ORP 071 - Christmas PT 3

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Off Road Podcast episode 71

On this show we cover all things offroad whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts steve and Ben.. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

events and happenings

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Main topic   

Christmas  list

Forrest

200-500 dollars

  1. GoPro hero 4 black $200-500
  2. Rock sliders $300-400 specific to vehicle
  3. Tube doors $200-$300 linked but just for reference
  4. switch pros $479
  5. sierra led rock lights $202

500-?

  1. winch $599
  2. sierra led 50” $1,017dual amber white led light bar
  3. Kakadu Rooftop Tent $1,424
  4. on board air  $535
  5. Tires $150-500general tire specific  
  6. jeep  $42,290

Steve

$500+

Harbor Freight tool Box $799.99

OBDII SCANNER $574.95

Craftsman tool set  300 piece $500.00

$799.00 Craftsman tool set

SnapOn big set $42,301.32

smaller SnapOn set $4,693.40

Autel OBDII scanner/ code reader   $79.93

Ben

Led lights $138.99 each

TREDS (1 pair) $189.99

Warn winch $499.99 *

biolite stove $129.95 *

Land anchor http://www.pullpal.com/

Arb awning http://store.arbusa.com/arb-awning-1250-arb3110a-p3655.aspx

Gcp-1http://www.grenadeacorp.com/

Adventure trailer 500+

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ORP 070 - Christmas Gifts 50to200

Off Road Podcast episode 70

On this show we cover all things offroad whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts steve and Ben.. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

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Main topic   

Christmas  list

Forrest

50-100 dollar range

  1. hi lif recovery kit
  2. hi lift jack
  3. Bubba rope
  4. survival shovel
  5. camp cooker
  6. boot dryer

100-200 dollars

  1. herculiner
  2. Factor 55 pro link
  3. safety alert spotter
  4. skid plates axle gliders no link due to specific to vehicle web site to find them at?
  5. portable winch mount

steve

$50.00-$100

Magnetic parts/tool tray  $72.50  ($14.50 if you can find them on a truck by the each)

kneeling pad $69.00

¼ drive ratchet $99.95

½ drive universal with swivel ball  $60.35

master ball joint adapter set $72.99

Craftsman tool set basic 155 piece $99.00

$100-$500

⅜ flex ratchet $129.95

½ drive flex head ratchet $224.95

Streamlight rechargeable flashlight $128.36

spark plug socket set $109.95

ball joint press $235.80

Craftsman tool set 207 piece $240.0

Ben

20-50$

better tire deflator $26.95 *

Recovery strap $27.99*

Gator Jaw $42.99 *

JackMate $49.95 *

Hi lift base $42.95 *

Spill kit $29.99*

First aid kit $31.99 *

Bow saw $31.83 *

Snatch block $27.43 *

50-100$

Woods man's pal $88.95

Midland 75-822cb $76.06 *

Garmin nuvi $92.91 *

Sports cam (sj4000) wifi $78.00 *

Jack stands $54.95 *

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ORP 069 - Wheelin Recap

Off Road Podcast Episode 69On this show we cover all things off road whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts and Ben and Steve. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

Events and Happenings

Nothing this week but feel free to let us know of anything going on in your neck of the woods

Listener Feedback

leave us questions or comments at

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Main topic

Before the run

Last minute mods

People I met

During the run

The trip home

Things that need fixing

Things I didn't use

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bens jeep

ORP 068 - Christmas Stockings

Off Road Podcast O68 - Stockings for Christmas  

On this show we cover all things off road whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve and Ben.. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

events and happenings

Wheelin' with warriors November 8th

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Main topic   

Christmas  list

Steve:

stocking stuffers

Terralux flashlight    TLF-802  $21.30

Wool socks  $17.99

wool mittens  $12.50

tire plug kit  $18.95

flashlight batteries  

leather work gloves

$0-$20.00

rechargeable head lamp $19.99

Wrench Organizers $16.05

Socket organizers $19.97

Test light (aka circuit tester) $3.99

Shop towel/rags $12.99

Forrest list

stocking stuffers

  1. Tire gauge 5-99 psi 22.99
  2. Valve stem cores 1.15
  3. Patriot patch of choice12.00-30.00
  4. Dollar shave club membership6.00 a month
  5. First aid kit depends on what you build

