Off Road Podcast Episode 142 - Revenge of the Ranger

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. I'm your host, Aaron. 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-host Steve and our guest Aaron. Ben is out again tonight, how are you doing tonight Steve?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Aaron - Working more than full time at my new job.  I’ve only done some web wheeling.

  • Steve - Did another front hub and a lower ball joint on my 4wheeler. Took my truck in and had the Headers put on, I hated that, but I don’t have a lift and still fighting a torn meniscus so I can’t kneel down.

  • Aaron - Rebuilt Atv carbs, rode some mini motorcycles, washed my truck , put a carseat in p/u truck so my son can ride with me,

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Events and happenings

  • Stone Mountain Machine Gun Shoot- in Monroeton PA. June 3-4. 10am to 5pm both days. Tickets available at

  • 2017 Jeep adventure weekend with Park Jeep Chrysler, Dresser, WI June 17-18 Sign up here:

  • 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.

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

  • Vermont Overland Trophy July 31-August 5

  • 20th Rubicon Trail Jeep Jamboree, Rubicon Trail, California August 10-13 Info:

  • W.E. Rock Sportsman, Goldendale, Washington, August 12-13 Info:


Just bought the AMC Eagle with a 258 v6 in it It is a 4 speed and is 4WD. Wanting to lift it and get MORE power out of it. It's just going to be a woods and trail truck. So a good leaf spring swap would be good too. Just looking to make alt woods buggy out of it I don't really care on cost right now so hit me with your best shot. This is a great show and like listening while driving down the road.  David C.

Announcement: we are looking for contributors to the show another perspective never hurts and that what helps the show roll on.


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Listener ride

Who are you? Aaron Kachel

What state are you in? Portland, Oregon

What was your First Off Road rig/ first car? 1991 Ranger 2wd.

What got you into wheeling? Living on a Christmas tree farm and in the country.

What kind of Wheeling do you like to do? Logging roads, no heavy wheeling, & snow(it’s clean)

Most embarrassing moment on the trail? Getting out wheel’d in the snow by my mom’s 95 Mazda Navajo in my bad ass truck.

Aaron and his 1988 Ranger “prerunner”, the Dirt Smurf

Owned 12 years


1988 ranger xlt 4x4

1989 front clip

2.9 V6- Pacesetter headers

Roll cage by off-road components

Front-d28 extended +4 per side, extended shafts, F150 coils, Fox 2.0 14” remote shocks

Rear- 8.8 swap, cantilever, Fox 2.0 9” remotes

Corbeau Baja SA racing seats

Crow blackbird racing harnesses

33x10.5x15 toyo mt

15x8 American racing ar23

Gts blue

What’s in the future?

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Closing Statements

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