Bigger, Badder, Banana Engine Jeep Install!

So I got a build project for the Jeep Banana, and it's time to give it a bigger and badder engine!

Rudy’s Thanksgiving eve job, as promised.


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  • Yes! Steering, Brakes and Anything hydraulic REQUIRE "Best Practices."

    Richard JensenRichard Jensen53 sekund oldin

    Thunder DickThunder Dick15 soat oldin
  • Shouldn't those steering set screws have locktite?

    Mr DMr D17 soat oldin
  • Next investment: sand the vids.. I watch everything.. awesome Chanel everyone....

    williams9071williams907118 soat oldin
  • No safety glasses when drilling metal?

    Brad JasperBrad Jasper20 soat oldin
  • Almost there!

    Gayle SweeneyGayle Sweeney22 soat oldin
  • I'm pulling the 350 from my k5 and when I put in the ls, I'm going to be saying "stab it in there" the whole time.

    Golf Delta WhiskeyGolf Delta Whiskey2 kun oldin
  • She got her looks from her momma sorry bub lol

    Jesse The pond hopperJesse The pond hopper2 kun oldin
  • Torque wrench nah we don't need one lol

    Jesse The pond hopperJesse The pond hopper2 kun oldin
  • More dogs less humans

    Jesse The pond hopperJesse The pond hopper2 kun oldin
  • Nice parts washing machine lmfao

    Jesse The pond hopperJesse The pond hopper2 kun oldin
  • That is a thing of beauty. Makes me wish I took more interest in learning about automobiles when I was younger. Now I just learn from youtube videos and do minor diy projects to my own car.

    Ted MorenteTed Morente3 kun oldin
  • I think it's cool that you have Napoleon Dynamite cleaning motor parts.

    OldGrizzlyGamerOldGrizzlyGamer4 kun oldin
  • How come you don’t put loctite on any of the bolts?

    Alberto de la TorreAlberto de la Torre4 kun oldin
  • Hoping you could give us your long term view of the stroker motor. Thinking about jamming one in my 84 CJ7

    gary mcfallgary mcfall5 kun oldin
  • Who built the engine

    isaac martinezisaac martinez7 kun oldin
  • I love when Matt talks about the Toyota steering box only to piss off jeep boys. The good are good and the bad is bad. Point

    Manuel MartínManuel Martín12 kun oldin
  • You stab a transmission and engine in. You drop an engine in.

    Mark CarlsonMark Carlson12 kun oldin
  • Just a suggestion the next jeep steering project maybe using a high steer crossover steering kit👍

    Joseph PuouJoseph Puou17 kun oldin
  • Oops there goes another harbor freight drill! :)

    Jacob AnawaltJacob Anawalt19 kun oldin
  • They do know harbor freight drill bits are single use?

    Michael WadeMichael Wade19 kun oldin
  • Does the team enjoy the custom builds, or the recovery's more?

    nasoj21nasoj2124 kun oldin
  • Your wife is so cute!

    Jana RJana R25 kun oldin
  • What is the difference in weight from stock?

    Oldcoinsandstuff1Oldcoinsandstuff125 kun oldin
  • Can someone give us the specs of this beautyful engine?

    subfreak1subfreak126 kun oldin
  • On the next project can you just mount the steering box a foot or two in front of the bumper? And maybe piercing through some oversized safety glasses? Or as a graphic tshirt!

    Krenko's Head GobboKrenko's Head Gobbo26 kun oldin
  • music by ?

    Thomas GrahamThomas Graham28 kun oldin

    Jerry BinghamJerry Bingham28 kun oldin
  • I have 1 question, which 4*4 better, Banana Cherokee 2001 or range rover classic 1989. ?? Or Cherokee or range rover classic?

    Imran KhanImran Khan29 kun oldin
  • would be sweet to see a gtx35r turbo strapped to that engine making about 20 psi of boost. Would be super cool to hear turbo noises in your recovery's, spooling turbo, compressor surge's and blow off valve, pssshhhh chew chu chu. hahaha.

    A2J TimA2J Tim29 kun oldin
  • "The banana is way too big for the job!" I wish my wife said that.

    supergrendelsupergrendelOy oldin
  • What the power output of the new engine?

