XOR - Xtreme Off-Road Builds

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Utility Jug, Cam Can, Triangular, 2.5 gallons, Plastic, Green, Vented, Each
Gibson Performance Exhaust
Muffler, Superflow, Single 3.00 in. Inlet/Single 3.00 in. Outlet, Stainless Steel, Natural, Each
Rigid Industries
Custom, 40", LED Light Bar, Stop, Turn, Tail
Rigid Industries
R2-46 Driving Light
Rigid Industries
R2-46 Hyperspot Light
Summit Racing
Header Weld-Up Kit, Long Tube, Steel, Aluminized, 1 3/4 in. Tubes, 3 in. Collectors
VI Air
VI AIR Constant Duty Onboard Air System
Warn Industries
Winch, Electric, Zeon Platinum, 12 V, 10,000 lb., Hawse Fairlead, 100 ft. Line, Wireless Remote, Each
ARB 4x4 Accessories
ARB Air Locker For Dana 60/Dana 80
Automotive Workwear
Official Workwear Of Xtreme Off Road
Dynatrac
Complete Axle Assembly, Pro Rock 60 Front, Pro Rock 80 Rear
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
ESAB Crossbow Plasma CNC Cutting System 5ft x 10ft
ESAB
The Official Welding and Cutting Supplier of Xtreme Off Road, featuring the all-new Rebel 215 Multi-Process Welder
J.E. Reel Drive Line Specialists
J.E. Reel Custom Driveshafts
Pure Performance
2 5/8 Prodigy Race Bypass Shocks
Sawblade.com
7", Low RPM, Metal Cutting Circular Saw with Miter, cutting up to 2" pipe. This saw includes a QSaw, 48T 7" Carbide blade for cutting Stainless Steel. Powered on 110AC and weighing less than 10 lbs
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Episode Transcript

(NARRATOR)>> GENERALLY THE LIFE OF A CARGO VAN IS FAIRLY ROUTINE. DRIVING TO AND FROM THE WORK SITE, MAKING DELIVERIES, THANKLESS TASKS, BUT THE NAME OF THIS SHOW IS XTREME OFF ROAD!

SO WE'VE EQUIPPED AN NV 2,500 HD WITH ALL THE GOODIES, AND WE'RE PUSHING IT TO THE LIMIT IN THE MOUNTAINS OF ARIZONA. PLUS OUR BUCKIN' BRONCO DESERT RACER GETS HIGH END LIGHTING AND EXHAUST, AND IT'S A TINY SAW BUT WITH BIG PERFORMANCE.

(IAN)>> WHEN YOU'RE BUILDING A FULL TUBE CHASSIS CAR IT'S ALWAYS EASY TO JUST FOCUS ON THE BIG JOBS THAT YOU HAVE TO DO, LIKE MOUNTING UP THE ENGINE, COMPLETELY WIRING THE BUGGY, OR EVEN INSTALLING ALL OF THE SUSPENSION. NOW I'M NOT READY TO INSTALL THIS COMPLETE IFS ASSEMBLY QUITE YET BECAUSE I'M WAITING FOR A VERY SPECIAL GUEST TO COME IN THE SHOP AND HELP ME DO IT, BUT TO KEEP MYSELF FROM GETTING, BASICALLY FEELING OVERWHELMED ON A RIG LIKE I LIKE TO SOMETIMES TAKE A STEP BACK AND JUST KNOCK OUT A FEW SMALL PROJECTS. THEY MAY NOT SEEM GLAMOUROUS AND OFTEN PEOPLE WILL JUST REFER TO THEM AS ODDS AND ENDS, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY ARE IMPORTANT, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GONNA TACKLE FIRST THING TODAY. I'VE GOT SOME OFF ROAD LIGHTING MOUNTS TO DEAL WITH ALL OVER THIS CAR, AND I HAVE SOME EXHAUST TO TAKE CARE OF BEFORE I END UP BLOCKING OFF MY ACCESS TO THAT BY BUILDING INTERIOR PANELS. ANY HARDCORE OFF ROAD RIG NEEDS GOOD, QUALITY OFF ROAD LIGHTING BECAUSE LET'S FACE IT, NIGHT WHEELING IS A TON OF FUN, AND YOU'RE GONNA WANNA BE ABLE TO SEE DOWN THE TRAIL.

