Category Archive: XL Spotlight, XL Suspension Tech, XL Tech Stories, XL Videos

Kibbetech Builds An OBS Ford F-150 Prerunner! This Thing Is Rad!

Dude, if you are into Ford trucks then you are going to want to pay attention to this one. I dig the layout and the changes being made to this one so that this completely capable off-roader will not...

How To Convert A C10 Long Bed To Short Bed WITH NO WELDING. This Is Way Easier To Do At Home Than You Think.

I like watching DD Speed Shop videos when they are doing something that is supposed to be tough in an ultra simple way. That is exactly what is happening right here with this Long Bed C10 conversion....

$1,000 Build: Is It Possible To Build A Rat Rod Style Hot Rod F100 For $1,000? Watch

Building low buck cars and trucks has kind of been one of my things, so when I saw this project I was intrigued. Of course the chassis swap is also one of my things, so this one makes sense in that...

The Fab Rats Cut In Half YJ Is Alive! Cut In Half, Chassis Extended, Suspension Linked, Body Lengthened, Brake Lines And Wiring, And Now A Running Ride!

Like I said before, the Fab Rats are not afraid to cut or modify whatever rolls into the shop. And they seem to have a lot of fun doing it! We’ve been following this build from the first cut,...

Ian Johnson’s Willys Wagon Is Going To Be One Awesome Ride. Check Out The Progress Right Here.

We started sharing the videos from Ian Johnson’s Willys Wagon build last week because its a project we really like the direction on. This thing will be a family wheeling machine, but is being...

Tim Strange Installs The New QA1 Coil Over Conversion On The Front Of His OBS Chevy Truck.

Yesterday we shared the install video where Tim Strange of Strange Motion, along with friend Ryan Harris, installed the complete torque arm coil over suspension system on the back of Tim’s shop...

Tim Strange At Strange Motion Installs QA1’s OBS 99-98 Chevy Truck Coil Over Rear Suspension

OBS trucks are all the rage right now, which comes as no surprise to those of us that have been OBS fans since back in the day. Tim Strange is one of the OG OBS guys, so it should come as no surprise...

Another Kibbetech Tube Chassis Race Truck Update, Plus Project Updates And New Parts.

As we said in the last installment, Kibbetech makes some cool parts and pieces and builds some awesome off-road rigs. If you are into desert racing and pre-runners then you know Kibbetech. They are a...

The Fab Rats Cut In Half Jeep Is Going Back Together: Brakes And Sheetmetal. Will It Work When Done?

Last month we showed you the Fab Rats Jeep project that had them cutting it in half and then getting rid of most of what was connected to the back half. So far they have extended the frame, gusseted...

Remember The Fab Rats Jeep YJ That They Cut In Half? Well, They Are Fixing It Now So It Won’t Just Be A Cut In Half Jeep

In the first video that the Fab Rats put together on this YJ, you’ll remember that they marked it up and then cut the thing right in half, without any hesitation and with little fanfare. Of...

Pro Touring Truck: This Profile Of The QA1 New Blue 1972 Ford F100 Will Make You Want A Corner Burning Rig

There was a time a few years back when someone building a pro touring pickup truck was kind of a fun anomaly. The world of hardcore pro touring cars was dominated by traditional machines like...

Ridetech Air Or Coil Over Suspension For Your 2007-2013 Chevrolet or GMC Truck Rules – Tubular Control Arms, Bolt In Four-Link, More

The GMT900 truck platform is an awesome one and like its predecessors, sold like hotcakes for years. There are millions of these trucks in the 2007-2013 time frame on the road and many of them are...

Stay In Shape: This Video From QA1 Talks About The Importance Of Off-Season Suspension Maintenance For Drag, Street, and Circle Track Cars

If there is one part of racing and really hot rodding in general that does not get the attention that it deserves, it is maintenance. Keeping your parts, pieces, and car working the way it should...

If I Build Another OBS 4×4 Truck, I’m Gonna Solid Axle Swap It Like This

I’ve owned lifted OBS Chevy trucks before and can tell you that the steering joints, factory suspension joints and just about everything else get seriously pissed off if you really start...