    Isaiah AldamIsaiah AldamOy oldin
  • супер!

    BEPO4KABEPO4KAOy oldin
  • Every time I see someone working with or around an angle grinder without protective eye wear and a particulate mask, I cringe. I've worked in industry for a long time, and getting that shit in your lungs, or a metal shaving in your eye can be life changing. Macho posturing isn't worth the effects to your health.

    Christopher ViditoChristopher ViditoOy oldin
  • What are the power output figures of the new engine?

    Saish NSaish NOy oldin

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • Looks like the alternator from a 1994-2001 Dodge Ram.

    Brody HeiligBrody HeiligOy oldin
  • Tell Collin that if he was to soak all them parts in Purple Power, he wouldn’t have to scrub as much. Work smarter, not harder.

    Brody HeiligBrody HeiligOy oldin
  • 🇺🇲🇺🇲👍❤

    ابراهيم الحربيابراهيم الحربيOy oldin
  • So I missed what engine it is. Maybe a Golen 4.6 stroker?

    Malcolm Stuart NMalcolm Stuart NOy oldin
    • Yup

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • i have that same black and green snap on box

    Andrew RoddenAndrew RoddenOy oldin
  • Been kinda catching up on videos, and the more I catch up the happier you and your family look! Awesome work, keep it up!

    Virgil mVirgil mOy oldin
  • What kind of motor is that?

    PavelPavelOy oldin
  • Great video thanks gang. Seeing the expectations you've got for yourself for your vids and yet still having a brilliant video, shows you're striving for absolute top quality content. I'm sure i speak for most of us here when i say we appreciate all the work and love you put into the channel. Keep it up :)

    Lachlan RoccaLachlan RoccaOy oldin
  • Does anyone know where the 4.6 was sourced from?

    99JeepXJGuy99JeepXJGuyOy oldin
    • @Matt's Off Road Recovery Outstanding! Thank you for the reply. I will be contacting them. Love all that you guys do.

      99JeepXJGuy99JeepXJGuyOy oldin
    • Golan Engines

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • Excellent fabrication skills. Kids nowadays don't even know how to turn a screw.

    Ernesto OchoaErnesto OchoaOy oldin

    Glenn DicksonGlenn DicksonOy oldin
  • Put OM 606 mercedes engine

    ZubairZubairOy oldin
  • This custom build would make the best craftsmen proud for sure.

    StormAngelWolfStormAngelWolfOy oldin
  • Toyota parts are made tough and really useful you can't go wrong with that. A land cruiser pickup the 71 is the toughest out there i us d a 71 short jeep in diesel and it is a beast off-road from the factory.

    StormAngelWolfStormAngelWolfOy oldin
  • Yes you can get the tropical configuration for build and cooling system on that Cummins and it will run like a champ.

    StormAngelWolfStormAngelWolfOy oldin
  • Was hoping and praying it was a Cummins with a super duty transmission that has a low gear ratio.

    StormAngelWolfStormAngelWolfOy oldin
  • I hate country music!!

    Chris EberhardyChris EberhardyOy oldin
  • You guys are awesome

    letoburito23letoburito23Oy oldin
  • It is Sep 13 and I’m just watching this….. no spoilers

    J RJ ROy oldin
  • I believe when you're drilling metal, it's "heavier pressure and slower speed", not light pressure and faster speed..........That only work hardens the metal you're drilling. Quality bits help a lot too!!

    shortfuse43shortfuse43Oy oldin
    • @Matt's Off Road Recovery 10-4 !

      shortfuse43shortfuse43Oy oldin
    • The reference was if you’re drilling a hole .002 bigger than the whole you just drilled, if you use a lot of pressure the bit will just grab. In that case, lots of speed, and a little pressure. It’s not an ideal situation no matter what.

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • Well, I'm watching this on Sept. 13th, so hopefully it worked?? lol

    Norbert DanielsNorbert DanielsOy oldin
  • I run a WIX equivalent to a fram ph8a on my jeep. A food 5.0 filter fits. Bigger filter better

    Freedom isn't freeFreedom isn't freeOy oldin
  • Man, it was an adjustment coming from Mike Patey's Scrappy build to the Banana over here, but my dudes - you get the job done and I enjoy the work. Thanks for sharing.

