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Nissan NV CARGO X Van

Nissan NV CARGO X Van

The love child of an NV 2500 HD van and a Titan XD truck, this off-road beast has a Cummins 5.0L V8 turbodiesel engine, 4WD, 37-inch General Grabber X3 tires, a high-travel front suspension, a 10,000lb winch, LED off-road lights, and still carries 234 cu. ft. of cargo.

Mansory Mercedes G-Class Widebody

Mansory Mercedes G-Class Widebody

Mansory takes the already badass G-Wagen and takes it to the next level with a carbon fiber widebody kit with fender flares, door skins, and front and rear bumpers. Cough up enough dough, and they’ll fit the interior with luxurious diamond-quilted leather and carbon fiber trim.

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Fishing Adventure in a Titan XD

Fishing Adventure in a Titan XD

Our friends at Rides & Drives head to Northern Wisconsin and tell a tale of big fish, cold beer, Hawg Wobblers, supper clubs, and the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. If you’ve ever thought of taking a fishing trip to the northwoods, you might want to read this first!

The Flying Passenger

The Flying Passenger

To show off the precision and predictability of their powertrains, Volvo Trucks turned one of their big rigs into a tow boat for a paraglider. Watch flyer Guillaume Galvani and driver Louise Marriott work in perfect harmony to pull off this dangerous stunt without a hitch.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The new performance variant of Chevy’s mid-size pickup gains 2″ of suspension lift, steel rocker protectors, Multimatic shocks, 17×8 wheels with 31-inch off-road tires, and front and rear locking diffs. Comes with either a 308 hp V6, or a 181 hp diesel with 369 lb-ft. of torque.

Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS

Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS

Here’s something we never thought we’d see. Luxury and sports car maker Mercedes-Benz is showing off two concept variants of a mid-size pickup. While we’re not sure we’d want to take these trucks off-road and get them really dirty, they sure look pretty. Launching late 2017.

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Toyota’s most rugged mid-size pickup yet, the new Tacoma TRD Pro rides on 2.5″ FOX Shocks, is wider, taller, has a 35º approach angle, and a 1/4″ skid plate to protect components. We dig the blacked out grille, hood scoop, and overfenders. Read our full review on 95octane.

Towing Trailers by Hand

Towing Trailers by Hand

Normally, when you need to move around the trailers from an 18-wheeler, you need a big rig to pull them. But with Verhagen Leiden’s V-move Elektrotrekker XXL, an individual can tow around an entire trailer much in the same way they’d pull a little red wagon.

Hellwig Titan XD Ultimate Overlander

Hellwig Titan XD Ultimate Overlander

Suspension component maker Hellwig Products and LGE-CTS Motorsports are building this off-road beast for SEMA 2016. The modded Nissan Titan XD has a forged sway bar and air bags to handle the big Lance Camper, and rides on massive Falken tires and black Method Wheels.

2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6

2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6

The F-150 Raptor is back, and Hennessey has a new VelociRaptor upgrade package for it. The biggest additions are the second rear axle and extra pair of wheels. It also has better suspension, bumpers and the option to go up to a 600+hp twin-turbo engine kit.

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2

GM and the US Army created this badass concept truck for military operations. The 6.5 ft. tall truck runs quietly thanks to a hydrogen-electric 4WD drivetrain, its power pack can be removed to power field operations, and can produce clean drinking water as a by-product.

Ram Rebel TRX Concept

Ram Rebel TRX Concept

An insane version of Ram’s Rebel pickup, ready to do 100 mph+ off-road. It’s driven by a supercharged 6.2L V8 Hemi (aka the Hellcat engine), tuned to 575 hp, an extra-wide track with monstrous 37″ tires, 13″ wheel travel, and six-point racing harnesses for all passengers.

LEGO RC Tatra Dakar 4×4 Truck

LEGO RC Tatra Dakar 4×4 Truck

LEGO enthusiast Sariel’s latest remote-controlled creation is based on the Dakar rally configuration of the Tatra T815 truck. The 12″ toy has a double wishbone suspension in front, a live axle at the rear and has a top speed of 7mph.

