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

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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
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 067 - Ebbs Ride

ORP 067- Listener Rides Ebbs

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 and Ben and special guest host Ebbs. 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   

How did you get started off-roading?

What was your first rig?

What's your rig Now?

What type of wheeling do you like to do?

Most embarrassing moment on the trail?

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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 - 060 Vehicle 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:  Bullpup shoot in Illinois sept 19th 2015 bullpupshoot.com for more info, off road expo Pomona CA oct 3&4th offroadexpo.com for more info.

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Listener Feedback.  Jacob Trumbo

I have an 06 Tacoma with 31” tires and a little body lift. Is that built enough to join a club and do some light crawling while I learn or should I wait until I have the money to build it more? I know you guys were on an old episode that club members don’t like people coming in with rigs that aren’t built enough.

I would say you’re truck is  built enough to join a club, you just have to realize that you are not going to be able to go on every run. Just make sure you don’t invite yourself on runs that are beyond your capabilities and your rigs capabilities.

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Main Topic: vehicle maintenance.

Why you should your service your vehicle.

  1. Longer life
  2. Fewer problems
  3. Find problems sooner
  4. Fewer trail breakdowns
  5. Always use fluids that meet OE specifications.

3-5,000 mile service

  1. Change Oil/filter
  2. Grease fittings
  3. Rotate Tires inspect wear patterns and air pressure.
  4. Inspect brakes /hoses/ belts

30,000 mile service

  1. Change Oil/filter
  2. Grease fittings
  3. Rotate Tires inspect wear patterns and air pressure
  4. Inspect brakes/hoses/belts
  5. Inspect shocks struts/bushings and all other suspension and steering components
  6. Service transmission. Change fluid and filter
  7. Service differentials, friction modifiers and appropriate fluids for your diff.
  8. Service T-case
  9. Anti-freeze, at the 60,000 mile interval flush and change fluid.
  10. Air filter
  11. Fuel filter

closing statements

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ORP 56 - Extreme Built 2 Wheelers

Bradleys 2wd ford
Bradleys 2wd ford

This week the whole crew talks about Extreme built 2 wheelers and what prerunners actually are.

Off road podcast episode 56

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.

Weekley adventures

have you guys done anything exciting this week or off road related.

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listener feedback

Matt Hoffman wrote us on facebook looks like he's been a listener for a while i see that he had written Jeff and Greg. he says he 1was unsure about the show after Jeff and Greg left but he says he likes the direction the show is going. He says he would like to see the show cover topics from mild to wild. he says he loves the hardcore stuff but those days are behind him and he's more into scenery and technique with 33/35s and the ability to roadtrip if he wants.

Thank you matt for writing in we appreciate any and all feedback we are working on several topics and hopefully some great interviews with industry people very soon. Forrest and Bradley have been talking about a possible meet and greet or a gathering of some sort but that's too be determined.

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2WD Desert trucks aka Prerunners

  • Where the term “prerunner” comes from

5 Things to address on a limited budget/DD

  • Safety
  1. Build a Truck that can’t outrun your safety, i.e. Rollbars/rollcages, Frame boxing and plating where its needed Don't attach roll cage ends to body panels or floor.
  2. 4-point and 5-point harnesses
  • Suspension
  1. Mid-Travel vs Long Travel front ends
  2. Travel vs Flex/articulation
  3. Leaf sprung vs “linked” rear ends
  1. Don’t be so fast to ditch your sway bar!
  1. Coilovers, Remote Resivoir, Piggy-back, Smooth body vs Bypass Shocks
  1. Single rate vs Dual rate coilovers
  2. Remote Resivoir vs Piggy Back
  3. Smooth body vs Bypass shocks
  4. Rate 1 x Rate 2 / Rate 1 + Rate 2= Static Spring Rate
  • Wheels/tires
  1. bigger isn’t always better
  2. What type of terrain will you encounter (hardpack, sandy/soil, sand, silt
  • Rear end
  1. similar to trail rigs
  • Lighting
  1. Halogen, HID, LED
  2. Why lighting is important especially on Desert trucks
  • Recovery
  1. jacks, shovels, basic tools to change tires
  2. Fluids
  3. Fire extinguisher
  4. Spare tires
  5. Spare parts: axles, driveshafts, U-joints

Recap/Things to remember

  • What are your goals with your rig (2wd and 4wd)
  • What is your budget
  • Is this your DD or Toy
  • Build it once build it right

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ORP 55 - Two Wheel Drive Offroad Rig

Today Forrest and Bradley talk about two wheel drive off road trail rigs.

