Erik K Johnson – The Podcast Talent Coach Reviews the Show

August 18, 2018
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A few months ago Dave Jackson, of the School of Podcasting, and the Podcast Review Show and Erik K. Johnson of the Podcast Talent Coach reviewed the Jeep Talk Show.  They had many great ideas and we implemented several of them.  After a few months I reached out to The Podcast Review show, unsure if they would to a follow up review.  I never heard back from my requests so after subscribing and listen to several episodes Erik’s podcast I reached out to him for the re-review.  He was happy to do it.

We just put out a survey last week and thought this review might be an excellent thing to do about the same time.  You can still make your voice heard by clicking on the Survey icon, just to the left side of this post, or find it on our contact page!

I asked if he would mind if we did the “re-review” in the form of an interview.  He agreed.  And here you have it.  Now you won’t see this in our app, or any of the regular ways you listen to the show.  It’s only available here, on the Jeep Talk Show website.  We did this because it’s far outside the normal infotainment we bring you.  This is for the folks that like to know more of the nuts and bolts, or how the sausage is made!

Feel free to comment below or  go to our contact page and respond there. We DO want to hear from you!  Is Erik right?  Is he wrong?  What did we miss that you think could make the show better?

Episode 346 – Jeep Thieves Get Justice

August 17, 2018
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Today’s episode of the Jeep Talk Show is also sponsored in part by…ExtremeTerrain, leaders in 1987 to 2018 Wrangler Parts and Accessories. ExtremeTerrain provides top-tier expertise and customer support from genuine Wrangler Experts. Stay tuned to later in this episode for their latest Throttle Out episode titled, “First 5 Parts to buy for your JL Wrangler!”

This Week In Jeep:

This Jeep Owner should have his Jeep Privileges revoked.

CaptureIf any of you out there have a commute like mine, where it’s 40 miles door to door, and you’re on the road for no less than 2 to 3 hours a day, you’re bound to see some weird stuff. Stupid drivers, erratic behaviour, drug use, sexual acts, and things I really have no explanation for…. you name it… I’ve seen it all. And thankfully someone saw this one Huntersville North Carolina Jeeper, who thought it would be a good idea to strap his dog down to a steel luggage carrier hanging out the back of his trailer hitch behind the Jeep.

The local Fox News Affiliate put the story out on Tuesday, and the calls and tips came flooding in. Apparently, local police had received several calls from worried citizens, claiming the dog looked to be in bad shape. With the weather in the area lately, hanging off the back of a wrangler sucking exhaust fumes is prob not the healthiest for anyone, let alone a dog. Reports say the driver was spotted at two different restaurants with the dog left sitting on the cargo carrier of this blue Jeep Wrangler. Another person said they saw the driver with the dog sitting on the back of the car at a Zaxby’s in Huntersville as well. She snapped pictures, and said she spoke with Animal Control and police, who trough traffic cameras, store security cameras, and concerned citizens photographs, were able to track the driver down. There is a North Carolina Statute that states that it is unlawful to transport any animal in a manner that can be deemed cruel or inhuman, and is considered a class 1 misdemeanor. The Huntersville Police Dept. is still accepting tips and any other evidence that will help with convicting this person.

Thieves get what they deserve

CaptureSpeaking from experience, I can say that it is rare that a person is ever convicted for stealing your car. Typically, it goes unpursued, is barely logged, and is usually not investigated unless the vehicle was used in a more serious crime, or an officer actually makes contact with the stolen vehicle. Often times, the vehicle is stripped and/or abandoned before that happens. Believe me I know…my own daily driver has been stolen 4 times. And out of those four times and the 3 other times it was broken into, there was only one conviction, and even than, it was only because my car was used in a high speed chase to elude police. That time the thief was of course caught and brought to justice. My little jalopy of a honda getting stolen is one thing. I can tell you with absolute conviction, that had it been my Jeep that was stolen, the story would be much much different. We care about our Jeeps more than we care about the other cars in our driveway. We love our Jeeps, they are our favorite kid, and nearly all of us, can legitimately say we have an emotional if not sentimental attachment to our Jeeps.

