Episode 115 – Travel The World Overland with A2A Expedition

On this episode Dan interviews Graeme and Luisa Bell about their new book, Travel The World Overland.  The Bell family has been staying at a dream location on the Mexican Baja peninsula for a few months hiding from the snow and working on their latest book, Travel The World Overland.  The book is currently available on Kickstarter but the deal closes on 28 May 2016.  You must act fast to pickup a copy of this hardback book full of beautiful photos and overland travel information that will help you learn from their mistakes and experiences.  To pick up your copy head over to http://the4x4podcast.com/traveltheplanet

 

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Episode 113 – Steven Lutz from Rugged Rocks

On this episode we interview Steven Lutz from Rugged Rocks and Rugged Routes.  Rugged Rocks is a leader in pushing development of Nissan off road aftermarket performance parts through industry partnerships and original product design. If you’ve blown your Nissan Titan rear axle and need new gears, Rugged Rocks offers all of the OEM gear ratios, and more! If you have a suspension lift on your Nissan Titan with oversize tires or a Nissan Xterra or Frontier with a Titan swapped front drivetrain and you’re looking to regain lost power and improve gas mileage, then you’ve come to the right place! Rugged Rocks offers Nissan Titan ring and pinion gears for both the front, M205 and rear, M226 differentials in ratios up to 4.56! They also have Doug Thorley headers for many Nissan 4x4s such as the 3.3L V6 Xterra and Frontier as well as the 3.0L V6 Pathfinder and Hardbody. If you’re serious about taking your Nissan 4×4 Pathfinder, Xterra, Frontier, or Hardbody rock crawlnig, then you’ll want long travel suspension, a solid axle conversion and deep crawler gears and preferably dual transfer cases or doubler. You’ll also want some of our heavy duty motor mounts to keep that motor securely attached to the frame! Here at Rugged Rocks, Rugged Rocks has got your Nissan covered!

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Episode 112 – A2A Expedition with Graeme and Luisa Bell

This episode we present to you an interview with one of the most famous families in the overland traveling world:  Graeme and Luisa Bell.  Graeme and Luisa decided to exit the rat race of South Africa to explore.  Their trip was named A2A alluding to their goal of traveling from Argentina to Alaska.  Graeme has also written a fantastic book titled We Will Be Free.  I absolutely recommend that you pick up your own copy of We Will Be Free at their website http://www.a2aexpedition.com/#!author/c16nk.

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Episode 111 – The Pioneering Spirit

This episode of The 4×4 Podcast features an interview with Jared and Jen from The Pioneering Spirit.  Jared and Jen have shared a life of adventure from the beginning.  Now, they are striking out on a completely new adventure together.  The short version of the story is that they are having their Jeep JKU Wrangler Unlimited converted into a Bruiser with a 4BT diesel motor.  Then they are going to ship their loved Jeep to South Africa, pick up a Conqueror trailer and then explore Africa for a few years…and then maybe more!

 

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Episode 110 – Centre Steer Podcast and the end of Land Rover Defender production

On episode 110, we have the pleasure of having John Kostuch from the Centre Steer Podcast join us. John brings his expertise on everything Land Rover as we discuss the end of Land Rover Defender production. While this is a sad day for Land Rover enthusiasts, this event is critical for Land Rover to move forward as a company. The Defender name is not gone for good though, as John describes on the show.

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Episode 109 – Diesel F-150, Dakar, Chevy Colorado Aftermarket

In the garage

  • Dan – new tires on the Jeep. Yukon needs a throttle body and a bunch of other stuff. Shot a caribou. Northern Light viewing.
  • Rich – Salt removal and chain maintenance.

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Episode 108 – Derrick Metz and the Overland Teardrop Trailer

 

GARAGE

Dan – HAM Radio installation

Craig – Ready to destroy his YJ

Rich – nothing

 

INTERVIEW

Derrick Metz – http://overlandtravels.com.  Derrick has built and awesome overland teardrop trailer.  He designed, engineered and built it all himself.  He shares some of his thoughts behind how he built the trailer as well as some tips on planning your own trips.

