Off Road podcast Episode 119 - Boom Mall Rated Interview

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.

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Aaron - Went to the beach.

  • Cameron - Off Road Evolution Long Arm upgrade and King Coilovers on Kick Rocks customer’s 4 door Rubiclone.

  • Steve - Hit an elk.

  • Daryl -

  • Ben - i got doors for the xj and an even bigger pile of parts to install a overland book , have my ar parts just need to assemble, i ordered came in the mail finally and some jackass tried to steal my light bar off my jeep

Listener Feedback

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Israel wrote in that he recently found the podcast and was on episode 19 and he was working his way through catching up even though he was looking for our previous hosts i gladly helped him with what advice i could as it reads

I currently live in Parker, C0 (south of Denver). Bought a jeep two years ago and have enjoyed wrenching and making it reliable for weekend trips and “yes” hate to admit it, but sometimes my grocery getter.

Overview on my rig:

1983 CJ jeep

2 inch lift

33 /12.5 /15 inch BFG

AVM hubs

Inline 6 stock-

Pro Comp rear bumper

custom front bumper- two point recover hooks

front axle (dana 30 stock?) and rear axle (amc 20)

Now that I have driven it around town and taken a few small trips to the mountains, I really want to increase my range off road.  Yes, I’ve babied it but I’m sure all can relate to a new build.  Most trips have been on forest roads and muddy gravel roads. I’m not looking to get crazy or hit extreme trails but enough to get me to the next level without abusing my CJ. Yes, it’s a short wheelbase and may not be able to climb big boulders but I want my jeep to get over tree trunks or ditches with little effort.  Eventually, I want a newer jeep, TJ or JK but for now this is what I got.  

So, I think I know the answers but I want your guys input.  If you’ve already discussed this, I guess I’ll listen to it shortly once I get caught up.

  1. Should I add selectable lockers in the front or rear?  ( I am only doing one locker because of budget. Wedding planned for 2017)

  2. Is it worth adding lockers to stock axles on my cj5?

  3. Do I spend money on a winch or lockers first?  

  4. I also need to replace my clutch, flywheel and throwout bearing.  How hard is it?  I’ve taken my skid off to replace the transmission mount and stabilizer so I know there is some weight to it.  4 Wheel Parts would do it for about 600-800 bucks. The part is about $100-125. I really want to do it myself but if I get stumped on something I want to do it right or is it pretty straight forward? Clutch adjustment and torque specs for all the bolts, etc.  Any advice or a good shop around here would be greatly appreciated.  

I responded

1) if you do a locker do the front first because its helps the tires grab and lift you over the obstacle vs pushing you into it

2) lockers never hurt in all honesty

3) personally I would go for a winch first because if lockers can't get you out a winch will may take longer for recovery

4) I would have another person who's done a clutch around in a cj they are fairly easy and can take a day for an experienced duo or longer depending tools like a transmission jack

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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Ben's Rant of the week

If your gonna try and steal my crap use a wrench

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News

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Tech Tip

Kill switch ideas and why to install them:

1.Jet Ski/Treadmill Pull-a-switch

2. Big Rocker Switch

3. Push pull switch

Why?

  1. Kill the fuel pump/pressure outside or the tank

  2. Anti-theft

  3. Emergency situation

  4. Mechanical Failure

The Interview

Today we have Daryl

  • Let's talk about you (This is the section we use let our listeners get to know you)

B) How did you get started off-roading?

A) What was your first rig?

C) What's your rig Now?

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

A) Most embarrassing moment on the trail?

C) 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?

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A) How did JCR come about

C)How did you get started in this business?

B)How many employees?

A)What's your company's mission statement and what do they provide for the 4x4 community?

C) How long has it been going on?

B) Where are your products made?

A) what vehicles do you guys make parts for

C) what are some products you guys offer

B) diy parts please tell me more

A) when did Rando Mallrated join the crew

C)Tell me about the diy bumpers? How long does it take to build one?

B)Is aluminum in the future for armor?

A) How did handicorn come into play?

C) What's in the future for JCR offroad?

SEMA

B)What was your SEMA trip like

A)How many times have you been to SEMA?

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

B)Do you consider the SEMA trip successful?

A)how much drool came from #projectsnowhawk

C)what about #projectascender

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Closing Statements

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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.

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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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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.

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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

be smart be courteous and be alert and as always have fun.

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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

be smart be courteous and be alert and as always have fun.

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ORP 059 - camping in the sand box

ORP 59 camping in the sand box

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.

Weekly adventures

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

up coming

Firearms radio network personalities will be at the 2015 BullPup Shoot.

come shoot some awesome guns at the 2015 bullpup shoot in mount carroll IL on sept 19 2015. go to bullpupshoot.com for more info.

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Listener Feedback

James on facebook sent us a couple pictures of his family rig from down under in australia. he says it's a isuzu with a 3.0l turbo diesel with a toyota 200 series 5 speed auto transmission. i posted the pics on facebook you can check out the pics on our page  facebook.com/offroadpodcast. thank you james for sharing.

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Main Topic camping in the sand

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.

Weekly adventures

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

up coming

Firearms radio network personalities will be at the 2015 BullPup Shoot.

come shoot some awesome guns at the 2015 bullpup shoot in mount carroll IL on sept 19 2015. go to bullpupshoot.com for more info.

