XOR - Xtreme Off-Road Builds

Parts Used In This Episode

2U Mobile Solution
2U MOBILE TIRE SOLUTIONS provides Mobile Tire Services
Anthem Wheels
A744 Aviator - Matte Black - 17x9 - 8x6.5 | -12mm
Artec Industries
JK UNDER ARMOR - Four door Bellypan Kit
Artec Industries
Nighthawk JK Front Fenders
Artec Industries
Nighthawk JK Sliders (JKU - 4 Door)
Artec Industries
Nighthawk JKU Rear Fenders
Currie Enterprises
JK RockJock 60 VXR, Complete Front and Rear Axles, Bolt-In
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
Hammerhead Armor
JEEP Wrangler JK "Stubby" Pre-Runner Front Bumper, 2007-2016
Hammerhead Armor
JEEP Wrangler JK "Stubby" Rear Bumper 2007-2016, with Spare Tire Carrier
J.E. Reel Drive Line Specialists
Custom Steel Driveshafts with 1350 Joints
Nitto Tire
Nitto Ridge Grappler, 37x12.50R17LT
Rigid Industries
Dually XL Spot, Pair
Rigid Industries
Dually XL Spot, Pair
Rigid Industries
Radiance 50" White Back-Light
Rock Krawler, Inc.
JK 2.5" Overland Suspension System - Stage 1
Rugged Radios
Dual Band RM-25R 25 Watt Radio with Magnetic Mount Base/Chase Kit
The Industrial Depot
The Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies
Unlimited Off Road
The Unlimited Off-Road Expo turns Louisville into a festival dedicated to Off-Road Vehicles, Parts & Accessories, Outdoor and Adventure Gear. Three action-packed days with Ultra4 Rock Racers, Rock Bouncers, SXS Races, the hottest Jeeps and coolest Trucks and so much more
Warn Industries
Winch, Electric, Zeon Platinum, 12 V, 10,000 lb., Hawse Fairlead, 100 ft. Line, Wireless Remote, Each

Episode Transcript

(NARRATOR)>> FOR ANY FOUR BY FOUR ENTHUSIAST THE UNLIMITED OFF ROAD EXPO IS A MUST SEE EVENT WITH TONS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE AFTERMARKET PARTS, KILLER CUSTOM VEHICLES, AND PLENTY OF ACTION. PLUS WE'VE BEEN INVITED TO TURN A JEEP JK INTO A HARDCORE ADVENTURE RIG LIVE ON THE EXPO FLOOR.

(KIP)>> HI, MY NAME'S KIP.

(CASE)>> HI, MY NAME'S CASE. (KIP & CASE)>> AND THIS IS XTREME OFF ROAD.

(IAN)>> IF YOU'RE ON THE EAST COAST OF THIS COUNTRY THERE'S ONLY ONE PLACE TO BE AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE, AND THAT IS AT THE UNLIMITED OFF ROAD EXPO IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. THIS PLACE IS FULL OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ALL ABOUT OFF ROADING. VENDORS, RACERS, TRUCKS ON DISPLAY, AS A MATTER OF FACT, LET'S GO CHECK IT OUT.

I LIKE THAT GREEN, SWAG TOO.

WHOA, THAT'S TRUE RIGHT THERE. WHEN IN DOUBT, THROTTLE OUT BABY. OH MAN, WE'RE ONLY HALF WAY DONE. HOW YOU DOING GUYS?

(TREVOR)>> HEY, I'M TREVOR.

(IAN)>> AJ, NICE TO SEE YOU GUYS. HI FIVE!

GET UP, COME ON, IT'S THE FIRST DAY! I'M GETTING TIRED OF WALKING. THIS IS A LONG SHOW. THAT'S A WHOLE LOT OF SHOW, AND THERE'S EVEN MORE OUT THERE. FOR THREE YEARS NOW THE UNLIMITED OFF ROAD EXPO HAS BEEN BRINGING THE BEST OF THE OFF ROAD AFTERMARKET TO

PEOPLE ON THE EAST COAST. A MARKET THAT'S BEEN HUNGRY FOR AN EVENT TO CALL THEIR OWN.

