We Build & Test The New Suspension For The Banana

Published on Jul 4, 2021
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So I got an upgrade for the Jeep Banana and this week we're rebuilding the front end suspension.

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  • MSA 454

    MSA 454

    Day ago

    You guys are legitimate local celebrities.

  • 130sutphen

    130sutphen

    Day ago

    GOOD OLD AMERICAN INGENUITY LIVES ON IN THE HEART OF AMERICA

  • Valkyrie Rescues

    Valkyrie Rescues

    4 days ago

    todays word of the day " Kludge" 🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓

  • Mike Shergold

    Mike Shergold

    8 days ago

    Hi, love the channel. But please know that I nearly lost an eye when I was Lizzie’s age. I was doing what you guys do also without safety glasses. BUY SOME AND WEAR THEM WHEN METAL WORKING = PRETTY PLEASE! Keep well all.

  • Edward Simmons

    Edward Simmons

    9 days ago

    Fabrication is always fun.

  • E Abraham

    E Abraham

    11 days ago

    Lizzy so beautiful 😌, I’m in love

  • Big Horn & Company

    Big Horn & Company

    11 days ago

    What is Lizzy to Matt? His niece?

  • Viliame Dyer

    Viliame Dyer

    13 days ago

    Excellent recovery for excellent service

  • mdawson

    mdawson

    13 days ago

    If you would have given Ed his Gold Pan he woulda found those lug nuts right away!

  • Bob Russell

    Bob Russell

    13 days ago

    Lizzy is a cool chick

  • Vinny G

    Vinny G

    13 days ago

    1:36 Too short like a fox!

  • kokodrilito

    kokodrilito

    15 days ago

    I need a Lizzy in my life! :D

  • Nathan Northup

    Nathan Northup

    15 days ago

    Every other channel- goes into a 15 minute breakdown and diagram with trigonometry on how to build a 4 link.
    Matt- I'm just going to eyeball it.

  • Laura Dick

    Laura Dick

    15 days ago

    i called them to see if they could do an offroad recovery and no one awnserd i thought that they where on 24/7 i love the vids and everything tho dont take this as a hate comment

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      15 days ago

      Many people mistakenly call the Matts off road recovery phone number. While that phone number is monitored pretty closely, it’s the windertowing phone number that is monitored 24 hours by my dispatcher. Winder Towing = towing, roadside assistance, off-road rescues. Matts off road recovery = USflow company.

  • Dan Johnson

    Dan Johnson

    16 days ago

    Lizzy is a modern day "Rosie the Riveter". Looks great doing it too! You go Lizzy!

  • Lawrence Engel

    Lawrence Engel

    16 days ago

    You guys, and the Fab Rats team, make the BEST content!

  • Richard Mercer

    Richard Mercer

    17 days ago

    Matt, are you going to stay with the double 'Y' in the rear?

  • Wouldn't you Like to know

    Wouldn't you Like to know

    18 days ago

    Monkeys uncle Lizzie! Wear long sleeves when welding. I know it’s hot, you could get a thin long sleeve shirt. You could wet it and wring it out real good for extra cooling.

  • Dan Levy

    Dan Levy

    18 days ago

    Your family makes a great work team . !! Hats off Matt 👍🏼

  • IAm Observing

    IAm Observing

    18 days ago

    OK here goes, get ready to bash me folks lol
    Love watching your videos. Very entertaining and very cool but man you guys worry me with eye protection or I should say without eye protection. :)
    You can’t shut your eyes and block out Welding arc. I’m an old welder who’s seen this from people most of my life.
    You’re doing way more damage to your eyes than you know.
    Had a friend lose an eye because he refused to wear safety glasses. Using a ballpeen and BAM!
    Too late. Eye Gone!
    Very sad thing to see happen.
    👍🏻
    Take care.

  • WoodsN Water

    WoodsN Water

    18 days ago

    Awesome video team 👍🏻

  • Craig May

    Craig May

    19 days ago

    You need to make those grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon. Because everything's better with bacon

  • Mark Gunnell

    Mark Gunnell

    20 days ago

    I agree with fab rats. I missed you at the cache cruise in. I understand y’all did a wonderfully generous service up here. CONGRATULATIONS

  • Chris Lovett

    Chris Lovett

    21 day ago

    Lizzy taking those tires off that high up is hilarious 🤣

  • Comfortable

    Comfortable

    22 days ago

    You knew what you were doing the whole time - Stu from Down Under.

