Category Archive: XL Off Road Feature, XL Project Trucks, XL Truck Feature, XL Videos

Built To Roam: UNIMOG EXPEDITION VEHICLE Walkaround And First Trip! – 1983 Ex-Army Mercedes Benz Unimog U1700L

Maybe I’m weird, but I’ve always thought that going out in an expedition vehicle to travel some of the world would be an epic adventure. Not only because you would be on a killer road...

Waiting Is The Hardest Part: Good News For Bronco Buyers, Deliveries Will Be Happening Sooner Than Expected

(By Tom Lohnes) – With the recent news of Ford delaying production for their long-awaited Bronco SUV, we were expecting late summer for the arrival of this Wrangler fighter on dealership lots....

Cool Old Press Photos: Here’s The Introduction For The ’57 Ford C-Series Cab-Over Truck – They Built These Until 1990!

We’re truck freaks, so when we saw this photo and release in our pile of goodies we had to share it for a few reasons. It’s cool as hell being the major one. Ford produced this style of...

The Toyota Land Cruiser Is Dead In America: Somehow Toyota Couldn’t Sell A Big Luxury SUV On A Continent Full Of Them

(By Tom Lohnes) – After more than 60 years of production, off-road dominance, and consistent reliability, The Toyota Land Cruiser is dead in the U.S market. What is responsible for the Land...

At Full Sail: Nissan Has Refreshed Their Flagship Armada SUV And The Price Didn’t Change

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Nissan Armada has been, like any Nissan, the value payer in its segment, with the lowest price in its class, a punchy V8, standard 4WD, and ever-comfortable seats....

Splitting The Difference: The 2022 F-150 Tremor Is A Perfect Off-Road Themed Step Between A Street Truck and A Raptor

(By Tom Lohnes) – It ain’t no Raptor, but the 2022 Ford F-150 Tremor packs a giant off-road punch at significantly less money than the Raptor. With the yet-to-be-driven Ford Ranger Tremor...

Not So Fast: Ford Delays Mass-Production Of Bronco Because Of COVID-19 Supplier Related Delays

(By Tom Lohnes) – Possibly the most hyped vehicle this year, the new Ford Bronco was just about to hit markets next month. Problem is, Ford isn’t quite ready for that to happen, so...

These Off-Road Monster Motorhomes Are Expedition Machines, And Here’s How They Are Built

I’m an RV freak, everyone around here knows it. But I also really dig off-road stuff and when I see a motorhome that can go where these big beasts can travel I’m completely in awe....

A Pocket Bio Of Big Oly, One Of The Most Famous Off-Road Racing Trucks Of All Time

As much as Don Garlits’ Swamp Rat 14 was a revolutionary piece in the world of drag racing, Big Oly revolutionized the way guys thought of and built off-road racing trucks in the early...

Mustang Mach-E Performance Edition Announced: Hangs With Tesla On Performance Beats Them On Price

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been a very controversial vehicle. With the Mustang traditionally being a Gas powered 2-door coupe or convertible, the Mach-e, being an electric...

The Desert Truck Of Your Mopar Dreams: This Dodge Bodied Class 8 Baja Truck Is Nearly Done – Unique And Awesome!

Chad’s usually the certified Baja racing freak around here but when I laid eyes on this model done, Dodge bodied class 8 Baja truck I could not stop staring. The project was started and nearly...

Meet The Completely Insane City Slicker Pulling Tractor – Triple Turbo Allison (W/Video)

(Photos from Sascha Mecking collection) – Stuck in no one’s rut – That’s what it says on the side of the amazing, weird, interesting, and completely unique City Slicker that...

If You Want An Off-Road Motorhome, This Showhauler Is The Bad Ass Choice For Sure!

This isn’t a drive around the world expedition vehicle, but if you want something bad ass that can haul you off-road to the dunes, to the lake, or across the desert, this is one bad ass ride....

Is The Diesel Juice Worth The Wallet Squeeze: We Drive The New Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited EcoDiesel

We’re no stranger to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited here at BangShift having driven and reviewed various models of the rig over the years. The latest edition of the machine is one that had us...