Off Road Podcast Episode 157 - Back to Basics - How 2 Go 4 Wheelin’

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-host Aaron and Joe. How’s everyone doing tonight?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Aaron - Didn’t go camping.  Rented a cabin instead. Pre-ordered Spintires: Mudrunner

  • Ben - Got out to greenwater to go shooting and drove up higher and found new spots that have been set up. Finally put the Redline in my Jeep and it did not fix it so it’s time to say goodbye, I put it up for sale.

  • Joe - Loaded up on firewood in the Tracker.  Currently out at hunting camp in the middle of a storm with 50mph winds.



Just started listening and love listening during work. Basically what I’m doing is I have a 2000 Ram that I daily right now that’s killer on gas and I picked a 5 speed 4.0 YJ Wrangler for a thousand bucks. Needs suspension and all but want nice suspension on and off-road don’t mind some custom work. Not really looking to axle swap it though just want to make a fun jeep that I can take pretty much anywhere. I want to keep it low, no higher than a 4.5-5 inch lift. I’d like to get a nice aggressive 33 thinking pit bull rocker on 4.5-5 inch lift and maybe some gearing. Trying to do somewhat of a budget but don’t mind spending money on important parts and gearing. My main goal is something I can daily, take the Jersey pines on the weekend and once a month to Rausch creek offroad park in PA.

Ben’s suggestions

Rough Country - 4.5 will clear 33x12.5 15 inch rims.

  • Tires I’d go with cooper stt pros they are a popular tire here that a lot of guys are running.

  • SYE Kit. My dad runs a Rustys and it’s nice also comes with Tom Woods driveshaft.

  • Aussie rear locker.

  • Bumper with winch.

  • If you go for gears I’d look at 4:10s.


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Main Topic -

Just do it

Find a group on FB or Forum to join

Air Down

Take it slow

Go explore and learn some limits (preferably not alone)

Don't worry about modifications seriously look at the Gambler 500 rigs and what that entails

Think productive vs looks cool when it comes down to mods

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Closing Statements

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