NOW THERE'S A REASON THAT WHENEVER YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT QUALITY LED LIGHTING THE NAME RIGID

INDUSTRIES COMES UP. THEY ARE A HIGH QUALITY, MADE IN THE USA LIGHT COMPANY, AND THE WHO'S WHO OF OFF ROAD RACING HAVE RIGID LIGHTS MOUNTED ONTO THEIR RIG. I LIKE THEM BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT JUST LIMITED TO DIFFERENT SIZE LED LIGHT BARS. THEY HAVE MANY DIFFERENT SIZES AND STYLES.

THEY HAVE SCENE LIGHTING THAT'LL LIGHT UP WHERE YOU'RE WORKING ON YOUR RIG, LED LIGHT BARS IN A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS, EVEN LIGHT CUBES, AND FOR OUR BRONCO ROUND LED LIGHTS THAT ARE GONNA GIVE US THAT VINTAGE STYLE WITH THE HIGH TECH LED'S INSIDE, AND THAT IS GOOD FOR US BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH LED LIGHT BARS ARE FLAT OUT COOL, IT JUST WOULDN'T MATCH THE STYLE OF OUR CLASSIC BRONCO. SO MY PLAN IS TO MOUNT FIVE R-246 ROUND LED LIGHTS TO THE WINDSHIELD FRAME. THIS CROSS BEAM PATTERN LIGHT IS AVAILABLE IN HYPER SPOT, A PROJECTOR STYLE BEAM WITH 3,645 RAW LUMENS, DRIVING WITH A BROAD BEAM THAT PROVIDES 6,615 LUMENS, OR A COMBINATION OF THOSE TWO BEAMS IN A SINGLE LIGHT. I'M GONNA BE INSTALLING A MIX, THREE HYPER SPOTS IN THE CENTER, AND DRIVING LIGHTS ON THE OUTSIDE.

[ welder crackling ]

(IAN)>> SINCE THIS IS A PRERUNNER STYLE ULTRA FOUR CAR, THE MOUNT IS TUBULAR CONSTRUCTION WITH ROLL OVER PROTECTION TO KEEP THE LIGHT SAFE.

[ welder crackling ]

(IAN)>> ALSO BECAUSE OF THE DESERT RACING STYLE WE'RE GOING

FOR WITH THIS RIG, WE'LL NEED A REAR MOUNTED LED LIGHT BAR.

THIS RIGID INDUSTRIES BAR WILL GIVE US LED BRAKE LIGHTS, TURN SIGNALS, A REVERSE LIGHT, AND RUNNING LIGHTS TO MAKE SEEING THIS BRONCO AFTER IT PASSES YOU IN THE DESERT A LOT EASIER. THE EXHAUST FOR THE "ALUMINATOR" ENGINE UNDERNEATH THE HOOD OF OUR BRONCO IS GOING TO BE A COMBINATION OF A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT PARTS AND PIECES. IT'LL START AT THE ENGINE WITH A STOCK STYLE TUBULAR EXHAUST MANIFOLD. THIS IS THE SAME MANIFOLD YOU'D FIND ON THIS ENGINE UNDERNEATH THE HOOD OF A MUSTANG. IF WE WERE HUNTING PURE PERFORMANCE WE'D PROBABLY TRY

TO FIT A SET OF LONG TUBE HEADERS ON THIS ENGINE, BUT

THERE'S JUST NO ROOM FOR THAT ON A TRUE ROCK CRAWLING OR RACE TYPE CHASSIS. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I'M GONNA HAVE TO MODIFY THIS MANIFOLD JUST TO FIT IN OUR RIG, AND IT'S GONNA BE OKAY BECAUSE THE MODIFICATIONS WILL BE AFTER THE TWO INTO ONE CONVERSION. SO IT SHOULDN'T EFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF THAT SHORT MANIFOLD AT ALL. MUFFLERS ARE A SET OF GIBSON FLOW THROUGH MUFFLERS.

