Off Road Podcast Episode 200 - I’m Dreaming of Some White Wheeling

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. 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 your host Ben here with my co-hosts Jeremy, Aaron, and Steve. How’s everyone doing?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Ben - Busy family life did an oil change and planning on welding bumper together this weekend maybe even getting lift installed.

  • Jeremy - Changed the oil in the bike after the last ride.

  • Aaron - Took advantage of the black Friday sales and bought a couple AR-15 complete lowers. Haven't gotten my son's dirt bike running yet. A piece that is cast to the engine block is broken. I will JB Weld it. If that doesn't hold I'll need a new engine.

  • Steve - Got my front lights figured out. Got a driver side seat belt, waiting on the passenger side. Got the new hood on. Put a new thermostat in it. Sucks driving to work with everything iced over.  All in all I am really happy with how it's coming along.

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Main Topic - Winter Wheeling

  • What do you bring in your rig?

    • Extra clothes

      • Warm clothes/snow clothes, boots

    • Recovery Gear

      • Maxtrax

      • Shovel

      • Winch and accessories

      • Bubba Rope

      • Shackles

      • High lift   

    • Fire starter

    • Chains for all 4 tires

      • Test fit at home

    • Deflator

      • Spare valve stems

    • Air Compressor

    • Water

    • Food

    • Space Blanket or sleeping bag

    • Typical tool and parts loadout

    • Trash bags

    • spill kit.

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  • Techniques

    • Airing down is a must, if you change elevation you may need to add or remove air to maintain a specific pressure.

    • Maintain momentum

    • When breaking trail, remember:

      • Breaking trail is hard on your vehicle, watch your temps

      • If going with a group take turns breaking trail

    • Don’t spin your tires

      • Digs down and melts snow.  Then it re-freezes and kills traction

  • Special Maintenance issues

    • Battery

    • Heater

    • Check your antifreeze levels with Prestone coolant tester

    • Check transmission fluid and gear oils

    • If you stop do the following:

      • If you get put and leave your vehicle running lower a window so you don't lock your keys inside. (What?)

      • Clear snow from tailpipe

      • Clear snow from your radiator to keep engine running cool

      • Clear snow from wheel wells, control arms and hubs

        • Possibly could break something

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Closing Statements


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