So when I’m researching for news stories each week, I undoubtedly see one story after another about a Jeep that was stolen, or involved in a chase, or some other sort of crime and not even half of them are ever solved or have someone brought to justice.

So it was with great pleasure, and utter glee when I stumbled across this headline this week. I don’t normally get pleasure off of other peoples misery, but this time I think it was warranted. The headline simply read: “6 charged after helicopter tracks down stolen jeep” … my heart was all a flutter…..

The story goes like this… It was last Sunday evening when a Nashville Tennesee woman was getting out of her Jeep in front of her home when another vehicle pulled up alongside her. The police reports say that she was then approached by the passenger of said vehicle who brandished a gun, pointing it at her, and demanding her purse. The unarmed 24 year old female did the right thing, and immediately handed over her purse.

She was then instructed to exit the vehicle, which she also did, and as her Jeep drive off, she was thankfully able to call police.

It is unclear what happened next. Somehow the police got wind that the stolen vehicle was going to be used to pick up students from Johnson Alternative School on the following Wednesday afternoon, Metro Police stood watch and tried to stop the vehicle. Upon seeing the stolen Jeep, the police tried to initiate a traffic stop, The driver allegedly refused to pull over and a chase ensued. We’ve all seen the clips on TV, the high speed chase through town that ultimately ends badly for the thief. The police made a tactical decision and called in the Metro Police helicopter was able to immediately start tracking the stolen Jeep from the sky. The vehicle then reportedly got onto I-40 east before stopping near a church on 43rd Avenue North. Police say that’s when six people bailed out of the jeep and tried to run away. They did not make it very far.

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Wrangler Talk:

The History of the YJ

CaptureThe YJ was built in Brampton, Ontario, Canada replacing the Jeep CJ line. The Canadian plant closed in 1992 when they moved production to Toledo, Ohio.  They used the same plant that produced the Willys Jeeps during World War II. Jeep Wrangler YJ Features, Rectangular headlamps (The CJ had round).  Same wheelbase as the CJ-7 with a new wider track. Slightly less ground clearance. More comfort.Improved  handling. Leaf spring suspension wider than the CJ-7. Trackbar suspension links. Anti-roll bars for improved handling and safety making it less easy to flip by untrained or unwary drivers. Larger windshield. Wiper blades rest on the windshield. Wider arc of the blades to clean the larger windshield. (These two changes were later removed when the TJ was launched 1996)

Interview with: Tammy Sorrento

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Episode 345 – Happy Birthday JK Wrangler!

August 10, 2018
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Root One Six Off Road is a veteran-owned & operated community-focused brand. To ensure they are meeting the needs of the great Jeep and off road community, they need your help! Root One Six is currently looking for Brand Ambassadors to represent them on the trail, in their clubs and of course, at events.  If you are interested in applying email sales@rootonesix.com That is sales at r-o-o-t-o-n-e-s-i-x-dot-com.

Today’s episode of the Jeep Talk Show is also sponsored in part by…. ExtremeTerrain.com …. leaders in 1987 to 2018 Wrangler Parts and Accessories. ExtremeTerrain makes it easy to mod your Wrangler by providing top-tier expertise and customer support from genuine Wrangler Experts. Stay tuned to later in this episode for the latest on their body armor tech guide and the big Deegan 38 Armor Giveaway

This Week In Jeep:

CaptureA Kansas woman died and her daughter was seriously injured this past Tuesday in Colorado after their Wrangler fell some 600 feet down a mountainside about 3 miles above St. Elmo. While trying to maneuver around a large rock in the road the 2014 Jeep Wrangler started to slide and ultimately left the road and slid down the slope.   Jennifer Lynn Orr, 43, of Wichita was driving the vehicle in a caravan of five privately owned Jeeps headed up Iron Chest Road from CR 295.  Iron Chest Road a four-wheel-drive road with steep drop-offs. They were at some 11,440 feet prior to the accident.  Iron Chest Road is a trail with a moderate to difficult rating (7 to 8) Trails.com says it is a classic hard-core trail with historic structures. The buildings at Iron Chest Mine are over 100 years old and are in relatively good condition.  Lifts, lockers, driving experience and a set of calm nerves are required to tackle this trail.  Authorities said the Chaffee County Communications Center received an emergency text about 12:30 p.m. and dispatched Chaffee County Search and Rescue North and other first responders to the scene.  Orr was pronounced dead at the scene, and her daughter was airlifted to Pueblo by helicopter.  We hate to hear when any Jeeper is injured and especially so when there is a loss of life.  Driving your rig off road is serious business and should never be taken lightly.  Our prayers go out to this family for their loss and injury.  I know we all hope for a speedy recovery for Jennifer’s daughter..

Wrangler Talk:

CaptureDid you know August is a time to celebrate… It’s the best of summertime, it’s my birthday (in 30 minutes to be exact) AND it’s the birthday month of the Wrangler… the JK/JKU Wrangler on August 28, 2006.  Which is why I decided I will honor this amazing vehicle that changed my life with part one of my series… What is a Wrangler.   A Wrangler… What is a wran·gler?  A person in charge of horses or other livestock on a ranch.  A person engaging in a lengthy and complicated quarrel or dispute.  Oh wait not that kinda wrangler. I’m talking about the Jeep Wrangler. There are several versions of the Wrangler,  4 generations to be exact.  The Jeep Wrangler family is more than just the JK’s/and JKU’s and even the new JL/JLU’s.  First let’s start with some history behind the wrangler then in my other parts I will talk more about the different generations of the Wrangler in upcoming episodes.  The Jeep Wrangler is a series of off-road vehicle models, manufactured by Jeep since 1986. The Wrangler was born from the World War II Jeep called the Willy’s MB. This Jeep was the iconic vehicle of WW2. Who knew it would create such an amazing lifestyle! The popularity of the Willy’s started up the production of a Jeep for civilians, CJ (Civilian Jeeps) produced by Willys, Kaiser-Jeep and American Motors Corporation (AMC) from the mid-1940s through 1980s. What sets the Wranglers apart from other vehicles… a separate body and frame, rigid live axles both front and rear, a tapering nose design with flared fenders, a fold-flat windshield, it can be driven without doors, part-time four-wheel drive systems, choice of high and low gearing, standard are open bodies with removable hard- or soft-tops.  The Wrangler’s were designed to be more comfortable on-road then the CJ in an attempt to attract more daily drivers – Which it did – the numbers of Wranglers on the roads are off the charts. They upgraded its suspension, drive-train, and interior, compared to the CJ line.

Interview with:

Gabe Warner with AeroX Industry

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Episode 344 – Mike Manley is Now THE MAN at FCA

August 3, 2018
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Today’s episode of the Jeep Talk Show is sponsored in part by ExtremeTerrain.com, leaders in 1987 to 2018 JL Wrangler Parts and Accessories. ExtremeTerrain makes it easy to mod your Wrangler by providing you with the expertise and customer support from their genuine Wrangler Experts. Stay tuned for the official JeepTalkShow announcement on ExtremeTerrain’s latest Wrangler armor giveaway from Deegan 38.

This Week In Jeep:

Mike Manely – Now The Man

The big question mulling around the automotive industry this last week, is what is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles without Sergio Marchionne, the man who basically handcrafted it?

