The Banana Gets Last Upgrades For Secret California Rescue!

So I got to upgrade the Jeep Banana to take on a bigger work load.


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Milestar Patagonia M/T Mud-Terrain Radial Tire - 35X12.50R15 113Q

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  • Awesome 👌

    Gayle SweeneyGayle Sweeney17 soat oldin
  • Oil cooler?

    davesydavesy20 soat oldin
  • I’m back watching this again after seeing the Sierra Nevada Mission parts 1 and 2, waiting for 3 later today.

    Andrew CruzAndrew CruzKun oldin
  • MORR team would be great in junkyard wars

    shivam sharmashivam sharmaKun oldin
  • Why 2 batteries?

    R PR PKun oldin
  • Hey the circus called, they want they're sun glasses back. LoL!!!

    The Camping TruckerThe Camping Trucker3 kun oldin
  • little rain-x on the safety glasses does wonders for the fog!!

    David CarmichielDavid Carmichiel3 kun oldin
  • Next time think about putting the Batteries in the back.

    C Paul OlesenC Paul Olesen15 kun oldin
  • Don't forget that if working with metal (drilling, filing, polishing) without safety glasses and then you have an accident on the sands or hills that requires a CT Scan, it can pull slivers of metal into or around your eyeball, rendering you blind, tell the technician of the scanner of the possibility! On that note I will leave you for a happy evening!

    Loki 1815Loki 181517 kun oldin
  • 👍

    sidj76sidj7618 kun oldin
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  • Gazing off at Banana's huge new radiator Matt: "I'm gonna be able to pull trailers through the sand so good" Yeah you are Matt✊ You deserve this.

    Kincaid BergKincaid Berg21 kun oldin
  • "It might look like I'm just winging it.." *Cuts to next shot* Love it.

    TDPEquinox ProductionsTDPEquinox Productions21 kun oldin
  • lol...with all these "Muscle Spasms", you all NEED more potassium more "Banana's" lol The job IS THE answer to what ails you :P

    MaineGeek75MaineGeek7526 kun oldin
  • 6:50 AvE confirmed!

    Julian van der MerweJulian van der MerweOy oldin
  • 😂. It might appear like I'm just winging it! Some of the best ideas just happen that way! They take a little hands on visualization to make it just right! 😉 Oh! Hi Ed.....😃

    Robert FooteRobert FooteOy oldin
  • Hey all.. I don't know if I missed it or it wasn't covered....what rad are you using in the xj?

    Chris Van BommelChris Van BommelOy oldin
  • I didn't know it was possible to be an hour and a half away from cell service in the US, at least not by car and I doubt Matt meant on foot.

    Dustin TunisDustin TunisOy oldin
  • Перевод бы - цены не было бы....

    Евгений КоваленковЕвгений КоваленковOy oldin
  • Why not do a v8 swap?

    Bradley DunaganBradley DunaganOy oldin
  • What Radiator are you running in the Banana (make & Model) now? I live in Texas and I’m worried about the heat . My xj is driven to the trail on the highway . Just trying to get a good idea on a cooling System build

    Ryan CaskeyRyan CaskeyOy oldin
    • Jegs universal LS radiator 26 X 20 It is not a bolt in. It take a massive amount of front end restructuring.

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • I need to bring my old black Chevy 4x4 van to give you guys a real design challenge. 3 link with travel but sits low. Try that with no room for the coilovers.

    4x4Scout4x4ScoutOy oldin
  • Was that at fart at 10:17??🤣😂

    David Taylor JrDavid Taylor JrOy oldin
    • I heard it at 10:15 and I couldn't stop rewinding and laughing. Rudy's reaction made it funnier.

      ARt15 NAARt15 NA26 kun oldin
  • Why on earth would you sacrifice suspension travel for location of that?

    Sid MailSid MailOy oldin
  • If I win the lottery I'm asking these guys how to bomb proof my Bronco ll and buying everything they say to put on

    Dan Brownell FuzzyDan Brownell FuzzyOy oldin
  • Just so you know they are not the Sierra's or Sierra Nevada's, they are the Sierra Nevada or the Sierra. Sierra Nevada is plural, means Snowy Mountains. Any way I hope the smoke will not ruin your trip. I enjoy your show.

