Off Road Podcast Episode 134 - A Little More Electrical

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 Cameron  How are you guys doing tonight?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Aaron - Got some tires bought for #thestinkbug. Made some whirlwind purchases using the Amazon affiliate link to start a bug out bag. Didn’t buy a new gun.

  • Ben - crazy work week .p

  • Cameron - built a 20x12 Lean-to to house the 4Runner, YJ Project, and tractor. Remaining to be done: wiring lights.

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Events and happenings

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

  • Unique 4X4 Show at XXX Rootbeer in Issaquah, WA March 19th at 8am

  • Easter Jeep Safari put on by Red Rock 4-Wheelers April 8-16

  • Jeep Beach Florida April 25-30

  • 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, Hawk Pride Off Road Park in Tuscumbia, AL

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

  • Vermont Overland Trophy July 31-August 5


Todd dropped us a link on an incredibly rare Scout.  Only 3 made but only 2 survived. The 1980 Hurst Shawnee Scout. He also got himself a new tow rope, a Bubba Rope.

Robert gave us an update on his Willys rig.  It now has a radiator. In his spare time he also built a front bumper for a Colorado.

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Relay with built in fuse.

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Olympic 4X4 Products 556-174 Texture Black Smuggler Bumper

Smittybilt (98510) X2O Waterproof Synthetic Rope Winch - 10000 lb.

Depend Incontinence Guards for Men, Maximum Absorbency

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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).  The March Patch has been announced!  It’s a suppressed bolt action rifle that looks to be set up for long distance shooting.  It reads, “I make my own luck”.  Also, don’t forget to order the “4x4 it's not a leak I’m marking the trail” patch. The better it sells the easier it will be to get them to make other off road patches for us!

Contest Winners

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Tech tip

Spray not only your battery with cleaner/protectant, but things like your starter and solenoid.

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Note that can be ground switching, most commonly for higher amperage management, but can be for multiple functions at once or packaging.


4 prong, most common for aftermarket acc.


(5 prong switching)

High Beam, Low beam

Side Marker/Turn Signals


(double output 5 prong)

Switch two functions at once, or use it to excite another relay

Wire routing & Wire protection.

Cam runs a color theme based on what is being run on that wire. (orange wire for orange rock lights and orange zip ties, blue for ARB comp/locker related.

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Closing Statements

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