Bradley hosts 2 wheel drive episod
Bradley hosts 2 wheel drive episod

Off road podcast episode 55

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 is my fellow co hosts Bradley. How are you  today.

Has anyone done anything off road this week:

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Listener feedback

Steve aka Truck Norris: It would be really cool if you did a show on 2-wheelin!  I was actually hoping you'd do that when I wrote in!

My SUV is my DD, so I really can't (don't want to) go too knobby on the tires.  Too soft, too loud and too much $$ -lol.

I've heard BFG makes some pretty good street/mud tires.

I like the idea a fan extra set of rims, but my wife is already nagging me that the garage is too full and needs to be cleaned out...

I didn't even know you could move a winch from front to back!!  Makes good sense, though!  I was thinking the same thing: cable over synthetic.  It gets brutally hot here in the summer, and the sun does a number on lots of things!!

The last time I went wheeling was my 1st time. I was (and still am) a rookie, but I want to do more (that's why I listen to your show!!!).  I had a '76 CJ7.  It was in Maine in the spring. There was still some ice/snow in the woods. I hit an icy spot on a little slope. I was pinned against a tree. I couldn't go forward or backward. All I had with me was a hammer. I had to get out and break all the ice just to move. I've learned a lot since that time: winch, tires, don't go alone.  lol

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Firearms Radio Network t-Shirt pre-order Main Topic: 2WD Wheeling

Basic Types of 2WD wheeling:

  • Trail Rigs
  • Prerunners

Limitations of a 2wd Rig:

  • Obvious, NO 4WD
  1. how this will affect you on trails vs open desert
  • Typically weaker knuckles and hubs

Figure Out Your Vehicle Goals:

  • What types of wheeling are local to you? What practice interests you most
  • What Is your budget?

2WD Trail Rig 5 points to address on a limited budget/DD

  • Tires: A/Ts are nice… M/Ts are better
  • Diff: L/S , Lockers and Spool
  1. L/S: Great street manners, reliable, predicatble, good for mild trails
  2. Lockers: Poor Mans(2wd guys) 4x4, Can be unpredictable on the street, Can cause faster tire wear, Hard on 3rd member on the street. Good for mild -> Intermediate trails
  1. Mechanical Lockers, Air Lockers, E-Lockers
  1. Spools: Solid axle, fast tire wear, full power on both wheels 24/7, poor street manners, most predicatble on the dirt
  • Front Spindles: Spindle Gussets, Fabricated Spindles
  1. Often a weak point on 2wd rigs but can be remedied many ways depending on budget
  • Ground Clearance
  1. lift it once and lift it right
  2. lift kit options- Spacers/blocks, lift coils, OEM replacement shocks/Coilovers
  3. being able to maintain momentum helps a lot on certain obsticles, you will want the clearance to do so
  1. can also include fabricated bumpers for better approach angle (also applies to 4wd rigs)
  • Recovery Gear/safety
  1. better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it…youll more than likely need it
  2. Maxtrax, 2x4’s things to help you get traction
  3. Tow rope, shovels, highlift jacks, winches for when traction is not an option
  4. Roll Bars/Cages

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!

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ORP 043 - TEQ

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Welcome to the Off Road Podcast! Im your host Kyle Cunliffe. This week I bring on the Toyota guru Rand Bagi and we discuss some no nonsense Toyota Off Road Tech! Email in and let us know what rigs or topics you want us to talk about next time!

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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!  

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ORP 037 - Change Is In The Air Along with Some Feedback

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg and joining me is Jeff. 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 37!!!

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Hey guys! Love the podcast! Yours is the first off-road podcast/4x4 podcast I found (and I had been looking for literally years) that was accessible to a newb like me. Listening to episode 32 and I was thinking of some things you might be able to use as giveaways that aren't expensive and could be pretty universal: grab handles (admittedly kinda specific to Jeeps), shifter knobs, cellphone/GPS holders (suction cup type that attach to windshield), D-rings, tow hooks, hitches, Amazon gift cards, decals/stickers/graphics, gas cards, phone cases, gas cans, tire covers (can you tell I drive a TJ? Lol), any cleaning product like top conditioner/cleaner or leather cleaner or wax, memberships to 4x4 parks, etc. etc. This might seem like silly stuff, but I promise your listeners are listening for content, not free gear, so any giveaways at all would be icing on the proverbial cake. Thanks for the work, banter, and A+ information, Catie '03 TJ

Four wheeler just did a "10 worst off road widgets" I'd love to hear your thoughts. Also, what are you going to talk about once the jeep is lifted?

Hey Jeff and Greg love the show keep up the good work don't think there are any other off road podcast as detailed as you (I know of one other podcast but not as good) here is my 88 Yoda kinda wish I had tools and need to do heavy offroading I've got a 85 with a straight axle sitting ready to be sold need a lot of work.