0-20 dollar range

  1. Gloves and knit cap 15.00
  2. Hydration pack- for having to hike out or emergency 14.99
  3. Head lamp 19.99
  4. power inverter 21.99
  5. fold up stool 14.99

Ben. Stuff with * is prime

Stocking stuffers 0-20$

UltraFire $3.14

Tire deflator $16.99 *

Morakniv $15.09 *

hi lift handle keeper $17.54 *

Hoorag $15.95 *

Folding shovel $13.00 *

Tree saver $12.48 *

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ORP 066 - Wheelin With Warriors

Off Road Podcast Episode 66On this show we cover all things off road whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve Bradley and Ben. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

events and happenings

Wheelin' with warriors November 8th

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Main Topic

Wheelin with warriors: Washington

what's your story: how did you get into wheeling.

Any good blunders on the trail?

What does your company or organization do.

How did your company or organization come to be

What's the selection process for those you help

How can new people join or help.

what are the ways for people to get a hold of you social media etc.

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ORP 064 Pomona Recap

Off Road Podcast Episode 64

On this show we cover all things off road whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve Bradley and Ben. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

events and happenings

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Listener Feedback.

Joe Williams

love the show great string of topics. it makes the shift pass allot faster however i would like to hear more listener rides i love hearing what everyone else is running. stock modified or crazy. there is diversity in the off road world and i like to hear about it. i know some people in the Suzuki world essential to the sport and have done great things in forums and facebook pages i think that interviews with people like this would be interesting. there's my feedback keep up the good work (ps) putting a quarter in a jar every time i hear the word jeep on the air, up over a 1000$ now lol jk but not wrangler jk.

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Main Topic: Pomona Recap

Than you Lucas off road expo for allowing us to join the event offroadexpo.com

the show was awesome got to see lots of great looking and sounding rides .

met lots of different vendors.

www.wideopenbaja.com

hopefully we will have some interviews coming up here in the future with some of the connections we made at the show.

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ORP 063 - Are Your Gears Turning Overs Gears

Off Road Podcast Episode 063: Are Your Gears Turning Overs GearsOn this show we cover all things offroad whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve bradley and Ben. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

Events: lucas off road expo Pomona CA. Bradley and Forrest will be attending let us know if you will be there. offroadexpo.com

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Listener Feedback.

Hi  I just started listening to your podcast and love it. I'm going to buy a jeep and want to do some trail riding but I don't have the time or garage to build a jeep do to being in the military. I just wanted know what you think about the rocky ridge jeep packages they put on the new jeeps I'm looking to buy one of those. Here's a link to one  http://www.sherry4x4.com/vehicle/2015-jeep-wrangler-unlimited-rubicon-rocky-ridge-k-2-27451t/#  If you could just let me what you think if it's worth it or not and if the suspension or parts they put on it  are good. Thanks for the help.

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Main Topic: are your gears turning overs gears

Does your head feel like exploding because you went and lifted your rig and put larger tires on and now you feel like your rig doesn't get around like it used to or when you go to the hills you're over in the bike lane thinking about getting out and pushing your rig up the hill because  it would be faster. once you figure out that the taller tires changed your ratios you start research that you need to change your gears but then your head starts to hurt  again because you have no idea what gears to change too. well with a little bit of the universal language “math” you can figure out what ratio will work best for you if not better.

Basics of a differential

  1. gear ratios what are they and how do they work
  1. definition: the ratio of the rotational speeds of the first and final gears in a trainof gears or of any two meshing gears.
  1. How does a differential work
  1. http://auto.howstuffworks.com/differential.htm ,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYAw79386WI
  2. factory gear ratios are set to optimize your vehicle for factory size tires and factory power. the gearing in your factory differential allows optimum use of your engine's power whether that be used to go down the freeway and get optimum fuel milage or to tow a big load up hills and down the road without stressing your transmission and engine depending on what your vehicle was built for.
  3. high gear ratio example 3:08 low gear ratio example 4:56  
  4. lower numbers equal higher ratios and higher numbers equal lower gears
  1. What affects gear ratios
  1. tire size: if you go up in tire size it means there's a larger ratio from gears to ground and smaller tires means you get a smaller ratio to the ground. when you go up in size it gives you higher gear ratios which is better for higher speeds but you lose power in the bottom end.
  2. changing a transmission or transfer case: shorter shifting transmissions will affect how fast your engine maxes out to the power from the engine. lower transfer cases do the same
  3. engine power: more power can mean you need less gear less power means you need more gears.
  1. gear math
  1. http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-corner/reading/mph-rpm.htm
  2. http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/truck-gear-calculations/
  3. http://www.grimmjeeper.com/regearing_basics.html

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ORP - 061 Pretrip post trip Maintenance

Off Road Podcast Episode 60:  Vehicle maintenance On this show we cover all things off road whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve and Ben. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road this week?