(BRIAN)>> WE REALLY ENJOY THE SHOW. IT'S A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE. THE AREA HERE DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF THESE SHOWS. SO WE LIKE COMING OUT HERE AND TALKING TO ALL THE DIFFERENT PEOPLE. THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF OFF ROAD VEHICLES THAN WE'RE USED TO IN CALIFORNIA. SO IT'S AT TOTALLY NEW MARKET FOR US, A DIFFERENT MARKET OF DIFFERENT VEHICLES, MUD TRUCKS, AND YOU KNOW, THE BIG HORSEPOWER TRUCKS WITH THE TRACTOR TIRES ON IT WE'D NEVER EVEN SEEN BEFORE.

(MAX)>> THE EAST COAST HAS A HUGE, HUGE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE INTO THE OFF ROAD SPORT.

TO FINALLY GET A SHOW LIKE THIS THAT IS THIS MAGNITUDE OUT HERE FOR THE PUBLIC TO COME TO AND BE A PART OF, I THINK IT'S GREAT.

(IAN)>> FROM ROCK BOUNCERS AND SIDE BY SIDES GOING FULL THROTTLE TO ONE OF A KIND CONCEPT VEHICLES, PRODUCT GIVEAWAYS, AND VENDORS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, IT'S AN

ACTION PACKED WEEKEND. THIS YEAR XTREME OFF ROAD HAS BEEN INVITED TO THE EXPO AND BEEN HANDED A BRAND NEW JEEP JK, A TON OF AFTERMARKET PARTS, A LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE, AND A MISSION TO BUILD THIS JEEP INTO A FULL FLEDGED ADVENTURE RIG OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS, AND IT ALL STARTS BY TEARING IT DOWN. THERE ARE SOME ADVANTAGES TO WORKING IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE. ONE, THERE'S NO SHORTAGE OF WILLING VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THE JOB A LOT EASIER. ALRIGHT, COME ON OVER HERE. ALRIGHT, I WANT YOU TO TAKE OUT THAT BOLT THERE OKAY, AND THEN I'M GONNA GET YOU A WRENCH AND WE'RE GONNA TAKE OUT THIS BOLT AND THAT BOLT. HE FITS IN THE WHEEL WELL REALLY WELL. LUKE AND VICTOR CYPHER ARE HERE FROM CHICAGO

WITH THEIR DAD. THIS IS THE BRAKE CALIPER, ALRIGHT? SO WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS YOU'VE GOTTA PRY IT OFF. THEY BOTH LOVE WHEELING IN THE FAMILY JEEP, AND THEY'RE NATURALS WHEN IT COMES TO WRENCHING. IN NO TIME FLAT THEY'VE GOT THE FRONT AXLE OUT.

PERFECT, HO!

THAT'S GOOD RIGHT THERE.

GIVE ME A HIGH FIVE, GOOD JOB, GOOD JOB! ALRIGHT YOU CAN GO HAVE FUN NOW, HARD WORK'S DONE.

THE LESS SAID ABOUT THE JEEP BUMPERS THE BETTER. OF COURSE THEY'VE GOTTA GO.

HE'S AWESOME, WOO!

IN JUST A FEW HOURS TIME WE'VE GOT THIS STOCK JK STRIPPED AND READY FOR A PILE OF HARDCORE OFF ROAD PARTS.

LOOKS BETTER ALREADY.

(NARRATOR)>> COMING UP, SERIOUS SUSPENSION UPGRADES, AND A SET OF TIRES DESIGNED FOR THE ROCKS AND THE ROAD.