  • zeke smith

    zeke smith

    22 days ago

    the end was awesome! thank you all for just being yourselves....ill be out to meet you next year....and earn my shirt....get some gray ones

  • zeke smith

    zeke smith

    22 days ago

    awesome ojt.....On The Job training for anyone that didnt know ojt

  • Ryan M

    Ryan M

    23 days ago

    Me at the gym: “200 POUNDS…1001, 1002, 1003” lol

  • The Death Wobble Channel

    The Death Wobble Channel

    23 days ago

    There are so many long short and medium-length four-link kit for the front end of a Jeep Cherokee you should have went with one of those example Rusty's has a 4-link long arm that goes to the crossmember they're not the only one either steering ---the stuff pretty important sometimes things break when you make it yourself I know someone whose mom died from an accident like that on the highway from homemade suspension be safe whatever you're doing

    • The Death Wobble Channel

      The Death Wobble Channel

      23 days ago

      @Matt's Off Road Recovery i dunno, i know a thing or two about a thing or two. ya might be re inventing the wheel for no real gain. not a lot of room beneath a cherokee to change much, 4 short arm, 3 or 4 mid arm or 4 long. as for the surface, tires and air pressure are where that can be adjusted. the axle and coils care not what they ride over . the shocks slow the movement of the springs, the springs set the height. besides paddles or smoothies what can anyone do to tune for sand? tires for the terrain and suspension to keep nice ride and tires on the ground....no way to tune that.

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      23 days ago

      There are lots of them. And none of them are tuned for sand.

  • Rob Dorrough

    Rob Dorrough

    23 days ago

    best safety ever when he cuts the mount off

  • Kai Arne Berg

    Kai Arne Berg

    23 days ago

    Is lizzy singel? 😁😄😇

  • Ike

    Ike

    23 days ago

    Maybe give that headliner some love while you're at it.

  • Burnt Eddie

    Burnt Eddie

    23 days ago

    What Competition did Lizzy Win her Belt Buckle at???

  • ryanpaul

    ryanpaul

    23 days ago

    Could you figure out how to fix the audio so we can hear the talking not just shop noises? (Maybe mic the people speaking). I love the content and videos and I played this on 2 devices and it's the same especially at certain parts. Not necessarily complaining, I just want to help and enjoy the content. 👍🏼

  • XGamersHearx

    XGamersHearx

    24 days ago

    Need to rhino line the underside, keep parts from rusting and keeps em in tact 😎

    • XGamersHearx

      XGamersHearx

      23 days ago

      @Matt's Off Road Recovery just see you guys do some recoveries in snowy areas and usually they use salt in snowy areas and as a Michigan resident salt is the bad guy

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      23 days ago

      What is this rust of which you speak?

  • gme273

    gme273

    24 days ago

    For God's Sake put Lizzy's hair, up in a hairnet while working in the Work Shop, He won't have to worry about the Red Indians, taking her Scalp, Machinery will do it for her, a very concerned fan. from Australia

  • K

    K

    24 days ago

    I would love to give her my banana...she is amazing

  • pear7777

    pear7777

    24 days ago

    Rudy: "wait a minute " LOL!

  • Jackle61

    Jackle61

    24 days ago

    So,,, if I order one of those tumblers, is it going to say "Lizzy" on it?

  • JerryAndSherry

    JerryAndSherry

    24 days ago

    Safety freakin glasses police

  • mividamimundoyDios

    mividamimundoyDios

    24 days ago

    Matt can you guys Rebuiltma jeep xj, I will pay.

  • Josh

    Josh

    24 days ago

    Tip for welding in a gap with wire feed, u can weld for a sec stop and weld onto ur spot again quick, stop, weld, stop and it will build out to fill a gap. Just quik hits with the welder wait a sec between each one, anyways my dads a welder and taught me that bridge technique to bridge a gap, when i was welding chevy 1500 plow mounts to my f-150. Still works fine been two winters. Haha anyways rudy prolly knows this already. Play around with it, was pretty cool once i figured the trick out!

  • White Darkness

    White Darkness

    24 days ago

    Why keep the Banana so high for taking tires off? Why not lower so it is safer?

  • Paul Schafer

    Paul Schafer

    24 days ago

    I tell you what, whomever snags Lizzie better be a mans man, because she can show up sit of men.

  • IS NULL

    IS NULL

    24 days ago

    Who downvotes Matt and team?!

  • koslund11

    koslund11

    24 days ago

    First off, I still say Rudy is working to change careers. Hollywood isn't to far away. We watch Lizzy working so hard taking tires off, welding, driving stuck vehicles and who does Matt look at when Jamie's bringing lunch and needs the bench cleaned off? Kid needs a raise. Will have to go back to Utah to see you all in one place? Looked like some big celebrations on the fourth. You signing that check, made feel proud I'm a big fan. Thank you, your family, friends and employees for doing what you do so good. Hope to be able to shake all your hands someday. Take care and again, Thank you all.

