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Bushwhacker Ford F-150

Bushwacker Ford F-150

 

Bushwacker is known for making pocket style flares that are now widely imitated. Bushwacker continues to lead the market and they have just released their rendering of the fender flares for the 2015 Ford F-150.  The F-150 features lots of cool offroading gear that would work well as a chase truck for a desert racer or weekend toy but still fit in as a daily driver.

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Episode 85 – Sand Sport Super Show

On this episode of the podcast we talk about Craig’s trip to the Sand Sport Super Show in southern California. This show is all about going fast in the desert. There were lots of sand rails, quads, and side-by-side UTVs. Of course there was also some overlanding goodness but the bulk of the show was all about speed in the sand, just as the name of the show would indicate.

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EnerPlex Unboxing

I just received some gear from EnerPlex to review for The 4×4 Podcast. This video is simply an unboxing. I’ll be road testing these devices for the next few weeks and then I’ll come back and let you know what I think.

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Episode 84 – BFGoodrich AT KO2

On episode 84, we chat with Frank Ledwell from OutdoorX4 magazine about his experiences with the new BFG AT KO2 tires from BFGoodrich.  BFG invited some media guys down to Baja, Mexico to try out their latest tires on the most demanding terrain on the planet.  BFG must be confident in the AT/KO2s to bring down some guys to through the tires down sandy washes, deep silt, rocks, mud, and everything else you can find in the desert.

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Episode 83 – Pronghorn Overland Gear

On this episode of the podcast we shake up the format again.    The first segment of the show Dan chats with Trey from Pronghorn Overland Gear.  Pronghorn Overland Gear has taken a very unique approach to how their bumpers and such are put together.  Their modular design and lightweight materials combined with fully boxed construction makes the bumpers perfect for your rig if you’re serious about getting out to explore and then coming home safely.

Interview with Trey at Pronghorn Overland Gear

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Episode 82 – We’re Back!

Its been more than 2 months since we’ve recorded a show but we’re getting back into the saddle.  We’re going to be changing the release schedule for shows and the show notes will probably be a bit more sparse than you’re used to seeing.  But at least there’s a show, RIGHT?!

Craig checks out an Ultra4 Race and chats with Broadsword Racing sponsored by Pronghorn Overland.

Broadsword Racing

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Episode 81- #TBT Beau from Living Overland

A lot has happened since our interview with Beau was originally shared.  Since the interview was originally published over two years ago, Beau and his wife have led many cooking demonstrations at Overland Expo, he’s had his photography published in numerous journals and publications, and he has led a back roads trip across the entire state of Idaho via dirt roads!  Beau’s passion for overlanding, travel, fishing, cooking, and photography is infectious.  I’ve enjoyed having him on the show more than once and look forward to him coming back again.  Send him a message on Facebook and encourage him to come back on the show for another great discussion.

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Episode 80 – Set Them Free Offroad, AGAIN!

Way back on episode 35, I did an interview with Gianni of Set Them Free Offroad. Set Them Free Offroad was organized to help raise awareness of human trafficking and ultimately execute mission trips to stop this crime.  In 2013, the first annual event was held and was a huge success.  Set Them Free Offroad actually raised enough money to fund a rescue mission which resulted in pulling a few girls out of their situation and the arrest of those perpetuating the crime!  I was so excited to hear this news because it’s not that often that you can get clear and tangible outcomes when you simply donate to a cause.

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Episode 79 – #TBT Clay Croft from Expedition Overland

On this #ThrowbackThursday episode of The 4×4 Podcast we are re-sharing the interview with Clay Croft from Expedition Overland.  The full episode was originally published in episode 12 back on March 7, 2012.  Since that time Expedition Overland has wrapped up season one and two of the web series.  In season two, the Expedition Overland (also known as XO) crew traveled all the way the Alaska Highway and had many adventures and misadventures along the way.  The team has expanded from the original group of guys and they also included a couple of the ladies.  Its been great to follow along with Clay and the team and I’m excited to see what season three has in store.

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Episode 78 – Andrew from Truck Yeah on Jalopnik

I recently had the chance to chat with Andrew Collins from Truck Yeah, which is a sub-site of Jalopnik.  We frequently pull news stories from Jalopnik for the podcast. Jalopnik is a site that is all about everything transportation that encourages discussion among the readers. No matter if you’re into plans, trains, cars, military rigs, or trucks, Jalopnik always has something new to check out.

 

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