(IAN)>> IT'S DAY TWO HERE AT THE UNLIMITED OFF ROAD EXPO. NOW YESTERDAY WE WERE ABLE TO GET THE JEEP COMPLETELY TORE DOWN AND SOURCE A FEW OF THE PARTS. TODAY'S GOAL IS ACTUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE. I WANT TO GET THIS RIG BACK INTO AN ACTUAL ROLLING CHASSIS. THAT MEANS THE SUSPENSION HAS TO GO UNDERNEATH IT, THE AXLES HAVE TO GO UNDERNEATH IT AS WELL AS THE TIRES AND WHEELS, AND THEN WE CAN START FOCUSING ON SOME BODY PROTECTION AND OFF ROAD LIGHTING. FIRST STOP, WHEELS AND TIRES, AND WITH TONS OF VENDORS HERE AT THE EXPO FINDING WHAT WE NEED WILL NOT BE DIFFICULT AT ALL. IT STARTS WITH A SET OF ANTHEM WHEELS. OKAY STEVE, SO YOU'VE SENT ME THESE AVIATOR WHEELS FOR OUR JEEP. TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS WHEEL AND ANTHEM IN GENERAL.

(STEVE)>> WELL THIS IS OUR NEWEST STYLE, THE ANTHEM AVIATOR, THE A-741, 742, 743, AND 744. WE'RE REALLY EXCITED THAT WE'RE BUILDING THESE RIGHT HERE IN THE USA. THIS WHEEL'S BEEN DOING REALLY WELL FOR US. WE'RE EXCITED TO HAVE IT.

(IAN)>> TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ANTHEM WHEEL CAUSE YOU'VE BEEN HERE FOR THREE YEARS AND YOU'RE RELATIVELY NEW TO THIS WHOLE OFF ROAD WORLD. HOW DID THIS ALL START?

(STEVE)>> WE'VE BEEN AROUND FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. WE SELL BASICALLY DIRECT TO THE PUBLIC. THERE'S NO MIDDLE MAN, NO RETAILERS. WE TAKE INPUT FROM THOUSANDS OF TRUCK AND JEEP ENTHUSIASTS AND WE USE THAT INPUT TO DESIGN OUR WHEELS. WE CALL THAT WHEEL DEMOCRACY.

WE'LL SHOW OUR CUSTOMER BASE A WHEEL IN IT'S EARLY INFANCY I GUESS, AND THEY'LL SUGGEST VARIOUS TWEAKS, ADD A SPOKE, REMOVE A SPOKE, ADD RIVETS, DO A DIFFERENT FINISH, AND WE'LL COME BACK SEVERAL DIFFERENT TIMES, RERENDER IT, DESIGN IT, SHOW IT TO THEM, AND THEN WE'LL HAVE THEM VOTE. IF THE WHEEL'S VOTED HIGH ENOUGH, WE'LL MANUFACTURE IT. IF NOT, WE'LL BASICALLY SCRAP IT. WE DO QUITE A BIT OF WHEEL AND TIRE PACKAGES. WE MOUNT AND BALANCE FOR FREE. WE CARRY PRETTY MUCH ALL THE MAJOR BRANDS AND EVEN SOME OF THE LESSER KNOWN BRANDS, AND IT'LL BE BASICALLY MOUNTED, BALANCED, ON A SKID. IT'LL ARRIVE AT YOUR DOOR READY TO INSTALL, AND WE EVEN DO TPMS SENSORS AND LUG NUTS AS WELL.

(IAN)>> FOR RUBBER NONE OTHER THAN A SET OF THE NEW NITTO RIDGE GRAPPLERS. A NEW TIRE DESIGNED FOR THE TYPE OF ADVENTURE

THIS JEEP IS GONNA SEE. OKAY CHRIS, SO THE JEEP INSIDE WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER, WE NEED SOME TIRES AND YOU'RE TELLING ME THIS IS THE TIRE FOR THAT PROJECT RIGHT?