    Tim HowellTim HowellOy oldin
  • I have a question, considering some of your recent over heating events regarding this vehicle, have you guys planned a thermal management strategy? For example, coating certain under hood items to aid with heat retention or rejection?

    Collin HopperCollin HopperOy oldin
  • Muscle spasm first sign a banana and drink big glass water...if not work..u can say what an ass hole

    Edwin LillEdwin LillOy oldin
  • Excellent work and thanks for sharing this with us take care

    Hayden UK 19Hayden UK 19Oy oldin
  • Wonderful Updates..🤝🤝

    Om GurkhaOm GurkhaOy oldin
  • What the part number for that fan? Where did you get it. Looking to put one on my Dakota

    MannyMannyOy oldin
  • when you guys start wearing eye patches, thats when I'd say you need more eye protection - otherwise keep doing work dangerously :)

    Diffuse GamingDiffuse GamingOy oldin
  • Good video ! That Radiator Looks like it should handle the Load. ⭐️ Remember to blow the Sand out from between the fins everyday. Just Blow it Backwards with Compressed air. it does not matter How Big your radiator is if its plugged up with sand in between the fins & cannot see daylight through it. same Goes for the Condenser up front for air conditioning. blow out sand. Happy Cooling ! 😁

    OcRefrigeration , Hvac & Electrical Video's.OcRefrigeration , Hvac & Electrical Video's.Oy oldin
  • Thanks for your hospitality the other day Tim! Enjoyed the chat. It was a quick trip to Vegas and back to Sand Hollow that day. Borrowed a shop rag to wipe the plate down, and put the 22 tags on in the yard!

    M.L. OlsenM.L. OlsenOy oldin
  • Trevor thinks everything is a joke firstly could not work with anybody like that everything's a joke

    Joseph GoodJoseph GoodOy oldin
  • Picked juice for that cramp

    BradleygclarkBradleygclarkOy oldin
  • Definitely enjoy watching you guys. Keep putting videos up.

    AteamAteamOy oldin
  • Important to note the difference between a "Matt's Offroad Recovery" two days and a "Fabrats" two days. :)

    Ben MiosiBen MiosiOy oldin
  • love these shop videos

    Matt BrownMatt BrownOy oldin
  • Safety Glasses work but when grinding or using a cutting wheel use a face shield with safety glasses. Why? Hot particles get past safety glasses and bounce into the eye and burn the eye. Rust in the eye is not good.

    Dez RyderDez RyderOy oldin
  • Really hope he welded the nut on the back side of the bump stop, otherwise It’s just gonna spin when they plan to swap out bump stops 🤣

    MatthewMatthewOy oldin
  • I don't understand! Your eyewear protection seems to be on point!;) its all safely protected by cardboard, wrapped in cellophane and out of harms way up on a shelf! 😁

    MobiusMobiusOy oldin
  • LoL! Never seize = litigation, anti-seize and life's good! It's no wonder the legal profession has such a bad rap! It's a bit like the notice that comes with microwave ovens that prohibits you drying your baby in one! The best one recently was that car owners manuals used to have instructions on how to set the valve clearances, now they have a warning not to drink the battery acid! Keep up the good work MORR on how to get real work done!

    Peter57808Peter57808Oy oldin
  • No more sugar.Drink water for the rest of the year. unless you want Diabetes.

    Richard ThomasRichard ThomasOy oldin
  • Beautiful work, a test run to the middle of no where takes guts, don’t see anything in I don’t like which means very little. Manufacturers spend millions on builds that fail in much easier uses,

    John HalterJohn HalterOy oldin
  • estwing for the win

    Salty PSalty POy oldin
  • Drink more water your.bodies are telling you

    John HalterJohn HalterOy oldin
  • “Click!” - Trevor 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    MrK133nMrK133nOy oldin
  • Rudy and Trevor need to put some anti-seize on their muscles.

    Jesse MaxwellJesse MaxwellOy oldin
  • that is fucking hilarious that people sent you guys cases of safety glasses, LMAO

    BoShekBoShekOy oldin
  • You guys are wrecks time off and lots pretty girls mite help.

    Anthony Simon HoughAnthony Simon HoughOy oldin
  • what engine is that sir

    Jhongabriel BernalJhongabriel BernalOy oldin
    • 4.6 stroker from Golan engines.

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • 😎👍

    Eric HughesEric HughesOy oldin
  • A good video I just wish it had been longer. I enjoy watching you guys do mechanic work.

