That show has always sucked. Just a hair worse than trucks now. Seems like each week it's how to install a bumper on a new vehicle.
The worst ones are a full episode on a hand held ecu control and all it's options.
Matt Steele got rich off of mudslingers so he just Carrys Bruno along.
Horsepower is simply "how to use a dyno that none of you can afford"
Trucks is either a bolt on or take a truck apart 10 times on a "budget"
Muscle car does some nice fab work and is informative but way to big a stretch for me on tools. Still entertaining though.
Xtreme does some really nice stuff but you can see issues he has that he doesn't point. These two are what I dvr and watch. When that show started that's when I started getting into fab work. I built my first cj5 soa with revolvers like his cj7 and I had to learn all the problems he didn't show(which was a ton). But I drove mine on the road unlike Ian.
I still like to watch all of these shows to feed my automotive addiction but I agree that most all of them are nothing but 30 min commercials for the product or super chemical of the week. None of them have any idea on what building on a budget is like.
These are the same mentality as Fishing shows..It,s all about pushing products as we all know the Sponsor calls the shots pays the bills and your left with not much of a Show,I think were better off getting off or own !@@ and work on our Own Jeeps!! Just my 2 cents.Ah! now I feel better