Xtreme 4x4 Season 9 Episodes
Why pay big money for a capable front axle, when you can build your own custom setup, using two junkyard housings? You'll save hundreds on your project!
2-Car Garage Crawler Part 2 / Hudlow Axles
Season 9, Episode 1
Our F-150 to Raptor conversion continues, with a powerful 5.4L engine upgrade. Plus: all the action from the Rausch Creek KOH Qualifier!
Half-Price Raptor Part 5 / KOH Qualifier
Season 9, Episode 2
Our turbodiesel rig gets a custom air box, revamped suspension, and more! Plus, we?ll help a viewer beef up his TJ in our first "Driveway Rescue".
Diesel Buggy Part 6 / Driveway Rescue Project 1
Season 9, Episode 3
With some planning and the right upgrades, the Tacoma can be a very capable expedition rig. Our conversion begins with a complete suspension redesign.
Trekking Tacoma Part 1
Season 9, Episode 4
You don't need a shop full of dedicated equipment to build a capable crawler! Plus: all the axle-breaking action from the SETTC!
2-Car Garage Crawler Part 3 / Southeast Tough Truck Challenge
Season 9, Episode 5
Our expedition Toyota receives all the gear for the long journey - including solar power, rugged cargo storage, and more. Plus: the Easter Jeep Safari!
Trekking Tacoma Part 2 / Easter Jeep Safari
Season 9, Episode 6
Our ready-to-weld crawler kit will soon be rolling, with hydraulic steering and air struts! Plus: Easy lighting upgrades for one of our viewers.
2-Car Garage Crawler Part 4 / Driveway Rescue Project 2
Season 9, Episode 7
Our buggy-in-a-box kit receives heavy-duty transmission components, and an affordable transfer case with improved low-range capability.
2-Car Garage Crawler Part 5 / Streetwerkz Powder Coating
Season 9, Episode 8
We designed a safari truck, complete with solar power, secure storage, and a rugged solid axle... now we'll test it on the road and in the woods!
Trekking Tacoma Part 3
Season 9, Episode 9
Today we focus on a project designed for the weekend welder: the final assembly of our tube buggy. Steering upgrades, cooling system, and more!
2-Car Garage Crawler Part 6 / Driveway Rescue Project 3
Season 9, Episode 10
The 2013 Jeep JK just begs for heavy duty upgrades! We makes ours trail-ready with 3" of lift, complete body armor, Magnaflow exhaust, and more!
Project: MF JK Part 1
Season 9, Episode 11
Our 2013 JK has all the performance parts you could want... now it receives a style upgrade, including a stainless steel roof rack. Plus: Zombies!!
Project: MF JK Part 2
Season 9, Episode 12
We've got the info you need to keep your rig running smooth! Including: choosing the right tire for your axle, wiring an electric fan, and more.
The Xtreme 4x4 Mail Bag
Season 9, Episode 13
Our four-seater receives a high-end driveline, dual-braking system, and more! Plus: bumpers and a winch for one of our viewers, on "Driveway Rescue".
2-Car Garage Crawler Part 7 / Driveway Rescue 4
Season 9, Episode 14
A totaled 2007 JK will become an over-engineered trail rig, thanks in part to the HEMI inside this junkyard Jeep!
Rod Jeep Part 1
Season 9, Episode 15
It's affordable, fast, and fun! We'll upgrade our short course RC car, and get driving tips from a pro racer. Plus: Dirt Riot action from Moab!
Short Course RC Cars / Dirt Riot Moab
Season 9, Episode 16
We built up a buggy from a kit chassis, with only the tools you'd find in a typical home garage. Today, we test it out at Mayhem Off Road Park!
Two-Car Garage Crawler Part 8: Payoff
Season 9, Episode 17
Take a junkyard JK, add a Hemi, upgraded suspension, a bunch of custom fab work, and you've got the off-road version of the classic Hot Rod!
Hot Rod Jeep Part 2
Season 9, Episode 18
The 1978 FJ40 was a great rig, but the manual steering is definitely outdated. We'll help one viewer update his ride, with modern power steering.
Driveway Rescue Part 5
Season 9, Episode 19
We transform an underpowered, rough-riding Jeep TJ into a fully-armored dual-purpose rig! Upgrades include a 4.0L straight-six engine and more!
Team-Built TJ Part 1
Season 9, Episode 20
With the help of an all-star team of auto techs, one viewer's Jeep TJ will handle rocks & asphalt with style! 37" tires, a beefy rollcage, and more!
Team-Built TJ Part 2
Season 9, Episode 21
Ian and a coast-to-coast crew of auto techs transform one viewer's TJ into a tough dual-purpose rig! Today: fresh paint, air lockers, and steering.