IT'S A THREE INCH IN AND A THREE INCH OUT THAT'LL GIVE US TONS OF FLOW IN THE SYSTEM, AND TO CONNECT THE TWO I'M GONNA USE JUST SOME BULK STAINLESS PIPE THAT I GOT FROM OUR FRIENDS AT SUMMIT RACING. WITH THE INTERFERENCE AREAS MARKED, THE HEADERS ARE MODIFIED BY CUTTING OFF THE COLLECTOR. [ saw cutting metal ]

(IAN)>> I'LL USE SOME TWO INCH HEADER PRIMARY TUBE TO LOWER THE LOCATION OF THE COLLECTOR IN THE CHASSIS. [ welder crackling ]

(IAN)>> THREE INCH EXHAUST PIPE IS THEN CUT AND WELDED TO THE HEADER FLANGE.

[ welder cracking ]

(IAN)>> THE MUFFLER IS THEN SLID INTO PLACE AND THE EXHAUST IS INSTALLED INTO THE CHASSIS.

THIS LAST PIECE OF THREE INCH PIPE BENT AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE WILL EVENTUALLY BE THE TAIL PIPE IN THIS SYSTEM, AND I'LL SOLID MOUNT IT TO THE CHASSIS. YOU'LL NOTICE THAT I HAVEN'T TRIMMED IT YET, AND THAT'S BECAUSE I HAVE A CHANGE TO MAKE AT THE VERY BACK OF THIS RIG. YOU'VE PROBABLY NOTICED THAT THE TRAILING ARM MOUNT THAT I BUILT BEFORE IS GONE, AND THAT'S BECAUSE I WANT TO REDESIGN SOME OF THE REAR SUSPENSION SLIGHTLY. THAT'S ONE OF THOSE BIG JOBS THAT I NEED TO TACKLE. THAT'S WHY THIS TAKING A STEP BACK LIKE WE DID TODAY AND KNOCKING OUT A COUPLE OF LITTLE JOBS WILL RENEW THAT DRIVE TO GET BACK ON THE PROJECT. I'M GEARED UP TO START CUTTING AND MAKING SOME MAJOR CHANGES

TO THIS RIG IN ORDER TO GET IT OFF THE CHASSIS TABLE.

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT WE MAKE ROOM FOR THE LATEST LITTLE ADDITION TO THE XTREME SHOP. PLUS WE DO A LITTLE SIGHT SEEING OVER THE RIM IN PAYSON, ARIZONA, IN A CARGO VAN AND ON THE ROCKS!

(IAN)>> ONE OF THE COOL THINGS ABOUT WORKING IN THE XTREME SHOP IS YOU CAN ALWAYS GET YOUR HANDS ON THE LATEST AND GREATEST TOOLS. NOW RECENTLY OUR FRIENDS AT SAW BLADE DOT COM SENT OVER THIS SMALL SEVEN INCH CARBIDE CHOP SAW. NOW I'VE USED IT ON A COUPLE OF PROJECTS AND I'M VERY