 

NEWS

 

 

 

  • New Cherokee vs $600 Craigslist Cherokee

 

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/which-is-better-off-road-a-brand-new-jeep-cherokee-or-1737783085

 

OFFROAD APPTITUDE

http://aprs.fi

OUTDOOR EDIBLES

Tembo Tusk Skottle – looking to try one soon 

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Episode 107 – Christmas Gift Guide 2015

On this 2015 edition of the Christmas Gift Guide, we have an all-star cast made up of the other members of the 4×4 Radio Network.  Its a large cast with Tony and Tammy from the Jeep Talk Show; John from the Centre Steer Podcast, and of course Dan, Craig, and Rich from The 4×4 Podcast.  Missing from the show is Greg from the Muddy Mic (due to family emergency at the last minute).  If you haven’t already checked out and subscribed to the other shows, take a second and download a few episodes.

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Episode 106 – Ramblr GPS

In the garage

Dan

  • What all does it take to winterize a vehicle?
  • Block heater
  • Oil Pan Heater
  • Transmission Fluid Pan Heater
  • Battery heater or trickle charger?
  • Cool guy stuff:  washer fluid heater, mirror heaters, windshield wiper heater

Craig – Sand Sports Super Show and Off Road Expo

 

Rich – No wrenching. Riding, riding and more riding. Researching trucks for the future build

 

Interview – Ramblr GPS for all your social needs as related to mapping your adventures.

http://www.ramblr.com/web/main

 

Feedback

From Sean Caldwell

I’m listening to episode 16 and u said u put a link for the amy manual for field repair but I can’t find it on there do u happen to still know it.

http://asktop.net/wp/download/GTA/gta01-14-001.pdf

 

Mike Smith

Hey guys. Been diggin’ the podcast!  One of the latest mentioned covering electrical relays a little more in depth in a future episode.
Not that I’m the world’s expert or anything, but I’ve wired up more than my share, for a variety of different security, lighting, and other needs in my years as a 12v installer.
If I can offer any insight, feel free to hit me up!

Thanks,
Mike


in iTunes by joe5267 from Canada on September 23, 2015
l like listening when I’m going to school. It’s fun listening to the reviews and stories.


in iTunes by hookjaw from USA on September 16, 2015
I have to say, Dan and team puts his heart and soul into this podcast. Dan, Craig and Rich share their thoughts and ideas in a not overly produced podcast. I enjoy that this is just three regular guys talking 4x4s and sharing their thoughts. It’s been great to learn along with Dan as he shares his love of all things 4 wheel drive.
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OUTDOOR EDIBLES

Tembo Tusk Skottle – looking to try one soon  http://tembotusk.flyingcart.com/index.php?p=detail&pid=29&cat_id=

 

  • Send in your ideas for Christmas gift guide
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Episode 105 – Global Expedition Vehicles

The format for this episode is a little different than the traditional episode of The 4×4 Podcast.  So if this is the first episode of The 4×4 Podcast that you’re checking out, go back and check out a few of the past episodes that follow the more traditional format where we cover news, tips and tricks from the trail, offroading related apps, camp cooking and other wonderful segments.  Instead, this episode will feature only an interview with Global Expedition Vehicles, located in Nixa, Missouri.  
Global Expedition Vehicles builds vehicles that are designed to be self contained recreational vehicles that are capable of accessing areas of the world that are totally un-natural for a traditional RV.  The living quarters are built at yacht grade quality and the amenities are nearly unbelievable.  Features such as teak flooring and towel warmers in the interior bathroom are just examples of the things available on a Global Expedition Vehicle
 
Now these behemoth vehicles come at what I consider to be a high price tag.  The Pangea model that I took a tour of checked in at over $300,000.  However, that price becomes far more palatable when it is considered your actual home.  Maintaining a home residence as well as a GXV model would be quite expensive and that is probably why many GXV owners are full time travelers.  They have the ability to travel the world and live comfortably in their vehicle anywhere from the arctic circle to Central America and beyond.
 
As I said before, they are large vehicles which may mitigate where you’re able to drive a GXV.  However, there are ways to get around that as well.  One of the models that I was able to check out, had a garage space underneath the king size bed where a pair of motorcycles could be stored.  This kind of setup would enable the owners to park their GXV in a comfortable location and use it as a base camp while exploring farther out around the area on the dual sport motorcycles
 
I had the pleasure of exploring the GXV shop with my wife and we both agreed that Global Expedition Vehicle ownership is a great goal to set.  That being said, unless we stumble into a small fortune, GXV ownership may remain out of reach.  I want to say a huge thank you to Global Expedition Vehicles for opening up the shop just for me and showing off your exquisite craftsmanship.

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