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Episode 90 – Tony Pellegrino from GenRight

Posted by on January 8, 2015

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Happy new years

  • Plan on coming back to our webpage more often because we are cranking out a lot more content that doesn’t necessarily all make it to the podcast. The comment system works with whatever social network you’re on when if it’s just email.

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Alaska Offroad warriors

  • Love it or hate it?
  • The general opinion is that this shoot is not helping our image add offroaders. It appeals to me because it’s offroading and it’s in Alaska but it’s pretty far from reality. The Alaska highway is pretty high on my bucket list but so is the long drive up to Dead Horse.
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Image credit to History Channel

 

Dakar rally news

  • Robby Gordon with the Gordini had a hard stage 2 and put him back about 4 hours. Brakes overheated and caused a stop. Podium hopes could be at as he was in 40th place going into stage 4.
  • Roma had issues do he won’t be defending his title this year
  • Nasser Al Attyia is in first and his Mini is running strong.
  • For the most up to date news, be sure to download the Dakar Rally app for iOS or Android.

Image credit to @manavellajoaquina on Instagram

 

Interview with Tony Pellegrino from GenRight.   From GenRight.com:

GenRight is short for Genuine Ideas Engineered Right. We are committed to building the best and most innovative products for the true off-road enthusiast and believe people want to buy high-quality, well-designed products to take their Jeep to the next level. Our business philosophies are based on quality, confidence and unmatched attention to detail.

The accelerated R&D that goes into our Ultra4 racecar each year trickles down into all of the products we offer. In the KOH race, every pound, every second and every detail can mean the difference between a win and a DNF, or even between life and death. This means we’re constantly pursuing the most cutting-edge technology and developing better ways to get our rig—and yours—through the toughest trails. Our American-Made products have been featured in every off-road magazine and on Xtreme 4×4, Pirate4x4 and Four Wheeler TV shows since 2006.

 

Image credit to GenRight

Image credit to GenRight

 

Other offroading podcasts

  • So I heard you boys talking about the Nissan Patrols in Ep 90! I’m in Australia and I’ve owned Patrol’s since I first got into offroading so I thought I’d share my knowledge with you 🙂 The Nissan GQ you’re mentioning IS in fact a Patrol, the GQ is just a name for the series just like the 80 series is to Landcruisers.

    Nissan made GQ Patrol’s for Australia from 1989 to 1998 when they changed over to GU Patrol’s. Australia loves diesel engines, so the 4.2 litre N/A diesel was most popular in the GQ Patrol, followed by the 4.5 litre petrol. When the GU Patrol replaced them in 1998, Nissan used essentially the same chassis, put an entire new body on it and carried over the 4.5 litre petrol motor. They also carried over the 4.2 litre turbo diesel and put a turbo and intercooler on it, much to everybody’s joy! They also created the abominable 3.0 litre turbo diesel to run along side it, better known as “the grenade” as most of them blew up very easily.

    Currently Nissan still sell the GU Patrol, that’s 17 years in production so far! As for rivalry, it’s a Nissan Patrol vs Toyota Landcruiser battle through and through 🙂

    Alex

    • Daniel Cole

      Alex, Thanks so much for the feedback! I knew that someone in the audience would have all the info on the Patrols! I’ll definately share this with the audience on a future show.

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