(CHRIS)>> ABSOLUTELY, THIS IS BRAND NEW FOR US,

JUST MADE IT HERE. THIS IS THE RIDGE GRAPPLER. RIDGE GRAPPLER, ALL NEW CONCEPT FOR US, A HYBRID TREAD DESIGN. IT'S NOT QUITE ALL TERRAIN, IT'S NOT QUITE MUD TERRAIN, FITS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A CATEGORY FOR US, AND VERY AMAZING TIRE AS FAR AS THE CUSTOMER THAT'S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT HAS THE AGGRESSIVE LOOK. YOU KNOW, GREAT DUAL SIDE WALL TREAD DESIGN, BIG OPEN VOIDS, STONE EJECTORS, BUT IN AN INNER CLOSED UP TREAD PATTERN

THAT PROVIDES REALLY GREAT ON ROAD PERFORMANCE.

(IAN)>> SO THIS IS LIKE THE DUAL PURPOSE DREAM TIRE RIGHT? GOOD OFF ROAD BUT JUST AS GOOD ON ROAD?

(CHRIS)>> IT KINDA IS, IT KINDA IS. LOOK, IT'S NOT AS AGGRESSIVE AS OUR TRAIL GRAPPLER. OUR TRAIL GRAPPLER IS A PHENOMENAL TIRE BOTH ON AND OFF ROAD, BUT THERE'S ALWAYS A STIGMA OR A NOTION ATTACHED

WITH A MUD TERRAIN THAT THEY'RE LOUD, AND YOU KNOW IT'S THAT OLD ADAGE THAT WE ALL TALK ABOUT. THIS FITS RIGHT JUST BELOW THAT, BUT ALL THE TESTING THAT WE'VE DONE ON THIS TIRE, THE NOISE LEVEL IS ON PAR WITH OUR TERRA GRAPPLER. SO IT'S REALLY A QUIET TIRE.

(IAN)>> WITH A SET OF TIRES AND WHEELS YOU WOULD THINK THAT GETTING THEM MOUNTED IN THE MIDDLE OF AN OFF ROAD SHOW WOULD BE AN ISSUE, BUT THERE'S A VAN HERE AT THE SHOW THAT IS A TIRE SHOP ON WHEELS. TWOU MOBILE SOLUTIONS IS A SPECIALTY MOBILE TIRE REPAIR AND INSTALLATION COMPANY THAT BRINGS THE TIRE SHOP TO YOU, AND IN NO TIME AT ALL WE'VE GOT FIVE TIRES

MOUNTED AND BALANCED. THANK YOU SIR! ( )>> APPRECIATE IT, THANKS IAN.

(IAN)>> LET'S GO! TO FIT THE TIRES AND WHEELS WE'RE GONNA NEED SOME EXTRA

HEIGHT UNDER THIS JEEP. SO I HAD ROCK CRAWLER SUSPENSION SEND US ONE OF THEIR JK TWO AND A HALF INCH OVERLAND JEEP SYSTEMS. THIS SUSPENSION PACKAGE IS PERFECT FOR THIS JK. IT'S A COMPLETE BOLT IN SYSTEM WITH NEW HIGH CLEARANCE LOWER ARMS AND MULTIRATE COIL SPRINGS, FRONT SWAY BAR DISCONNECTS, AND TWO POINT ZERO PRODIGY SHOCKS SPECIFICALLY TUNED FOR IMPROVED OFF ROAD PERFORMANCE AND HIGHWAY RIDE. PROBABLY THE BEST UPGRADE FOR ANY JEEP IS A NEW SET OF AXLES, AND FOR THIS JK IT'LL BE NO DIFFERENT. UNDER THIS RIG WILL BE THE NEW CURRIE ENTERPRISES ROCK JOCK VXR AXLES BOTH FRONT AND REAR. THEY'RE A 100 PERCENT BOLT IN FULL FLOAT AXLE ASSEMBLY. THEY ARE BUILT WITH SERIOUS OFF ROADING IN MIND WITH A CUSTOM DESIGNED CENTER SECTION THAT RELOCATES THE LOCATION OF THE PINION TO PROTECT THE DRIVELINE, AND A TILTED DIFF COVER LOCATION TO PROTECT THE GEAR SET.

