Ep.321 – Pizza Covered Jeeps, Drivelines, and Gears

February 23, 2018
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This Week In Jeep: [0:01:50]

Can I Get Extra Cheese With That?

TWIJ-1There are few sights in this world more horrendous than that of wasted pizza. But, a Troy, Michigan man has woken up to that unspeakably tragic sight, not once… but three times this month. And before you go and assume he’s just some stoner that forgot he ordered 23 pizzas the night before, this man is a Jeeper…. And jeepers don’t waste pizza.

Its been no secret. The end is near.

TWIJ-4Ever since the bomb was dropped in January, that FCA’s CEO Sergio Marchionne will be retiring, the automotive world has been all a buzz. Not because of Sergio retiring really, that writing has been on the wall for some time for many of us. The big questions remain however….. just who will succeed him, and more importantly, who will select that person.

 

The 4×4 Radio Network: [00:10:29]

The Jeep Talk Show is a proud member of the 4×4 Radio Network.  Just visit 4x4RadioNetwork.com and learn more about The 4×4 Podcast, On The Trail Podcast, The Centre Steer Podcast, and Trailchasers Podcast!  Announcing a new member of the 4×4 Radio Network, On The Trail Podcast!  Scott and Kevin  have only been doing their “Jeep” related show for a short time but they have great chemistry, bad jokes, and excellent information for every level of Jeeper.

Wrangler Talk: [00:11:20]

Mystery SOLVED – The case of Tammy’s Missing D-ring!

Listener Wrote in to the show:  (Listener’s name redacted!)

“So for the longest time I somewhat agreed with Tammy about her stolen D ring but I recently lost one also and swore someone had taken it UNTILL…. I reviewed some pics from that day. I have both D rings as you see in the picture which is at the bottom of “Turkey Claw” in Johnson Valley; I noticed the missing D ring at the top of this trail but swore someone stole it until my buddy sent these pictures. After reviewing the pictures I went out and checked my other D ring and found it so loose that a 1/4 turn and it fell off. SO I am now with y’all that she just lost it!!!”

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Meet our Guest for Episode 321 – Brian from Root One Six

February 21, 2018
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I am Brian Plummer, Owner of Root One Six Off Road, Inc. I served 20 years in the Marine Corps serving from 1989 – 2009. In 1996 after returning from an overseas trip I purchased my very first Jeep. A WHITE, 1989 XJ that I called “Baby.”   I also purchased a ZJ later on, but that just was not the same. In 2011 I bought a 2008 MAROON JKU Rubicon named, “Root.”
In 2016 some friends and I came up with the concept of Root One Six Off Road so we started our social media messaging and putting out some feelers. From there I started to talk to some independent small brands, then some bigger brands to see how we can get some great products to the off road community.  In February of last year, we launched our first website and formalized the Business in March of 2017.  We started to reach out to the community directly (including The Jeep Talk Show)  attending events, sponsoring events and meeting with off road clubs.  Then we came to the reality. We need to be bigger.  Initially, small was what we had in mind. But to gain attention to causes that we hold true to our hearts we had to grow our presence and our product line.
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We have been working hard the past year really getting our product lines down and sourcing together so we can not just compete with other brands, but make us attractive enough to be a true event sponsor. Being a sponsor regardless of the event gives you a lot more exposure and places you in a position to advocate for Jeepers and Off Roaders who attend the event. We also look for ways to include a non-profit if we can to help get their specific message and available resources out.  Root One Six Off Road is a brand that focuses itself on giving back.  It is Veteran owned and operated. So service to the community is second nature to us.  We have two former Marines, one former Airman, one former LEO and one super intelligent Jeep-Girl who probably knows more about Jeeps than all of us. HA ha!!  Well definitely me.

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Ep.320 – Air Dams, Recalls, and Eco-Nuts

February 16, 2018
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This Week In Jeep: [0:02:09]

Uhh Mission Control?… we have a problem…

TWIJ-1To all the U-connect users out there, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram parent company FCA recently sent out an over-the-air update for its popular (and ubiquitous) UConnect infotainment system. And as you may or may not be aware…things did not go as planned. The update is reportedly causing glitches ranging from SiriusXM not working to rendering the climate control functions completely inaccessible.

Some owners are complaining about an endless “bootloop” — essentially the system keeps restarting every 30-60 seconds. Oh, and there is the loss of the backup camera, since that’s displayed on the UConnect screen.

We’ll just call this a case of rectal cranial insertion disorder.

Ic9401c53b23270a0c97871f4434eee9e--funny-sarcasm-funny-shit[1]t was right there at the bottom of the screen for all to read. Sure it may have been the typical fine print, but it was there nonetheless, and it WAS legible. The disclaimer simply read: “This video was filmed on a man-made lake and man-made waterfall. The video was filmed on private land in the Southwest and the water does not flow to another natural body of water. The waterfall was also man-made for purposes of filming.” Paints a pretty clear picture doesn’t it?  Well, not so much to a one mister Chris Wood, who is the CEO of Trout Unlimited, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of aquatic habitats.

RECALL NOTICE

TWIJ-6Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 39,456 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans because of a faulty brake switch. The defect makes it possible to shift the vehicles out of Park without depressing the brake pedal, and the brake lights can also can get stuck on, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA says the conditions can increase the risk of a crash, although FCA says it is not aware of any injuries or crashes related to the problem to date.

 

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Ep.319 – Jeep Scores Big in The Super Bowl

February 9, 2018
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This Week In Jeep: [00:01:49]

TWIJ-1You want fries with that?

And by fries I mean the boosted performance and economy that comes with a turbo.

As a break from tradition, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL will be available with a turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder engine. Sources say the 268-horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque turbo-four is now available to be ordered from Jeep dealers around the U.S. The kicker is that even though choosing the 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo is a $1,000 option over the base, 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 with 260 lb-ft of torque…. it will only be available with the eight-speed automatic transmission. Which is itself a $2,000 option. Bringing the turbo total to $3,000.

TWIJ-4Mini Jeep

I’ve got to give a big Jeep wave and a special Jeep Talk Show shout-out to The students of Victoria West High School Engineering & Math department.   Who modified and customized, a child’s electric Power Wheels Toy. You know one of those little miniaturized electric vehicles that kids can fit in and drive…  (This was part of the nationwide program called Go Baby Go,) …but this power wheels was different. It was of course a Jeep, specially modified to accommodate 4 yr old Abel, whose disability prevents him from being mobile on his own.

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