Events:  Bull pup shoot in Illinois Sept 19th 2015 bullpupshoot.com for more info, off road expo Pomona CA Oct 3&4th offroadexpo.com for more info.

Listener feedback

Guys your doing great. Any recommendations on a compressor for airing up. Prefer direct battery hookup not some cig plug junk.Joe from Kitnersville PA

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Main topic

Pre-Trip service/inspection

  1. Check all fluid levels and qualities, is it time or close to time to service something?
  2. Check for fluid leaks
  3. Check tire condition, fix slow leaks or any other issues
  4. Check brakes
  5. Check belts and hoses
  6. Inspect roll cages and other items under constant stress, suspension attachment points

Post Trip service and inspection

  1. Clean mud, sand, salt, and other debris from vehicle. Coin op car wash
  2. Change oil?
  3. Clean change air filter
  4. Inspect for damage at stress areas.

Don’t forget your trailer

  1. Inspect for cracks, bends and other damage
  2. Pack wheel bearings
  3. Inspect service breaks
  4. Inspect wiring system and lights
  5. Inspect safety chains
  6. Inspect tires for weather cracks/dry rotting  and air pressure

Doing a brake job

  1. Always do both sides
  2. Always turn or replace rotors
  3. Lube the slide pins for disc brakes
  4. Use plenty of brake grease and shims where applicable
  5. When spreading calipers, undo the bleeder screw so you don’t damage ABS pump/system
  6. Bleed the brakes when done
  7. When doing rear brakes do one side at a time so you can see how they go together
  8. The right tool makes all the difference.
  9. Get a Torque wrench and always torque your lug nuts.

closing statements

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ORP 054 - storage

welcome to the OFF ROAD PODCAST EPISODE 054

I'M your host Forrest and joining me are my co hosts Steven and Ben how are you guys today, Steve Ben. great also on the show today is guest host Bradley welcome to the show Bradley how are you doing today.

  • THIS WEEK IN OFF ROADING, WHAT DID YOU DO?
    • Forrest
    • Ben
    • Steve
  • LISTENER FEEDBACK/ MAIN TOPIC
  • listener ride
  • what is it, what mods ,how did you get into wheeling, and best stuck or embarrassing moment what is your off road experience.
      • Robert wrote in on the facebook page asked about storage specifically he wanted to know about storing firearms. Driving off road with guns in the rigs,Rubicon Moab,ocotillo wells. Laws, and how to protect them from environment and theft
  • THINGS YOU WANT TO GET TO RIGHT AWAY
      • water.
      • first aid
      • snacks
  • THINGS YOU DON’T MIND DIGGING FOR A LITTLE
      • camping gear
      • tools
      • recovery kit tools
  • THINGS YOU HOPE YOU NEVER NEED
      • spare parts
  • STORING FIREARMS
      • legal issues
      • safety issues
      • security
      • protecting them
      • ammo storage
  • HOMEMADE STORAGE
    • prose and cons

Plastic tub

homes wood crate

  • STORE BOUGHT STORAGE
    • pros and cons

plastic tub tub lockdown

ammo cans !!!!!!

molle

tuffy few other guys overhead center and underseat lockbox

bolted down sliding drawer

close of show

ORP 044 - Off Road Mishaps

This week I (Kyle Cunliffe) bring back Kevin Collier and Chris Paul to discuss some of our trail mishap stories!

Outro:

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ORP 041 - Diesel Trucks Off Road

This is the Off Road Podcast! We will cover all things off road, from pickup trucks to rock bouncers! This week I (Kyle Cunliffe) go visit a good friend (Kevin Collier) to get a report on how his 2006 Dodge Cummins diesel pickup truck has evolved into a great on and off road work horse. Kevin Collier and I have a good time sharing vehicular off road carnage stories and even have a few good tips for any of you big truck owners out there! Hope you enjoy this episode and please write in to offroadpodcast@gmail.com and let us know what you think of the show and what things you want to hear about in the future!  

