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2014 Cheap Truck Challenge! 1993 Chevrolet S10 vs 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 1975 International [Dirt Every Day Episode 32]

What happens when you take three low buck trucks driven by cheap truck drivers on an off road shoot out? You get Cheap Truck Challenge.

Put on by Petersen’s 4Wheel and Offroad Magazine, Cheap Truck Challenge is the annual low buck truck competition where Fred and his pals must buy and build a 4x4 for under $4000.

On this Dirt Every Day Fred finally takes his Chevy S-10 to Reno, Nevada for a battle of the budget beater rigs!

Cheap Truck Challenge Build with a ‘93 Chevrolet S10! [Dirt Every Day Episode 31]

On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams tracks down a ’93 Chevrolet S10 for this year’s Cheap Truck Challenge put on by Petersen’s 4Wheel and Offroad Magazine.

For those who don’t know, Cheap Truck Challenge is a competition based on keeping a build under-budget with around $2000 for buying and $2000 for building a vehicle while surviving a series of challenges. With the S10 bought, Fred now has to figure out what to upgrade in order to keep competitive and within his budget.

After seeing how capable his cheap truck is in the dirt, Fred then heads to the shop to see what inexpensive modifications he can make to his Chevy!

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG! [Head 2 Head Episode 46]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman heads to Graz, Austria, the home of one of the world’s toughest off roaders - the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.

The last time a G63 appeared on Head 2 Head, it beat out the all-new and quite excellent Range Rover Supercharged. This time, however, the G63 faces even stiffer competition — another G63. Of course, this particular G has an extra axle, because it’s the $500,000+ G63 AMG 6x6!

Costing roughly twice as much as the awesome twin-turbo V-12 powered G65, the 6x6 is the ultimate expression of the Gelandewagen… on paper. But is it actually any good? Is the 6x6 as awesome as it looks, or is the regular G-Wagen just too well thought out? And why is the 6-wheeled truck always jumping in the air like that? Watch and find out!

2014 GMC Sierra: Travels with Batman, Baxter, and Lulu the Dogs! [Dirt Every Day Episode 26]

After reading an old book about a man and his dog traveling around America Fred decides to go on his own adventure with a truck load of canines.

Piloting a 2014 GMC Sierra pickup truck from Rancho Suspension, Fred and three dogs head off on a road trip to see various off road shops, test a new truck, and find the joys of living in an off road camper. 

If you like dogs and trucks, you can’t miss this episode of Dirt Every Day.

1978 Ranch Jeep Adventure: From Texas to Pie Town! [Dirt Every Day Episode 25]

On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred takes the Jeep CJ7 that was rescued from a Texas ranch in the last episode.

After rewiring the jeep with the help of Painless Performance, he heads off on an adventure across Texas and New Mexico, just for a slice of pie. Will the Jeep stay together? Will they get lost in the wilds of these southern states? What flavor pie will he decide on? And will he get pie with or without ice cream? Find out now!

1978 Texas Ranch Jeep Rescue! [Dirt Every Day Episode 24]

On this episode of Dirt Every Day, follow Fred Williams as he rescues an old ranch Jeep in Texas and gets it ready for some adventures.

The first job is a complete rewire with help from the good people and parts at Painless Performance. Then stay tuned for a future episode when he takes it out exploring Texas and New Mexico.

Clampy the Rock Crawling 1986 Toyota Pickup! [Dirt Every Day Episode 22]

On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred takes you rock-crawling in his 1986 Toyota pickup that he calls Clampy.

Clampy is a rusted, battered, and beat up old truck stuffed full of strong Toyota parts and big Dana axles all turning 40-inch tires. This iconic old beater still does great boulder crawling in the desert.

2013 Ford F-250 Project Truck: The Ultimate Super Dirty! [Dirt Every Day Episode 19]

Every year Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road goes on a weeklong off road adventure and builds a crazy 4x4 to lead the trip.

On this Dirt Every Day episode Fred takes you to Shaffer’s Off Road to see the project truck they are calling the Ultimate Super Dirty get transformed from a run of the mill ¾-ton to a off road trail slayer.

Off-Road Camper Wars! Ford 4x4 Sportsmobile vs Pace Arrow RV [Dirt Every Day Episode 18]

On this episode Fred checks out the Sportsmobile 4x4 Ford Van.

The Sportsmobile is great if back country exploring and camping are your favorite pastime. It is designed for off road use, and has everything and the kitchen sink. But how does a monster Pace Arrow motorhome compare for off roading? Fred finds out when they RV in the dirt.

Humvee Shootout! Banks Power Armored Humvee vs. Stock M1116 HMMWV! [Head 2 Head Episode 43]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman pits an American icon against itself. Since 1984 AM General’s Humvee has served as the U.S. Military’s primary multipurpose workhorse. However, after adding nearly three tons of armor plating, the already slow, ill handling beast gets slower and clumsier.

One solution is to replace it with a new truck, but that would cost us a fortune. The other comes from Banks Engineering, which adds more sophisticated turbocharging as well as a revised, active suspension. If the Humvee is going to go down in history as the truck version of the B-52, it needs upgrades similar to what Banks is selling. That said, the Banks Humvee does cost a good deal more than the base Humvee. However, it’s a much cheaper alternative to something like an MRAP or the Oshkosh L-ATV. But is it that much better than the regular production Humvee? Watch and find out!

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