIME?

(JOHN)>> WE GOT THE HELP.

(IAN)>> DO IT ONE TIME, JEEP ON THREE. ONE, TWO, THREE, JEEP! WE WILL START WITH THE SUSPENSION INSTALLATION, AND THE EASIEST WAY TO STRIP THE FACTORY BRACKETS

OFF THE FRAME IS TO PULL OUT THE DRIVETRAIN AND REMOVE THE WEAK FACTORY AXLES.

SO WE'RE JUST GONNA LIFT IT UP AND GO BACK THIS WAY. WITH A BARE FRAME IT'S FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN TO GET

BETTER ACCESS TO THE STOCK SUSPENSION MOUNTS.

TO REMOVE THESE BRACKETS DOUG SETS UP THE VICTOR THERMAL DYNAMICS CUT MASTER 52 PLASMA MACHINE. A PLASMA CUTTER THAT HAS BECOME THE GOLD STANDARD IN HAND HELD AND AUTOMATED PLASMA

OPERATIONS WORLD WIDE. AND IT MAKES QUICK WORK OF ALL THE STOCK BRACKETS ON THE FRAME.

THE RAILS ARE THEN GROUND SMOOTH WITH A FLAP WHEEL. WHENEVER YOU CUT A BRACKET OFF OF A STOCK FRAME, IT'S ALWAYS GOOD PRACTICE TO FILL IN ANY SMALL GOUGES

CREATED DURING THE CUTTING AND GRINDING PROCESS. DOUG WILL USE THE NEW ESAB REBEL 215 MULTIPROCESS WELDER. A MACHINE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO MIG, TIG, AND ARC WELD ALL IN ONE LIGHT WEIGHT BOX. AFTER CHOOSING THE SMART MIG MENU, DOUG SIMPLY HAS TO PICK HIS WIRE DIAMETER AND PLATE THICKNESS AND HE CAN BEGIN TO WELD.

(DOUG)>> THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF THE REBEL IS THE MULTIPROCESS CAPABILITIES. WE'VE INTERVIEWED A LOT OF WELDERS SUCH AS YOURSELF, AND IT IS FULL OF FEATURES AND IT IS TRULY THE GO ANYWHERE WELD ANYTHING WELDER. YOU KNOW EVERYONE'S WORKING TOGETHER, WORKING HARD, WE'RE BUSTING IT OUT. IT'S JUST A GREAT EXPERIENCE TO DO SOMETHING SO GREAT FOR A GOOD GUY.

(STEVE)>> GREAT, GREAT GUY, SUPER FUN. I DON'T KNOW, JUST A STAND UP GUY.

(IAN)>> THE NEW AXLES WILL REUSE SOME OF THE STOCK COMPONENTS FROM THE JEEP. SO JESSIE AND BOB REMOVE THE STOCK REAR BRAKE

PACKAGE ALONG WITH THE EMERGENCY BRAKE CABLE. A BODY MAN TAUGHT ME THIS. BECAUSE ALUMINUM FOIL WILL STICK TO ITSELF, ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS GET AROUND, WAD IT UP. THE FRONT AXLE WAS THEN PREPPED FOR PAINT AND SPRAYED WITH A BASE COAT OF DUPLICOLOR MACHINERY

GRAY TOPPED WITH SOME TEXTURED SILVER METALLIC.

(BOB)>> I'M STOKED FOR HIM TO BE ABLE TO GET BACK OUT

THERE AND DO WHAT HE LOVES TO DO, AND HELP BE A PART OF THE BUILD. I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY, IT'S PRETTY WILD!

(ANNOUNCER)>> UP NEXT A THREE AND A HALF INCH

RADIUS ARM SUSPENSION TO HANDLE ABUSE IN THE ROCKS AND PROVIDE A SMOOTH RIDE ON THE WAY HOME. PLUS A SET OF 35 INCH TIRES THAT ARE WELL BEHAVED ON THE HIGHWAY BUT A BEAST ON THE TRAIL.

