Custom Wheel Centers will allow the use of our original beadlocked wheels for a different axle with different bolt patterns.
Heavy Duty output Shaft and 4:1 Low Gear Kit to double the low range gearing in the transfer case.
Dual master cylinders and pedal assemblies to allow for individual use between front and rear axles.
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!
Our F-150 to Raptor conversion continues, with a powerful 5.4L engine upgrade. Plus: all the action from the Rausch Creek KOH Qualifier!
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".
With some planning and the right upgrades, the Tacoma can be a very capable expedition rig. Our conversion begins with a complete suspension redesign.
You don't need a shop full of dedicated equipment to build a capable crawler! Plus: all the axle-breaking action from the SETTC!
Our expedition Toyota receives all the gear for the long journey - including solar power, rugged cargo storage, and more. Plus: the Easter Jeep Safari!
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.
Our buggy-in-a-box kit receives heavy-duty transmission components, and an affordable transfer case with improved low-range capability.
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!
Today we focus on a project designed for the weekend welder: the final assembly of our tube buggy. Steering upgrades, cooling system, and more!
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!
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!!
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.
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".
A totaled 2007 JK will become an over-engineered trail rig, thanks in part to the HEMI inside this junkyard Jeep!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
We completely redesigned one viewer's TJ from the ground up... it's time for him to find out what his Jeep can do on some rocky off-road trails!
With a redesigned custom frame, we begin our latest and greatest vision of the Suzuki Samurai! Plus, tips for building your own chassis.
Our Expedition Grand Cherokee project continues, with upgrades to the transfer case and steering. Plus: all the action from the Dixie Run trail ride!
We build big power on our 5.3L small block, with a new camshaft, upgraded valve train, plus a custom turbo setup!
We take our Grand Cherokee and expedition trailer on a camping trip, for a weekend full of wheeling fun!
Our redesigned Samurai receives a lightweight aluminum body, custom roll cage, rock sliders and more!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
We focus on setting up your rig's spring rate for peak performance. Plus: horsepower and heartbreak at the Gorilla Run hill climb!
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!
The Aluminum-tubbed Samurai gains style points with handmade half-doors, HID lights, and a durable paint job. Plus: driveline upgrades for our TJ!
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.
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.
To run like a Raptor, our F-150 receives a cost-conscious Lighting powerplant. Plus: an in-depth look at Jeep Speed racers.
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.
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!
The diesel rolled tube buggy gets a cantilevered suspension, and full hydraulic steering.
Our Pathfinder gets off the shop floor and onto rebuild solid axles, plus, new gearing for the trail, and 3,000 watts of inverted power to charge camera batteries!
We perform a solid axle swap on a full-size Chevy Blazer, ditching the IFS, making it a more capable off roader.
We supercharged our stock 6 cylinder Jeep with hopes of making similar performance numbers of the Hemi swap, and 1/3rd the price.
Fleece Performance turns our stock Duramax into a high performance diesel monster!
In the second stage of our full-size Blazer, we upgrade the suspension, add lockers, bumpers and a whole lot more.
Big tires, a worn out motor our full size Blazer is in for some engine upgrades. We teardown the small block and build it up with E-Tec top end kit from Edelbrock including heads, intake, camshaft. Then we gut the interior for a full roll cage.
You loved our Samurai with its vegetable oil burning Jetta diesel. The BioZuke returns with an eye on getting more power. Drivetrain upgrades will include new running gear, funky beadlock rims & tires, lockers, and 100% new aftermarket axle housings.
We show you all the tricks to turn your 14-bolt axle into an off-road beast! Plus, suspension upgrades for the Low Dollar Wheeler Cherokee.
Our Blazer will be trailworthy, after exhaust and engine upgrades! Plus: our Low Dollar Wheeler gets a Ford 8.8 axle with aftermarket internals.
Learn to TIG your rig! We examine the details of TIG welding, and show you the specifics for steel and aluminum applications.
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!
Using our online viewer poll as the blueprint, we continue the build of our Blog Buggy rock crawler. We'll add engine protection, a winch, and more!
Our 1991 Toyota Xtra Cab tears up the trail at Mayhem Off-Road Park, after several major upgrades, such as 44" tires and a custom link suspension!
After several upgrades, our Blazer is transformed from a street truck to a trail rig ready to take on the rocks all day, and take us home afterwards!
