On this episode Dan flies solo an interviews the team from Oregon Trail Offroad one last time before they depart on their big adventure. Sorry about the huge delay between episodes. Starting a new position and going into a big work trip pulled me away from the show for a bit. But I’m back and ready to get back into some more regular show production.
On this episode Dan, Craig, and Rich focus in on how to improve fuel economy. While we admit that none of us buy offroad rigs for fuel economy, its good to know what will give you the most bang for your buck when trying to improve your own fuel economy in your rig. Everything from cutting weight to improving aerodynamics will help. Or if you’re in the market for a new rig, maybe we have just the right one for you. What do you think of the new Ram ecodiesel? We have an article that indicates you can eek out more than 31 MPG from the 1500 series truck! Madness?! Maybe not!
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.