    Dennis DavisDennis DavisOy oldin
  • 2WD Toyota’s have lockers??🤷‍♂️

    Explore With meExplore With meOy oldin
  • We are going to be better at wearing out our glasses …. Crops out everyone’s faces doing sketchy stuff

    WnyBrickyWnyBrickyOy oldin
  • Enjoy your trip and be safe, I really like the way you go about your development process.

    Eagle EyesEagle EyesOy oldin
  • Like your vids. Does re manufacturing the basic vehicle as you do for recovery work require a special title for licensing purposes?

    didgitt1didgitt1Oy oldin
  • Y’all need some potassium supplements or fruit ,,, that might decrease the cramps

    I typed thisI typed thisOy oldin
  • What is the dimensions of the new tires on the banana?

    J DogJ DogOy oldin
    • @Matt's Off Road Recovery Ah okay thank you for responding!

      J DogJ DogOy oldin
    • The ones you see in this video are 38 12.50 17 But we’re planning on running 37‘s

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • Go'in to California...?.Hope your papers are in order and you've had your shots. Also, remember to carry your passport when entering the PRC-People's Republic of California and leave fresh fruits and vegetables at home even if they came from there.

    MM ReporterMM ReporterOy oldin
  • Every team needs a guy like Trevor and Rudy is just the prodigy he does it all Matt definitely showed him the way and he seemed like he just took off from there! Great job guys!!

    Jonathan NunezJonathan NunezOy oldin
  • The banana is turning into a sand throwing machine. Keep up the great work and God Bless you and your family stay safe out there. 🔥💯💪🏼👍👍🙏🙏✌😊✌

    MikeMikeOy oldin
  • Hand cramps from turning a tool are the worst. It's hard not to panic when you can't move your fingers 😆

    ParamotorBrandonParamotorBrandonOy oldin
  • We use anti seize over here as well lol in the UK

    Alan GovanAlan GovanOy oldin
  • bring out the ol, 28er Estwing love it mate.

    aussiebloke87aussiebloke87Oy oldin
  • You are talking about your fan app. I have a hydraulic fan set up on 2004 Jeep, can you tell me where ya got it from??

    Michael wearsMichael wearsOy oldin
  • You guys need some bananas

    MegaYostMegaYostOy oldin
  • Damn that dog ripped one?

    Thorn MatthewThorn MatthewOy oldin
  • Good Build Guys

    Dee NunyaDee NunyaOy oldin
  • Should add an On-Board welder to your setup! "Premier power welder" makes some kits. Should hit them up! Not too many people know about these things and you could help revive them

    0m3n0m3nOy oldin
  • So what is the thing you & Paul r up to ???

    Traky boyTraky boyOy oldin
  • yall should put some feniex warning lights on your vehicles!

    Tanner ThomasTanner ThomasOy oldin
  • "Its ergonomic!" Hits it with a hammer 🤣🤣

    Chase WebsterChase WebsterOy oldin
  • Great job getting closer to being done.

    Alan WondergemAlan WondergemOy oldin
  • That was neat Lady saying hi to Ed. We had a dog just like that named Peggy. She was the smartest dog I've ever seen. An a sweetheart 💕.

    Alan WondergemAlan WondergemOy oldin
  • 4:31 Please send fire resistant gloves for Matt. Always burning his hands.

    J ChingasJ ChingasOy oldin
  • I saw the tail end of Blazing Saddles where Bart and the Kid get into a limo and drive off on a dirt road and up a hill. I thought "I hope they don't get stuck and have to call Matt!"

    Tom ShinnTom ShinnOy oldin
  • Hey Matt I’m new to the channel what year is your Cherokee? Looking to buy one and build it

    ৡDiabloツৡDiabloツOy oldin
  • with all the fires out here in California is your secret mission still ok?

    mike presleymike presleyOy oldin
  • safety fourth!

    Wayne RytherWayne RytherOy oldin
  • Eye balls are important to protect! We remove foreign bodies for eyeballs often. Trust me putting on eye protection is much easier and painless guys. Love the channel. 👀

    Mary TorbertMary TorbertOy oldin
  • Any time I had to shorten a bolt, and there was enough thread, I would put a nut on the bolt and run a nut all the way down. Once I cut the excess bolt cut of and squared and tapered the end I could run the nut off and that would straighten out the thread on the bolt if it was messed up a little.

