Category Archive: XL Tech Stories, XL Truck Feature, XL Videos

Shawn Is Finally Going To Build The 1972 Chevrolet K5, And It Is Getting A Big Block!

Everyone knows that Shawn has a weakness for K5 Blazers, after all he’s had several and still owns a couple. In fact, probably more than we know because he isn’t saying just how many...

Another Kibbetech Project Update! The Jeep JK Prerunner Is Done, The OBS Ford Is Coming Together, And More!

Donuts baby, they are like the universal first road test for any good off roader, just like burnouts are for a hot rod. And since we know Kibbe has an affinity for doing them anyway, it’s a...

No Blower, No Problem: The 475hp 2021 SRT Durango Is An All-Wheel-Drive Family Truckster And Entertainment Center

There’s always been a fun element of difference between the Hellcat and Scat Pack Chargers and Challengers. That same strata has been achieved in the Dodge SUV world as well with the hellcat...

The Jeep Commander Is Coming Back But It May Not Be As Authoritative As Before

(By Tom Lohnes) – Do you remember the Jeep Commander from about 15 years ago? Well, it’s coming back, but not as we know it. Based off of the Compass platform, the new Commander will be the...

Extreme E’s First Event Was Full Of Crazy Action, Flips, Crashes, Jumps, And More. And That Was Just In Qualifying!

The folks behind Extreme E certainly got the most out of the Extreme label during their first event in Saudi Arabia. We’re talking awesome and beautiful terrain and some insane action. The...

Crazy Fast: The Hennessey Velociraptor 700 Is The Supercharged 700hp F-250 You’ve Been Wanting

(By Tom Lohnes) – Does your Ford F-250 with the big-block 7.3-liter gas motor feel slow? Do you also have a giant stack of cash just sitting around? If the answer is yes to both, John...

The Raddest Rigs of King of the Hammers: Gambler 500 Benz, Chevy Blazer and Rock Crawlers

I’ve repeatedly told you all just how cool King of the Hammers is, and here is even more proof. Besides all the killer race rigs, there are TONS of killer rigs that regular folks show up in to...

EPIC BUILD: Off-Roading College Student Converts School Bus Into Camper And Toy Hauler Combo For His Jeep

I’m a fan of schoolies, and really like the ones that guys are making into schoolie toy haulers. If you don’t know what a schoolie is, it is a converted school bus rv. Take one cheap and...

Chassis Swapping A Squarebody Crew Cab Onto A Dodge Cummins 4×4 Chassis!

Doing chassis swaps is not necessarily easy to do correctly, and is especially hard on a 2 wheel drive truck, or one that doesn’t have a big tire on it. If the frame of the donor doesn’t...

The Unimog Expedition Project Is Getting Interior Now That The Thing Isn’t So Hot Or So Loud.

Now that the entire interior of the Unimog is covered in sound and heat shield, it is time to make this thing comfortable enough to make a long road trip without wanting to climb out every 20 miles....

Hammertown: The Sequoia Beast Is A True Story Of One Man, One Husband, One Father, One Truck Builder, Attempting The Every Man Challenge

King of the Hammers is a bad ass race. I’ve been several times, and every single time I leave thinking just how awesome it is. And just how much I’d love to be racing in it. I can’t...

High Tech, Big Buck Trucks: What Team Are You On? Tesla Cyber Truck Or The New Hummer Electric Truck?

(By Tom Lohnes) – The GMC Hummer EV has made a big splash in the recently birthed electric Pickup Truck market, so I thought that today I should make a list of the pros and cons of the Hummer...

The Crosley Farm O Road May Have Been Small Enough To Laugh At But The Tiny Truck/Tractor Was No Joke (w/Video)

We’ve told you the sad story of the Minneapolis-Moline UDLX which was one of the neatest tractors of all time but it was also one of the biggest failures of its era. Today we’re looking...

Kibbetech Black Prerunner Update: Man This Sucker Is Going To Be A Bad Ass! Plus More Project Updates.

The Kibbetech Black Prerunner is one of my favorite projects happening right now. And it is just one of the great projects happening over at Kibbetech. I’d say that my second favorite is the...