The Banana Roars To Life! Jeep Gets A 4.6 Stroker Motor

Published on Sep 12, 2021
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So I got to build project for the Jeep Banana, and this week the engine is roaring!


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  • TL Rogers

    TL Rogers

    5 hours ago

    It's called HALF A**... :) LOL... Done that a few times myself..

  • Mopar Maniac 64

    Mopar Maniac 64

    9 hours ago

    Can I have MYYY motor back when you are done with it please !!!! :-) :-) LOL You can pay shipping costs to australia !

  • Geoff Millar

    Geoff Millar

    12 hours ago

    Ruff start boys.?

  • lucky irvin

    lucky irvin

    15 hours ago

    "Better Road Manners" at the top of the list
    "Less cussing"
    "More delicious fast food"

  • Derik Drinkle

    Derik Drinkle

    15 hours ago

    You will get it figured out. I have faith in the morr team.

  • Timothy Fisher

    Timothy Fisher

    16 hours ago

    protect that radiator from whiplash if the cable breaks

  • jeffrey wolf

    jeffrey wolf

    16 hours ago

    Typical Chrysler product for you

  • Mark Wolfe

    Mark Wolfe

    17 hours ago

    What radiator is that? XJ guys would like to know. :)

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      17 hours ago

      It’s just a generic 26X 20 from Jegs. It doesn’t fit without major restructuring upfront.

  • genaro villar

    genaro villar

    20 hours ago

    Like you channel. I think you can increase your audience by given more attention to the young lady, she is good looking and nice, not talking about sexualized her, I’m talking about given her more empowerment to attract more followers. An idea could be for her to have her how vehicle with a feminine and “rude” style. For example let her choose the color and details of the female OFF ROAD force. If you do it and you increase your revenue, you let me know to send my invoice. Have a good day.

  • Randy Schock

    Randy Schock

    23 hours ago

    No Optima batteries...?

  • JO3haNsum


    Day ago

    What kind of music or artist @ 6:00?
    I could use that type of music when working on something

  • Truckstop treasures

    Truckstop treasures

    Day ago

    Ok he just said Eric’s house of hoes? Where dose this Eric live. I would love to meet him

  • Stay Gold

    Stay Gold

    Day ago

    Matt looks like the older brother to James Pumpfrey the senior editor of the automotive YouTube channel “Donut media”
    Maybe Matt’s illegitimate son is secretly James Pumpfrey?

  • Owen Scott

    Owen Scott

    Day ago

    Are you upgrading the lighting?

  • Maidenlord 666

    Maidenlord 666

    Day ago

    Matt why didn't you do the burnout that was weak what Rudy did

  • FreakyPotato


    Day ago

    Needs a blower lol

  • Anup Mule

    Anup Mule

    Day ago

    @11:13 - emotional moment.

  • Steven Haynes

    Steven Haynes

    Day ago

    How long in all did it take in all to do the wiring



    Day ago

    What type of winch is that? And where do we find them? Thanks guys good content always see your videos I’m subscribed the the channel 🙏🏻👍🏻

    • NIVOE


      Day ago

      @Matt's Off Road Recovery thanks a lot for replying apreciate it

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Day ago

      Badlands Apex. Harbor Freight

  • Jakes Reef

    Jakes Reef

    Day ago

    Got to put the winch line through the fairlead!!!

  • Snake Plissken

    Snake Plissken

    Day ago

    Once this project is done and the amount of money spent, you could have just bought a Land Cruiser with all the capability you would ever needed or wanted.

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Day ago

      They are great rigs, but they are too heavy for our sand. I would need to modify with 42” tires, and 500 hp to make it work good in the dunes.

  • Major Tom

    Major Tom

    Day ago

    1. The whistle is intake suction noise
    2. Sounds mean as hell
    3. Limp mode is more than likely due to the dead cylinder.

  • James Green

    James Green

    Day ago

    Make sure to have Trevor wire up that "check engine" on the Banana. If it ain't on, it ain't right.