With our budget Cherokee complete, we're ready for the trail! It doesn't take a whole lot of money to have a whole lot of fun!
With an updated suspension kit, our 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee begins the transformation into an Expedition SUV, ready for long-distance adventures!
Tuning your shocks can yield major improvements in comfort and control. We test and tune our Blazer's suspension for maximum performance!
The International Scout returns for an aftermarket brake kit, new springs to lower center of gravity, and a fuel system.
Part Budget Buggy returns for custom paint from spray cans. Plus part 1 of America's Top Trails: Kentucky and New Mexico.
How to rewire your trail truck for simple circuits, ignition, relays, breakers, lights with examples shown as we wire up our IH Scout.
MIG welding basics, machines, gasses, setups, and welding techniques all explained.
We take a 3 decade old military fire truck, gut it, and turn it into a bobbed deuce that will conquer the trails!�
Mud truck returns for its dirty payoff after we recap the build of this 800 horsepower ?Mad Max? of a machine!
Our Military deuce gets airbags and 4 link suspension, plus we?ll build a custom bed where the fire junk used to be.
How to modify Dana 60 axles to fit a Jeep TJ for custom width and heavy duty axle components.
How to upgrade a Yamaha Rhino side-by-side with 13" long travel suspension, performance exhaust and other goodies.
Build a buggy from scratch in part one of our super cool diesel buggy project. Plus how to use a roll bender.
Final episode of our Scout build as we put to the test our year and a half multi-purpose street and trail truck.
Daily driver weekend wheeler gets beefier with t-case rebuild, pre-cut cage kit and more!
Bobbed deuce gets a diy paint job, along with a trip to the trail to see how it performs on the rocks.
Aluminum fabrication 101, with details on how to weld with composite alloys, convert your machine, and using a spool gun.
Toyota mini truck is back for bullet proof axles and custom suspension, way better than the original independent front.
There are lots of choices when putting together your trail truck. Today, Ian answers the most popular questions.
Tricked out TJ is ready for the trail, plus a look at lightweight new aluminum body protection for the 4 door Jeep Wranglers.
How to flip and create a custom width Rockwell axle, plus our Scrambler takes on competitors at the annual Dixie Run.
Step-by-step how to install a supercharger on a V6 Jeep JK, to get additional 100 HP at wheels! Plus range box and axle upgrades.
More add ons for our 2010 Wrangler JK including 4 link suspension, cage and more. Plus a tour of Rusty's Off Road fab shop.
The Duramax is slipped into our Curvy buggy with details on engine mounts, seats, fuel cell and more!
We explore the LS series of engines and how they compare to typical small block motors for off-road applications.
We recap our fuel saving street truck with great ideas to save bucks at the pump, and make it more capable off road.
Xtreme's S10 Truggy gets custom suspension, drivetrain, rock lights, light bar, floods and more.
Xtreme's Jeep Scrambler gets it tub, drivetrain, beadlocks and welded cage all on a budget theme.
Xtreme's Mud Truck gets finished up and fired up! And Ian goes fuel cell plumbing shopping.
We show you how to inspect a used truck/buggy and fix what needs repairing including cage redesign.
"2-car garage" theme continues with Scrambler pt.III, axles, lockers, exhaust, gauges, wiring and more!.
Xtreme takes a classic '69 International Scout and turns it into a modern dual purpose rig.
How to choose a custom suspension and building a double triangulated 4 link.
Step by step how-to on a dual fuel gas/propane setup on Xtreme's CJ8 Scrambler.
Classic truck returns with step-by-step gear install, teardown of stock V8, and a flex fuel conv.
Last day in the shop for our '87 3/4 ton Chevy with 588 big block super stock Mud Bogger!
Green Envy is what we're calling our truck/buggy combo, in this episode custom dash, audio and more.
The Scout 800A returns for drivetrain install, motor rebuild and E85 ethanol conversion.
We'll start our first single seat buggy with a junkyard Acura motor, 4 wheel steer, custom chassis.
Budget buggy part 2, building junkyard Toy axles, plus a preview to our '09 King of Hammers Special.
2009 King of the Hammers, Xtreme 4x4 Special from the Hammer Trails in Johnson Valley, California.
S10 Truggy is done, plumbed greased and gassed for one of the most hardcore Xtreme 4x4 payoffs ever!
How to keep your brains in your skull in case of a rollover with a good solid safe roll cage design.