    Old Time Farm BoyOld Time Farm BoyOy oldin
    • @Matt's Off Road Recovery It would have been convenient. In my opinion, America should go completely metric or completely U. S. standard measurements. This part one and part the other has been ridiculous and inconvenient from day one. I do not know how many times I have had to have U. S. standard and metric wrenches to work on a single car or truck part.

      Old Time Farm BoyOld Time Farm BoyOy oldin
    • You may be assuming that I have a metric nut in my shop. Lol

      Matt's Off Road RecoveryMatt's Off Road RecoveryOy oldin
  • A radiator so big you'll have to put a sheet of cardboard in front of it to make your heater work in the winter!! ;)

    fraidykatfraidykatOy oldin
  • "Look with your knees!" I'm dead 😂 Totally gonna use that!

    Caroline ParkerCaroline ParkerOy oldin
  • Have you guys ever considered getting traction boards such as max tax or a cheaper knock off of them? I would imagine they would be really helpful with the sand and can get vehicles out of a pinch such as the time the Corvair got stuck.

    DJ PaysonDJ PaysonOy oldin
  • The reason why fans sent you boxes of safety glasses because they are worried about protecting your eye sight when we see you grinding, drilling, cutting, etc. without eye protection. The next big hurdle is getting everyone to wear their safety glasses.

    Yama ManYama ManOy oldin
  • Gentlemen could Please you let your audience/fans know where you got your engine via a response or link. I am in the process of looking for a remanufactured engine for a 2000 Mistubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0 SOHC Thanks Be Safe Be Well

    colotl Zcolotl ZOy oldin
  • Love the video! You guys are killing it just wanted to share a Tip for cutting bolts! Screw a nut on it so after you cut and clean it up a bit with a flapper, you can unthread the nut and it helps clean the threads. You can run it on and off to make sure it’s clear.

    Tristan FazenbakerTristan FazenbakerOy oldin
  • We thank you and have plenty of safety glasses and Matt wears sunglasses when grinding LOL! Trevor’s arm is a calibrated torque tool😂😂

    Brian PappasBrian PappasOy oldin
  • Sometimes when your back goes 'out', lay on the floor and wriggle around keeping your back flat on the floor. The Dr. is Out. Nice welding Rudy. You might try putting the nut on first before cutting studs. Removing the nut cleans up the threads Matt. Some thin rubber under the batteries after painting the Trays.

    Gord BakerGord BakerOy oldin
  • You should use wilding primer

    TraTraOy oldin
  • How on earth do you all have the skills to do all are like the A Team. Am convinced you could make anything

    jampot20000jampot20000Oy oldin
  • I have really enjoyed this build. It's interesting that of several channels I follow dedicated to builds, I get more excited when these pop up to be honest. Keep up the great work and looking forward to the extra super secret mission!

    Eric FlowerEric FlowerOy oldin
  • Do y’all ever use like a outerwear over the air filter ? Like from “outerwear “ or something like it that repels water and sand and large bugs/small rocks from getting into the air filter element? If so how well does it work? I have always used a cut sheet of screen door for my k&n air filters to keep out large debris like bugs and it works wonderful for that but the water repellent stuff seems like it could be ideal for your applications so thought maybe you have used them? Or maybe you would want to. There pretty cheap and you can just get sheets to cover flat stock like car filters in the stock box or something.

    Hunter ToddHunter ToddOy oldin
  • I can’t wait to see this rig in action

    Urban OverlanderUrban OverlanderOy oldin
  • Had to chop off the bolts for the fan clutch just yesterday...

    Peter MatusovPeter MatusovOy oldin
  • Just in case you haven't heard, all National Forests in California are closed until September 17 ,but check ahead because my guess is they'll extend it until November for " Public Safety " reasons. " Public Safety " : the New Totalitarianism .

    Stan WatkinsStan WatkinsOy oldin
  • I wish we had a better look at the radiator. I share Matt's excitement for the upgrade in the cooling system.

    Drill_Sgt_09Drill_Sgt_09Oy oldin
  • For the crank sEnsor you need the correct bolts or it will fall out of alignment and cause misfires. The factory bolts have shoulders that align the sensor

    Adam CostiganAdam CostiganOy oldin