(BRIAN)>> F-450 STYLE UNIT BEARINGS WITH ABS SENSORS INSIDE IT. SO IT'S ALL, YOU CAN PLUG IT RIGHT BACK INTO THE VEHICLE AND ALL THE ABS, ALL THE ESP SYSTEMS WORK.

(IAN)>> HELPING OUT WITH THE INSTALLATION ARE KASE AND KIP SIENER, NINE YEAR OLD TWINS FROM PADUCAH, KENTUCKY.

(KASE)>> THE SUSPENSION IS OFF OF A FORD.

(IAN)>> FROM BUILDING LEGO TRUCKS TO RIDING TOY ONES, WHEELING IS IN THEIR BLOOD.

(KASE)>> WE'VE BEEN AROUND CARS AND TRUCKS ALMOST OUR WHOLE LIFE, AND IT'S JUST REALLY COOL.

(KIP)>> WE CAME BECAUSE WE WANTED TO SEE ALL OF THE.

(KASE)>> JEEPS, TRUCKS, DUNE BUGGIES, AND ALL THIS STUFF.

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT, PLENTY OF COOL STUFF, INCLUDING STYLISH BUMPERS AND HIGH PERFORMANCE LIGHTS.

(IAN)>> IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, THE UNLIMITED OFF

ROAD EXPO IS THE PLACE TO BE IF YOU LOVE THE WORLD OF OFF ROADING. WE'RE HERE TO BUILD A JEEP JK LIVE ON THE SHOW FLOOR, AND SO FAR WE HAVE A ROLLING CHASSIS WITH NEW SUSPENSION, TIRES, WHEELS, AND AXLES. NEXT UP SOME BUMPERS, AND HAMMERHEAD ARMOR HAS THEIR BOOTH RIGHT NEXT TO OURS AT THE SHOW, AND THEY BROUGHT A COUPLE OF BUMPERS FOR OUR JEEP. ALRIGHT CHRIS WE'VE GOT THIS JEEP THAT WE'RE BUILDING HERE AT THE SHOW, AND YOU'VE BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO HOOK US UP WITH SOME BUMPERS. SO TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BUMPERS THAT I'M GONNA BE BOLTING ON THIS RIG. (CHRIS C.)>> WELL THIS IS OUR STUBBY BUMPER. IT'S MADE OUT OF THREESIXTEENTHS PLATE. IT HAS A FULL POWDER COAT PRIMER, AND THEN WE COME BACK AND PUT OUR PATENTED POWDER COAT WRINKLE FINISH ON IT. YOU CAN ACTUALLY FIT THE ZEON INSIDE THE BUMPER, IT PROTECTS IT. IT'S GOT ONEEIGHTH INCH DOM TUBING, SAME THING YOU USE FOR ROLL CAGES. YOU CAN INCORPORATE LIGHTS FROM THE BOTTOM AND THE TOP. IT'S GOT MOUNTS ON THE BOTTOM AND THE TOP, AND THE OEM FOG LIGHTS FIT.

(IAN)>> SO THAT'S THE FRONT AND THEN YOU ALSO SENT US A REAR BUMPER, AND THE REAR BUMPER IS THE FULL WIDTH WITH TIRE CARRIER RIGHT? (CHRIS C.)>> IT IS, WE HAVE A FULL WIDTH AND WE HAVE STUBBY. THE FULL WIDTH LOOKS GREAT WITH THE OEM FENDERS.

WE HAVE A TIRE CARRIER THAT'S EASY TO OPEN. IT'S A ONE PIECE OPEN. YOU DON'T HAVE TO OPEN YOUR TIRE CARRIER AND THEN OPEN YOUR TAILGATE. ALL THE WEIGHT IS ON THE BUMPER ITSELF, AND SO IT'S NOT DESTROYING YOUR TAILGATE OVER TIME.

