Bigger, Badder, Banana Engine Jeep Install!

Published on Aug 15, 2021
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So I got a build project for the Jeep Banana, and it's time to give it a bigger and badder engine!

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  • Glenn Dickson

    Glenn Dickson

    17 hours ago

    SAFETY GLASSES BOYS AND GIRLS!

  • Zubair

    Zubair

    Day ago

    Put OM 606 mercedes engine

  • StormAngelWolf

    StormAngelWolf

    Day ago

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

  • StormAngelWolf

    StormAngelWolf

    Day ago

    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.

  • StormAngelWolf

    StormAngelWolf

    Day ago

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

  • StormAngelWolf

    StormAngelWolf

    Day ago

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

  • Chris Eberhardy

    Chris Eberhardy

    2 days ago

    I hate country music!!

  • letoburito23

    letoburito23

    2 days ago

    You guys are awesome

  • J R

    J R

    3 days ago

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

  • shortfuse43

    shortfuse43

    3 days ago

    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!!

    • shortfuse43

      shortfuse43

      2 days ago

      @Matt's Off Road Recovery 10-4 !

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      3 days ago

      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.

  • Norbert Daniels

    Norbert Daniels

    3 days ago

    Well, I'm watching this on Sept. 13th, so hopefully it worked?? lol

  • Freedom isn't free

    Freedom isn't free

    4 days ago

    I run a WIX equivalent to a fram ph8a on my jeep. A food 5.0 filter fits. Bigger filter better

  • Mic Sierra

    Mic Sierra

    4 days ago

    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 Sierra

      Mic Sierra

      4 days ago

      @Matt's Off Road Recovery If you are into watching builds you'll enjoy his vids.

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      4 days ago

      It was awesome watching him drag that truck across the parking lot with scrappy.

  • Clinton Combs

    Clinton Combs

    7 days ago

    Good to see you eat at some place other than the gas station.

  • Bolton Peck

    Bolton Peck

    7 days ago

    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.

  • Marty Zuno

    Marty Zuno

    7 days ago

    Who hasn’t stabbed an engine in?! Freakin hoser

  • ferrelx

    ferrelx

    7 days ago

    21:00 That sure does sound like the Original - Prancercise: A Fitness Workout music 👍

  • Hope Land

    Hope Land

    8 days ago

    Is it ready or not yet?

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      8 days ago

      Tune in every Sunday to see where we are.

  • Trevor Pritchett

    Trevor Pritchett

    9 days ago

    That's my birthday! September 13!

  • grabir01

    grabir01

    9 days ago

    Amazing they still have eyes.

  • daniel taylor

    daniel taylor

    10 days ago

    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.

  • Timber Tramp

    Timber Tramp

    11 days ago

    If only you had a vertical mill…

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      11 days ago

      Lol

  • Average_Dan

    Average_Dan

    11 days ago

    Shame nobody knew how to fix those drill bits on a grinder.

  • booostedtc

    booostedtc

    12 days ago

    Should have went with a 5.3

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      12 days ago

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

  • dhlwood

    dhlwood

    12 days ago

    what motor upgrade did you do

  • Rshane P

    Rshane P

    13 days ago

    Life happens, brother!

  • LES

    LES

    13 days ago

    Matt's fabrication shop.

  • heavycream

    heavycream

    15 days ago

    Everything from harbor freight still gets it done.

  • 805gregg

    805gregg

    15 days ago

    Better choice would be a 3.6 ltr V-6

  • Michael Paton

    Michael Paton

    16 days ago

    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.👍👍✌👊👊

  • mike miller

    mike miller

    16 days ago

    Broke my heart when my stepdaughter wrecked my XJ. I’m thinking I need another one

  • E H

    E H

    16 days ago

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

  • Stang413

    Stang413

    17 days ago

    Who needs an engine hoist when you have a tow truck.

  • ecopsych101

    ecopsych101

    17 days ago

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

  • Hambone

    Hambone

    19 days ago

    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.

  • Pe tri

    Pe tri

    19 days ago

    What engine is that?