Team-Built TJ Part 3
Season 9, Episode 22
Xtreme 4x4 Builds
This 2013 Jeep JK just begs for heavy duty upgrades! We make it trail-ready with 3" of lift, complete body armor, Magnaflow exhaust, and more!
'13 Jeep JK "Magnaflow JK"
When one of our viewers took us for a ride in his wobbly, lifted Jeep TJ, we told him we'd take a look at it. What he doesn't know is we're rebuilding it from the ground up, with trail-tested suspension, a powerful straight-six 4.0L and more!
Team Built TJ
This 1999 Toyota Tacoma can be a very capable expedition rig with some planning and the right upgrades.
'99 Toyota "Trekking Tacoma"
With only a welder and some common shop tools, we put together a buggy built in a 2-car garage setup.
2-Car Garage Crawler
Xtreme 4x4 changes its boring 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD into a chase truck to support desert racing!
'07 Chevy 2500HD Silverado "Chase Truck"
So you want the performance of the Ford Raptor, without the price? Xtreme 4x4, designs a 1997 Ford F-150 that competes with the Raptor...at half the cost!
'97 Ford F-150 "Half-Price Raptor"
The Ford Raptor earned its esteemed reputation with a powerful motor, top-notch suspension, and sleek styling lines. But high-tech comes at a high price. Our plan: take a 1997 F150, and design a rig to compete with the Raptor...for half the cost!
After its second rebuild, our Suzuki Samurai was almost perfect! But why stop at "almost"? The Sammy begins a new phase, with increased suspension travel and a lower center-of-gravity thanks to a handmade double-rail frame.
Some hardcore offroad upgrades transformed our 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee into an Expedition SUV... ready for long-distance adventures!
'03 Jeep "Expedition" Grand Cherokee
We chose the chassis, but you choose the rest! From engine to axles, suspension to stereo-we fill our rig with parts voted on by our viewers!
Blog Buggy Project
Our Low Dollar Wheeler Cherokee is back for tips on an easy no-cost locker.
Low Dollar Wheeler
In 1988, when GM redesigned their pickups and SUV's to a more rounded-style, and for a more comfortable ride, a lot was lost in the wheeling department! We take a full-size Blazer, and rip out the independent front suspension for a D60 solid axle swap.
Full Size Blazer
We'll take raw tube, an idea, and a 6.6 liter turbo diesel Duramax and build one cool off road buggy, and take you thru the process of how to design from scratch. We'll turn a rough sketch into mechanical drawings and start bending and notching.
Our Military 6x6 is now a huge 4x4 and gets airbags and link suspension. We flip the rear hubs to match the front wheelbase, relocate the battery box, and finish up our 100% fabricated pick up bed.
Military 6X6 Bobbed Deuce
Jeep never could have imagined how inventive the aftermarket would be regarding the popular 4-door Jeep Wrangler JK. Ours gets a supercharger, new gearing and heavy duty axles.
What can you do with a wrecking yard TJ and a bunch of new & used parts? Find out when our "Tricked out TJ" begins with body protection, suspension, wheels & tires.
How to create your own ultimate fab shop by spending money on tools instead of parts.
Xtreme 4x4 takes this classic 1969 International Scout and turns it into a modern dual purpose rig.
'69 International Scout 4x4
This will be the start of a very inexpensive project truck that most enthusiasts can do in their own garage. And to prove it, we're putting away our fancy cold saws and tube benders, and will create our own two car garage inside our Xtreme shop with minimal tools but with all the drive and desire you guys have at home for your projects!
Our '87 3/4 ton Chevy pick up gets torn down from the motor to the body panels, axles and transmission. This truck is entirely stripped as our build team begins the transformation from a weekend hauler into a hardcore mud bog truck!
Xtreme 4x4 started out with a wrecked 2003 TJ and ended up with the ultimate trail rig!
'03 "Dual Purpose" Jeep TJ
This $750 dollar junker will be the ultimate off road play toy! Custom tube frame, extended fenders, and a monster 502 horse powerplant
Xtreme 4x4 goes green with their 1985 Suzuki Samurai build, converting a diesel burner to run on French fry grease!
'85 Suzuki Samurai
In this unique build, our team will design and build a '91 Toyota mini truck for Xtreme off road capability.
Custom tube chassis building and 350 small block mods with propane injection are featured in part two of Ian and Jessi's trail rig that's built almost entirely from used parts lying around the Tech Center.
Bottom Drawer Buggy
Ian and Jessi and the crew travel to West Sacramento, California to a trade school where top students in chassis fabrication get the opportunity of a life time: build a competition rock crawler on TV from scratch!
The desert bandit makes a return to the shop for interior finishing, dash, gauges, wiring and the suspension... all will come together
An old worn out Land Cruiser gets new life as Ian and Jessi begin project Saggin' Wagon. The project starts with new suspension.
Project Saggin' Wagon