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Nissan TITAN: Steel to Wheels

Nissan TITAN: Steel to Wheels

A look inside Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi factory, where hardworking folks have built every single TITAN pickup truck since 2003. We’re still amazed to see how coils of steel are transformed by man and machine into the vehicles we rely on every day for work and play.

OX Flat-Pack Truck

OX Flat-Pack Truck

While Gordon Murray is used to designing F1 race cars, he says his proudest achievement is this tiny truck, designed for less developed areas. It can be hand-assembled in 12 hours, drive 600mi per fill up, handle rough terrain, and carry a 2 ton load while fording 3ft of water.

1939 Plymouth Radial Air

1939 Plymouth Radial Air

Jay Leno’s Garage shares one of the most unique vehicles you’ll ever see. This gaspunk beauty is a 1939 Plymouth fitted with a 300hp Cessna engine. It took Gary Corns, his friends and his two sons about 1.5 years to build the racer. It even has a similarly-themed tow truck.

Trucks & the Chicken Tax

Trucks & the Chicken Tax

Today I Found Out points out why there are only a handful of foreign light trucks available in the US. It all has to do with the chicken tax, a 25% import tax on trucks that the US imposed in 1963 in retaliation for European countries placing a similarly high tariff on US chicken.

Inside Toyota’s Truck Factory

Inside Toyota’s Truck Factory

We visited Toyota’s 4.2m sq.ft. San Antonio Texas manufacturing plant to see how they build their rugged Tacoma and Tundra pickups. Over 7200 people from Toyota and its partners work in concert with robotics to complete a truck every 60 seconds. (Video by Jim Rough)

Rebuilding a Flathead V8

Rebuilding a Flathead V8

Hagerty shares this time-lapse of an old Ford Flathead V8 engine being stripped down to its block, then painstakingly rebuilt to like-new by Thirlby Automotive with the help of Edelbrock. It’s amazing how good something this old can look with enough time and effort.

Hitch Theater

Hitch Theater

Hitch Theater’s portable movie screen and projector stand transforms any pickup truck into a pop-up drive-in movie theater. You’ll need your own projector, video source, and power, and their Kickstarter goal is too high, but it’s still a nifty idea.

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Multidrive x NSV 6×6 Land Cruiser

Multidrive x NSV 6×6 Land Cruiser

Dubai auto shop NSV shows off its 6×6 Toyota 70 Series Land Cruiser. A collaboration with 4×4 and 6×6 conversion specialist Multidrive, this homely pack mule has a 398hp 4L V6 and an active third axle.

Bruiser Conversions Jeep JK Crew

Bruiser Conversions Jeep JK Crew

Bruiser Conversions turns Jeep Wranglers into monstrous off-road pick up trucks that they call the JK Crew. Each build varies in specs, and this particular unit’s already been sold, but the shop can fit it with custom suspension, bumper, tube doors and more.

Volvo Truck vs 750 Tonnes

Volvo Truck vs 750 Tonnes

Volvo Trucks demonstrates the insane amount of power one of its FH16 trucks can exert, as a single truck pulls 40 loaded containers weighing over 1.6 million lbs. We’re not sure it really helped, but they put World’s Strongest Man Magnus Samuelsson behind the wheel.

2016 Jeep Mopar Concepts

2016 Jeep Mopar Concepts

Jeep and Mopar celebrate the Easter Jeep Safari’s 50th anniversary with seven concept off-road rides. The highlight of the batch might be the Trailcat, a Wrangler with the Hellcat’s 6.2L Hemi V8, but the retro Jeep Shortcut has won us over. More here.

Ken Block R/C Truck

Ken Block R/C Truck

We’ve seen an R/C model of Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta. But this builder created something even more impressive – a working scale version of the 18-wheeler that transports Block’s car. Be sure to check out many other amazing R/C vehicles on monsterchannel24.

Sherp ATV

Sherp ATV

Similar to the Tarus, the Russian-made Sherp uses fat low-pressure tires to bobble through all kinds of terrain, except in this case the tires are 5.2ft in diameter. It also has a 44hp Kubota V1505-t engine, a 5-speed transmission and an endearing steel body.

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