(IAN)>> AWESOME, AND HOW BIG OF A TIRE CAN I FIT ON THAT TIRE CARRIER? (CHRIS C.)>> YOU CAN PUT A 38.

(IAN)>> UP TO A 38 ON THAT.

SO WE'VE GOT BUMPER IN THE FRONT, BUMPER IN THE BACK, BIG SPARE TIRE BACK THERE WHERE IT BELONGS, THAT'S GREAT MAN, I APPRECIATE IT. BUMPER TIME!

AND OF COURSE NO OFF ROAD RIG IS COMPLETE WITHOUT SOME OFF ROAD LIGHTING. RIGID INDUSTRIES IS THE NAME IN OFF ROAD LIGHTING, PROVIDING AMERICAN MADE LIGHT BARS FOR THE SERIOUS OFF ROADER. FOR OUR JK THEY HAVE A NEW LIGHT THAT'S BEEN MAKING WAVES IN THE OFF ROAD WORLD. OKAY STEVE, WE HAVE ONE OF YOUR NEW RADIANCE SERIES LIGHT BARS FOR THE TOP OF THIS JK. NOW TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS LIGHT.

THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN ANYTHING YOU GUYS HAVE EVER DONE BEFORE RIGHT?

(STEVE B.)>> TOTALLY DIFFERENT, WHAT WE'VE DONE HERE IS WE'VE TAKEN AND CHANGED THE OPTICS. WE'VE CAME OUT WITH A BROAD SPOT OPTICS, WHICH CHANGES A LITTLE BIT. IT PUTS MORE ECONOMICS BACK INTO THE LIGHT BAR INDUSTRY. WE HAVE OF COURSE OUR LEGACY LINED UP HERE THAT IS FULL BLOWN RACE OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL. IN OTHER WORDS THE GUY THAT HAS TO HAVE EVERY BIT OF LIGHT HE POSSIBLY CAN. WE CAME OUT WITH THIS ONE TO KIND OF ACCENT FOR THE EVERYDAY PERSON.

(IAN)>> SO THIS IS EVERYDAY LIGHT BAR VERSUS A FULL RACE LIGHT BAR, BUT STILL ALL THAT RIGID TECHNOLOGY IN THERE RIGHT? (STEVE B.)>> ABSOLUTELY!

(IAN)>> WHAT I LIKE IS THE BACK LIGHT CAUSE I THINK THAT'S KINDA COOL. (STEVE B.)>> IT IS, IT'S ADDED SO MUCH TO IT AND IT COMES IN FIVE DIFFERENT COLORS. IT COMES IN RED, BLUE, GREEN, AMBER, AND WHITE.

(IAN)>> OKAY SO THIS IS GOING ON THE WINDSHIELD BUT WE'RE ALSO GONNA PUT SOME SMALLER LIGHTS DOWN ON THE APILLAR RIGHT? (STEVE B.)>> RIGHT, EXACTLY, WHAT WE DID HERE IS WE'VE SELECTED THE DXL. THIS IS ABOUT 4,000 LUMENS, ABOUT 3,900 LUMENS. SO IT'S GONNA SOME MORE POWER TO IT. THIS ONE IS A SPOT OPTIC. SO IT'S GONNA BE MORE DIRECTED AT SPECIFIC AREAS.

(IAN)>> AND THE NICE THING ABOUT PUTTING THESE DOWN ON THE APILLAR IS WE WON'T JUST HAVE THEM STICKING OUT THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK LIKE A TRADITIONAL LIGHT BAR IS. WE CAN ACTUALLY TURN THEM AND TILT THEM DOWN OR TILT THEM UP DEPENDING ON HOW WE'RE WHEELING RIGHT? (STEVE B.)>> TOTALLY MOVEABLE, YEAH, EXACTLY.

(IAN)>> ALRIGHT, THANKS STEVE. (STEVE B.)>> THANK YOU GUYS.

