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 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

email: feedback@offroadpodcast.com

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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

closing statements

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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 - 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.

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

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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 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 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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Trip Reports:  None...

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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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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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Trip Reports:  None...

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ORP 014 - Joint Juice

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 14!!!

What's up Jeff?

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Listener Feedback:

Hey guys, I've got an '04 tj Rubicon. Pretty basic and not hardcore by no means. Its running Rokmen control arms, Clayton adj trac bars and brackets, 4" Superlift springs, Rancho 5000 shocks,TEN Factory shafts front and rear and 35" Cepek mud countrys. Its been nearly perfect for my needs as daily driver, range toy and weekend wheeler (mild to moderate). A few weeks ago I finally ran past the short arms capabilities. I ran a long steep hill to reset some steel on a long range course of fire. Felt like the rear wanted to drive under the Jeep. So I've started looking at bolt on Long arm builder kits for just arms and brackets. I'm happy with my spring rates, lift and accessories. I'm not a great welder either. Looked at Rough Country builder kit and didn't look bad in person especially for the money. Do you guys have any first hand experience with them from the club? You usually get what you pay for so I'm a bit hesitant. Love the shows! Thanks, Matt

Rough Country 4-6IN JEEP LONG ARM UPGRADE KIT

Clayton Long Arm Upgrade Kits

Rock Krawler Long Arm Upgrade

Rough Country Long Arm kit for my TJ?

Send us your questions and comments!!!

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Main Topic: Joint Juice…

Krawler Joints

Currie Enterprises Johnny Joints

Metalcloak Duroflex Joint

Forged Ballistic Joints

Rubicon Express Super-Flex Assemblies

EMF Bushing Joint

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ORP 011 - Auto vs Manual

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is my co host Jeff can’t pick a rig 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?

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Listener Feedback:

Hello!

Enjoying the podcast!

I have a 2011 Jeep JK Unlimited, and have been looking at lifts for a long time.

I hear that some people piece their lifts together from different manufacturers.

Can I use springs from one, arms from another, track bar from another etc?

Also, have any recommendations. Been looking at the 3.5" rock Krawler X factor lift, but would be interested to hear what you recommend. Would like to run 37's with as little lift as possible.

Thanks!

Ken

Really enjoy the podcast. I have been wheeling for about 37 years now, started on Honda 3-wheelers back when I was 11 and have had dirt bikes, sand rails, Baja bugs, jeeps and trucks.

I currently have a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 (my 4 Dodge Ram) and thought I would share my woeful warrantee experience with you since you both have recently gotten new Chrysler vehicles and are going to do work to them.

I purchased my 2012 Ram in January of 2013 and had the dealer install a 6” lift on it for me, not that I do any hard wheeling with it but being a Mega Cab with a long wheel base I wanted a little more ground clearance and to up the tires to 35’s.

In August of 2013 the transmission started leaking and I took it to my local Dodge dealer (not the one I bought it from) and was advised there was an air bubble in the casting of the case and they were advised by the factory to replace the case which they did, moving all the internals from one case to another.

In June of 2014 the transmission started leaking a little again and back to the local dealer it went. They advised me that the transmission had overheated at some point and it was fine so they returned it to me.

In August of 2014 it started leaking again pretty bad this time so back to the local dealer it went again with only 30,000 miles on it. This time the found another crack and requested the factory replace the whole transmission this time. Well after 1 week at the dealer and sending the factory photos and doing computer trouble shooting on it they think that a vibration in the transmission caused the case to crack but asked for some more photos. Well a week more and they come back with the answer that the truck has been lifted and therefore they are denying any warrantee claim. So the local dealer called me to advise me of the factories decision.

Now the dealer I was going to was not the one who sold me the truck or installed the lift kit, that dealer is 200 miles away. The reason I bought one from a dealer that far away is they were the only ones who had the Ram 3500 dually in stock for me to look at before I bought it.

So now I have taken the truck to the dealer I bought it from and waiting to hear back from them on what will be done to fix my truck. At the time of purchase I asked the salesmen if the installation of the lift kit would void my warrantee and he assured me it would not so I wait patiently for their answer to my problem.

While I understand that installing a lift kit will void some portion of a warrantee such as the suspension system and what not but don’t see how a cracked transmission case would be caused, and even if it could would they not have told me this the first time the case cracked even if to just tell me if it happens again they would not cover it. It seems that now that Fiat is involved with Chrysler things aren’t what they used to be.

Anyway just a heads up on how bad things are getting there.

Keep up the great podcast.

Eric

Kingman, AZ

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Main Topic: Auto vs Manual

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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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ORP 007 - Aftermarket Axles and S'more

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is the Master Trail Wrangler,  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. What's up Jeff?

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Listener Feedback:

Hey guys I was wanting your opinions, I have 1979 Ford Bronco and need to put a new motor in. It has a Ford 400m and its old and wore out. Was wondering what you guys would put in it? It currently has a 6in lift, 35in tires, 4:10 gears and posi-tracs front and back with a Dana 44 front end and a Ford 9in. in the back. I have purchased Detroit lockers for front and back I would like to go to a 37 or 38in tires. I also will be getting a atlas transfer case for it at some point.

Thanks guys love the show keep it up.

Garron

I have been thinking about buying a early 80's CJ7.  Not sure if this is a prudent purchase. I have always liked the look of them but not sure about the reality of owning one.  Should I save my money and buy a more recent Jeep model?  4 door vs 2 door of the recent Wranglers?  Pluses? Minuses?  Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks - Tony

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Main Topic: After Market Axles

Currie Axles

Dynatrac Axles

Solid Axle

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ORP 004 - Suspension Suspense

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me as always is my co host Jeff rigless 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?  New tow rig!!!

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Main Topic:Suspension Suspense

Body lifts

Leaf Spring Suspension

Coil/linked Suspension

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