Trip Reports: None...

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ORP 032 - How Did We Get Here Wheeling?

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg and joining me is Jeff shackin bacon Bakken. In this podcast we’ll cover all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all.   Episode 32!!!

What did you do this week?

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Listener Feedback:

Hey guys,

Came across your show a couple days ago and have since subscribed.  Well done you all.

I came into your overlanding discussions and was curious have you all ever talked about the off road trailer market? Overlanding is a huge market and worth the discussions.

Looking forward to future episodes.

Happy Wheeling

Jason

GGR 154 – EarthRoamer Off Road Adventures

I am brand new to off roading, mostly fire roads and mud.  I just purchased a Full size 1988 K5 blazer and was wanting to know what mods would you suggest for a new off roader on a budget.  350 Motor Auto transmission (400r?) No lift, as of yet.  Hoping to get some good advice from guys who have been there.

Thanks in Advance. -Dean

700R4 - Chevrolet K5 cBlazer

Main Topic:  How Did We Get Here?

Jeff and Greg discuss how they got into four wheeling.

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ORP 029 - Toyota Talk

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is Jeff Bakken. In this podcast we’ll cover all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all.   Episode 29!!!

What did you do this week?

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Listener Feedback:

Greg I'm a fan of Alaska off road warriors.Don't cave to the hosers who have an elitist attitude,superior rigs,and claim to be off road masters able to conquer any obstacle with ease.

Granted these guys on the show are a little hoakie and red neck but they are also just regular joes that I see and associate with out on the trails every year.  Their rigs are simple and inexpensive but capable of a lot of off road fun .You Don't need 40s,dynatrac axles with ARBs front and rear and amazing gears to go out on the trail be safe and have fun.o yea and spend 10,20 30 thousand in the process.  The show may be flawed in some regards but it's real off road adventure,the Alaska scenery is stunning and to those on the show I'll bet it will be the adventure of a life time.  Hey just my take,love the podcast keep it  going.

John

Main Topic: Toyota Talk

Greg and Jeff,

To take you up on the additional help from my Toyota question in episode 27 I'm sending additional details on the truck

(This is the Toyota from Episodes 15 and 19 too)

'84 stock Toyota SR5, 4x4, 22R, 5 speed.  I will keep the engine and transmission on it.  I want to run something on the order of 35-37-" Tires.  I would like a good amount of lift, but nothing ridiculous.  This will be a road legal rig, but not a daily driver.  (Just enough to where I don't have to haul it if I don't want to, but I don't need all the creature comforts that you have in a daily driver.)  Regearing seems like the way to go, I think I'll go with 5.29 unless you think something else is better.  I may also drop an EFI unit on it too to gain a few horses.

Plans for the rig: some 4x4ing, hunting, fishing and Search and Rescue.  Additionally I have no CARB requirements here in WY.

Thanks from the Wilds of Wyoming,

-Steve

What's a birfield?

HOW IT WORKS Toyota Birfield Joint

Marlincrawler

Trail-Gear

Low Range Off Road

All-Pro Off Road

Toyota Bible/FAQ 1.0

Toyota Bible/FAQ 2.0

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ORP 027 - 3 Link vs 4 Link

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is Jeff Houdini Bakken. In this podcast we’ll cover all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all.   Episode 27!!!

What did you do this week?

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Listener Feedback:

Hey Guys,

I was hoping that you could swing back around and answer the second half of my question from Episode 19 on my 84 Toyota.

"B) What is a good way to go to beef up the front axle and suspension on front and back? (including lift to allow for the big tires)?  I obviously need to lift it some, but I don’t want to get into a situation where it wants to tip over easily.   And then specific recommendations for making the front axle bulletproof would be appreciated."

Keep up the great work, and hopefully the Amazon shopping I've been doing has helped!

Thanks from the wilds of Wyoming,

-Steve

Trail-Gear

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Main Topic: 3 Link vs 4 Link

Ruff Stuff Specialties

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ORP 026 - Daily Driver vs Trailer Queen

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is very ellusive Jeff absentee Bakken. In this podcast we’ll cover all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all. Episode 26!!!

073

What did you do this week?