  • Brendan Mingo

    Brendan Mingo

    Day ago

    Lizzy needs to give rudy a hair cut.

  • astor9917


    Day ago

    guess on your secret mission is to go rescue Ed's truck

  • Jonathan Phillips

    Jonathan Phillips

    Day ago

    Why don’t y’all customize the hood so everything will fit and not be so cramped.

  • jacob foulds

    jacob foulds

    Day ago

    In case you didn’t know Mat hasn’t heard this run yet 🤣

  • Ernesto Padilla

    Ernesto Padilla

    Day ago

    I see why they charge so much for electric problems in your car

  • Matt T

    Matt T

    Day ago

    I don't understand the ground clearance for these old jeep cherokees, the axel looks like it is only a 8-10 inches off the ground and no skid plate? @ 2:34?

  • Bill Mccullough

    Bill Mccullough

    Day ago

    It has been said many times. It needs to be said one more time. Trevor is AMAZING with a wiring harness!!! Rudy is great with a piece of cardboard, plasma cutter and a welder! Matt must have bionic eyes with micrometers. Lizzie is the best nap taker on YouTube! Thanks for a great video!

  • mcgaiver matt

    mcgaiver matt

    Day ago

    Yea brand new motor and you just go and rip it wot 😑 literally don't need to be driving if you don't know what your doing with it smfh and doing burnouts like a complete idiot

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Day ago

      Already broke in. If I can’t handle a few burnouts, it’s not going to like what I’m gonna do to it one bit in the field. Lol.

  • GrinDiesel1969


    Day ago

    Rudy looking Buff as Hell! Holy crap my guy been hitting dem weights!!

  • Nescon Productions

    Nescon Productions

    Day ago

    You know when I change my oil I feel like I've accomplished something :-P. Figuring out a 'snake pit' of wiring what goes to where and the fabrication needed (write their own book) to make things work here is truly exceptional. Excellent example that all great minds don't have Phd's (real word thinking-trouble shooting/experience/application more important). They might be the one's pulling you out of the mud ;-)! Best wishes all..
    P.S. - Banana vs. Morrvair 2??

  • Benny Ogden

    Benny Ogden

    Day ago

    My guess about the lamp mode did you have a couple of morons working on it

  • Bryan Whiteleather

    Bryan Whiteleather

    Day ago

    How can I get shirt and a hat

  • Bryan Whiteleather

    Bryan Whiteleather

    Day ago

    Damn Rudy

  • Kyle Pifer

    Kyle Pifer

    2 days ago

    I keep hoping to see Randy one of these times?? Is Rudy your son from another mother? He’s so handy to have around👍🏻👏🏻

  • buddy kindermann

    buddy kindermann

    2 days ago

    Do you have a cut off for distance traveled.

  • SouthFlaDiver


    2 days ago

    You tried so hard to keep a straight face 6:24

  • Eizenheim


    2 days ago

    Wiring is my passion LOL

  • Doug French

    Doug French

    2 days ago

    So are they gonna start Rudy's rebuild next?

  • Noralf Brandser

    Noralf Brandser

    2 days ago

    Greetings from northern Norway! I have enjoyed your videos for about a year!
    I have a tiny suggestion for the steering box: Why not paint it part yellow to make it less visible from the front? Like in line with the part of the grill you cut off to make room for the steering box.

  • Quaid71


    2 days ago

    Did I see a banana yellow FJ cruiser 15:02

  • E2theC


    2 days ago

    what ever happened to Randy?

  • JOB1925


    2 days ago

    Season 7 episode 6 of Bitchin Rides...pretty sure there was a Matt's flatbed in the first few seconds of the episode.

  • tj eastcoast

    tj eastcoast

    2 days ago

    I wonder how may tires they go through a year. On the jeep alone is probably 15 or more.

  • Bill Quillin

    Bill Quillin

    2 days ago

    Make an offering to the Jeep Gods.....

  • Dartmoor Dave

    Dartmoor Dave

    2 days ago

    Has Trevor ever had that beard flip over his eyes when driving? Lol.

