October 31, 2017


The Mercedes-Benz G Wagon has been an iconic sports utility vehicle for decades. The introduction of its G550 4X4 Squared version has upped the ante and made the G Wagon even more badass!

Straight off the dealer showroom, one should be completely happy with how the G550 4X4 Squared comes. Portal axles like that of the Unimog with 8 dampers and 8 springs giving it 18 inches of ground clearance, twin-turbo V8, carbon fiber fenders, big brakes, luxurious interior cabin accommodations and off-the-richter scale fun to drive. What else do you want?


Well...the gear heads at Always Evolving, a Los Angeles-based automotive lifestyle and motorsports brand, wanted a more unique version of the G550 4X4 Squared. A bit more stylish and murdered-out, more monstrous, more imposing and more off-road worthy. The caveat was to accomplish these objectives without looking showy and gimmicky.

Enter DTF Off-Road Wheels, SMP Fabrication, Toyo Tires and Image Detailing. The stock 22-inch wheels were shelved in favor of Desert Tec Forged custom forged 20-inch Villain wheels with Always Evolving logo, textured black centers and double dark tinted barrel and center cap. The smaller wheel diameter allowed for a meatier off-road tire look with a set of Toyo Open Country R/T 37X12.50R20 rubbers. The new Toyo R/T’s were a great combination of smooth on-road manners and agile off-road capability. SMP Fabrication made some custom fabricated additions to the G550 4X4 Squared’s fascia with the addition of a desert style front skid plate and light cage that housed five Baja Designs XL80s lights. A custom rear bumper delete with sleek receiver hitch and cover plate with several Baja Design S2 lights were fabricated to match the new front end. A custom stainless steel Magnaflow Exhaust system with ceramic-coated black tips complete the modifications. As a finishing touch, Image Detailing applied a blackout trim kit for that murdered-out look and several layers of ceramic coating on the paint and wheels to keep the G550 4X4 Squared always looking fresh.

About Always Evolving

Based in Los Angeles, Always Evolving is an automotive lifestyle and motorsport brand with deep roots in entertainment. Born out of pure passion, and driven to give back, Always Evolving has developed into a globally recognized brand. The Always Evolving automotive collection features truly unique build projects and several one of one custom automotive creations. From racetracks around the world, to movies and video games, Always Evolving continues to grow and expand its reach. AlwaysEvolving.com


About DTF Off-Road Wheels

Desert Tec Forged (DTF) Off-Road Wheels is the brainchild of a group of car and truck enthusiasts whose sole mission is to offer customers wheels of unparalleled engineering and bespoke styling. DTF Off-Road Wheels prides itself on utilizing the newest and state-of-the-art CNC machines and complementing them with the best design, engineering and manufacturing practices in the United States. DTFOffRoad.com