Off Road Podcast Episode 211 - Interview with Scott Brady Part 1

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. 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 your host Ben here with my co-hosts Jeremy, Aaron, Steve and our guest Scott. How’s everyone doing?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Ben - Preparing for snow camping while enjoying snowpocalypse 1 through 3.  Got to use my winch to recover a minivan, an F150 deep in a ditch, and a Scion XB toaster.

  • Jeremy - Should have been preparing for the podcast snow trip, but went wheeling during the snowpocalypse instead.

  • Aaron - Prepping for our podcast snow camping trip.  Pulled apart all of my recovery gear and put it back together.  Dropped out 3 bow shackles for 3 synthetic shackles. Can’t find some of my stuff since moving. Flew a nice drone and shot some footage for the 1st time.

  • Steve - Still working on Winch bumper, almost finished.  Just a bit more welding, a lot of grinding, and then some primer and raptor liner. Need to figure out how to make the best use of my Last US Bag Co. bags.

  • Scott - Spent some time with Nissan in Morocco.  

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Main Topic:

Scott Brady of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal

  • How did you get started offroading?

  • What type of offroading do you like to do?

  • What was your first off-road rig?

  • What is your current off-road rig?

  • Do you have a dream rig?

  • Any embarrassing moments on the trail?

  • You run a online forum.  Can you tell our listeners what it is about and how people use it?

  • Why do you think your forum is still growing while on a whole people are turning away from them?

  • You also run a magazine.  Tells up a little about it and it’s content.

  • When I got my first issue of Overland Journal in the mail (Gear 2014) I read it all on one sitting.  My heart raced as I devoured the different gear tests, the article of a British female solo riding a motorcycle through Iran, and the Expeditions 7 team as they completed the circumnavigation of the northern hemisphere. What direction do you have your magazine pointed and how do you come up with content?

  • What was your inspiration for starting the businesses you run and exploring the world as you do?

  • You mentioned offroading is done for sport, what is your definition of Overlanding?

  • Are you concerned with how commercialized overlanding has become?

  • What was your favorite trip to go on?

  • What is it like to live abroad?

  • Do you have a favorite place to travel?

  • Is there anywhere you haven’t been but would like to go?

  • Do you have any fears with travel?

  • Have you been part of an expedition or trip and had it go really wrong?

  • Your Expeditions 7 adventure was amazing.  How hard is it to plan for something like that?

  • Are you a paper maps guy or do you geek out on navigation apps?

  • What technology have you seen advance the most since you started exploring?

  • Do you have a favorite thing to geek out on?

  • What is your preferred sleeping setup when off road?

  • Have you competed in any sort of motorsports?

  • Have you considered participating in a Gambler 500 event?

  • What is the worst “off road” vehicle you have ever traveled in?

  • What is the best and worst modification that you have seen done to an off-road vehicle?

  • What are you currently working on?

  • Where can we find you?

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Closing Statements

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ORP 015 - Locker Talk

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 15!!!

What's up Jeff?

Listener Feedback:

Hi Greg and Rock Stacker Jeff,

Sounds like you tried finding me some AEV Pintlers so I kept my end of the deal and left some I-Tunes feedback. Really enjoying the show, and quite impressed when you start talking Toyota.

I've tried various "On Board" air systems and in the end go Power Tank. The air tanks are too small, lack volume enough to really run any tools, and the flow through the lines is pretty weak as well. The "On Board" is fine for running lockers and airing up at the end of the trail, just really slow and frustrating at the end of the day waiting for tires to fill up.

Currently I carry a 10 lb PowerTank mounted with a second 10 lb bottle in the Jeep and never want for air. Great product, only drawbacks being the initial cost and loss of storage space in a smaller rig like a TJ.

On a different note, SB 808 the "Ghost Gun" law was vetoed today, build on my friend, build on


Hi Guys,

I've got a '84 Toyota pick-up, that is Stock as far as I know, with the 22R engine in it.  I want to make it into a custom general 4x4 rig that is street legal and need more power. (What can I say?  The 95hp and 137 Torque just ain't gonna cut it)

Two questions:  A)What is a good engine to swap out without having to trade out the transmission too. (or do I need to anyway?)

B) Do I need to upgrade the axles to run 35" tires?  It already has the solid axles so I'm hoping not to swap them out.

I know that there will be other mods needed like suspension, a cage, etc. but I'm really looking for some direction in these two areas to get started.

Thanks from the wilds of Wyoming,


I was listening to episode 13 tonight and heard you guys answer my previous email about my Tracker. Thank you for the information and the links in the show notes. In the long run I will probably just go with Toyota axles front and rear.

Since asking that last question I have decided not to put on 32s and instead go with 235/75r15 which is almost 29 inches. Stock size is 205/75r15 which is about 27 inches. Yes, I will put 32s or even 35s on in the far future, but for now smaller tires fit my budget better and put less strain on the old tracker. (I'm trying to minimize damage, and thus repair cost.) I also need to conserve all the power this little guy has to get me up the in the mountain roads for the ski season and wheeling.

I attached a picture of it below. I know you guys would have preferred a pic of it on a trail, but I don't have any on-trail pictures yet.

To answer your next question.... Yes, the front is lifted higher than the rear. In this picture I have 1.5 in. spacers in the front with no back lift. I plan on finishing up the lift with new struts and shocks as well as old man emu coils (front and back) which should lift it about 1.5 inches, as well. In the end it will be 3 inches in the front and 1.5 in the rear. Why did I want the front higher? No reason other than I like the look. I already have an oddball rig, why not some oddball styling?

The wheels in this picture are 215/75r15 so they are between the stock size and the size I want. I obviously have no bumpers on the rig, but know a guy that can fabricate some custom tube bumpers.

I hope you guys enjoy my wacky rig. If you want, I can keep you updated on the progress. It may be pretty slow over winter being that my money will temporarily be going toward another passion of mine, skiing. I'll see if I can at least take pictures of the little rig rescuing all the Subbies and Audis from the snow banks.


Entertaining podcast, keep it coming.

I'm in the process of fixing up a 2000 Chevy K3500 4 door 8' bed for some mild off-road use. It's the old body style with a 454 and single rear wheels. It currently has a 3" body lift and will have 35" tires when I get the front bushings and steering parts replaced. It will mostly be used for trips to the gun range and towing/hauling stuff to the river with the family so I'm going to keep the IFS front end.

I'm looking forward to an episode on the gm 14 bolt full float rear end detailing what is involved in rebuilding one and options for lockers since the factory locking differential isn't working.

David in NorthWest Arkansas

p.s. What's up with the lack of dirt on the tires on that Jeep just because it's not lifted. That's just sad.

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