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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Nate calls in: [0:15:33]

Hey guys, it’s nate. Lee. You haven’t heard from you in a while. You know it’s been like what 3 weeks since I was on the trail, so I thought I’d call in and talk about synthetic went through I just just heard episode 319 yeah, I’m about a week behind, but well I just had a couple of comments you were arguing the the finer points of the steel verses since that synthetic and well, I don’t know I’ve I’ve been with in feet of a synthetic wrote breaking and seeing it just gracefully fall to the ground instead of snapping back, and you know breaking a tree in half or hurting a bystander or whatever that has sold me.
Tech Talk With Jeep Talk: [0:23:09]
Driveline Tech – Problems and How to Diagnose

There’s one thing that really makes our Jeeps… well….Jeeps, and that of course is the transfer case. I know, I know…. you were going to say round headlights and a 7 slot Grill… but come on, let’s face it there lots of jeeps in this world. And sure, there are those rigs that might get called non Jeeps too. But one thing ties them all together. And that’s four-wheel drive. And what would a transfer case be without the means to put that engine power to the wheels…we are of course talking about the drivelines. Today we’re going to go over some of the more critical issues that can arise in our drivetrain, how do identify them, and what caused them. Driveline damage can occur from any number of different sources. If you look under your Jeep and start grabbing and yanking on things and find movement that shouldn’t be there,  or notice things that …well…. are definitely broken. Well chances are you had a worn component. Or you got into some trail difficulty more than your jeep was equipped for. One of the most Telltale Driveline issues is a twisted tube. Instantly recognizable, a twisted, broken or shared tube can be seen a mile away, and shows excessive loads to the extreme.

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As many of our listeners this month know, ExtremeTerrain.com has been hard at work producing video after video featuring their brand-new 2018 JLU Sahara—what a beaut!  These videos, hosted by ExtremeTerrain’s own Ryan Huck, thoroughly investigate the new gen Wrangler through the lens of an avid off-roader and aftermarket parts enthusiast. No Tony, the segment isn’t called, “What the Huck with Ryan Huck”.

In their latest video titled, “Top 5 Reasons To Buy a Jeep Wrangler JL”, Ryan takes you through his top five reasons on why you should make the jump to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL.  C’mon guys, what are you waiting for?  Topics discussed in this episode include fuel economy, lighting and the exterior redesign— thanks to increased grille and windshield rake and an added rear semi-spoiler on the hardtop. ExtremeTerrain’s videos dig deep to highlight and extrapolate on the subtle exterior changes, tried and true Jeep features carrying over from the previous JK, and the new doors which use lightweight aluminum. Be sure to catch a gander of ExtremeTerrain’s latest JL video at extremeterrain.com of through today’s show notes on JeepTalkShow.com

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a JL   East Coast VS West Coast Video   2018 JL Wrangler Parts

Interview with: Brian Plummer – Root One Six Offroad [0:32:00]

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Friend of the show, Brian, not only is our guest interview but fills in for a missing Tammy (Jeep Momma).  We’ve contacted the authorities and her picture, and missing d-ring should be on milk cartons everywhere very very soon.  Brian and his team are about to open up their mega Jeep parts site.  You can head over to RootOneSix.com and sign up to get notified when they go live!

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From the Mind of Nicky G!: [1:13:58]

Oh no, Nicky G has been watching Star Trek and has a theory to share about our universe(s)!

Cherokee Love: [1:15:46]

We’ve recently talked about what size tires you can put on your Jeep.  Now is when you find out what a Jeep engineer has to deal with as no good modification goes unpunished. Tire size goes up your gear ratio goes down. Easily fixed, but not cheaply. The infamous RE-GEARING!  Get more Jeep Cherokee (XJ) info over at our forums xjtalk.com

Camp Fire Side Chat: [1:25:34]

Brian, Josh and Tony site around the digital campfire and shoot the SH*T!  You know how it is!  Join us.

Wheeling Where: [1:41:43]

This is where we talk about what events are comin’ up in your neck of the woods and around the nation….

Who/What: 56th Annual Tierra del Sol desert Safari
When: March 2nd – 4th
Where: Just outside of San Diego California
More Info: https://tdsdesertsafari.com/

Come out and experience the magic and splendor of southern California’s finest wheeling. This year will be another epic event with fantastic vendors onsite and the best raffle on the planet (over $150k in prizes)…Yes, we are going to do it again! We want to give a big shout out to Jeremy Coffin, who sent us the details of this event. He went last year and said it was a blast.

