Self-proclaimed “dirtheads” Fred and Dave are back with another episode of Dirt Every Day airing on the MotorTrend YouTube Channel. This time around the guys take on a FWD RAV-4 with the goal of converting it into a hardcore rock crawler the guys dubbed the RAD-4. What might seem straight forward on the surface required the guys to relocate the engine to the front passenger seat, build a cage and custom subframe install a pair of built solid axles front and rear with the help of a pair of BDS (Jeep XJ) long arm crossmembers, BDS (XJ) long arms, BDS builder joints, FOX 2.5 remote coilovers, full hydraulic steering and a set of 35s. Check out video to see how the guys went from stock to rock (crawler) posted above and available on YouTube.
If you’re in to trucks, Jeeps, or anything offroad, chances are you’ve seen Dirt Every Day on the Motor Trend Channel of YouTube. Every 2 weeks, host Fred Williams a self proclaim hoarder of used 4×4 parts and vehicles comes up with something to build, wheel, or offroad event to check out.
This week Fred’s Dirt Every Day episode was a reunion of the DirtHeads, an offroad club with 2 members consisting of himself and Dave Chappelle where the guys bought mini trucks to got 4wheeling. Fred’s truck was a 1972 Ford Courier converted over to 4WD. In place of the sketchy front mounted lift blocks Fred opted for a set BDS leaf springs. to give him the lift he was looking for able to take the abuse he had planned for the mini truck. Check out the episode below: