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  1. Episode 100 – Where Have We Been?

    Main Topic: Where have we been?

    Episode 100!!!!!

    What do we think Jeff?

    Favorite episode

    Favorite interview Mopar – Episode 20 switch pros – episode 26

    Favorite story or experience

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    Suggested Thread of the Week! Adjusting your track bar?

    Events and Happenings: Meet and greet

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  2. Episode 99 – Tire Time Tech

    Main Topic: Tire Time!!!

    Listener Feedback:

    Hey everybody, I was hoping to get some information on what tires to go with next. I’m currently running Cooper Discoverer STT 35/12.50R17 on Fuel wheels. I know I definitely want to move to 37s cause my JK Rubicon has 6 inches of lift and the 35s just look too small in my opinion. So far my first choice is the Goodyear MTR with Kevlar. I’ve read some good reviews online on those and I was just wondering what you guys thought of them. Anyone currently running them in 37s? Also do they make them in a 37/13.50? Or just 37/12.50? I’m open to suggestions as well to other tires so any info would be great. Mainly looking for true to size with good road manners due to the JK being my daily driver. Thanks for any help! P.S Greg or Jeff this could possibly be a good Podcast topic due to tires being a popular topic with very controversial opinions, just a thought.

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/PR-TSLs/

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    Suggested Thread of the Week! What tire should I go too?

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  3. Episode 98 – IFS, Is It Really That Bad?

    Main Topic: IFS or Straight Axle? Hey guys, been listening since the beginning of the old show. As a toyota guy you make me laugh and scream sometimes in the same episode. I wheel a 97 4Runner that is and always will be IFS, I’m currently running 35s and it does everything I want it to do, including wheeling 10 days straight in Moab without a single issue. There are thousands of 4runners, Tacomas, FJCs, 100 series LCs and the like that get wheeled with IFS and rack and pinion steering. Please I beg of you, stop beating up on our trucks lol.

    You guys put on a great show, keep up the great work. Jason

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    by NV241OR I have listened to these guys from day one of their other podcast. I always look forward to new episodes and love hearing about old stories, mishaps, and plenty about axles. Greg, go take a jaunt on a fireroad in your JK! Jeff, build a new rig!

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  4. Episode 96 – Off Roading, How to Get Started

    Main Topic: How to get started

    http://www.highsierra4x4.com/forum/shop-talk/modificcations/7694-where-to-start

    Answering the question of what you want to do with your vehicle. What, why, when, where and how? and then How Much?

    Based on budget you can start to establish a plan. Phases if you will.

    Most people start with a small lift and bigger tires. Budget boost Muds vs all terrains. Rocker protection Skid Plates Bumpers Recovery

    Phase 2 Replacing suspension components Bigger tires, Mud terrians More skid plate Winch Upgrade axle shafts Steering

    Phase 3 Dana 60s Motor Swap Bigger tires Hydraulic Steering Roll Cage Trailer

    Thread of the Week: Suggested Thread of the Week!

    Listener Feedback:

    Hey guys, love the show!! I have a quick question for you regarding brakes. I have an older toyota and I’m in need of some brakes. Should I buy new pads and rotors or upgrade to the V6 calipers? Dave

    Trail Gear

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  5. Episode 94 – Off Road Storage Solutions

    Main Topic: Storage Solutions

    How do we organize our vehicles? http://www.artecindustries.com/Fuel_Cell_Mounts http://www.swagoffroad.com/Storage-Solutions_c_9.html http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/body-chassis/129-1206-carry-smarter-off-road-truck-and-jeep-storage-solutions/

    Thread of the Week:

    Suggested Thread of the Week! Why buy a Rubicon?