IMPRESSED WITH HOW WELL IT WORKS FOR SUCH A SMALL SAW. NOW IT'S CERTAINLY NOT GONNA REPLACE A FULL PRODUCTION SAW, LIKE A HORIZONTAL BAND SAW, BUT TO HAVE AS A BACK UP SAW OR MAYBE A PORTABLE SAW THAT YOU KEEP IN YOUR RACE TRAILER, IT IS VERY HANDY. MY PLAN IS TO BASICALLY MAKE IT A SIGHT SAW. A SAW THAT I'LL HAVE RIGHT HERE ON OUR WELD TABLE. SO IF I'M WORKING ON A PROJECT HERE AND I JUST NEED TO CUT A PIECE A STEEL, I DON'T NEED TO WALK ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SHOP, AND SINCE IT'S SO COMPACT IT'LL BE EASY TO MOUNT UNDERNEATH, OUT OF THE WAY. I'M GOING TO DESIGN AND BUILD A MOUNT FOR THE SAW THAT WILL HOLD IT SECURELY TO THE LEG OF THE TABLE BUT ALSO SWING OUT OF THE WAY WHEN IT'S NOT NEEDED. FIRST STEP IS TO DRAW THE PLATE IN FAST CAM. THEN LOAD IT ONTO THE CROSSBOW CNC PLASMA CUTTER AND CUT IT OUT OF SOME THREESIXTEENTHS INCH PLATE. [ saw cutting metal ] [ metal grinding ]

(IAN)>> THE BOLTS FOR THE RUBBER FEET ARE REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH LONGER BOLTS THAT WILL SECURE THE SAW TO THE PLATE.

I WILL CHECK FOR CLEARANCE FOR THE SAW ON THE TOP OF THE TABLE AND MARK THE LOCATION OF THE TAB THAT WILL BE WELDED ONTO THE LEG. THE TAB IS THEN WELDED INTO THAT POSITION. [ welder crackling ]

(IAN)>> THE SAW AND MOUNTING PLATE ARE THEN BOLTED UP USING A NYLOCK NUT TO KEEP IT SECURE. [ drill spinning ]

(IAN)>> NOW THE SAW CAN BE NEATLY STORED UNDERNEATH THE TABLE AND ONLY PULLED OUT WHEN I NEED IT. NOW I'M CERTAINLY NOT GONNA BE ABLE TO THROW A 20 FOOT PIECE OF DOM IN THIS SAW AND CUT IT.

THAT'LL JUST PUT TOO MUCH WEIGHT ON THE PLATE, BUT IT'S THE PERFECT SPOT TO HAVE OUR SAW IF MAYBE I'M BUILDING A SET OF HEADERS UP HERE ON THE TABLE. I CAN QUICKLY JUST TRANSITION TO THIS SIDE OF THE TABLE, CUT THE TUBES AS I NEED THEM, AND THAT IS ONE OF THE BENEFITS TO THESE CARBIDE STYLE CHOP SAWS. THEY WORK GREAT ON MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF MATERIAL. DUE TO ITS LOW RPM AND 48 TOOTH CARBIDE BLADE, THE SEVEN INCH, 110 VOLT CHOP SAW WILL PRODUCE VIRTUALLY NO HEAT

UNLIKE ABRASIVE SAWS, AND MAKE QUICK, ACCURATE CUTS IN

UP TO TWO INCH MATERIAL. WHEN WORKING WITH THIS SAW THERE'S GOING TO BE NO MORE CUTTING FLUID RESIDUE THAT WILL NEED TO BE CLEANED UP PRIOR TO WELDING, SPEEDING UP THE FABRICATION PROCESS.

(NARRATOR)>> COMING UP!

(JOHN)>> AND TO EVEN COMPREHEND TAKING A VEHICLE OF THAT SIZE THROUGH A TRAIL LIKE THIS, IT'S GONNA BE A CHALLENGE.

(IAN)>> EVERY RIG IN XTREME IS BUILT FOR A DIFFERENT PURPOSE. SOMETIMES WE BUILD RACE CARS, SOMETIMES WE BUILD TRAIL RIGS, AND OCCASIONALLY WE TACKLE THE ODD BUDGET BUILD. NOW OUR NISSAN NV 2,500 CARGO VAN WAS BUILT FOR A VERY SPECIFIC PURPOSE. WE PUT IT TOGETHER TO SHOW YOU HOW TOUGH THIS VAN IS, AND WE

ARE OUT HERE IN PAYSON, ARIZONA, WITH EVERYONE FROM NISSAN READY TO THROW THIS VAN INTO SOME ROCKS.

