Off Road Podcast Episode 164 - Super Jeep indeed


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-host Aaron How’s everyone doing tonight?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Aaron - Got my LMTV!!! Started tinkering on it...”new” wheels and tires.

  • Ben - I went scootering! Got some snow and did some doughnuts in the yard even went sideways had a blast now I have a behemoth in my yard…wife upped the budget for truck and were getting closer and a decision.  Also, made an appearance on this week in guns again along with having a Merry Christmas.

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The Interview

Let's talk about you

How did you get started off-roading?
What was your first rig?
What type of wheeling do you like to do?
Most embarrassing moment on the trail?
Tell us about super jeep!

How did you go about preparing for the show?

did anything change before it started?

What was being on TV like?

What was your most used tool on on the trail

How bad did they play off the drama compared to whatever drama there was.

If you could do it again would you?

Are there any forums or facebook groups you frequent?

You recently had a popular video did your turkey taste a little bit like diff fluid?

What would you suggest to anyone looking to get into wheeling or who just got started?

Roberts question

hey carl i had a listener write in and ask a question maybe you could help answer this its a little beyond my know how Don't hate me but I'm gutting the leaf springs in the front. I did not want to look at the crowded front bumper anymore.

Can I fabricate a curved upper link on a 3 link? I understand it will be heavier and harder to adjust since it will have to stay vertical. I see track bars bent to clear oil pans all the time. I want to fab the upper arm, it will give me 4 inches of more compression. Well worth the time....if it can be done?

Your company

How did jantz engineering come about?
Do you have employees? How many?
Do you specialize in anything
What are some of the kits you sell
What's your company's mission statement and what do they provide for the 4x4 community?Where are you on social media and do you have a website

What's next for super jeep

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Closing Statements

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ORP 009 - Beginner Self Recovery and More!!

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is my co host, and personal rock stacker, 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?

Announcements:  My jeep is still stock

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Listener Feedback:

I am enjoying your off-road podcast, I owned a 72 Bronco while in college in 1982, it was not the best off road, sank in the sand, heavy,  I changed the tires and engine and it then needed a new gear ratio.   It was expensive and I sold the bronco, got married and  had  had kids.

I have owned a Bronco II,  UNRELIABLE, A explorer more a family SUV, a  Durango (3 transmissions) not a very capable machine, I now have a daily driver Toyota Tacoma 4x4 awesome, totally stock.

Even after owning all theses 4x4s I don't know much about off-roading, whien I need the 4x4  to continue I usually turn back.

I recently bought a bone stock jeep tj to tow Behind my Rv, take hunting and explore the Colorado backcountry where I live and leave the Toyota clean.

Here are my questions for your podcast.

  1.   What makes a good winch, ie, pounds off pull, cable, vs synthetic rope, manufactures etc.  I here buy American, get a Warn, I'm am not rock crawling just want to venture off and self recover, reliably,  I know never go out alone, but let's be real, going solo is a reality.
  2.   Why are the bigger diameter tires so much better for off road, you need to modify, suspension, wheels, lift, axles, gear ratios etc.
  3.  I seems like all the 4x4 mods add considerable weight, doesn't this work against being more capable, light is right? Right?
  4. I have a Dana 35/30 on my jeep, now I feel like I need to change them  out before changing wheels tires and lifting?   What is the priority.  I want the jeep to sit alittle higher, maybe  31 inch tires but I really don't want to drop the cash for new axles etc, I feel I would be better off selling my new toy jeep and getting one with all the mods done.
  5.  what is the priority of 4x4 mods? Winch, tires, gears, shocks, lift, wheels, lockers, engine, mods, sliders
  6.  How important is having more HP in off-roading.
  7.  What type of trails can a mostly stock basic jeep safely be expected to navigate, ie, how deep of water crossing? What amount of mud depth, what height of boulders, do you have any reasonable guidelines?
  8.   Tow straps, tow chains, recovery gear? What works best for most.

I have many more questions, I will be listening, thanks for the podcast.

Thanks, Greg from Colorado Springs

Send us your questions and comments!!!

Main Topic:Basic Recovery Equipment

Recovery points


Tow Strap

First Aid Kit

Trip Reports: Club clean up run on closed trial.