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    The brothers Bakken have been bringing up the dealerships up some lately so I thought I’d talk a bit from the other side. First off dealerships are like cops, doctors and lawyers, most are good but a few turds will ruin the punch. I’ve been in the auto industry since I started work at 16. Started in parts for 6 yrs worked my way to service for another 6 yrs at a large dealership conglomerate and now have been installing transmissions at the Super Duty plant for the past 17. So like a Kardashian I’ve been around

    I’ll start with the power steering issue. Once you buy the vehicle Jeep is a customer just like yourself, they have to pay the dealership for the parts and repairs. Throwing parts at a problem gets expensive just like it would be for customer pay. Most problems have a trouble tree for the tech to follow. Often the problem with leaks is the fluids are so similarly colored now with the use of synthetics and such tight packaging it’s hard to tell the origin unless its a major failure. The guidelines they have to follow dictate the dye at that point. It’s aggravating coming back but it will MOST times aid in getting the correct fix. Most times a reflash is actually a computer update not just a code clear. Just like your home pc updates are put out often to keep emissions in check. It could be as simple as a timing change for certain regions.

    Contrary to belief the tech wants it fixed right the first time as well, they don’t get paid for bring backs. They also don’t mind the warranty although it pays less. The manufacturer will pay but the customer may choose otherwise. Don’t be afraid to ask to talk to your tech, you both have your vehicle in common and have something at stake. Sometimes its like the telephone game, you tell the service writer one thing but it translates differently on the work order. The tech may have seen a similar problem many times and a few key questions/answers may get it diagnosed quicker and more accurately. Also sometimes it just doesn’t act up while the tech has it. Many times I called the customer personally to talk it out,ask questions about when its cold, rainy, after a long drive etc to better my odds of getting it fixed.

    Having your vehicle inop is stressful for sure, but try to take a deep breath and calmly talk to your writer. If its the first time for the problem give them a chance to fix it. They want you happy and coming back as well. Customer loyalty is everything to the manufacturer’s. Loyalty pays off for you as well. If you have your oil or other services done for you take it back to the dealership. Most times they are pretty competitive to the quick lubes. If you happen to have a problem outside of warranty it’s much easier to get it covered if you have a long history of factory care for your car. I’ve seen a car have a major repair covered 10k out of warranty because they were on their 5th Cadillac and had always had all their service done with us. If it’s truly horrible service call customer care, every manufacturer has a # to call. They want you to be happy and buy more of their vehicles. None of them want you to buy another brand. That’s all I got I think. Your mileage may vary as the saying goes but it’s what I’ve witnessed and lived. Feel free ask any questions or voice any opinions.

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  6. Episode 93 – 10 Things You Should Never Do During a Recovery

    Main Topic: 10 Things You Should Never do During a Recovery Panic Rush Stand back and get the big picture Plenty of ways to get a vehicle unstuck Quickest, safest and easiest way Break the Vehicle Use non rated recovery points Recover a vehicle in reverse Stand close to the action Use tools not intended for recovery – Chains Spin your tires out of control Forget to set the parking brake Don’t listen to your spotter Thread of the Week:

    Suggested Thread of the Week! Snow thread

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  7. Episode 92 – What’s KOH All About?

    Main Topic: Ultra 4 Racing

    http://ultra4racing.com/uncategorize…s-differences/

    4400: ULTRA4 Unlimited Class 4500: Rubicon Express Modified Class 4600: Pro Comp Stock Class 4700: Spec Class 4800: Legends Class – Trophy Class UTV Pro UTV Sportsman – Trophy Class

    Thread of the Week:

    Suggested Thread of the Week! ARB Twin Compressor install

    Listener Feedback:

    My buddy in the yellow TJ got mired up off-roading in Tennessee recently. (The hole wasn’t supposed to be that deep.) it was fairly chilly out and he didn’t feel like getting soaked . He ended up walking around the side and standing on top of his TAIL LIGHT GUARDS . So there Greg tail light guards saved this man from getting wet. They aren’t totally useless lol. Marc

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  8. Episode 91 – Snow Time!!

    Main Topic: Snow Run

    Thread of the Week:

    Suggested Thread of the Week! Side by side vs Street Legal wheeler

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