(IAN)>> ALRIGHT, AND SINCE MY ASSISTANTS AND I HAVE DONE MOST OF THE WORK SO FAR I THINK WE DESERVE A BREAK. WE'LL HAVE THE RIGID CREW KNOCK THESE OUT. INSIDE THE FRONT BUMPER WE'RE DROPPING IN THE WARN ZEON 10-S WINCH, A NEWLY DESIGNED WINCH FROM WARN WITH 100 FEET OF THREE EIGHTHS SPYDURA SYNTHETIC WINCH ROPE, A 10,000 POUND LINE PULL, AND UPGRADED DRUM GEARS AND HEAT TREATED RING GEAR TO DELIVER 20 PERCENT FASTER LINE SPEED, AND IT FITS NICE AND LOW INSIDE THE HAMMERHEAD BUMPER.

(NARRATOR)>> COMING UP, HEAVY DUTY BODY PROTECTION

AND A POWERFUL, SECURE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.

(IAN)>> OUR TIME AT THE UNLIMITED OFF ROAD EXPO

IS COMING TO A CLOSE. OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS WE HAVE MADE SOME HUGE CHANGES TO THIS JEEP JK, BUT UP NEXT WILL BE THE BIGGEST CHANGE OF ALL. ARTEC INDUSTRIES HAS BEEN A LEADER IN HARDCORE OFF ROAD PARTS AND NOW THEY'RE TURNING THEIR ATTENTION TO THE JEEP

JK TO CREATE SERIOUS OFF PARTS FOR THESE MODERN JEEPS.

(ARTIE)>> WHAT WE'RE PUTTING ON IS THE FENDERS, SLIDERS, AND BELLY PAN, AND THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE FENDERS AND ALL OF THIS NEW STUFF THAT WE'RE COMING OUT WITH THE JK IS THE DESIGN NUMBER ONE. THAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE. IT'S JUST UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU'VE SEEN IN THE INDUSTRY BEFORE. THEY'RE ALL PLATE AND GOT SOME CRAZY GOOD ANGLES, AND THAT'S THE FENDERS RIGHT. THE SLIDERS ARE REALLY COOL. THEY MOUNT IN THREE DIFFERENT POSITIONS RIGHT, THREE SEPARATE AREAS ON THE VEHICLE. SO IT'S GONNA REALLY DISTRIBUTE THAT LOAD ACROSS THE VEHICLE AND NOT BUCKLE THE SIDE PANELS OR

ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

(IAN)>> SO IT'S NOT JUST BOLTED IN ONE PLACE. IT'S BOLTED AND SECURED TO A BUNCH OF OTHER SPOTS, AND THEN THE BELLY PAN JUST PROTECTS EVERYTHING FRONT TO BACK RIGHT?

(ARTIE)>> YES, AND IT'S ALUMINUM SO YOU'RE NOT GETTING A TON OF WEIGHT ADDED ON TO THE VEHICLE. THEY'RE ALREADY HEAVY AS IT IS, AND THE OTHER THING THAT YOU'LL NOTICE IS THE COMPLETELY SMOOTH DESIGN OF IT.

(IAN)>> OKAY SO NOTHING TO GET HUNG UP?

(ARTIE)>> YEAH, ALL THE HARDWARE'S RECESSED SO YOU CAN SLIDE OVER THOSE ROCKS.

(IAN)>> AND THEY LOOK GOOD TOO CAUSE THIS IS A 2016 JK. LET'S BE HONEST, IT'S GOING TO THE MALL.

(ARTIE)>> THAT'S RIGHT.

(IAN)>> THE ARTEC INDUSTRIES BELLY SKID SYSTEM IS A SERIOUS UPGRADE FOR ANY JK, AND PROVIDES FULL COVERAGE UNDERNEATH THE JEEP, BUT BEFORE THE BELLY IS COMPLETELY SEALED UP AND SKINNED IN THICK ALUMINUM A NEW SET OF

DRIVELINES FROM JE REEL ARE INSTALLED. THESE REPLACE THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED C/V SHAFTS WITH SERVICEABLE 13-50 UJOINTS AND NEW CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINTS AT THE TRANSFER CASE.