  • Dartmoor Dave

    Dartmoor Dave

    2 days ago

    Nice fabbing Rudy, they're lucky to have you. Massive cost saving from subbing out. Even to Fabrats.

  • Donsouth73


    2 days ago

    Hey , i Subscribe to your channel ,
    4x4 off Road when I was 16 years old until now 49 years , jeep , GMC , Toyota , Nissan , and more , im Toyota Fan after a lot of Experience,
    i see this video ( Toyota Tacoma Jeep Killer ! ) what you think ?

  • MrSir


    2 days ago

    Well done team. Got the Banana roaring, and then jumping, and burnin those tyres (tires). Trevor will sort it out. Keep Rudy away from the wiring. Fabricatin, just not

  • Carlos Martinez

    Carlos Martinez

    2 days ago

    Jeez! I feel like I've known you all for years. Feeling a little bit freaked out by Trevor's job. Wiring is, possibly, the most tedious and complicated thing in a car. You're a beautiful and inspiring "family"!

  • Matthew


    2 days ago

    Best line ever-
    ...we don't need a bumper per se...

  • Ktm Four

    Ktm Four

    2 days ago

    Performance rematch against the corvair

  • Dwight Ross

    Dwight Ross

    2 days ago

    I feel for Trevor. Wiring the job nobody wants to do! He deserves an even bigger raise and I am not talking the next biggest tow truck!!

  • Torn Saephanh

    Torn Saephanh

    2 days ago

    Matt,what year of jeep is best for up grade like lifting and put bigger tires etec..?Thanks

  • Tyrinon Brightblade

    Tyrinon Brightblade

    2 days ago

    Who drives the yellow Rumble Bee? That's what I'd like to know. lol

  • Brian Godby

    Brian Godby

    2 days ago

    Ole Ed just chilling as you pilling them tires off lol

  • Fog Guy

    Fog Guy

    2 days ago

    Awesome Jeep..

  • Barton_Dean


    2 days ago

    Matt, Rudy, what kind of spark plugs and fuel injectors are you running in it?

  • Mr. Torres

    Mr. Torres

    2 days ago

    Those worms clamps on the radiator won’t last. I’m the first to call it out 👌🏽

  • jaydak99


    2 days ago

    Need to figure out the interference problem since the Morrvair, the Banana, and Rudy's jeep all run the same wireless winch. Keep the hand wired control and plug it in when using more than 1 winch at a time?

  • MFB Alaska

    MFB Alaska

    2 days ago

    Rudy is a HOTTIE

  • T. N. Schumacher

    T. N. Schumacher

    2 days ago

    You guys keep me laughing! 2 questions what tires are on the Banana and what do you charge??? 👍🇺🇸❤️

  • About17Cheezits


    2 days ago

    sounds like the cam sensor is losing sync intermittently, which generally means a wire is wiggling and losing connection.

  • Tommy Fout

    Tommy Fout

    2 days ago

    You guys are awesome love the channel

  • Truth Be Told

    Truth Be Told

    2 days ago

    I thought this video was about 2 gay guys with one named Jeep...

  • Mark AZ

    Mark AZ

    2 days ago

    "This is my immobilizer." 🤛🤣🤣🤣

  • ryan


    2 days ago

    Hi Matt! What is the best off road recovery strap or rope for the beach and snow?

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      2 days ago

      Matts off-road Recovery Rope.

  • Ian Mangham

    Ian Mangham

    2 days ago

    Beautiful radiators

  • Captain Insano

    Captain Insano

    2 days ago

    Hell of a way to beat on a brand new engine. Lolol Trial by Fire!!!

  • Jonathan - Argiri

    Jonathan - Argiri

    2 days ago

    Massive vacuum leak!!!

  • Dyshof TV

    Dyshof TV

    2 days ago

    What is a A 4.6 Stroker Motor ?

