Xtreme 4x4 Season 8 Episodes
With a redesigned custom frame, we begin our latest and greatest vision of the Suzuki Samurai! Plus, tips for building your own chassis.
Aluminum Samurai Part I
Season 8, Episode 1
Our Expedition Grand Cherokee project continues, with upgrades to the transfer case and steering. Plus: all the action from the Dixie Run trail ride!
Expedition Jeep Grand Cherokee Part 2
Season 8, Episode 2
We build big power on our 5.3L small block, with a new camshaft, upgraded valve train, plus a custom turbo setup!
Blog Buggy Part 4
Season 8, Episode 3
We take our Grand Cherokee and expedition trailer on a camping trip, for a weekend full of wheeling fun!
Expedition Jeep Grand Cherokee Part 3
Season 8, Episode 4
Our redesigned Samurai receives a lightweight aluminum body, custom roll cage, rock sliders and more!
Aluminum Samurai Part 2
Season 8, Episode 5
With our Blog Buggy as an example, we show you how to make body panels for your tube buggy. Plus: exciting off-road racing action from the ECORS series!
Blog Buggy Part 5
Season 8, Episode 6
We finish up the Blog Buggy, and venture out for a demanding day on the rocks! Plus: a space-saving rooftop tent for our WJ.
Blog Buggy Part 6
Season 8, Episode 7
So you want the performance of the Ford Raptor, without the price? Today on Xtreme 4x4, we design a ride that competes with the Raptor...at half the cost!
Half-Price Raptor Part 1 / Jeep TJ Part 1
Season 8, Episode 8
We rebuild an F-150 to compete with the Raptor - at half the price! Bypass shocks and extended control arms give us greater performance and control.
Half-Price Raptor Part 2
Season 8, Episode 9
We transform a Chevy 2500 HD into a chase truck, ready to provide support for a Jeep Speed desert racer. Plus: how to strengthen your TJ's roll cage.
Chase Truck Part 1 / Jeep TJ Part 2
Season 8, Episode 10
We focus on setting up your rig's spring rate for peak performance. Plus: horsepower and heartbreak at the Gorilla Run hill climb!
Spring Rates 101 / Gorilla Run Hill Climb
Season 8, Episode 11
Our 2500 HD chase truck receives engine updates, body protection, and powerful work lights. Then we'll load up our racer for a run on the open road!
Chase Truck Part 2
Season 8, Episode 12
The Aluminum-tubbed Samurai gains style points with handmade half-doors, HID lights, and a durable paint job. Plus: driveline upgrades for our TJ!
Aluminum Samurai Part 3 / Jeep TJ Part 3
Season 8, Episode 13
Don't get stuck on the trail! We cover the essential tips and tools you'll want to have ready for your next trip. Plus: trail-ready seats for our TJ.
Essential Trail Gear and Tips / Jeep TJ Part 4
Season 8, Episode 14
We bring our Aluminum-bodied Samurai to the Zuwharrie Trail Ride, and check out all the rigs at the East Coast's premier Suzuki Event.
Aluminum Samurai Part 4: Zuwharrie Trail Ride
Season 8, Episode 15
To run like a Raptor, our F-150 receives a cost-conscious Lighting powerplant. Plus: an in-depth look at Jeep Speed racers.
Half-Price Raptor Part 3 / Jeep Speed Up Close
Season 8, Episode 16
Our F-150 project's got plenty of substance, but Raptor-inspired body panels will give it style, too! Plus: interior improvements for our TJ.
Half-Price Raptor Part 4 / Jeep TJ Part 5
Season 8, Episode 17
With only a welder and some common shop tools, we put together a DIY chassis kit. Plus: In-depth info on one of the toughest tube buggies around!
2-Car Garage Crawler Part 1 / Inside the Rock Crawler
Season 8, Episode 18
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"