Off Road Podcast Episode 181- Nevada Expedition Part 1


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-hosts Steve, Aaron, and our guest Daniel from The Renewed Rewilder! How’s everyone doing?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Ben - had to break my hitch lock,got some first aid supplies from a buddy and need to redo my first aid kit again this time with 3 levels of trauma,did some yard work with my t4r,forgot to mention i was on the last episode of the overland round table and i too am itching to get outside did coolant flush oh the joy and fun

  • Aaron - Dying to go off road. :(  Put some stickers on my truck.

  • Daniel - I have a four-day campout with my daughter coming up in a couple of weeks. Really looking forward to that.

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NITECORE LR10 250 Lumen USB Rechargeable Ultra Compact Multi-Purpose Lantern w/ Built-in Battery


Jason haynie shared this story <link to story> I'm sure it wasn't a listener, at least I hope not, but maybe spreading the word will help catch them and educate against acts like this.

Patriot Patch Company go check out their selection of great patches and shirts (join the patch of the month club for 15 dollars a month and receive a patch and matching sticker every month).  Also, don’t forget to order the “4x4 it's not a leak I’m marking the trail” patch as well as the “It’s dangerous to go alone”. The better it sells the easier it will be to get them to make other off road patches for us!

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Main Topic -

7900 lbs loaded

Wild horses at Sand Creek

Old cabins

Always close the gates you open

Aaron bathes in a muddy reservoir

Petrified wood
Indian artifacts - finding and telling the stories

Shot belt (only gun fired the whole trip)

Low tire

How I tell stories through Patreon
Honda CR250


Nevada “highways” that drop into creek beds

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Closing Statements

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ORP 013 - Liberty, Tracker and Some Fire


Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is my co host 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. Episode 13!!!

What's up Jeff?

Listener Feedback:

Hi Jeff & Greg,

Thanks for a great show!  I've been enjoying it big time, especially the episodes about winches and axles.  As I type this, I'm downloading the latest episode about Auto vs Manual and I can't wait to listen!  I always have had manual transmissions and haven't been persuaded by all the lectures I've had over the years on how autos are better off road.

I think it might be interesting to devote an episode to discussing welding on the trail.  In years past I wheeled a Land Rover and mounted a second alternator, that I liberated from and old Buick, under the Land Rover hood and turned that into a welder.  Now-a-days I carry a Cobra 2575 Watt inverter from and a 90 Amp wire feed welder from Harbor freight.  With these I can do some mad welding on the trail and the total cost was just over $200 (not including helmet and rods).

This past weekend I wheeled my '04 Jeep Liberty on The Rubicon from Loon Lake to Buck Island Lake on Friday afternoon, and back out to Loon on Saturday.  I was with a longtime friend of mine who drives a nice '07 Wrangler Rubicon LJ and he took a picture of me somewhere along the granite slab not too far past The Gatekeeper.  The pic is attached.

Please keep up the great work and I'll be listening,


Hey gentlemen,

I just listened to the most recent podcast and you said you now have facebook. I looked for it(the off road podcast) and I can't find it.

Also, you guys mentioned on an earlier podcast on-board welders.  I didn't know if you guys wanted to go into some depth about options like Ready Welder, modifying an alternator to weld, or straight off of batteries.

I'm also looking into an on-board air system for filling tires and maybe some light tool work.  Any thoughts on Viair, ARB, Warn Powerplant, etc?

Keep the great podcasts coming.


Smittybilt Air Compressors 2781

Here is the follow-up for my warrantee experience with Chrysler.

First to answer your questions during the podcast. I had done no other modifications to my truck other than the 6” Lift Kit and 35” tires. No Power chip or anything.

The warrantee was reviewed again by Chrysler (the factory powertrain department) and once again rejected on the basis of the lift kit.

I talked with the Service Manager on what the dealership would do to make this right for me and he referred me to the Dealership General Manager who decided that the dealership would replace the transmission for me at no cost to me.

At this point I had really lost faith in this truck and asked if he would work me a good deal to trade in my truck for another new one and he agreed to this, going so far as to not deduct anything off my trade in price for the transmission since he had agreed to replace it for me.

So they got me into a new truck at a price I am very happy with. I went ahead and went back to a Ram 2500 HD since I have had such good luck with them in the past.  I have had 4 2500’s prior to the 3500. I think I will wait a while before I consider a lift kit again just to be sure that all is well with this truck.

One thing that did upset me during all this is that fact that I had purchased an extended warrantee with the 3500 and when I asked the Service Manager if it would cover the transmission replacement he stated that it would not because the factory warrantee was still in effect, I later found out that it would have but since I have replaced the truck I will not pursue it further.

I hope this help you with any decisions you will make on changes to your vehicles, or at least prompts you to ask questions of the dealership before you decide what to do with them.  Most importantly get anything a dealer representative tells you in writing.

Keep up the great podcast and tread lightly out there.


Kingman, AZ

Instead of swapping my entire rear axle for a stronger one, will getting heavy duty axle shafts be enough strength to go up a couple wheel sizes? I have a Geo Tracker and Calmini offers some heavy duty axle shafts. It seems like a much cheaper alternative to an entire axle swap. I would like to run 32s or 33s.

2)Having said that, I still have IFS. Calmini does not offer heavy duty axles shafts for IFS. Would the IFS stand up to 32s or 33s, as is?

I'm a new listener and so far I love the podcast.


Hey guys love the show, find it very informative.  I'm hoping you can give me your opinion on some gearing ratios.  I have  82 Jeep CJ7 running on 32's with the stock AMC20/Dana30 w/ 2.73's.  As you can tell I need a gearing change.  The jeep is used mainly for hunting, no extreme wheeling, just logging/fire roads, some street use.  I am thinking 3.73's would do the trick or do you think I should go up to 4.10's.

If I decided to do a diff swap, what should I look for?  Can you recommend some donor vehicles.

Thanks in advance, looking forward to next show.

Tom C.

Shawnee Oklahoma


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