Off Road Podcast Episode 121 - Oh look a Pronghorn

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’m Your Host Ben and joining me today is Aaron.

Ben- Got Sick bought more stuff a Bumper and some Synthetic winch line Need to do a quick Build Before This weekend! And got in on some of the recent sales at patriot patch and bought myself the come and take it shirt and #allrifilesmatter

Aaron- Went shooting again.  Got some props on my rig by the Range Safety Officer. Waiting for the snow to hit.

Listener feedback

Hello, my name is Eric. I am a 2016 Toyota Tacoma owner. I have the 4x4 Off Road version of this vehicle and I have studied the first, second, and third generation Tacomas.

Being a third gen owner, I noticed that it was stated that second generation, 2004 to 2015, Tacoma came with ATS and then Crawl Control a few years later. All TRD Off Road models came with ATRAC which is active traction control which controls individual brake calipers to keep all wheels spinning at the same speed. The Off Road also has an electric locking differential in the rear. There is NO Crawl Control in any second generation Tacoma. Prior to 2012, you could get a six lug vehicle with a mechanical LSD but it was rare.

The biggest difference as an option to the second generation is the 4.0 liter V6. This is a tested and proven engine over the life of the generation. I was, and always am, disappointed that it was not mentioned that a TRD Sport exists and is very popular. This TRD package is cosmetic and more of an on-road package. Many people group the Sport and Off Road and call them TRDs when they are completely different packages.

The third generation Tacoma, 2016 to present, has Crawl Control, which many owners consider a gimmick. Based in the same control group as Crawl Control, though, is MTS, Multi Terrain Select. MTS is the old ATRAC with 5 settings. This is very useful when driving off road on different surfaces.

Crawl Control was/is also offered on current generations of Land Cruisers. This is where Crawl Control started before it was put into the Tacoma.

It was later mentioned that the 4runner has Crawl Control, as well. This is incorrect as the current 4Runner PRO has 1-setting ATRAC.

When speaking of the first generation, it was stated that a prerunner or TRD model was made with 'taller shocks'. There was not always a Prerunner model made but when it was, it came with 6 lug, 16 inch wheels. All 4 wheel drive models also came with the 6 lug wheels.

I could go on talking about Tacomas for days. I was bummed that the Tacoma section was so short and so inaccurate.

Thanks Eric

None of us at the time of the recording of the episode were very knowledgeable about Toyotas.  Now that we have Cameron on board he will be able to help pick out errors as he has some good history with them.  We can only rely on what our guests to tell us correct info.  We do try to do some research before the show does live to catch mistakes.

Thanks for writing in and calling us out on our mistakes.  We appreciate that people care enough to point them out and our listeners deserve to know the correct information.

Events and happenings

  • Winter 4x4 Jamboree-December 19-21st in Hurricane UT

  • Spanaway Moonshiners 35th Annual Swap Meet- 3/12/17 at the Washington State Fair & Events Center Puyallup, WA

  • Great American Outdoor Show- February 4th-12 2017 in Harrisburg, PA

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The Interview

Today we have Trey from pronghorn overland gear

  • Let's talk about you

B) How did you get started off-roading?

A) What was your first rig?

S) What's your rig now?

B) What type of wheeling do you like to do?

A) Most embarrassing moment on the trail?

S) As a part of the firearms radio network we got to ask are Into shooting at all?

B) Do you get to go out and camp very often?

  • Pronghorn

A) What gave you the idea to start Pronghorn?

B) So when did you start up your company?

S) Do you have employees? How many?

A) What's your company's mission statement?

B) How did you guys come up with the name of your company, “Pronghorn Overland Gear”?

S) Where are your products made?

A) Tell us more about the modular system.

B) Do your bumpers weigh less than a traditional winch bumper?

S) How does your shackel system work?

A) What can you tell us about the high lift shackle?

B) Do you plan to expand to other vehicles?

S) Tell us about the Linktracs, and how did that idea come to about?

A) Are they bridgeable/weight/length/cost/strength/warranty?

B) What is the invention or innovation or part your company has built that you are most proud of?

S) What's in the future for your company?

  • SEMA

A) What was your SEMA trip like?

B) Was this your first time?

S) Anything that you saw that stuck out to you?

A) Did you get to walk the floor?

B) Best thing you saw?

S) Worst thing you saw?

Thanks for coming on the show tell us where the people can find you
Instragram @pronghorngear

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Closing Statements

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