BTW both trucks have 31" x10.5"x15 (think thats right) tires I like the dick cepeks but they are bold so swapped them out for my $800 less Schwab A/T radials they have 50,000 miles on them with 70-80% tread left

Hi Guys!!

I love the show and have enjoyed it from the beginning!  Every time I hear Jeff talking about building a new rig, I never hear about the vehicle that I think might be perfect, the K-5 Blazer!  Parts are cheap, since most of the parts are also on the trucks as well.  The interior is nice and big (I'm 6'2" and have room to move the seat back more) but the outside dimensions are not that much larger than a Pathfinder.  And the best part, Chevy 350!! Again, parts are cheap, and abundant!  I know you guys aren't into motor work, so I'd recommend the early carbureted models, before the smog pumps (in my state, that's 1975 and earlier), or the early 90's where they went to the throttle body injection (TBI).  I have a 1992 with that motor, however it is IFS.  I would guess that you'd probably straight axle the front, and I wouldn't be surprised that some of the early model front suspension parts could be swapped/fabbed to fit on a '92-'94 model.

I'd love to hear what both of your thoughts are on a K-5!

Thanks,

Scot in CO

Thank you for reading my email about my 87 4runner. I decided on getting some new bilstein 4300 shocks, and keeping the stock height. I also settled on getting a new used motor, I picked up a newer 22re with 120000 miles. Plan on changing the head gasket, head bolts, water pump, oil pump, flywheel, and clutch. I am still on the fence between 33 and 31 what do you guys recommend? I will be driving on the road allot going from state to state but my main goal is to be off road. After listing to your more of your shoes I decided to spend more of the money on winch and recovery equipment. Thanks again

Ps monstaliner is a bed liner paint that has the texture of an orange peel not rough like other ones

Howdy fellas,

I am a proud owner of a 2001 4.7 WJ and have owned several WJ's and ZJ's over the last few years. I have never really toyed with suspension unless it was standard maintenance (Track bar and such). I am weighing the options of lifting my current rig and am now finding out the issues of having a unibody vehicle. I am not wanting an insane lift but just something to give a bit more clearance. I live in the Appalachian Mountains and so most of the time I'm either driving in snow or driving some trails to go hiking. What kits would you recommend for this platform?

Thanks again, and I dig all of your podcasts on this network.

Travis

Greg and Jeff,  just curious on your thoughts for running a spare on your jeep,  besides the obvious reason you would want to, why would you not want to? - Dan

Main Topic:  Changes Coming!

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ORP 036 - I Need More Fabrication!

Intro:  Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg and joining me is Jeff. 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 36!!!

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Hi Guys,

I really enjoy the show.

Hearing you joke about using aluminum parts so you could repair by welding beer cans made me really crack up. It reminded me of a welding story of my own.. I was going to weld steering dampeners on some motorcycles for some CRA racers. We did this at the one guys girlfriends house. I was in the garage clearing lines and wires away from the weld area, and grinding off the paint while the one guy was finding some steel we could use for the frame brackets. He brought in the pieces, I formed them and welded them on the  bikes. When finished I walked outside and there was a 4 year old kid looking at his tricycle that was cut into pieces in the yard. I guess some people have messed up priorities.

Love the show, Thanx for doing it.

Mark

Hey Greg and Jeff,

Thanks for the birthday shoutout. It was an exciting surprise to me. Happy belated birthday to you Jeff. I found the podcast on your episode 31 about King of the hammers. I have since gone back and listened to all of your episodes. I have enjoyed them all and will look forward to new shows each week. The 1966 chevy pick up that my wife referenced last week is 4 wheel drive. I bought it when I was 16 and have loved it ever since. It has seen a lot of off road miles over the years. I completely tore it down to a rolling chassis last summer and am in the middle of restoring it right now. This will be my focus for the next year or so, seeing as I already have about 90 % of the stuff I need to finish it. I bought my current wheeler (89 jeep cherokee on 35's and a long arm suspension) because it was cheap and already built. I could pay cash and be done with it, because I knew I wanted to start my truck. HaHa.(that was 2.5 years ago) I then had to install a locker in the front and build a custom heim jointed cross over steering for it.  My wife finally said "What about the truck?" (she's a real good woman, isn't she?) So any way, I'm working on my truck, but have already started gathering parts for a point and shoot juggy. I have taken some night classes at my local applied technology college and earned some low level mig welding certs. I have a 300 amp mig welder, but very little experience in custom fabrication. I know you have said your dad did all your welding when you were young, but any experience or pointers that you have learned over the years would be greatly appreciated. Any good how to books you have come across? Could you dedicate a whole episode to this aspect of off roading? Thank you for your time and effort with the show.