Alaska Off Road Warriors premieres Wednesday, December 3 at 9

Alaska Off-Road Warriors Episodes

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Listener Feedback:

Hi Greg and Jeff,

You asked our opinion about upgrading your jeep's axles and tires. In episode 25 you mentioned that there is a kit to make your rear axle full float and your front full float with part time 4wd. I think this is a better idea than spending a lot of dollars on new axles. I would update your axles with the full float kit and run 37's.  You are only losing about 1 1/2 inches of ground clearance for a lot less money. Spend the money on skid plates, Rock sliders and a good winch.

Love the show. Keep up the good work

Chris

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Main Topic: Daily Driver vs Trailer Queen

Past rigs...

Why would you want a Trailer queen?

Benefits:

  1. Easy to build…
  2. Cheaper to build
  3. No worry of trail damage
  4. More fun

Disadvantages:

  1. Need a trailer
  2. Storage
  3. Tow rig
  4. Cost

Why would you want a Daily Driver Wheeler

Benefits:

  1. Drive on the street
  2. Drive to the trail
  3. Show off factor
  4. No storage

Disadvantages:

  1. Maintenance
  2. Cost
  3. Trail damage/breakage
  4. Tires...

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ORP 023 - Trail Fixes and Repairs

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I recently started listening to your podcast and really enjoy it, especially the "Toyota talk" episodes you guys do. So I have a Toyota question;

I own a stock '95 4runner that's the 2nd gen. With the 3.0L v6 engine.

Pretty much no mods, It's about the front end suspension and how that's works? No coils or leafs, just a shock and looks like a double wishbone. I haven't seen too many of these rigs out on trails wheeling and if I did I've seen a few with a solid axle swaps and a leaf front end conversion...So second question, is it worth it buying a $750 4" lift for it. Or will it need more work like installing springs in it.?

Thank you

George

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Main Topic: Trail Fixes and Repairs

Maintain your rig!!  The best thing you can do is catch repairs before hitting the trails.

Jeff and Greg talk a little about some of their experiences.

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ORP 022 - The 14 Bolt Episode

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Main Topic: The 14 Bolt Episode

Why do I want a 14 bolt?

Being a full float axle, it of course has full floating (FF) wheel hubs and axle shafts.

The axle shaft does not support the weight of the vehicle, but merely transmits torque.  Because of the above - FF axle shafts are not subject to bending loads like semi float (SF) axles are and can therefore be made of harder materials making them capable of carrying greater torque loads.  If you should ever break a rear FF axle shaft, you will not loose the wheel too.If you need to change a FF rear axle, it is extremely easy and simple to do.The hubs run big, strong, common, reasonably cheap wheel bearings, races, and seals (14b Dana 60 and 70 bearings, front and rear, are all the same).

The wheel bearings are not pressed onto anything, if need be they can be removed and replaced with nothing more than a screwdriver and big hammer.

Gear strength - 10.5" ring gear, 1.750" 30 spline pinion, huge 2 piece carrier made of 8620 Heat treated alloy steel, extra pinion bearing support Shaft strength - 1.5' 30 spline full floating shafts.  Housing strength - massive cast iron center section, 3.25: x 0.5" tubes.  Comes in two widths - 63" and 67" wms-wms, easily converted from one to the other (shafts are common) Removable pinion support, unbolts from the rest of housing, makes for easier gear setup.  Diff housing has built-in threaded carrier pre-load adjusters, makes for easier gear setup.  Because the carrier is so large and strong, a "full" detroit locker fits in the stock housing, and is therefore easy to install without gear setup changes, and is much cheaper than other 1 ton FF lockers.  Pinion yokes commonly available for 1350 series u-joints.  Commonly came stock with 4.10 and 4.56 gears and Detroit Lockers.  Cheap and easy to find, buy, and build.  Easy to convert to disc brakes.  Easy to "shave" for 2" inch gain in clearance.  Pinion length shorter than other 1 ton ff rear axles (D60, D70), for improved driveshaft length and angles.  Large ID spindles.

Common spindle nut threads with Dana 60 front axle, meaning only one style of spindle nut and socket need be used/carried.

Where do I find the 14 bolt?

The 14 bolt is found in a huge number of GM 4x4 pickup trucks and vans, 3/4 and 1 ton, from the 70's right through until at least 2000.

How do I identify a 14 bolt?

It is most easily distinguished by its huge, uniquely shaped diff cover that is, of course, held on with 14 bolts.

It is also fairly easily distinguished from other 1 ton full-float rear axles by the removable pinion support.