  • Turncoat Tony

    Turncoat Tony

    2 days ago

    These badland apex winches must not be that bad, everyone I wouldn't expect to use these are picking them up

  • John Mulhatton

    John Mulhatton

    2 days ago

    Fix it Felix 🔨

  • Don Koltz

    Don Koltz

    2 days ago

    I'm thinking of tossing a tonka truck out in the middle of Moab and paying Matt to take me to go 'recover' it. Making sure I tell him its a huge truck that's stuck fast so the whole crew has to come. Multiple recovery vehicles needed and everything. Really i just want to go offroading with y'all lol.

  • Calvin H.

    Calvin H.

    2 days ago

    Could be as simple as a dead fuel injector.

  • Aaron Allen

    Aaron Allen

    2 days ago

    Think about all the double checks that were successful.

  • Top Sovs

    Top Sovs

    2 days ago

    Get it back together now 😈

  • Craig Hearn

    Craig Hearn

    3 days ago

    Watched this 2x on 2 separate days and my library only show 18:09 min in? Youtube issue?

  • Craig Hearn

    Craig Hearn

    3 days ago

    Could the electronics be set up for a 4 cylinder and the pulse to it from the 6 translate as over reving? Trevor will fix it.

  • Manuel Solano

    Manuel Solano

    3 days ago

    Glad to see the Banana alive it is the star of the channel.

  • Bierstadt54


    3 days ago


  • Knudge


    3 days ago

    It's OK to get a little behind once in a while!!

  • Kahana Sizemore

    Kahana Sizemore

    3 days ago

    Jeep sounds really good !

  • Mike Wazowski

    Mike Wazowski

    3 days ago

    So my question is this why not lay down a full bead all along the plates where you welded for the winch

  • the psyc_one

    the psyc_one

    3 days ago

    Should never have vapor lock with fuel injection. Now carburators absolutely, but never have run in 110 degree's. Nice job 👍

  • Brandon Maloney

    Brandon Maloney

    3 days ago

    Could be a bad injector I know one went out on my dodge and it put it into limp mode

  • Travis Foster

    Travis Foster

    3 days ago

    If that hose is the highest point in the cooling system won't u have troubles bleeding air from the system?

  • Russel Layton

    Russel Layton

    3 days ago

    13:24 hilarious!

  • OcRefrigeration , Hvac & Electrical Video's.

    OcRefrigeration , Hvac & Electrical Video's.

    3 days ago

    Yep , sounds like a miss. probably a bad wire.

  • Wesley Lowe

    Wesley Lowe

    3 days ago

    Two problems, one you'll never get a shroud around that huge fan. If you don't have a shroud around your fan it just blows air everywhere and doesn't suck it through the radiator properly. And if you don't have all your wires hooked up to your engine and transmission it'll send a fault and put it into limp mode or it does have a miss and same effect.

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      3 days ago

      Watch us. Lol

  • BrodieBr0


    3 days ago

    Can you put one of those stroker 4.6's in my Jeep XJ? 😁 haha JK Glad to see the old Banana getting an upgrade, I've enjoyed watching her pull out many of stuck vehicles for years now.

  • R P

    R P

    3 days ago

    I live in utah and would like to work with you guys

  • Jake Taylor

    Jake Taylor

    3 days ago

    Rudy says will just connect the wire in till we run out of connectors I just saw cranking 💣 then Matt 🤯

  • Riko M III

    Riko M III

    3 days ago

    that upper rad hose looks like it might cause you issue burping the whole system

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      3 days ago

      Same as stock.

  • SpatialDragon


    3 days ago

    Now I understand the pic with Trevor's eyes lit up and "RUDY!"

  • scott9676


    3 days ago

    You might check the Wranglestar channel before you keep that Badlands winch. In short, they fail catastrophically when pushed to their limits.

  • Jekyll & Hyde Garage

    Jekyll & Hyde Garage

    3 days ago

    Even with an oversized fan and radiator, you must install a FAN SHROUD to ensure all the air moved by the fan is going through the radiator. Also, you can have a custom shop build custom silicone radiator hoses for you, so you can ditch the accordion hoses that impair coolant flow.

  • Thatairplaneguy


    3 days ago

    It’s not a real banana without a 4.0