PYEATT DRAW TRAIL RUNS ALONG THE MOGOLLON RIM, 5,500 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL, ABOUT 100 MILES NORTHEAST OF PHOENIX. LOCATED INSIDE THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, IT FEATURES STUNNING SCENERY, DISTINCTLY WESTERN WILDLIFE, AND MILES

AND MILES OF WHEELING.

(CAMERON)>> IT'S A GREAT TRAIL FOR ALL KINDS OF SKILL LEVELS. PEOPLE CAN COME UP HERE AN ENJOY THE ENTIRE WEEKEND, AND GET OUT HERE WITH THEIR FAMILIES, AND A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING FOR SOMEBODY THAT WANTS TO COME UP HERE AND

ENJOY THIS TRAIL.

(JOHN)>> WELL THE PYEATT DRAW IS KIND OF AN INTERESTING TRAIL IN THE FACT THAT IT DOESN'T REALLY GO ANYWHERE. FOR MOST PEOPLE IT'S AN OUT AND BACK. IT'S A REAL TRAIL THOUGH. IT'S GOT A MAGNIFICENT ARTICULATION, IT'S GOT A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. IT'S GOT A LOT OF CRAWLING NEEDED TO GET THROUGH THE MOST TECHNICAL OF THE OBSTACLES THEMSELVES. THERE'S LOGS WE NEED TO CRAWL, THERE'S BOULDERS THAT WE NEED TO CRAWL, SOME WATER CROSSINGS.

IT'S A GOOD CROSS SECTION OF EVERYTHING THIS AREA HAS TO OFFER.

(IAN)>> THE LAST TIME YOU SAW OUR NV 2,500 HD CARGO VAN IT WAS IN THE XTREME SHOP AND I WAS FINISHING UP THE TURBO PIPING. WELL NOW IT'S FULLY COMPLETE AND ON THE TRAIL. THE FIVE LITER CUMMINS VEIGHT DIESEL IS RUNNING STRONG UNDER THE HOOD THANKS TO THE CREW AT CUMMINS ENGINE ENGINEERING FOR BUILDING A WIRING HARNESS TO INTEGRATE THE DIESEL ENGINE INTO OUR VAN'S ELECTRONICS. A WARN WINCH IS MOUNTED TO A BARNES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE WINCH

PLATE BEHIND A CUSTOM MADE FRONT BUMPER, AND THE JE REEL DRIVELINES ARE TURNING OUR PRO ROCK 60 FRONT AND PRO ROCK 80 REAR AXLES.

INSIDE THE VAN AN ON BOARD AIR SYSTEM FROM VIAIR PROVIDES AIR FOR OUR ARB AIR LOCKERS AS WELL AS COMPRESSED AIR WHEN ON THE TRAIL. DAYSTAR CAM CANS CARRY ANY REQUIRED FLUIDS SECURED TO THE VAN'S INTERIOR PANELS, AND OF COURSE A SPARE TIRE AND A WELDER ARE SECURED USING THE FACTORY VAN FLOOR HOLD DOWNS. IT'S NOT EVERYDAY THAT YOU SEE A CARGO VAN ON THE TRAIL, AND IT'S CERTAINLY TURNING SOME HEADS.

(SARAH)>> THAT'S SO AWESOME! IT CAN GO OVER ANYTHING, THE WEATHER, THE SCENERY, THE HARDCORENESS, IT'S INCREDIBLE!

(IAN)>> THE NV VAN CAN EASILY BE OUTFITTED AS A CHASE TRUCK OR A CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE READY TO WORK IN THE MOST REMOVE, HARD TO REACH LOCATIONS. THE FULL LENGTH FULLY BOXED LADDER FRAME PROVIDES A GREAT PLATFORM FOR THE MODIFICATIONS WE'VE DONE. TO CONQUER ROCKS LIKE THESE THERE'S NOTHING QUITE

LIKE A SOLID FRONT AXLE.

