Off Road Podcast Episode 132 - BzZz Zap

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. I'm your host, Ben. Today we will be exploring the off road world-- whether you like crawling up rock ledges or enjoy exploring the backroads with your family. Stay with us to find out events in your area, off road news, and topics to interest every guy & girl who craves the outdoors as seen through the windshield. I am here with my co-hosts Aaron and Steve.  How are you guys doing tonight?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Aaron -  Fixed some wiring on the LED marker lights in my ARB bumper.  Finally installed my 225w LED bumper lights. Got most of the wiring done for the aux. lights on #thestinkbug.  Making plans to be camping this weekend.

  • Steve - Worked on the suburban had to replace rear main seal and replaced exhaust manifold.

  • Ben - bought some upgrades for my glock 42, worked a lot and and got a slide for a 1911. Bought some shirts and a cleaning mat along with the 4x4 patch. I believe the gear oil I put in was the wrong stuff so this time it should work.


As we mentioned last week, we’ve got a new sponsor.  You heard Jeep Joe on our show 3 weeks ago and again last week.  He works for a Jeep dealership in Minnesota and convinced his boss to sponsor our podcast with some of their advertising dollars.

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Events and happenings

  • PNW Sportsman Show March 2-5 at Deschutes County Fairgrounds

  • Spanaway Moonshiners 35th Annual Swap Meet- 3/12/17 at the Washington State Fair & Events Center Puyallup, WA

  • BC Gambler is one week before the Washington one June 17&-18th

  • The Washington Gambler 500 Main Event, June 23-25, more details to come.

  • The Oregon OG500 is July 15&16 starting and ending in Portland, OR.  No registration, unlimited entries, starting point released later, more details to come.

  • Midsouth Jeeps Spring Run April 1st, Seymour, Missouri at SMORR (Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch)

  • NW Overland Rally June 15-18 in Plain, WA


From Brandon: We're in the process of planning a gambler 500 Rally up here in canada. We a group of guys in Kamloops bc. Mi am a mechanic at a pretty cool shop that you'd like named "sportsman light trucks" we do some pretty cool stuff. Custom 4x4. Bumper builds 4x4 van conversions. Anyhow I hope to be in touch maybe we can do an affiliated show for our people. Just wanted to say found your show loved it and wanted to show you some love.

From Coy: Great job on the pod. I got turned onto it for the pronghorn overland episode, and and now you are at the top of my podcast list. I have been very impressed.
It might sound strange but I have had you guys in my ear enough now that my brain thinks that I know you guys. I'll be reading something on the internet and I'll think to myself self that it should ask or tell you all about it before  I remember that I've never talked to you all before.

From Anthony: Love the podcast guys! Keep up the good work!

From Tyler: I really enjoy listening to this podcast I've been listening for 2 or 3 weeks but have heard many of them

Thanks for doing what you're doing and keep on truckin

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Amazon link of the week

Wire strippers and connector crimpers

What has been bought on Amazon!

Moog RK80723 Control arm and ball joint assembly

Rug Dr. Mighty Pro X3 pet pack

Damn few: Making the modern Seal Warrior (ebook)

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Shannon Campbell wins the KOH, this is his 3rd time. Beat son by 28 seconds!

John Mathews Finished The everyman challenge and placed 9th in his group and 28th overall!

Jeep puts out Wrangler Recon Edition

Chevy ZR2 finally has a price, $40,995

Patriot Patch Company go check out their selection of great patches and shirts (join the patch of the month club for 15 dollars a month and receive a patch and matching sticker every month) this month we have Valentines AK/AR and for pre-orders we have officially on pre order the 4x4 it's not a leak I’m marking the trail patch we do encourage all to tread lightly but leaks happen and so do jokes

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Tech tip

Use the right tool for the job.  Getting a roll pin punch set will make starting roll pins all that much easier and they can roll over into your Gun Building Tools.

Main Topic: Check out our main topic sponsor Park Chrysler Jeep

12v Electrical work

How thick of wire

How a relay works (Some turn on, others turn off)

Types of fuses (low pro, micro, mini, ATO, maxi, glass Buss)

What types of connectors (vamp taps, butt connectors, ring terminals, fork terminals, spade terminals M&F, bullet connector M&F, 2/3/4 wire disconnects, weatherpack connectors, Heat shrink versions of most connectors)

Switches (2 prong, lighted 3 prong(make sure they are 12v), rocker (round, oval, rectangular), Toggle, custom rockers), single throw, double throw, momentary, button, wireless)

Use of heat shrink

Protecting your wire

Junction box

Dielectric grease

Securing your wire

What tools (Crimpers, Dikes, wire strippers, voltage tester, multimeter, heat gun, )

Multimeter use (Ohms & volts)


Trailer wiring tips( Wire it the SAME way everyone else does.  Lots of info online. You don’t want to hook up to someone else’s trailer and have the lights or brakes not work)

What mistakes people make (wire nuts, solid house wire, no relay)

Our experiences (bigger wattage halogen bulb overheated plastic connection

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Closing Statements

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