THE ARTEC FENDERS REPLACE THE FACTORY PLASTIC FENDERS WITH HEAVY DUTY PLATE STEEL NIGHT HAWK SERIES FENDERS. THEY OFFER MORE CLEARANCE FOR LARGER TIRES AND PROTECT THE BODY. THE ARTEC ROCK SLIDERS TRAVEL THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE TUB TO PROTECT IT. BOTH THE FENDERS AND SLIDERS INSTALL USING SOME FACTORY

MOUNTING POINTS AND A FEW NUTSERTS. OUR JK IS PROTECTED FRONT TO REAR AND FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP, BUT ONE ITEM THAT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT WHEN WHEELING IS GOOD COMMUNICATION. NOW WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT OFF ROAD COMMUNICATION THERE IS ONE NAME IN THE BUSINESS, RUGGED RADIOS. GREG FOR YEARS I'VE HAD ACTUAL RADIOS IN MY RIGS AND I'VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THEM, AND WE'RE GONNA PUT ONE IN OUR JK TODAY, BUT FOR THOSE GUYS WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RADIO AND A CB WHAT'S THE QUICK AND DIRTY OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?

(GREG)>> YOU KNOW, THE DOWN AND DIRTY FROM THE CB IS YOU ONLY HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF CHANNELS, LIMITED POWER. SO A CB HAS FIVE TO SEVEN WATTS, THAT'S ON YOUR BIG BASE MOUNTED CB'S. IT'S ONLY SEVEN WATTS TOTAL. THIS IS A FIVE WATT COMMERCIAL BAND HAND HELD, AND WE HAVE ALL THESE CHANNELS PROGRAMMED IN IT WITH PRIVACY TONES SO YOU DON'T GET THE CROSS TALK FROM EVERYBODY ELSE. YOU CAN SELECT A PRIVATE CHANNEL AND ALL YOUR RADIOS ON THAT CHANNEL ARE JUST GONNA TALK TO EACH OTHER.

(IAN)>> ALRIGHT GREG, SO THE SMALL RADIO LIKE THAT WE'RE INSTALLING ON OUR JEEP, HOW MUCH DISTANCE DO YOU THINK I'LL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IF I'M IN AN OFF ROAD PARK?

(GREG)>> SO YOU KNOW IT REALLY DEPENDS ON THE ENVIRONMENT YOU'RE IN. SO IF YOU'RE IN THE HILLS YOU MIGHT GO EIGHT MILES WITH THE THING. IF YOU'RE ON TOP OF THE HILL AND YOU'RE TRANSMITTING DOWN TO ANOTHER CLEAR LIKE LINE OF SIGHT THIS THING CAN GO 20 MILES. NOBODY ELSE IS LISTENING, YOU'RE PRIVATE CHANNEL, YOU DON'T HAVE THE CROSS TALK FROM EVERYBODY ELSE. THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH THE CB. YOU ONLY HAVE CERTAIN CHANNELS AND YOU'RE GONNA PICK UP ALL THE TRUCK DRIVERS ON THE ROAD AND EVERYTHING ELSE. THAT'S WHAT MAKES A COMMERCIAL BAND RADIO SO MUCH BETTER, AND IT'S A LOT MORE POWERFUL. THIS LITTLE PACKAGE, 25 WATTS. YOU GET A LOT MORE DISTANCE THAN A FIVE WATT CB.

(IAN)>> AND WITH OUR NEW RADIO IN PLACE ON THE DASH THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THIS JEEP IS READY FOR AN ADVENTURE. SO OVER THE COURSE OF THREE DAYS HERE AT THE UNLIMITED OFF ROAD EXPO WE TOOK A BONE STOCK JEEP RUBICON AND TURNED IT INTO AN OVERLANDING MACHINE. I THINK IT LOOKS PRETTY DARN GOOD.
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