Xtreme 4x4 Season 1 Episodes
Premier episode: Ian and Jessi take a 2004 Dodge ¾ ton Hemi Ram and turn it into a monster of a street machine by installing a 13” air bag kit. Plus: off road racing action with the CORR Series race from Crandon, Wisconsin.
Season 1, Episode 1
Part two of Project HemiSphere: Ian and Jessi take the Dodge out for a test run, then return it to the shop for a major brake upgrade, fender flairs, new air filter/box kit, and some automatic side steps that round out the project. Plus UROC rock crawling competition from Jellico, TN.
Hemi-Sphere Part 2
Season 1, Episode 2
Exclusive to Xtreme 4x4, Fabtech’s new 8” lift kit is installed on a ’05 Ford Super Duty, including a big wheel and tire swap – and a hardcore payoff in the field. Plus men conquer pea gravel at one of the toughest hill climbs anywhere! – Gravelrama from Cleves, Ohio.
Season 1, Episode 3
The ultimate catalog jeep begins as “Project AJ,” an alloy jeep build using the ultimate in aftermarket parts. Plus Tough Truck racing from the 4-Wheel Jamboree in Indianapolis, IN.
Season 1, Episode 4
Project Ranger Resurrection kicks off. This 5 show project will transform a junk short box into a killer desert racer. Plus, coverage of the Mud Bash from Smoke Run, PA.
Season 1, Episode 5
Ranger Resurrection part two – Ian and Jessi fab up a cool desert racer – all from a wrecked Ford Ranger. Plus desert racing from The Hammers in Johnson Valley, CA.
Ranger Resurrection Part 2
Season 1, Episode 6
Ian and Jessi turn an ’83 CJ into an affordable crawler on a budget. Plus a profile on Bob Chandler – the granddaddy of the Monster Truck – and founder of Big Foot.
Season 1, Episode 7
On this episode of Xtreme 4x4, Project AJ is back as the team does custom fab on their Ultimate Alloy Jeep. Plus, heading to New Mexico for a rock crawler's paradise.
Budget Jeep Part 2
Season 1, Episode 8
Want serious power out of your diesel? Check out Ian and Jessi’s install of a Banks turbo kit on a 2005 Dodge Ram.
Season 1, Episode 9
Part two of our “Money in the Banks” Cummins diesel power upgrade. Ian and Jessi take this truck out to experience the massive power gain in this truck. Plus – the Borg Warner Shootout from Crandon, Wisconsin.
Banks Cummins Part 2
Season 1, Episode 10
Boost and suspension come together when Ian and Jessi build and test a Baja-proven off-road race truck!
Banks Sidewinder Payoff
Season 1, Episode 11
Part III of Project AJ – Ian and Jessi’s ultimate aluminum Jeep build. In this episode, our Xtreme team tackle the drive train – including the top end build of a 383 small block Chevy, with a performance fuel injection.
Project A.J. Part 3
Season 1, Episode 12
With half their $5000 budget spent, Ian and Jessi have some more cash to throw into their budget CJ. In this episode: brake lines, shocks steering are addressed, as well as tube bending on a budget.
Budget Jeep Continues
Season 1, Episode 13
How’s this for pressure. Ian and Jessi have two weeks to start and finish a competition rock crawler from scratch!... well sort of! Part one of their Poison Spyder project crawler includes the delivery of a complete LS1 engine, and custom pre-fabricated chassis.
Poison Spyder Buggy
Season 1, Episode 14
Very little sleep has been had by our dynamic duo over the past week – as Project Poison Spyder nears completion! In this episode – wheels and tires, brakes, wiring, steering, interior, body – all happen in this half hour! And at this episode’s conclusion?
Poison Spyder Buggy Part 2
Season 1, Episode 15
Project A.J. gets put back together - suspension, steering, wiring - this show is all about the details.
Project A.J. Part 4
Season 1, Episode 16
Project Ranger Resurrection looks nothing like it did when Jessi unearthed it from the bone-yard! It's time to wrap the roll cage and design the suspension.
Ranger Resurrection Part 4
Season 1, Episode 17
From boxes of parts to the ultimate trail rig, Ian and Jessi are in the final stages of Project A.J.
Project A.J. Part 5
Season 1, Episode 18
Jessi and Ian are wired up as they hop back on Project Poison Spyder Buggy.
Poison Spyder Buggy Part 3
Season 1, Episode 19
Time for the ultimate payoff of the Budget Jeep and Alloy Jeep.
Project A.J. Payoff
Season 1, Episode 20
Project SubUrban Gorilla begins as Ian and Jessi have finished building their buggies and need a tow rig to get them on and off the trail.
Season 1, Episode 21
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
It started out as an old 1987 Suburban farm truck and has turned into the ultimate off road tow rig that can go and tow almost anything, anywhere!
'87 Chevy "SubUrban Gorilla"