  • Shawn Golden

    Shawn Golden

    19 days ago

    Did you go with the stock 4.0 or a stroker build

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      19 days ago

      4.6 from Golan Engines.

  • Chad Binette

    Chad Binette

    20 days ago

    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?

  • Richard Wallinger

    Richard Wallinger

    20 days ago

    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 .

  • Sombrero

    Sombrero

    20 days ago

    wow yall really overbuilt that engine crane....

  • Lonesome XJ

    Lonesome XJ

    20 days ago

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

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      20 days ago

      Yeah, it’s been a real domino effect. But it’s starting to really come together.

  • Brian Donovan

    Brian Donovan

    20 days ago

    Banana Motorsports. You peel it, we wheel it

  • Noah

    Noah

    21 day ago

    crate motors are so cool

  • ty dickson

    ty dickson

    21 day ago

    What kind of lockers do u have in the yellow xj

  • Michael Hoffman

    Michael Hoffman

    21 day ago

    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 Hoffman

    Michael Hoffman

    21 day ago

    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.

  • Reini Grauer

    Reini Grauer

    22 days ago

    Bridgeport sitting idle in the background: "I wouldn't have snapped either of those bits :("

  • Neil Juedes

    Neil Juedes

    22 days ago

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

  • Meeso Hunny

    Meeso Hunny

    22 days ago

    Safety is for losers😆

  • Green Beginner

    Green Beginner

    22 days ago

    I’m feeling pretty ignorant to ask this but, why a 6 cylinder instead of a V8?

  • 11RICKSTER

    11RICKSTER

    22 days ago

    we love all of you folks......

  • Eugene Phillips

    Eugene Phillips

    22 days ago

    Nicely done ganstazzzzz...

  • Jim Bobway

    Jim Bobway

    22 days ago

    I’m surprised y’all don’t have a parts washer, especially with as DIY you guys are!

  • Paul Erzberg

    Paul Erzberg

    22 days ago

    I love the way Matt says "mayshjoring"

  • Delta-Tech

    Delta-Tech

    23 days ago

    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.

  • TT Innovations

    TT Innovations

    23 days ago

    LOL, want me to oil your shirt, OH the HF drill bits SUCK !! only good for wood (cobalt Steel drill bits !! worth every dollarS )

  • John Johnson

    John Johnson

    23 days ago

    Should of put a cumings in for more power and TQ.

  • Moto deSoto

    Moto deSoto

    24 days ago

    Paint a yellow strip across the front of the steering box to match the missing piece of grill.

  • Allen Entsminger

    Allen Entsminger

    24 days ago

    How do you guys survive in the Utah heat with full beards

  • watty Tipene

    watty Tipene

    24 days ago

    She stabbed in beautiful that motor. Can't wait to see her purr

  • Jordan Scheurer

    Jordan Scheurer

    25 days ago

    Can't wait to hear the banana take its first breath

  • Jordan Scheurer

    Jordan Scheurer

    25 days ago

    Yall need some milwaukee tools in the shop. You can thank me later 😁

  • Ty B

    Ty B

    25 days ago

    What kind of engine is it?

  • dudeitsconner

    dudeitsconner

    25 days ago

    Main street truly is the 🔥

  • Huntinfunatic

    Huntinfunatic

    25 days ago

    Where’d you guys get the stroker motor from? My boss is shopping around for one. Also nice work on the steering it’s going to work great!!

  • Kathy London-Anthony

    Kathy London-Anthony

    25 days ago

    does the camera guy need to have a running commentary?

  • İrem Fırat

    İrem Fırat

    25 days ago

    "How do we have a successful YouTube channel?" 😂😂😂

  • Kurtis Barnes

    Kurtis Barnes

    26 days ago

    Yall need to make an album, that song was awesome!

  • The new norm

    The new norm

    26 days ago

    Here in Kansas and I call it stabbin,

  • TheRinger1976

    TheRinger1976

    27 days ago

    Dang ole harbor freight chinesium drillbits

  • Andrew Smetana

    Andrew Smetana

    27 days ago

    Is Headline by the Wildflowers the official MOR theme song?