(IAN)>> WHILE THE REST OF THE TEAM PREPS THE FRAME FOR ITS NEW SUSPENSION, MATSON UNPACKS THE CUSTOM LOCK AND LOAD RADIUS ARM SYSTEM THAT METAL CLOAK BUILT FOR JOHN'S JEEP.

(MATSON)>> YOU KNOW WHEN IAN CALLED US AND TOLD US YOUR STORY, ASKED TO BE A PART OF IT, WE SAID ABSOLUTELY MAN, ABSOLUTELY. WHAT WE WANTED TO DO IS MAKE SURE YOU HAD THE BEST SUSPENSION ON THE MARKET. THIS IS OUR THREE AND A HALF INCH LOCK AND LOAD LONG ARM SUSPENSION SYSTEM. WHEN WE GOT INTO SUSPENSIONS IT WAS ALL ABOUT TECHNOLOGY, AND THIS SYSTEM STARTS WITH THE DURAFLEX JOINTS. ITS THE FIRST AND ORIGINAL VIBRATION DAMPENING HIGH MISALIGNMENT JOINT. NOW THIS IS OUR TYPICAL JOINT SIZE YOU'LL SEE JK KITS AND MOST OF OUR TJ KITS. BUT FOR YOU YOU HAVE THE THREE INCH JOINT IN THIS LONG ARM KIT, CHECK THAT OUT.

(JOHN)>> LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS GUY.

(MATSON)>> THAT'S JUST ONE PART OF THE KIT. WE HAVE OUR EASY TO INSTALL BELLY PAN SYSTEM,

ADJUSTABLE BUMP STOPS, OUR TRUE DUAL RATE COILS, THE REVOLUTIONARY SIX PACK SHOCK, LONG TRAVEL

COMPACT BODY SHOCK.

IT ALLOWS YOU TO PUT A, IN THIS CASE, A 14 INCH

TRAVEL SHOCK IN THE STOCK LOCATIONS ON YOUR JEEP. WHICH MEANS YOU'RE GONNA HAVE ALL KINDS OF STUFF. MORE TRAVEL THAN MY 4,500 RACE CAR HAS. AND OF COURSE THE CENTER PIECE OF THIS KIT IS THE LOCK AND LOAD. WE WANTED TO DO A SUSPENSION SYSTEM, A LONG ARM KIT, WE DECIDED A RADIUS ARM WAS THE BEST, NOT ONLY FOR CLEARANCE, BUT FOR EASE OF INSTALLATION. BUT THE PROBLEM WITH RADIUS ARMS IS THAT THEY BIND. WHICH MEANS YOU CAN DESTROY BUSHINGS, TEAR BRACKETS OFF OF AXLES. I'VE EVEN SEEN AXLES CRACK FROM THE PRESSURE BEING PUT ON BY THE RADIUS ARM. THE LOCK AND LOAD ELIMINATES THAT. WHAT IT IS, ESSENTIALLY AN ARTICULATING ARM.

YOU HAVE THE COIL SYSTEM IN HERE, AND WHEN IT'S IN THE LOAD POSITION LIKE IT IS NOW, IT HAS AN INCH AND A QUARTER OF TRAVEL. SO IT REDUCES AND ELIMINATES THAT BIND. WHEN ITS IN THE LOCKED POSITION YOU'RE SIMPLY USING THE WRENCH FLATS HERE TO LOCK IT UP. IT'S LIKE A SINGLE STRONG ARM, SO IT MAKES IT REALLY

GOOD FOR YOUR DAILY DRIVING.

(JOHN)>> SO BASICALLY IT'S THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS?

(MATSON)>> THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. SO YOU BASICALLY GET A FOUR LINK EXPERIENCE IN AN EASY TO INSTALL RADIUS ARM. ALL IT MEANS, COMES DOWN TO, AND ALL THAT'S FANCY

TALK, BUT REALLY JUST COMES DOWN TO HAVING A KIT THAT'S GONNA LET YOU TAKE THAT JEEP OUT THERE AND BEAT IT UP AND HAVE FUN ALL DAY.

(JOHN)>> AWESOME, LET'S GET IN THERE!

(MATSON)>> LET'S DO IT.