Towing 101, building a rig specific trailer, plus hitch selection, brake controllers and much more.
Refurbishing junkyard Toyota axles for our rear steer Budget Buggy in order to handle 42" tires.
Our Scrambler hybrid Jeep is finished and paid off at Superlift Off Road Park in Hot Springs, AR.
Making the old new again! We'll rebuild a 700R4 automatic transmission and pulling winch.
Part one of our Budget TJ begins with body protection, suspension, wheels and tires!
Can't afford to build a full size toy? We'll show you how to build your own radio controlled truck!
Xtreme 4x4 transforms a 1994 Chevy S10 into a hardcore 'truggy'. This $750 dollar junker will be the ultimate off road play toy.
Ian heads to Viola, Tennessee to find out in this one off rock race.
Ultimate this?... Ultimate that!
One of our most over-the-top and most popular builds returns to the fabrication shop.
In this episode, host Ian Johnson takes his 18 years experience as a GM Technician, shop instructor, and custom truck builder, and shares his knowledge of fabrication.
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!
This 1999 Toyota Tacoma can be a very capable expedition rig with some planning and the right upgrades.
With only a welder and some common shop tools, we put together a buggy built in a 2-car garage setup.
You want to build your own tube buggy, but you don't have a garage full of fabrication gear. We've got a solution: a DIY chassis kit. With a welder and some basic tools, you can build a trail-ready tube chassis. Plus: insane hill-climb action!
It's down to the details on our "buggy in a box" build! 42" tires, air struts, and full hydraulic steering bring our crawler closer to the trail. Plus: what's the perfect wedding gift for a wheelin' husband? Find out, on this week's Driveway Rescue.
We ready our rig's drivetrain for hardcore wheeling, including an upgraded Turbo 400 transmission, and an NP205 transfer case with enhanced low-range capability for steep hills. Plus: a look at the latest in powdercoating technology!
Xtreme 4x4 changes its boring 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD into a chase truck to support desert racing!
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!
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!
OK, we've upgraded our F-150 to handle and accelerate like the Raptor, but it still LOOKS like an old pickup truck. We've got a plan to take care of that! Plus: the finishing touch on our TJ project... suspension seats for long days on the rocks.
Some hardcore offroad upgrades transformed our 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee into an Expedition SUV... ready for long-distance adventures!
Expedition travelers journey well off the beaten path, searching for adventure in the far corners of the world. Our expedition WJ receives heavy-duty bumpers, winch, and hydraulic steering. Plus: we visit the Dixie Run, a festival dedicated to the Jeep.
The Grand Cherokee gets the last of its upgrades, and then our journey begins! We take our Jeep on a weekend wheeling trip, complete with overnight camping. From hauling gear to the campsite-to handling rocky dirt roads and trails- our WJ does it all!
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!
Xtreme 4x4 takes this classic 1969 International Scout and turns it into a modern dual purpose rig.
This classic truck is turned into a modern dual-purpose rig with V-8 swap, lift, rear 4 link and more. International Harvester is said to have created America's first SUV when the Scout 80 was introduced in 1961. Now these vintage 4x4's are highly sought after as collectibles. We build our own with spring over axle, heavy duty axles, and with the help of a donor truck's V8 we'll keep it mostly IH to satisfy the purists!
Classic truck returns with step-by-step gear install, teardown of stock V8, plus introduce flex fuel conv. They were said to be the first true SUV, now Scouts are highly collectible and great trail trucks. Also in this episode, transmission and transfer case will be planned out, as well as plan the conversion of the the gasoline motor to run on Flex Fuel!
America's 1st SUV the IH Scout continues its modern transformation, keeping a "cornbinder" at heart. The 345 V8 we snagged out of a Scout II gets rebuilt and mated to more reliable transmission and ultimate transfer case. Plus a Geo Tracker rock crawler!
The Scout 800A gets a roll cage today. Everything from design, which material to choose along with bending, cutting, notching techniques. We'll hit the XRRA trail and meet 16 yr old rock racer Levi Shirley's on his way to being the next Shannon Campbell.
Our popular Scout returns to the shop for two popular rebuilds. Why throw away a used transmission and pulling winch when you can rebuild them yourself! We'll gut a 700R4 automatic trans and a popular winch in order to make both good as new.
Our IH Scout build continues with exhaust, fuel system, & new suspension. Smaller coil springs are in order to lower the truck's center of gravity. A brake kit provides stopping power. Plus, we'll show you some cool extras to be the envy on the trail.