-Calvin

P.S. I am also pro 2nd amendment and will be checking out tactical paradise:)

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ORP 033 - Purchasing a Used Wheeler

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg and joining me is Jeff. 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 33!!!

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Is there anything that we can do to help you guys - other than the Amazon option?

Patrick

Hey looking to go from 33s to 35s with 3.73 gears on a tj would that be fine or would I need to regear (4.0 manual) thanks for reading.

Main Topic:  Purchasing a Used Wheeler

Wrangler keeping solid axles

The Jeep Wrangler, descendant of the legendary Army Jeeps and Willys/Kaiser/AMC CJ series, will keep its solid axles after all.

The next-generation Wrangler, due in 2017, will get some updates to its suspension to improve ride and fuel economy. However, the basic design that allows the axles to maintain traction at all four wheels while traversing the most difficult terrain will remain.

Wrangler’s “smaller” body

The body design choices are:

  • Body on frame. A separate body structure is built on a full-length frame; the visible body panels are “unstressed,” not needed for rigidity. This is how current Wranglers and full-size Ram pickups are made.
  • Full monocoque. A single structure relies completely on stressed body panels with no subframes at all.
  • Roll cage. A separate structure provides a stress path through round tubes passing through (and independent of) the body structure, and tied to the main frame—either separate or subframes. One example is Norm Layton’s custom-made “Jeep” used for off-road endurance racing, pictured below.
  • Spaceframe. A series of extrusions (metal formed by forcing it through a die) that form a full load-carrying stressed structure; it’s usually a basic box shape, with flanges (ridges to add strength or hold different things together) added.

One has to do aluminum bodies before one can move on to aluminum space frames, which is likely the optimum future for the Jeep Wrangler.

As for the body appearance, it will likely be made narrower to present a smaller “face” to the wind, and be more aerodynamic. They can do this by closing gaps and shortening the track to pull the wheels back into the wheelhouses; it would actually be cheaper to switch to an independent front suspension to do this, than to narrow the axles.

Found this pretty nice cj. Looking for a daily driver that I can do some light wheeling in. They want 6800 for this one. Very little rust nice body new tires. Is that a pretty good price? Not sure on the tranny I just know it's the stock one. Thoughts? Should I be looking for something newer?

1982 Renegade CJ7 Jeep

Original miles 89, 722

258 amc motor

5 speed

4x4

35 inch tires

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ORP 030 - Overlanding?

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is Jeff Bakken the coolest guy alive. 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 30!!!

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I think your head knows what you should do, put the FAM and the future first. How else do you think I ended up with a cr-v and not Grand Cherokee, or 4runner.  I you have mentioned this struggle on two episodes now.  I think you can host this show like a boss without this dream JK.  Also, a trailer queen sounds like a better option. More capable and less cost.  Believe me I know it sucks not being able to show it off daily driving but it just might be a smarter solution.  As for selling the JK that's gonna be tough but it might be the only option if you want a hard core wheeler on a budget.

Take care I understand this dilemma well.

Andrew the gun toting, CR-V wheeling, frugal, engineer

Hey Greg and Jeff -

Your podcast is awesome.  Thanks for the great work.

Ohio terrain tends to be a lot more muddy than rocky.  And it's more hilly than mountainous. Can you recommend a "top ten" list of recommended mods for rigs that are tackling this terrain?

Patrick

ps Can you give DAS Offroading a shout out on the show?  (DAS stands for Deep and Sticky.)

Main Topic: Overlanding?

Where is the love for the overland vehicles, A buddy of mine and I are planning a 30 day trip from Tennessee to Alaska and back. We are taking the long way around, We are driving West till we hit water then driving north till we hit water again. The way back will be through the Rocky Mountains pass. Here's the kicker, we are carrying 17 foot kayaks and bikes on our rigs. For the most part we will be sleeping and living out of the vehicles. Here is the question for you. I bought a 2015 Tacoma TRD Sport DCLB for this trip. I have a $5K build budget. Things to consider, It's not a rock crawler, It has to be able to transport camera and video equipment the Kayak and bike and still allow me to sleep in it. Oh, the vehicle has a bumper to bumper lifetime warranty on all mechanical parts and 8 year on electronics. How would you outfit this vehicle? Love the show, keep up the good work. Forgot to mention, Vehicle is stock but has a Bilstein 5100 2.5. Factory TRD roof racks skid plates and running boards. Dave..

Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping, often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and spanning international boundaries.

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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!!!

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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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