(IAN)>> THE SYSTEM STARTS WITH A DROPPED TRACK BAR BRACKET THAT CAN BE BOLTED INTO PLACE, BUT MATSON SUGGEST THAT IF POSSIBLE IT'S BEST TO ALSO WELD THE BRACKET ONTO THE FRAME.

ALL OF THE SUSPENSION ARMS ARE BOLTED TO THE SKID PLATE AND ITS INTEGRATED CONTROL ARM MOUNTS.

THE METAL CLOAK SKID PLATE PROVIDE THE SAME GROUND

CLEARANCE AS A STOCK SKID, BUT THE CONTROL ARM MOUNTS ARE TUCKED UP INTO THE BELLY TO PROVIDE A SMOOTH SURFACE TO ELIMINATE BEING HUNG UP ON THE TRAIL.

ONCE IN PLACE ON THE FRAME, THE THROUGH BOLT HOLES ARE MARKED AND THE OUTER SIDE OF THE FRAME IS CUT WITH A PLASMA CUTTER FOR THE SLEEVES TO BE PLACED INSIDE. THE CONTROL ARMS IN METAL CLOAK KITS USE A GOLD

CHROMATE ZINC FINISH. THE CHROMATE SEALS AND PROTECTS THE ARM, AND THE

ZINC ALLOWS FOR THE ARMS TO SEE SOME SERIOUS ABUSE ON THE TRAIL AND STILL LOOK GOOD. ONCE THE LONG ARM KIT IS INSTALLED, THIS JEEP WILL HAVE SUSPENSION READY TO HANDLE DUAL PURPOSE

DRIVING WITH EASE.

(MATSON)>> I DON'T HAVE A RIG THAT I THROW ON A TRAILER AND TAKE IT TO THE TRAIL. I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT. I WANT TO GET OUT ON THE TRAIL, I WANT TO HAVE FUN, AND I WANT TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE HOME. AND THEN ON MONDAY MORNING DRIVE TO WORK. WE LIKE TO SAY THAT OUR SYSTEMS WORK AS A CADILLAC ON THE FREEWAY, CORNER LIKE A SPORTS CAR, BUT STILL CAN GO OUT THERE AND PLAY WITH THE BEST OF THEM.

(ANNOUNCER)>> COMING UP WE DROP IN A SET OF BEEFY DANA 44 AXLES LOADED UP WITH OVERSIZED RING AND PINION, AIR LOCKERS, AND CHROMOLY SHAFTS.

(IAN)>> JOHN WHILE WE'VE BEEN OVER THERE CUTTING AND GRINDING ON YOUR FRAME, AND YOU AND MATSON HAVE BEEN PUTTING ALL YOUR SUSPENSION SYSTEM IN, JESSE AND BOB HAVE BEEN PREPPING THE AXLES FOR YOUR JEEP. NOW THESE ARE AN UPGRADED AXLE. THEY'RE FROM CURRIE ENTERPRISES. IT'S CALLED A ROCK JOCK 44. IT'S BASICALLY THEIR FIRST STEP UP FOR THE JEEP TJ, BUT IT'S NOT JUST A STANDARD DANA 44 AXLE. IT'S AN UPGRADED 44. IT'S GOT A LARGER RING AND PINION. THIS ONE HAS ARB AIR LOCKERS FRONT AND REAR, CHROMOLY AXLE SHAFTS, THICK WALLED DOM AXLE TUBING. IT HAS ALL THE BRACKETS THAT'LL JUST MAKE IT BOLT RIGHT INTO YOUR TRUCK. NOW THEY SHIP NORMALLY WITH JUST AN EMPTY "C" AND

THEN YOU REUSE ALL OF YOUR FACTORY OUTER PIECES. SO YOU'RE GONNA REUSE YOUR KNUCKLE, YOUR BEARING, ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF.

(JOHN)>> WHAT DO WE PUT ON HERE?

(IAN)>> WELL BOB SWAPPED THEM OVER TOO?

(BOB)>> THIS IS THE REID RACING KNUCKLE UPGRADE.

