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Mopar Alternator Comparison: Stock vs Powermaster Original Look vs Powermaster 220amp Upgraded Alternator

When it comes to the charging system of your classic car, you have a few options. The first is to just hope and pray that the 50-year old alternator that’s on the engine continues to work even...

How Much Does Header Size Effect High Horsepower Combos: Testing 600 And 750 Plus Horsepower LS Combos On The Dyno

We all know that long tube headers, and header size, can make an impact on horsepower, but recent testing from Richard Holdener shows that smaller 1 3/4 inch headers don’t suffer at high rpm on...

DO LONG TUBE HEADERS ADD HP? 1 3/4 vs 1 7/8 HEADER TEST. WHAT MAKES MORE POWER ON AN LS?

Headers, everyone wants them for their hot rodded combo. But are they really an effective speed part? How much power and torque are they worth? Are bigger long tubes better than smaller long tubes?...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Wiring And Hoses. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Oh boy, wiring and plumbing! What could possibly go wrong here? Two of the most dreaded projects on a build and they are both being done at the same time in this episode of the FJ45 build. If you...

Can They Bring Back The Shine? Paint Restoration On This Neglected Old Chevy LUV

There is something super satisfying about polishing something dull into something shiny. Whether it is wheels, paint, chrome, or aluminum, if you take product and a rag or buffer and make something...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: If Only The Steering Was As Easy As Bolting This Column In

We do it nice, cause we do it twice is the mantra for the Fab Rats and this might be the best example of that yet. Because they ordered the wrong length steering column they are going to cut up and...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: The FJ45 Ultimate Rock Crawler Gets A New Homemade Bumper!

On this episode of the FJ45 Rock Crawler project the custom rear bumper comes together, along with tail lights, and more! Check it out. If you know old Toyota Land Cruisers then you know that an FJ40...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Trans Tunnel Fab Work And More! Plus, Breaking New Tools.

Like most of the Fab Rats videos there is way more to this one than the description might suggest. What starts out with a trans tunnel as the goal quickly becomes more than that as tools break, funny...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project Update: Oops… Making Cool Parts And Then Having To Fix Them.

Anyone who has built a car, truck, motorcycle, or whatever has at some point or another built a part for their ride only to find that their perfectly designed part had a flaw that kept the next part...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Headers And Exhaust, Rear Shock Mounts, And More!

Exhaust and more going together in this episode of the FJ45 Rock Crawler project, where nothing ever seems to go together without some cutting and welding, no matter what the plan. Check out the...

Top Tech: Emily and Aaron Take Care Of An Early Bronco Soft Top Install

It’s been a few years since I did a soft-top install on a Jeep, Bronco, or the like. The first one I ever installed was NOT a Bestop and while it worked for a 20 year old kid, it was never as...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Shiny New Parts, Fuel System Fun, And More Chassis Reinforcements!

The Fab Rats are taking a bit of a field trip to Matt’s Off-Road Recovery in order to pick up a shiny new part, make some changes and get the fuel system all set, and then get some chassis fab...

Towing Shouldn’t Be A Drag: The Ridetech LevelTow Is About Comfort, Safety, Your Truck and Trailer’s Longevity

When it comes to towing, there are more forces at work invisibly on your truck and trailer than most people can comprehend. From what’s happening with the vehicle dynamics with the added load...

Truck Chassis Repair Like You Won’t Believe. Pulling, Pushing, And Heating Frame Rails From Pretzels To Straight.

These are some of the most bent up frame rails I’ve ever seen and the fact that they are on a large heavy duty makes it even more amazing. What will truly blow your mind though is the way this...