    Mic SierraMic SierraOy oldin
    • @Matt's Off Road Recovery If you are into watching builds you'll enjoy his vids.

      Mic SierraMic SierraOy oldin
    • It was awesome watching him drag that truck across the parking lot with scrappy.

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • Good to see you eat at some place other than the gas station.

    Clinton CombsClinton CombsOy oldin
  • I used to work with a guy back in SLC circa 1993-4, name of Steve Winder. He drove the Tire Zone 'Happy Hooker' tow truck, and I kinda wonder if it's the same Winder family.

    Bolton PeckBolton PeckOy oldin
  • Who hasn’t stabbed an engine in?! Freakin hoser

    Marty ZunoMarty ZunoOy oldin
  • 21:00 That sure does sound like the Original - Prancercise: A Fitness Workout music 👍

    ferrelxferrelxOy oldin
  • Is it ready or not yet?

    Hope LandHope LandOy oldin
    • Tune in every Sunday to see where we are.

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • That's my birthday! September 13!

    Trevor PritchettTrevor PritchettOy oldin
  • Amazing they still have eyes.

    grabir01grabir01Oy oldin
  • Drills, grinders, air tools in use and not a pair of safety glasses in sight. (no pun intended) Please wear eye protection. It only takes a second to go blind.

    daniel taylordaniel taylorOy oldin
  • If only you had a vertical mill…

    Timber TrampTimber TrampOy oldin
    • Lol

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • Shame nobody knew how to fix those drill bits on a grinder.

    Average_DanAverage_DanOy oldin
  • Should have went with a 5.3

    booostedtcbooostedtcOy oldin
    • Yawn….. Been there, done that. Lol Seriously though, I would like the banana to continue to pay tribute to the mighty six.

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • what motor upgrade did you do

    dhlwooddhlwoodOy oldin
  • Life happens, brother!

    Rshane PRshane POy oldin
  • Matt's fabrication shop.

    LESLESOy oldin
  • Everything from harbor freight still gets it done.

    heavycreamheavycreamOy oldin
  • Better choice would be a 3.6 ltr V-6

    805gregg805greggOy oldin
  • Do you watch Heavy D Sparks and the diesel trucks he builds using Diesel engines out of J.C.B's.All the best from Dundee Scotland.👍👍✌👊👊

    Michael PatonMichael PatonOy oldin
  • Broke my heart when my stepdaughter wrecked my XJ. I’m thinking I need another one

    mike millermike millerOy oldin
  • Man why is so hard to find honest and good transmission rebuilder.Seeing that transmission I bet it won't last long.

    E HE HOy oldin
  • Who needs an engine hoist when you have a tow truck.

    Stang413Stang413Oy oldin
  • Dude….if you would have asked I would have sent you a real toyota part….

    ecopsych101ecopsych101Oy oldin
  • The usual good video. A small operation where everybody likes one another is a pleasure to work in. The joke about the framing hammer was pretty good.

    HamboneHamboneOy oldin
  • What engine is that?

    Pe triPe triOy oldin
  • Did you go with the stock 4.0 or a stroker build

    Shawn GoldenShawn GoldenOy oldin
    • 4.6 from Golan Engines.

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • Seems like for a 10 man/woman crew, Matt's always the one doing everything haha jk guys. Matt has to be the most patient person ever, wether in the shop or in the trail doing a rescue, never gets frustrated, never gets discouraged, and never asks anyone to do anything he wouldn't do himself. That makes for a good day of work, and they all truely seem to love what they do. I mean working on custom off road rigs and off roading to rescue others, what's not to love, but with anything you do it day in and day out some days are better then others. I try to figure out the relationships, Matt is Rudy's dad right? And Matt's wife, can't rember her name now. And is Lizzy part of the family? Rudy gf?

    Chad BinetteChad BinetteOy oldin
  • brings back memories from 1970,s. Machining up engine to gearbox adapter sandwich plate . no CAD in those days .. just a compass and some decent eyeballing .

    Richard WallingerRichard WallingerOy oldin
  • wow yall really overbuilt that engine crane....

    SombreroSombreroOy oldin
  • Design and build the entire Jeep around the new steering box. Makes sense to me.