Off road podcast will be attending the off road expo in Pomona ca on the 3&4th of October come out and let us know if you're going to be in the area. Also if you check the off road expo site and see anything you want us to find information on let us know so we can check it out. We are hoping to get a bunch of interviews lined up and out there for you the listeners to enjoy. Go to offroadexpo.com for more info

Help support the show, by clicking through our amazon affilite link on offroadpodcast.com

Listener Feedback

James on facebook sent us a couple pictures of his family rig from down under in australia. he says it's a isuzu with a 3.0l turbo diesel with a toyota 200 series 5 speed auto transmission. i posted the pics on facebook you can check out the pics on our page  facebook.com/offroadpodcast. thank you james for sharing.

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Main Topic camping in the sand

what to camp in.

  1. tents.
  1. tents are cheap and easy to come by
  2. tents are lightweight and easy to pack
  3. tents don’t do so well in the wind
  4. tents are not very secure if your leaving gear at camp
  5. Truck beds or storage area
  6. there are lots of options for truck beds like air mattresses/truck tents
  7. camper shells are more secure option and fiberglas ones are good in the wind
  8. suv hatches are good but limited space for you and gear.
  9. if you're using your truck for sleeping you have to pack it up to travel to town
  10. Trailers
  11. Trailers have lots of space and bathrooms
  12. trailers can have cargo areas for wheeling rigs
  13. Trailers have comfortable beds
  14. Trailers are allot more secure for leaving gear if you have to leave camp

Things you need if you're camping with the equipment named above

  1. tent
  1. stakes to hold tnet down the ones in the bag won't hold it down
  2. wind barrier dig a berm or stake up tarps on prevailing wind side
  3. air mattress or cot sand is not as soft as you think to sleep on
  4. truck/suv
  5. air mattress
  6. things to clean up with wet naps things of that sort same as tent
  7. trailers
  8. wind barrier / trailers become venturies
  9. jack stands made for sand.

C water and supplies.

camping in the sand can be allot of fun but can also be allot of work depending on the weather and conditions.

towing in the sand is tricky but can be done lower air pressure on truck and trailer for better traction. tires on trailers that are aired up turn into anchors.

closing statements

be smart be courteous and be alert and as always have fun.

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ORP 058 Sand Driving Skills

This week steve and forrest talk about the skills to have a fun time wheeling in the sand.

Off Road Podcast Episode 58 Sand Driving Skills

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Host Forrest throwing some roost

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.

up coming

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listener feedback

bob wrote

Recently went out to the Oceano dunes with some friends. Looking for some advice regarding off-roading in the sand here are some of my questions I have:

  1. Recommended rigs and set up.
  2. Tire combinations and air pressures
  3. Towing in the sand
  4. Recovery options / tricks to get out of sand
  5. General actives at the dunes / off-road equipment at the dunes.
  6. Possible safety concerns

Thanks any info is appreciated!

Bob

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Main Topic sand driving skills

Sand Knowledge

  1. recovery skills
  1. know how to use your recovery equipment tow ropes tow hooks winch etc.
  2. make sure you have proper recovery tools.
  1. proper tow points front and rear of vehicle attached to frame
  2. proper tow strap nothing with hooks and rated for at least twice your  vehicle weight.
  3. winch movable from front to rear is best and mounted properly.
  4. land anchor if using winch. also a snatch block
  5. momentum is your friend when towing someone out .
  6. Sand driving
  1. air pressure is king lower is better in the sand, don't go so low that you pull your tire off the bead or run beadlocks.
  2. know how to use your vehicle and its off road systems ie four wheel drive or lockers.
  1. know how your four wheel drive engages and weather it's gonna be better in low range or high.
  1. some low ranges are too low and don't allow enough tire speed.
  2. Tires and tire pressures
  3. wide knobby tires work great mud tires like swampers turned                  backwards can act like sand paddle
  4. sand paddles work great but cannot be used on the street also you need power to turn them
  5. safety concerns
  1. all vehicles in dunes should be flying a flag
  2. watch for other riders while coming over the peak of a dune no blind jumping
  3. if having to jack a vehicle up in the sand remember that sand is soft and moves really easily vehicle can crush you.
  4. when winching or towing stay far away out of the radius of lines. watch for snapping lines.
  5. always be on the lookout for other drivers or riders lots of inexperienced riders and drivers out there.

closing statements

be smart be courteous and be alert and as always have fun.

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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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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 052 - Listener Rides Part 2

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Forrest and Steven return with Jake to interview listener Ben about his rides and off roading adventures. Welcome to the Off Road Podcast! I am your guest host Jake and Joining me is Hank. 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 52

What did you do this week?

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Main Topic:  Jeep

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Forrest - Fresno California

Steven Idaho - South Middle

Ben - Washington State

Make/Model Year:

Motor:

Mileage:

Mods:

Mishaps

Favorite type of wheeling

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ORP 051 - Listener Rides Part 1

Forrest and Steven join Jake to talk about their rides and off roading experiences. Welcome to the Off Road Podcast! I am your guest host Jake and Joining me is Hank. 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 51

What did you do this week?

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Main Topic:  Jeep

Forrest - Fresno California

Steven Idaho - South Middle

Make/Model Year:

Motor:

Mileage:

Mods:

Mishaps

Favorite type of wheeling

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ORP 046 - Wilderness Survival

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This week I Kyle Cunliffe and Clint go over some key items to help keep you and those around you safe in emergency situations both on and off the trail. Listen up and write our email to let me know what you think!  

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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 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 022 - The 14 Bolt Episode

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 22!!!

Welcome back Jeff!!

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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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