CUSTOM THREE LINK SUSPENSION SYSTEM WITH PRODIGY TWO AND FIVEEIGHTHS INCH COIL OVERS AND BYPASS SHOCKS ALLOW THE

FRONT AXLE TO FLEX WHEN NEEDED WHILE CRAWLING THROUGH THE TRAIL, AND STILL KEEPS THE VAN VERY STABLE WHEN DRIVING ON BACK ROADS TO AND FROM THE TRAIL. SWAPPING IN THE CUMMINS VEIGHT NOT ONLY MAKES THIS VAN A WHOLE LOT COOLER, IT ALSO PROVIDES MORE POWER AT A LOWER RPM. THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THIS VAN IS A BIG RIG TO TAKE WHEELING, AND HAVING THE DIESEL'S LOW END GRUNT AT THE READY MAKES IT EVEN MORE CAPABLE IN THE DIRT.

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT!

(JOHN)>> FAILURE RIGHT OR LEFT IN EITHER DIRECTION COULD BE CATASTROPHIC.

(NARRATOR)>> THE WATERFALL IS THE MOST TREACHEROUS OBSTACLE ON THE PYEATT DRAW TRAIL, AND WE'RE GOING RIGHT UP IT!

(JOHN)>> IAN WHY DON'T WE HOLD IT UP THERE.

(IAN)>> WE'RE BACK ON XTREME OFF ROAD JUST OUTSIDE OF PAYSON, ARIZONA, WHEELING A CUSTOM NISSAN NV 2,500 CARGO VAN THROUGH THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST.

(JOHN)>> OKAY THIS IS A LITTLE TIGHT HERE.

(IAN)>> YOU'RE PROBABLY ASKING YOURSELF HOW WE ENDED UP ON THE PYEATT DRAW TRAIL IN A CARGO VAN. WELL THE ANSWER IS PRETTY SIMPLE. WE'RE PART OF A VIDEO SHOOT FOR NISSAN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE'S WEBSITE, AND THE CREW FOR THIS KIND OF SHOOT IS PRETTY LARGE. FROM DRONES TO CINEMA CAMERAS, STABILIZED RIGS TO VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM, IT TAKES MANY HANDS TO BRING THIS PROJECT TOGETHER.

(NIGEL)>> OUR CAMERA'S GOT EIGHT DIFFERENT LENSES ON IT THAT ARE FILMING IN THE SAME TIME, AND THEY AUTO STITCH. SO WE'LL GET A NICE, CLEAR 360 ALL THE WAY AROUND THE ENTIRE ENVIRONMENT WHILE THE VEHICLE'S TRAVERSING THE TRAIL HERE.

(IAN)>> SO FAR OUR RIG HAS TACKLED EVERYTHING WE'VE THROWN ITS WAY WITH NO TROUBLE AT ALL, BUT NOW WE FIND OURSELVES NEAR THE END OF PYEATT DRAW TRAIL ON A VERY CHALLENGING OBSTACLE, THE WATERFALL.

(CAMERON)>> IT'LL PUT ANY VEHICLE TO THE TEST. SO EXTREMISTS, OR PEOPLE THAT JUST WANT TO COME OUT AND WATCH, IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO COME AND STAGE.

(JOHN)>> IT'S GOT TWO FOUR FOOT LEDGES THAT NEED TO BE CLEARED. AT THE SAME TIME YOU'RE GOING UP THIS OFF RAMP THAT'S JUST BARELY THE WIDTH OF THE VEHICLE. FAILURE RIGHT OR LEFT IN EITHER DIRECTION COULD BE CATASTROPHIC. ONE, IT'S GONNA PUT YOU ON YOUR LID IN THE BOTTOM OF A WATERY WASH. SO EITHER DIRECTION IT'S GOT TO BE STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLE OR NOT AT ALL.

