Off Road Podcast Episode 083 - Bens New Ride

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 Ben and joining me is my fellow host Steve. How are you?

Anyone done anything exciting

Listener feedback

  • from our friends at Oregon Trail Offroad   

  • Andrew Smith “I like the listener shows”

  • feed issues on last weeks episode

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Events and Happenings  

  • moonshiners offroad swapmeet Puyallup fair grounds march 6th (look for Ben for a chance at a box of 22 lr first person to mention the show will get a box)

  • Easter Jeep Safari march 19-27

  • The 54th Annual TDS Desert Safari southern California  march 4-6th

  • Jeep Blitz presented by Steinjäger April 15-17 in Bushnell, Illinois

  • Pacific Northwest Off Road Racing Series
    March 19th 2016 Riverdale (short course)
    April 2nd 2016 PNW Off Road Racing Series Starvation Ridge 100 (UTV Only)
    April 30th 2016 Straddleline wa (short course)

  • Jeep jamboree

1ST TABLE MESA Anthem, Arizona Mar3 Mar5

12TH TEXAS SPUR Llano, Texas Mar 17 - Mar 19

22ND PINE BARRENS Hammonton, New Jersey Mar 17 - Mar 19

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Off Road News

Main Topic

what i got

1991 Jeep Cherokee 5 Speed Manual

Stage 1

Fix stuff

  • valve cover leak

  • grill and headlight bezzle

  • misc trim

  • rear driver side door

  • headliner

  • rear hatch

  • axle disconnect front axle replace with manual lock kit

  • full service

Stage 2

  • 3” or 4.5” lift

  • Tires

  • Fenders

Stage 3

  • Jcr offroad weldable bumpers front and back

  • frame Stiffeners

  • Winch

Stage 4

  • Lockers Front Back

  • Body Armor

  • Axles (or Upgrades)

  • Transfer Case Upgrade Np231

Next episode

Next episode Jeff From Rugged Overland

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closing statements

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ORP 002 - Surviving on the Back Country Trails


Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me again today is my not so lovely co host Jeff Bakken...This is the podcast for all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all. What's up Jeff?

Listener Feedback:

Loved the off road podcast. It's good to hear some more like minded guys talking rigs. And if you ever get down to Arizona, let me know. Will

Thanks Greg and Jeff for the awesome debut of your new podcast.

I am looking forward to this podcast as I just purchased a 2014 JK Unlimited Sport. I put a Rugged Ridge 2" hitch on it so I could load my Thule Apex bike rack on the back. Today I'm waiting for the Fed Ex man to show up with my Console Vault so I can stow my Glock 30S when I can't carry it in the politician's designated areas.

I would like to upgrade the wheels and tires to make it a Mall-Crawler/G.O.O.D. vehicle. I'm not r eady to off-road it as I have 75 more monthly payments and Wife would not be happy.

Here's my question, can I put 12/33's on it without having to lift it? I really want the 12/35's but I know I would have to lift it 3-5 inches.

One more question, if I do decide on the 35ers, what's the best lift kit to keep that factory drivability? I love the TeraFlex videos but what do you know about their quality.

Thanks again and I look forward to the next podcast.

-Dug of Chicago

Hey, I listened to the new pilot episode for the 4x4 podcast. I liked it, looking forward to hearing more in depth info on it.  I am going to tell a good friend about it, he use to own a 4wd shop locally and I think he will like it.


Hey guys,

I'm listening to the Off Road Podcast as I write this, and I want to let you know that it's got my vote.

I'm actually in Placer County, very close to where the guys live, so I can relate to everything they're talking about. In fact, I recently put a nice "badge of honor" on my Nissan Titan, while trying to maneuver my way to Eagle Lakes, in the Fordyce area.

Keep up the good work, and make this show happen!

Thanks, Freeman

Hey I shoot with JW and he got me hooked on the podcast, i enjoyed the offroad podcast and i have owned 12 or more jeeps, mostly XJs and willys trucks, and i currently have a deuce and a half m35a2 and a CJ5 i have looking like a military jeep and I mount a 1919A4 on, a nice combination of a love of wheeling and guns! If you want someone to talk about deuce's on the show hit me up. I’m getting ready to bob mine and i have done a lot to it already.

Main Topic:  What Do I need to Survive in the Back Country

Nevada woman rescued by brother after becoming trapped in Sierra Nevada Mountains with boyfriend for six days What’s the bare essentials?

Tell someone where you're going and when you expect to be back.

That’s the joy of a club.

Water, spare, working tools to use the, blanket, cell phone.

Fireroad exploring:

Rock Crawling:  Tow Strap,

Trip Reports:  Rubicon by Jeff


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