  • fastfed f

    fastfed f

    27 days ago

    Love that this guy does all hos own work unlike other youtubers who just pays everyone. Hate that this guy charges people to pull them out when others do it for free and enjoy to do it for free

  • henk bergman

    henk bergman

    27 days ago

    What engine is going in here?

  • Seranade

    Seranade

    27 days ago

    Wait, does that mean you all are coming down here for the 4corners4x4 at Chokecherry?

  • Dartmoor Dave

    Dartmoor Dave

    27 days ago

    Now Rudy and Lizzie are Team B, are they going to inherit the Banana?

  • Dartmoor Dave

    Dartmoor Dave

    27 days ago

    "What do you think Max?" "Jeez Dad, ever heard of the expression, Dogs Dinner?" Lol.

  • Clown Scout

    Clown Scout

    27 days ago

    Who'd you get the engine from and what specs?

  • Rory Wynhoff

    Rory Wynhoff

    27 days ago

    Hey, how about an overview of the new banana. Suspension, engine, Tyranny, cooling, and other mods? Very interested.

  • William Johnson

    William Johnson

    27 days ago

    I kinda skipped through the video due to limited time. But did you install polyurethane engine mounts or stock “Please break me” engine mounts????

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      27 days ago

      Hybrid.

  • Dan Sundell

    Dan Sundell

    28 days ago

    no v8 ????

  • Patrick Whelan

    Patrick Whelan

    28 days ago

    Need more of the "Trevor"!!

  • Anything Roam

    Anything Roam

    28 days ago

    Good boy Max

  • Raider Sin

    Raider Sin

    28 days ago

    How do yall not have a drill press?

  • Jackie Randall

    Jackie Randall

    28 days ago

    For my money i would have put a 304 or 360 or 401 amc motor in the banana mobile..

  • Dakkenblah

    Dakkenblah

    28 days ago

    Lol so much for naps being banned.

  • micrisc

    micrisc

    28 days ago

    We call that fabrication "send it then mend it".

  • Major Melon

    Major Melon

    28 days ago

    Torque to spec is that one ugga duga or two

  • Max Rogers

    Max Rogers

    28 days ago

    Man, how am I jus finding this channel?? SUB'D!🤘🤘

  • Peter Emery

    Peter Emery

    28 days ago

    Just a wee bit of overkill with that engine hoist.

  • imafarmboy2

    imafarmboy2

    28 days ago

    You never mentioned anything about Mama, trains or going to jail.

  • SoCalZombies

    SoCalZombies

    28 days ago

    I’m up for longer videos watching this while working out

  • Gene Hart

    Gene Hart

    28 days ago

    Cut it off twice and it's STILL too short!

  • عبدالرحمن بلهراوي

    عبدالرحمن بلهراوي

    29 days ago

    And here i just clicked my first ever notification bell!
    Love it!!

  • Brian Connell Sr.

    Brian Connell Sr.

    29 days ago

    We've got 4 weeks to get this done, lets send 2 guys to go get a transmission, LOL. I used to pull transmissions on my back, TH400, in the grass, on my chest, all by myself.

  • Brian Connell Sr.

    Brian Connell Sr.

    29 days ago

    We've got 4 weeks to get this done, OK lets all go get lunch, LOL!!!!!

  • Rui Carvalho

    Rui Carvalho

    29 days ago

    Hats off to the editor, it is an amazing job editing this videos!👍👍👍

  • Patrick

    Patrick

    29 days ago

    Maybe Max isn't running away more, he's just getting old and it's harder to run back in time before you notice how far he's gone.

    • Harold Phipps

      Harold Phipps

      28 days ago

      Agree

  • Patrick

    Patrick

    29 days ago

    Y'all need a nice big bead/sand blasting cabinet

  • Laura Tew

    Laura Tew

    29 days ago

    That clash song Rudie Can't Fail, is wrong, LOL

  • Nicholas Ortiz

    Nicholas Ortiz

    29 days ago

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