14 Bolt Bible

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ORP 008 - Listener Feedback, Tires, Broncos and More!!

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Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is my co host, trailer queen Jeff Bakken...This is the podcast for all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all. What's up Jeff?

Listener Feedback:

Hey guys,

I wanted to start off by saying I love the podcast so far. I have a 2003 TJ. I'm fairly new to off-roading. I have been going on some runs with a great group in New Hampshire called Exploring NH. In fact this past weekend I participated in a stock/newbie run with my wife and daughter that was a lot of fun.

One question I had was about wheel width. How do you know how wide of a tire you can put on a wheel. I know the rims that I have on my TJ are the Canyon rims which are 15 x 8. The tires I have now are BFG's A/Ts and they are 30 x 9.5 x 15. Soon I will be putting on a lift kit and I am thinking about going to 33's or 32's. How do I know if I can go to 10.5" or 12.5" wide tires?

The other thing I wanted to comment on was some remarks about radios. I think the guy in the email you read was talking about FRS (Family Radio Service) radios. Those are the radios you usually see that come in a 2 pack and are kind of like walkie-talkies. They are short range and anyone with any brand FRS radio can communicate with someone on the same channel. No license is required. They don't have all the static and interference issues that CB radios have. They operate on UHF (Ultra High Frequency, 462 and 467 MHz) and have 14 channels. You can pick them up for fairly cheap. Citizen's Band (CB) radio operates at 27 MHz and has 40 channels. Power limits are a little higher than FRS so they have better range. They are the most common. Ham radio or amateur radio is the other more popular radios in use. They do require a license. There are three levels of licenses now and knowing Morse code is no longer a requirement. The higher the license level, the more frequency bands you are permitted to transmit on. You do have to have a call sign. Mine for example is KB1PYC. The most popular band is 2 meter. Besides computers and base stations, handheld and mobile units are available for usually 100 to 200 dollars. Cheaper Chinese radios are readily available on Amazon for much cheaper. The different bands have different power limits and range limits. There are 2 meter repeaters all over the country. Many of these repeaters are linked to the internet so you can communicate all over the world through the internet connection. Repeaters can be private or public use. The test for the license is very easy to study for. There are numerous study guides and websites that list all the questions in the question pool. So nothing will be a surprise. Some clubs will also conduct classes. One of you asked if RF meant repeater frequency. It's actually radio frequency which is anything between 3 kHz to 300 GHz. All of these systems operate in the RF band which is broken up into the different bands mentioned above.

Sorry this is so long. There is so much information for the 3 main radios used. Plus there are others like GMRS (general mobile radio service). Hopefully this is a good primer for you. Thanks again for doing the podcast. As a newbie I really appreciate all the tips and information.

Sincerely,

Jason

Hey guys, Love the podcast! I listen every week! Y’all give lots of great info! I have a 2005 F150 six inch Pro Comp lift with 37” tires and 456 gears and a 79 CJ5 304 with four inch lift and 35” tires. Keep up the great Job! I listen every week!

Max

Hey Guys,

Digging the show. Jeff is great! Greg's ok too, when he can speak correctly...

How about doing an episode about full size rigs. I think these are very common and viable rigs in the Midwest and south.

Found this one locally on Craig's list. Do you think it's a viable option?

Actually, it might make a decent tow rig. That's another episode idea too. Budget tow rigs. I see 3/4 and 1 tons from the 80s and 90s that are great bargains. Under $5,000, low miles, good shape... Might not have all the creature comforts or pretty paint. But are a real bang for your buck and keep you out of a car payment. Yuck.

Keep up the great work!

Former "dirt road off-roader" from Illinois

Jake

Let me clarify some things up, the bronco is running a C-6 tranny and I have a Gear Vendors overdrive unit that I will be installing; also I live in Oklahoma. I would like to be able to do an intermediate to advanced trail (3-4 diamond rating) when offroad. Now with some more questions; I have considered a Cummins 4-bt, but it only has 104 HP stock. And that sounds like it wouldn't be adequate. I have Ford 429 that I could build, but I wasn't sure if that was the route I wanted to take. Now for the tire comment, I also have a 1976 Ford Bronco rock crawler. I have the same running gear setup in that bronco as in my 1979 except I'm running 40's on that bronco and I do well offroad with that why would the 37's be pushing it for my 1979?

Thanks again guys the show rocks keep it going.

-Garron

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