  • 4 wheels

    4 wheels

    24 days ago

    I have been going through all your videos and I still can't find where you say what brand of tires you run on the banana and what size I would like to get a set of them in that brand can someone let me know please. Thanks..

  • UDisbest #2031

    UDisbest #2031

    24 days ago

    Great now you got me wonder bout rebuilding my off-road truck collection 🤦‍♂️ long story short I got a 5.7 hemi 8 leiter engine ordered and now a new truck bed along with axles drop boxes and rear to a dually

  • Ravel Perez

    Ravel Perez

    25 days ago

    Man if you did an episode on the logic behind the Banana built, for us noobs. like a guide on building.. would be amazing!

  • Robert Hoyle

    Robert Hoyle

    25 days ago

    I know this must be the dumbest question ever and I probably know the answer, but I have to ask !
    Do you have to do an alignment on the front and back end ???

  • Devon M

    Devon M

    25 days ago

    Is lizzy Matts daughter?

  • Justin Johnson

    Justin Johnson

    25 days ago

    Expanding my vocabulary one video at a time…. Apparently I have been “kluge-ing” my whole life without realizing it 😁

  • Bryan Martinez

    Bryan Martinez

    25 days ago

    Jhonny joints nice ! Wouldn’t choose any other joint

  • Guardian 1032

    Guardian 1032

    25 days ago

    Remind me, is that the "4.0 litre" inline 6? I had a '93, and I beat the crap out of it. One of the best jeeps I ever owned.

  • Bill Wagoner

    Bill Wagoner

    25 days ago

    Hey we'll see you

  • Bill Wagoner

    Bill Wagoner

    25 days ago

    Toledo Ohio

  • supersport1986

    supersport1986

    25 days ago

    I have a 2002 wj that I want to build into a somewhat capable wheeler will in the near future have a 350 sbc with an sm465 4speed not sure about the transfer case yet but I would say that's a good start later start building a better suspension setup. Love the build Matt seeing what the banana can do is very inspiring for my build!

  • BN 2020

    BN 2020

    25 days ago

    Welcome to the world of Death Wobble.

  • Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer

    25 days ago

    Should paint the jeep to look like a TONKA TOY!

  • Bruce Carlton

    Bruce Carlton

    25 days ago

    I know it's a pro shop when the cross cut saw is on the floor being operated by some guy on his knees.

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      25 days ago

      Pro shop? Well I certainly didn’t want to give that impression. Lol

  • Jolujo 58

    Jolujo 58

    25 days ago

    Lizzie is awesomeness

    • Jolujo 58

      Jolujo 58

      25 days ago

      Her kids will never have to bug dad to fix their bikes 😅

  • Daniel Nixon

    Daniel Nixon

    25 days ago

    139 dislikes? Let's see there recovery? Probably nothing. Keyboard worrior s.

  • Frank Bailey

    Frank Bailey

    25 days ago

    Go Lizzy, great work.

  • Landon Gilpin51

    Landon Gilpin51

    25 days ago

    "Why do we hate it, any body hate it?" No is a go lol

  • DUB

    DUB

    25 days ago

    I would like to to make modifications on the suspension but I can't make sure where the best location to weld or to hook.. How do you know these things guys

  • Donald Franklin

    Donald Franklin

    25 days ago

    Great work Matt

  • Cathy Lloyd

    Cathy Lloyd

    25 days ago

    We went too late on Friday night...saw the vehicles and got some pics...but missed seeing you guys!! We wore our new shirts!! We'll get em out!!! 😂

  • Stephen Morgan

    Stephen Morgan

    25 days ago

    Cludge? Is that a word? Clooge?

  • Rene Velez

    Rene Velez

    25 days ago

    Please do some real scientific if not practical Crawler vs. Recovery differences for us flat landers. I'de love to know more.

  • Jeff Kemper

    Jeff Kemper

    25 days ago

    Are u the guy from Donut Media

  • GDB Recovery

    GDB Recovery

    25 days ago

    Shes a beast! Im looking at buying one in UK for a winter work horse! Stay Safe!

  • RiledKyle

    RiledKyle

    25 days ago

    What happened to the old camera guy?

  • Teal Ox Adventures

    Teal Ox Adventures

    25 days ago

    Yet, another great video! Your videos always have som educational benefits. Especially thank you for supporting the Logan Fire Department. As a retired firefighter that means a lot to me.

