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On episode 92, Dan speaks with Leo, the inventor of the Campfire in a Can! Leo is a very innovated thinker that has designed an extremely versitile product that will certainly increase your enjoyment while out camping. At the end of a long day on the trail, you can use the Campfire in a Can to transition to relaxing mode very fast. I can’t wait to get mine and start putting it to use! I highly recommend that you back this project on Kickstarter and get about $90 off using this introductory pricing.
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In this episode, we interview a rookie competitor in this year’s King of the Hammers competition. Gina Guccione discovered the world of off-road travel a few years ago after buying her first Jeep. She wasted little time diving in and modifying her Jeep to allow for tackling the tougher trails in her local off-road parks. In March of last year she purchased her second Jeep, a bone stock 97 TJ, and well… we will let her explain the obstacles she has faced thus far to get her Classy Pink Jeep ready to compete in one of the most challenging and technical competitions held in the United States.
The Ford Raptor has been widely accepted in the offroading world as not just a halo vehicle for Ford, but as the gold standard for offroad trucks. There had been much speculation on the future of the Ford Raptor but now the speculation can stop. The next Ford Raptor will come late in 2016, probably as a 2017 model. Here’s the quick hits. The bottom line up front is that the next-gen Ford Raptor will continue to be awesome! The full press release is at the bottom of the post. Image credit to Drew Phillips.
The first big announcement from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit has happened. The Nissan Titan has rolled out with a totally fresh new look and drivetrain. The most expected news is that it has the 5.0 liter Cummins diesel V8 engine. Towing capacity is stated as 12,000 pounds with a “20% fuel savings compared to the competition.”
Have you ever wondered what is making that strange sound while driving? Diagnosing odd noises can sometimes be difficult and your ears can easily be deceived. One tool that I’ve used before is a GoPro. You can place it in locations and easily see what is going on with a specific component while the vehicle is in operation. You might be surprised how helpful GoPro mechanical diagnostics can be. That GoPro can also be placed in interesting places for a unique angle for your adventures.
Be advised, this video is boring. But its been taking up space on my hard drive for too long and I’ve never used it in a project like I thought I would. Watch it at your own risk.
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One of the listeners sent me this video the other day and I thought it was just too good not to share. They just don’t make ads or trucks like they used to.
Also, with whispers of a Jeep truck coming out soon, maybe they will reuse the name plate “Honcho” – but in a better way than the reused the Cherokee name plate.
The Honcho was a trim package on the J10 pickup, offered from 1976-1983. It consisted of bold striping and decals, and was offered with factory extras such as the Levi’s interior or a roll bar. The content of the Honcho package varied from year to year, but “always included the wide-track look of the Cherokee Chief.”
The Honcho was one in a series of special decal packages offered for J-Series trucks in the mid to late 1970s, which included the Golden Eagle and the “10-4″ which offered an optional Citizens’ Band radio along with the decals. The Honcho package was only available on the sportside (stepside) and short bed trucks. Between 1980 and 1983, only 1,264 of the sportside versions were produced.
Decal packages were available for many of Jeep’s vehicles in the 1970s, including a package for the Jeep Cherokee called the Cherokee Chief. The Golden Eagle package was also available for both the CJ and the Cherokee.
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The North American International Auto Show takes place every year in Detroit. The show is the first of the big auto shows coming in the next few months. This year there is more big news expected from nearly every automaker than has been announced in the last few years. It’s a very exciting time to see what is coming for the truck and offroading segment here’s a list of some of the rumored announcements to come next week:
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