CaptureMoving forward after Marchionne’s planned retirement in 2019 was always going to be a tough task for FCA. Here on the Jeep Talk Show, we’ve talked about many of the challenges and several of the rumors circulating about the famed ”passing-of-the-batton” as many were calling it when we first heard of Sersio’s retirement. Who was going to fill the role of CEO in one of the worlds largest automakers? Especially after one of the most formidable strategists the industry ever saw, was stepping down….?  Who was going to fill those shoes? What direction will the company take moving forward? Was there going to be a merger, or massive sell off of this brand or that? But Marchionne’s unexpected death last week eliminated the chance to choreograph a smooth transition, something he had long planned for, and (at least in recent months) had talked about openly on several occasions, (albeit filled with turns of phrase more than epiphanies) What’s currently the focus of everyone’s attention is just that. Who’s taking over.? We’ve long called for Mike Maley former head of the Jeep Brand, ever since the news broke about Sergio wanting to retire. He is what many say was a natural choice as a successor for Mr. Marchionne. Now the title of CEO Mike Manley’s tenure got off to a rocky start this week, as the company lowered its earnings outlook for the year and shares dropped as much as 16 percent in the hours afterward. Wall Street’s reaction might not have been entirely about the company missing second-quarter earnings expectations or changing its fiscal outlook for the second half of the year; it also seemed to reflect the uncertainty created by FCA losing one of the most strategic and coveted CEOs in automotive history.

Jeep Sues Another “Jeep”

mahindra-roxor[1]You guys may remember, back in march on episode 324, us reporting on a company who has long had a reputation with Jeep (Mahindra) releasing an off road only vehicle that – for everything but the grill – looked exactly like an old CJ. FCA filed a U.S. trade complaint seeking to prevent Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. from importing this off-road vehicle that looks just like its iconic Jeep.

The Fiat Chrysler group filed the complaint on Aug. 1 at the U.S. International Trade Commission, claiming that the model in question “The Mahindra Roxor”  infringes key characteristics of Jeep’s signature trade dress ((QUOTE)) “namely the boxy body shape with flat-appearing vertical sides and rear body ending at about the same height as the hood. They are a nearly identical copy of the iconic Jeep design,” Fiat Chrysler said in its complaint, which included photos comparing the Roxor to the Jeep.

“In fact, the accused product was by the companies own admission  ‘modeled after the original Willys Jeep.’” In 2017, Mumbai-based Mahindra, which claims to be India’s largest sport utility vehicle manufacturer, opened headquarters in Southeast Michigan for its newly developed North American branch. Fiat Chrysler has also said that Roxor imports threaten it with substantial injury as they are underselling Jeeps. Mahindra capitalizes on the cost advantages of manufacturing their products in India and then importing knocked-down kits to the U.S., where they’re assembled in the Detroit area.

Mahindra announced plans in November to invest $600 million in its Roxor manufacturing facility.  (See the video at the bottom of the page for a look at this lawsuit Jeep)

Wrangler Talk:

JT Truck vs JK Wrangler

26992024_2091752667725024_7753156139547172837_n[1]Earlier this week a reader of my blog contacted me with some questions. “I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic of a Jeep pickup truck. Would you purchase one? Good/Bad Idea? Have you ever owned a truck? Would wrangler owner opt for a Jeep truck over a wrangler or do you consider it a completely different playing field? Would I purchase one? Yes if I had extra money I would buy a JT Truck. I actually would love one. But to pick it over my JKU I am not sure. I feel I don’t have enough background knowledge on the truck to decide. Is it a good slash bad idea? I guess it depends on what you would use it for. My dream would be to turn my JKU into my off road vehicle. Get a trailer to haul it and haul it with a JT Truck. Now I have never owned a truck, my husband has a truck. It’s great for when you need to haul stuff.  Would a Wrangler owner opt for a Jeep Truck over a Wrangler? Not really sure. Right now I wouldn’t just because I like to wheel on the rocks and in the woods of AOAA and those can be some tight turns. Not sure how the truck will do in those types of off road situations.

Interview with:

Del Albright

CaptureA 50 year offroad veteran. Inductee to the Off Road motor sports hall of fame. Six years active duty Army (Green Beret, Ranger, Paratrooper, ParaSCUBA, Jungle Ops, Vietnam combat vet, and more). “I’ve been doing off-pavement 50 years; 35 years of land use and published writing.”

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