Wiring a truck can be a daunting task. Ian breaks it down from layout, schematic diagrams, to actual wiring of our IH Scout. Ignition, gauges, lights, plus simple circuits explained, plus how to turn a conventional alternator into a single wire setup.
Our Scout is buttoned up in this final episode. Fuel injection pros show us how to tune the EFI on our 345 small block, then afterwards, we take to the street in a performance test. Find out how our cornbinder performs off road also in a hardcore test.
Xtreme 4x4 started out with a wrecked 2003 TJ and ended up with the ultimate trail rig!
When Jeep discontinued their popular TJ, it didn't discourage off roaders from gobbling up this multi use vehicle from used car lots and junk yards. Today, Jessi and Ian find their own for the ultimate transformation. Body stretch kit, 4 speed transfer case, rolling on 38's, are just a few of the mods. Plus in our event of the week, CORR racing from Primm, Nevada and a look into the 30 year career of Skyjacker race team driver, Scott Taylor.
The Jeep TJ is out of production, but that doesn't mean its out of the minds of 4 wheel enthusiasts! In part two of our dual purpose TJ project, the transformation of Ian and Jessi's 2003 junk yard find continues with a whole host of aftermarket Jeep upgrades including Dana 44 axles, coil over shocks, and a host of goodies from Quadratec. Plus, Jessi provides a useful tech tip to make transmission service a lot easier.
In Part III of our ultimate on road/off road TJ our build team continues their transformation of this wrecking yard Jeep by installing axles, suspension and mounting the wheels and tires, plus adding a bunch of goodies like tube doors, soft top and more cool stuff from Quadratec. And in our event of the week, we go behind the scenes at World Extreme Rock Crawling where the father son team of Jim and Cody Waggoner mix it up on the course in more ways than one! Having your dad be your spotter can make for some interesting moments!
In part four of our 2003 TJ build, our scrap yard Jeep gets treated to a 5.7 liter 50 state legal Hemi engine swap! All the questions about this popular build will be answered including wiring, exhaust, emissions, and exactly how to get this dual purpose Jeep tagged and licensed for the street, including California! Plus, we'll head to the Indianapolis 4 Wheel Jamboree and the Mickey Thompson Tuff Truck series and follow one bare bones competitor - Sonny Dohrmund - vying for the championship, without big money sponsorship.
In part five, the rest of the drive line in our dual purpose 2003 junkyard TJ is tended to, including transfer case, U joints, brakelines, cooling, shifter and more. All custom aftermarket applications that you can tailor to your Jeep build up. And after this episode, this Jeep will be ready for the highway and for the trail.
The final installment of our junkyard TJ will recap this popular Jeep build up. From when it rolled into our shop as an insurance write off and began its transformation into the ultimate street legal, trail ready off road truck. From the solid axles to the 5.7 Hemi conversion, we'll see this machine get emissions tested, hit the highway, then tackle the trails. And while on the trial, smart wheeling will be discussed, since this rig needs to get us home at the end of the day.
Xtreme 4x4 goes green with their 1985 Suzuki Samurai build, converting a diesel burner to run on French fry grease!
Part one of our Suzuki Samurai tin top build, where a daily driver is transformed into a pint-sized hardcore 4x4. First Toyota axles are installed front and rear, along with a custom four link suspension. A build like this can be done on a budget, and our team keeps the costs low. Plus in our event of the week, we head to Las Vegas to see how competition drivers cut their teeth in the stock mod class before they hit rock crawling's elite.
Part two of our Samurai build up includes tearing into the body big time! Now you can back-half a Suzuki and tube the rear, or you can try and keep the structure intact. That's what we're going to do along with an exoskeleton. Check out our welding tips in this episode also. In our travels, we check out the famous Moab Rim Trail in Utah.
With the world going "green" the Xtreme Team is doing their part in the off road community by giving the Suzuki Samurai a veggie oil fuel conversion. That's right, waste vegetable oil will fuel this killer off road mini-monster with a VW turbo diesel powerplant. Final touches are made including details on converting a diesel burner to run on French fry grease!
Do it yourself is the phrase of the day for our aluminum-bodied Samurai: hand-built doors, a custom cooling system, and a two-tone paint job will make our "Zuk" stand out in the crowd! Plus: a complete suspension and driveline upgrade for our Jeep TJ.