(IAN)>> NOW THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO RUN WHAT'S CALLED A SERVICEABLE BEARING AND FREE WHEELING HUB. SO INSTEAD OF HAVING A UNIT BEARING, YOU'RE ACTUALLY GONNA HAVE SPINDLE, TWO BEARINGS THAT YOU CAN GREASE AND PACK, AND THE FREE WHEELING HUB WILL ALLOW YOU TO UNLOCK THE AXLES WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING ON THE STREET. THAT WAY IT'S JUST THE TIRES SPINNING, NOT THE

WHOLE AXLE SHAFT AND FRONT DRIVELINE. IT'LL REALLY REDUCE THE LOAD ON THE ENTIRE JEEP, MAKE IT EASIER TO DRIVE AND BETTER ON FUEL. BUT WE'RE NOT JUST GONNA USE A SET OF STOCK FREE WHEELING HUBS ON THIS JEEP. WE ACTUALLY UPGRADED THOSE AS WELL AND

WE UPGRADED THEM TO?

(JESSE)>> WE'RE GONNA USE YUKON HARDCORE HUBS, AND WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT THEM IS SHOULD THEY EVER FAIL, THEY'RE GONNA FAIL ENGAGED. SO YOU'RE GONNA HAVE 100 PERCENT DRIVE. SO YOU GET THE RELIABILITY OF A DRIVE FLANGE WITH THE CONVENIENCE OF A LOCKING HUB.

(IAN)>> SO THE HARDCORE GUYS, LIKE JESSE ON HIS RIG, HE RUNS DRIVE FLANGES. SO THE TIRE, AND THE WHEEL, AND THE AXLE CONNECTED 100 PERCENT OF THE TIME. GREAT OFF ROAD, NOT SO GREAT ON THE STREET. IT PUTS A LOT OF LOAD ON THE DRIVELINE. SO A FREE WHEELING HUB WILL SOLVE THAT PROBLEM BUT THE HARDCORE HUB, IF IT EVER BREAKS ON THE TRAIL, IT BECOMES A DRIVE FLANGE. IT LOCKS AT 100 PERCENT SO YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WOODS AND GET HOME. SO YOU'LL NEVER BE STRANDED WITH JUST THREE WHEEL DRIVE WHEN YOU'RE OUT IN THE WOODS.

(JOHN)>> AWESOME, GOOD TO GO.

(IAN)>> SO THESE ARE NOW READY TO GO UNDERNEATH YOUR FRAME. YOU'RE GONNA CARRY THEM RIGHT?

(JOHN)>> I THINK BOB'S GOT IT.

(IAN)>> BOB'S GOT IT!

(JESSE)>> YEAH, YOU ASK ME, LOOK AT BOB.

(IAN)>> THE ENDS OF THE FRONT AXLE ARE FINISHED OUT BY STARTING WITH A YUKON DANA 44 SPINDLE AND FOLLOWED BY A PARTS MIC BRAKE KIT THAT INCLUDES

NEW ROTORS, BEARINGS, AND CALIPER MOUNTS. IT'S ALL HELD IN WITH SOME STAGE EIGHT XLOCK SPINDLE LOCKING FASTENERS. THE AXLE IS THEN PLACED UNDER THE FRAME AND THE LOCK AND LOAD RADIUS ARMS ARE BOLTED INTO PLACE.

STEERING FOR JOHN'S TJ WILL BE HANDLED BY A RAM

ASSIST KIT FROM PSC MOTORSPORTS. THE TJ KIT INCLUDES AN ALL NEW STEERING GEAR,

PUMP, RESERVOIR, AND RAM.

ONCE THE STEERING GEAR IS BOLTED ONTO THE FRAME, THE STEERING RODS ARE BUILT AND THE SUSPENSION'S CYCLED.

(JESSE)>> OH YOU WANT IT FROM THE BOTTOM. OKAY, EIGHT AND A HALF INCHES TO THERE.

(IAN)>> WITH EVERYTHING LOOKING GOOD, THE DUAL

RATE COIL SPRINGS ARE INSTALLED AND THE SIX PACK SHOCKS ARE BOLTED UP.