    Lonesome XJLonesome XJOy oldin
    • Yeah, it’s been a real domino effect. But it’s starting to really come together.

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • Banana Motorsports. You peel it, we wheel it

    Brian DonovanBrian DonovanOy oldin
  • crate motors are so cool

    NoahNoahOy oldin
  • What kind of lockers do u have in the yellow xj

    ty dicksonty dicksonOy oldin
  • I have a jeep comanche with a Clayton long arm up front and rear 4 link conversion rear, Ford 9" custom axles front and rear, 4.38 gears with air lockers, 35s, ORI struts front and rear, swapped in a 2.0TDI and running a 5spd manual with a Dana t-case and a list of other stuff. Custom bumpers. Cut out flares, no rubbing and can stuff my 35s no problem! Might go to 37s next time but I like to drive my rig on the street and the way it is now with the turbo diesel it drives great! Plus I get 30 mph and can easily cruise down the hwy at 70 mph at 1900 rpm. It's got like 220hp and 340 ft lbs of tq because it's tuned up a bit so it moves around pretty quickly. It's also damn good on the trail. I don't want to beat the shit out of it so I try to stay away from walls or really narrow stuff. I live in Oregon and we have a ton of good wheeling areas around where live, but I would love to come down to your area to wheel!

    Michael HoffmanMichael HoffmanOy oldin
  • Been trying to find the part of the video that talks about the new engine you guys installed...what are the specs on it? Is it still a 4.0 or is it a stroker now? Does it have built internals? Performance head? High torque cam? My buddy has an 01 Cherokee on 1 ton axles, 40" tires, atlas t-case, built trans with a trans controller so he can select what gear he wants to be in and it will stay in that gear, TC lock up switch, long arm 4 link front and rear on coilovers w/ custom upper coilover mounts front and rear that allow a longer coilover than normal, air lockers, full hydro steering, limit straps front and rear, fully custom cut and welded inner fenders, fully plated the entire chassis from front to back with ¼" steel plate that was cut on a water jet with ½" diameter holes everywhere so he could weld the edge of the plate as well as all of the holes, 5.13 gears, custom bumpers and sliders, custom roll cage, custom rear spare tire mount that also holds the fuel cell in the rear, made custom aluminum door panels front and rear, used electrical conduit to run all of the wires inside the jeep instead of them just all over the place, bedlined the entire interior, built a custom aluminum center console for the shifters, built a custom aluminum dash with a 10 buttom switch panel along with 10 toggle switches and all of his gauges and the list goes on and on. It's one bad ass Cherokee! His engine recently started making noise so he decided it was time for a new one so he found a good block and had it all machined and did a 4.2 full forged bottom end, then had the head fully ported and polished, oversized valves, high torque roller cam and roller lifters, roller rockers, heavy duty springs, etc. Running the same header as you, ported the intake manifold, upgraded the TB, custom intake and finally had a custom tune made for it. He's gonna run that for a while and let it break in for a while, but will be doing a supercharger in the near future, once the new engine has 5k miles or so on it.

    Michael HoffmanMichael HoffmanOy oldin
  • Bridgeport sitting idle in the background: "I wouldn't have snapped either of those bits :("

    Reini GrauerReini GrauerOy oldin
  • I bought a set of the gold Hardor Freight drill bits and they definitely do not keep a sharp edge.

    Neil JuedesNeil Juedes2 oy oldin
  • Safety is for losers😆

    Meeso HunnyMeeso Hunny2 oy oldin
  • I’m feeling pretty ignorant to ask this but, why a 6 cylinder instead of a V8?

    Green BeginnerGreen Beginner2 oy oldin
  • we love all of you folks......

    11RICKSTER11RICKSTER2 oy oldin
  • Nicely done ganstazzzzz...

    Eugene PhillipsEugene Phillips2 oy oldin
  • I’m surprised y’all don’t have a parts washer, especially with as DIY you guys are!

    Jim BobwayJim Bobway2 oy oldin
  • I love the way Matt says "mayshjoring"

    Paul ErzbergPaul Erzberg2 oy oldin
  • A big red Makita sign on the wall, uses Hercules tools !! It's good to see that I'm not the only one that knows Ma-cheat-a and strap-on are overpriced.

    Delta-TechDelta-Tech2 oy oldin