  • TheSpragz

    TheSpragz

    25 days ago

    You all look tired.

  • Fabes

    Fabes

    25 days ago

    Free Randy! Someone bring Randy back!

  • Day Am

    Day Am

    25 days ago

    What happened to Randy ??

  • Superbat super

    Superbat super

    25 days ago

    I was going to bring up a gas can to have you autograph at the Cache Valley Cruise-in, but Jamie said you finally got it fixed! lol! I bought a rope, shirts and had the crew autograph them! It was nice to see you guys up North! Let me know if you guys ever do a drawing for a Ride-A-Long!

  • Jeff E Jensen

    Jeff E Jensen

    25 days ago

    What do you guys have against eye protection?

  • j dawson

    j dawson

    25 days ago

    Where's Randy???

  • jeffrey park

    jeffrey park

    25 days ago

    Add a Subaru style water spray onto the radiator.

  • Gary Onnen

    Gary Onnen

    25 days ago

    Would have been fun to see Paul sitting in a chair napping.

  • OneBaldingWookiee

    OneBaldingWookiee

    25 days ago

    Hot damn those grilled cheeses had the perfect amount of toasty-ness.

  • GETCHA SOME

    GETCHA SOME

    25 days ago

    You probably already know this but you can get flash burn through your eyelids and even from the light reflecting off surfaces (it doesnt even have to be a reflective surface)
    Ask me how I know

  • Jack Currence

    Jack Currence

    25 days ago

    MORF? Matt's Off Road Fabrication?

  • Jim L

    Jim L

    25 days ago

    MATT you are a wonderful friend, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR COMMING OVER TO SEE HOW WE WERE DOING ,IT MEANT SO MUCH THANK YOU

  • John Resciniti

    John Resciniti

    26 days ago

    I'm sure it's been asked and answered before, but how old is Ed? Just wondering, because I've seen him work his tail off, and if he's over 75 I'll be super impressed. Hard to tell age I'm finding as I get older. There's some 100 year olds that look no older than 70 and some 70 year olds that look like like they've been around much longer! Ed's definitely got some experience and also that Utah sun can make one look older than they are! Love all your content! Great to see all the work that you do to your rigs. Lizzy getting that welding experience is gonna make her a formidable fabricator one day! She handles those giant tires like they were off a yugo! Great stuff, y'all!

  • Another Ninja

    Another Ninja

    26 days ago

    what a great business. thanks for sharing

  • shawnsack1

    shawnsack1

    26 days ago

    But hows the bump steer?

  • Uncle Rick

    Uncle Rick

    26 days ago

    Banana ready to work, however it does not have that throaty sound that the Corvair makes. You need an LS in it.

  • Steve T

    Steve T

    26 days ago

    Lizzy is the BEST.

  • Brackon corbridge

    Brackon corbridge

    26 days ago

    I was planning on coming to the cruise in but my plans changed, but hey time with my son for a week and a half vacation rocked. Sry I missed you guys and thanks for donating to my local fire department means a lot to many.

  • molon labe

    molon labe

    26 days ago

    what do you guys do for wheel balancing?

    • molon labe

      molon labe

      25 days ago

      lucky.. i have 37" MTRs on my bronco and at 60 mph if feels like the world is coming apart.. lol.

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      26 days ago

      Nothing. Never had a problem.

  • Jordan Scheurer

    Jordan Scheurer

    26 days ago

    Matt "cough" flowmaster 40 serious on the banana "cough cough"

  • Robin Culkin

    Robin Culkin

    26 days ago

    Now I know why everyone obeys Matt, he looks like Camelo Alvarez the boxer.hehe😂😜what a great show we love it here in Australia

  • Tony_in_PA

    Tony_in_PA

    26 days ago

    How is the bump steer using a steering box/draglink with a triangulated 4 link? I know more upgrades are coming so this isn't a critique, just a question.

  • Dr. Craig D. Smith

    Dr. Craig D. Smith

    26 days ago

    Love how you are helping Lizzy develop her fabrication skills, that girl can wrangle a tire! The highlight of the video was Jaimie's grilled cheese and ham, those looked awesome.

  • Jordan Scheurer

    Jordan Scheurer

    26 days ago

    Man I wanna get building on my xj lol. This is making me itch

  • Aydon Leach

    Aydon Leach

    26 days ago

    i need the girls snap😂

  • millertime269

    millertime269

    26 days ago

    U ain’t got that done yet Lizzie?

  • lynn peters

    lynn peters

    26 days ago

    how about the funniest recovery