(ANNOUNCER)>> UP NEXT ALUMINUM BEADLOCK WHEELS AND GRIPPY 35 INCH RUBBER PROVIDE DUAL PURPOSE PERFORMANCE FOR JOHN'S WRANGLER.

(IAN)>> JOHN CURTAIN'S TJ HAS TRANSFORMED FROM A ROLLING CHASSIS FULL OF BEAT UP STOCK SUSPENSION INTO A CAPABLE SETUP FEATURING A LONGER WHEEL BASE, HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION, AND

BEEFY CRATE AXLES. SO THIS JEEP IS DUE FOR A MAJOR TIRE UPGRADE.

(TONY)>> JOHN THE REASON THESE GENERAL GRABBERS ARE GONNA BE SO GOOD FOR YOUR JEEP.

YOU'RE FROM THE MILITARY, AND WE'RE SUPPORTING THAT AS BEST WE CAN, BUT THESE TIRES, THEY WERE BUILT LIKE A TANK.

THREE PLY SIDE WALL, SEVEN PLY TREAD, DESIGNED WITH CONSTRUCTION IN MIND WITH DURAGEN TECHNOLOGY TO FIT OUR OFF ROAD RACING PROGRAM. DESERT, OFF ROAD, SOUTHWEST 900 HORSEPOWER

TROPHY TRUCKS RUNNING, HITTING ROCKS AT 100 MILES AN HOUR. THEY'RE GONNA BE TOUGH, REALLY TOUGH FOR YOU. ONE OF THE REASONS WHY IT'S GONNA BE REALLY GOOD FOR YOU IS ON ROAD THEY'RE GONNA BE QUIET. NOT A LOT OF VOID IN THE TREAD, BUT WITH THE STRAKE AND CHAMFER TRACTION SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE, A PATENTED SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE WHERE THE STRAKE RUNS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER HERE, EACH CHAMFERED CORNER GIVES US A LITTLE PADDLE WHEN YOU GO OFF ROAD. SO IT'S GONNA BE QUIET ON ROAD AND THEN WHENEVER YOU

GO OFF ROAD IT'S GONNA GRIP AND GRAB LIKE YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE.

(JOHN)>> VERY COOL!

(TONY)>> 35 INCH TALL TIRES, 12.5 INCH WIDE 17 INCH RIMS. VERY HEAVY DUTY, IT'S GONNA GET YOU THE RIDE HEIGHT THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, THE TRACTION THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, I THINK YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO ENJOY THESE TIRES.

(JOHN)>> AWESOME, I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THEM OUT.

(IAN)>> THE TIRE BEAD IS LUBRICATED WITH SOAPY WATER BEFORE IT IS DROPPED OVER THE TRAIL GEAR CREEPER LOCK WHEELS. A HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM BEAD LOCK WITH A SEGMENTED LOCKING RING. TRAIL GEAR OFFERS THE SEGMENTS IN MANY DIFFERENT COLOR COMBINATIONS. FOR JOHN'S JEEP WE OPTED FOR A BLACK AND SATIN SILVER COMBO. MANY PEOPLE DEVOTED THEIR TIME, TALENT, AND PARTS TO THIS PROJECT. EACH OF THEM SAYS IT WAS AN EASY DECISION.

(TONY)>> HARD FOR ME TO EXPRESS IT FULLY. I CAME HERE KNOWING WHAT WE WERE DOING. WHEN WE WERE TOLD WE WANTED TO GET TO DO A MILITARY GIVE BACK. FOR SOMEONE THAT'S GIVEN SO MUCH FOR THE COUNTRY AND FOR US PERSONALLY, EVERYONE OF US INDIVIDUALLY HAD BEEN GIVEN SO MUCH BY HIM. IT WAS A NO BRAINER, WE ABSOLUTELY DIDN'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT. BUT COMING HERE TODAY AND SEEING HIM, AND SEEING HIS SPIRIT AND HIS DIGNITY, AND HIS WILLING TO WORK AND PITCH IN, I AM SO GLAD WE'VE DONE THIS. AND I'M SO HAPPY THAT WE COULD, NOT TRY TO COMPENSATE HIM, BUT AT LEAST HONOR WHAT HE'S DONE FOR US.