(IAN)>> LINING UP THE VAN AT THE BASE OF THE CLIMB WAS NOT DIFFICULT, BUT IT WAS PRETTY OBVIOUS THAT WERE GONNA NEED TO HOOK UP THE WINCH LINE TO GET THIS MONSTER UP TO THE TOP.

(JOHN)>> WINCHING IS REALLY THE ONLY WAY OUT ON THIS OBSTACLE. IN A VEHICLE THIS BIG IT'S ALMOST COMPLETELY UNHEARD OF TO FIRST TAKE IT UP A TRAIL LIKE THIS, LET ALONE AN OBSTACLE AS TREMENDOUS AS THAT.

(IAN)>> WITH A COMBINATION OF ROCKS STACKED IN KEY LOCATIONS, SOME WINCHING TO DRAG THE TRAILER HITCH OVER THE ROCKS AT THE BOTTOM, THE VAN ACTUALLY SURPRISED ME.

(JOHN)>> NOTHING BUT BUMPERS.

TO PASSENGER, PERFECT!

PERFECT!

(IAN)>> I REALLY DO THINK THAT IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE TRAILER HITCH ON THE BACK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CRAWL UP THE ENTIRE LEDGE ALL ON ITS OWN. I THINK THE VAN WORKED REALLY WELL. I MEAN IT DOESN'T SURPRISE ME BECAUSE OF ALL THE WORK WE THREW AT IT, BUT WHAT SURPRISES ME MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IS THERE'S STILL ROCKER PANELS ON THE VAN BECAUSE I DIDN'T PUT ROCK SLIDERS ON IT. I FIGURED WHAT THE HECK, IT'S NOT MY VAN. I THINK IT DID ALL RIGHT. I MEAN LOOK AT IT, IT'S IN ONE PIECE! IT MADE IT UP THE WATERFALL.

THE NV CARGO IS A BIG RIG TO HIT THE TRAIL. BASICALLY THE SAME SIZE AS A FULL SIZE TRUCK. HAVING A GOOD SPOTTER ABLE TO ANTICIPATE HOW THE VEHICLE WILL REACT ONCE IT GETS INTO THE ROCKS IS KEY TO BEING ABLE

TO WHEEL A RIG WITH LIMITED VISIBILITY. JOHN WAS ABLE TO GET ME THROUGH THIS TRAIL EASILY.

(JOHN)>> I'VE GUIDED FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. I'VE TRAINED A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND WORKING WITH IAN THIS TIME HAS TRULY BEEN A PLEASURE FOR ME, AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS HE DID EXACTLY WHAT I ASKED HIM TO, AND

THAT'S NOT THE NORM.

PEOPLE WILL TAKE 50 PERCENT OF THEIR SPOTTER'S INFORMATION AND INTERJECT 50 PERCENT OF THEIR OWN GUT FEELING.

IAN DIDN'T, HE GAVE IT TO ME. YOU'RE GONNA FEEL IT START TO DROP HERE.

PERFECT, KEEP IT COMING, KEEP IT COMING! A LITTLE BIT ON THE PAINT, THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM. THAT'LL BUFF OUT.

(IAN)>> I KNOW THAT MOST OF YOU OUT THERE ARE NOT PLANNING TO TEAR INTO YOUR BRAND NEW NISSAN NV CARGO VAN, BUT IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A SERIOUSLY TOUGH VAN FOR YOUR WORK OR WEEKEND WARRIOR ADVENTURES, THE NV CARGO IS

OBVIOUSLY A GREAT CHOICE. PLUS YOU CAN ALWAYS PLAN TO EVENTUALLY CUT IT UP AND BUILD YOUR OWN HARDCORE OFF ROAD VAN. TRUST ME, YOU WILL LOVE IT.
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