(IAN)>> THE CLASSIC LOOK OF THE CREEPER LOCK ALONG WITH THE GENERAL GRABBER 35 INCH TIRES ARE A GREAT PACKAGE FOR JOHN'S JEEP.

AND ONCE BOLTED UP TO THE AXLE, JOHN GETS A LOOK AT HIS NEW ROLLING CHASSIS.

ALRIGHT GUYS, I WANT TO THANK Y'ALL FOR COMING OUT THIS WEEK. YOU GOT A PILE OF WORK DONE ON JOHN'S JEEP. JOHN, ANYTHING YOU'VE GOTTA SAY?

(JOHN)>> YEAH GUYS, I REALLY DO APPRECIATE YOU GUYS KNOCKING OUT EACH SPECIFIC TASK AS WE NEED IT DONE. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT, THANKS FOR COMING OUT GUYS.

(IAN)>> WE'RE NOT DONE QUITE YET CAUSE THE GUYS FROM ESAB HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TO YOU.

(STEVE)>> ALRIGHT SO CURTAIN, WE KNOW YOU'RE GONNA HIT THE TRAILS PRETTY HARD AND GO OFF ROAD WITH YOUR NEW JEEP. SO TO KEEP YOU UP AND RUNNING, GRAB THAT HANDLE THERE. SO ON BEHALF OF ESAB WELDING AND CUTTING WE WANT TO GIVE YOU YOUR OWN REBEL 215 WELDER.

(JOHN)>> WOW, I REALLY DO APPRECIATE IT.

(MATSON)>> WOW, THAT'S AWESOME.

(JOHN)>> THANK YOU GUYS, THANKS.

(IAN)>> ALRIGHT, NOW PUT THAT DOWN CAUSE WE'RE NOT DONE YET. NOW I DON'T KNOW IF YOU NOTICE HOW THESE

GUYS ARE UNION GUYS. INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, AND THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING, NOT FOR YOU, BUT FOR

SOMETHING THAT'S REAL IMPORTANT TO YOU, SO GO AHEAD.

(JESSE)>> JOHN IT'S BEEN A TRUE PLEASURE MEETING YOU AND WORKING WITH YOU SIDE BY SIDE ON THIS BUILD. WHEN IT'S DONE I HOPE IT'S EVERYTHING YOU EVER DREAMED FOR IN A VEHICLE. IN THE IBEW WE KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN BUT JUST LIKE THE OFF ROAD COMMUNITY WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GIVE BACK. SO ON BEHALF OF THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF IBEW LOCAL 429 FROM NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, I PROUDLY PRESENT TO FOUR WHEEL TO HEAL THIS CHECK FOR $5,000 DOLLARS IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR SERVICE TO THIS GREAT COUNTRY AND THE SACRIFICES MADE BY COUNTLESS MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES JUST LIKE YOU.

(JOHN)>> THAT IS AWESOME GUYS. THAT IS LEGIT, THANK YOU GUYS VERY MUCH.

(IAN)>> THAT'S GREAT! SO NOW WE'VE GOT STUFF FOR JOHN, STUFF TO HELP OTHER GUYS, THE JEEP'S WELL ON ITS WAY. YOU KNOW I THINK GREAT WEEK. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANKS MATSON, ALL GOOD. BUT WE'VE GOT IT FROM HERE, YOU GUYS CAN GO. YOU READY TO WORK?

(JOHN)>> YEAH LET'S DO THIS.

(IAN)>> WHOO!

NEXT WEEK ON XTREME OFF ROAD WE'LL TAKE CARE OF THE TJ'S BODY. TUBE FENDERS, ROCK SLIDERS, SEATS, CAGE,

WINCH AND BUMPERS WILL GIVE JOHN'S WRANGLER ALL THE PROTECTION IT NEEDS ON THE TRAIL,

AND PLENTY OF STYLE.
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