Judging from what I’ve read on the web about this event, he’s not mistaken.

Who/What: Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo
When: March 16th – 18th
Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno Nevada
More Info: www.lockettshows.com

Who/What: Easter Jeep Safari
When: 03/24 – 03/31
Where: MOAB Utah
More Info: www.rr4w.com

Links Mentioned in Episode 321:

https://www.facebook.com/RootOneSix/

https://www.extremeterrain.com/top-5-reasons-to-buy-a-jl.html

https://rootonesix.com


 

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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Events we did in 2017
Official Sponsor Carolina Trails Off Road Uwharrie Invasion
Official Sponsor Nomad Jeeps “Wheelin with Vets” Uwharrie
Official Sponsor Topsail Island Jeep Week
Official Sponsor “Women’s Wheeling Day” Rausch Creek
Official Dealer 2017 Uwharrie OHV Jamboree
Gold Sponsor 7th Annual Uwharrie Veteran’s Day Ride
Offical Sponsor True Patriot Inc Santa 4 Soldiers
Official Sponsor 6th annual Uwharrie Rendezvous
Official Sponsor Carolina Trails Off Road Christmas Meeting
Events currently on schedule for 2018
Official Sponsor Uwharrie OHV Family, “Fam Fair”
Official Dealer Uwharrie OHV Jamboree (Spring)
Official Sponsor Inaguaral Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam – We are actually helping market this event in partnership with Native Sons the event promoters. (see attached letter)
Official Sponsor Carolina Trails Off Road Uwharrie Invasion
Official Sponsor (TEAM) 36 Hours Uwharrie Adventure Race – Team True Patriot Inc.
Official Sponsor Topsail Island Jeep Week
More events are planned but will be announced later.

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.

Jeep Tips: [0:10:04]

Steve 4.3LXJ – Finding Trails (pt1)

Wrangler Talk: [0:17:50]

Jeep Momma’s Top 5 Must Have Tools for the Trail

Tools on the list compiled from fellow Jeepers.

#1 BFH – Hammer
#2 Adjustable Wrench
#3 Big Screwdriver or Pry Bar
#4 Socket Set and Ratchet
#5 Vice Grip Pliers
#6 Screwdriver and Bits
#7 Zip Ties
#8 Duct Tape
#9 Bottle Jack
#10 Flashlight

Honorable mention each with one vote on tools to take with you when you off road. Self Igniting propane torch, breaker bar, knife, wire, Welder, saw, Jeep Momma, ballpoint press, st. Christopher medal, bubble gum and a bible.

Listener Reviews: [0:22:42]

angry-phone-lady[1]Mark F. wrote into the show

Hey I’m a new listen and this show is great!! I’m going to be checking out Treadwright {tires} when I’m up for new tires. I wish I knew about them before I bought my KM2’s a year and a half ago!! Awesome show can’t wait to hear the next episode!

 

 

Tech Talk With Jeep Talk: [0:25:50]

Coming up on Tech Talk in future episodes

16832158_1757534121228875_2607117037040501657_n[1]Here is a “heads up” on some of the things we’re going to be covering in the coming weeks, I thought I’d throw a few teasers your way. In the very near future we’re going to go over some of the things you need to take into consideration when shopping for components to upgrade your audio system. We’ll be talking Jeep specific security too, No sense in letting all that new gear go to a thief in the night. We’ll be talking transmission coolers, what they do, and how they benefit you off road and on. We’ll be talking about fuel economy tips and tricks and whether or not a propane conversion is something you want to put on your radar. We’ll get a little into cheap and effective axle upgrades that just about anyone can do, and even talk a little about general maintenance…

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Interview with: [0:31:37]

Gary (no the other Gary!) with the Northwest Jeepcast

From The Mind Of NickyG [01:03:28]

Don’t miss this week’s offerings from Nicky G!  Exclusively on the Jeep Talk Show!

Jeep Momma’s Product Review: [01:05:56]

Air Dam: What’s the Purpose?

Things I’ve heard, or read it will do;

The Air Dam will stop some water from getting into your engine. Some water? what about the other water? I guess the “other” water doesn’t hurt your engine. But without the Air Dam “some” water will damage it.
The Air Dam provides additional cooling to your engine.
Removal of the Air Dam will create hood “flutter”.  Hood “flutter” — Death “wobble” Jeez they never told me this when I bought my Jeep. It’s making me a little nervous.
The removal of the Air Dam will lower your MPG by 1 or 2 points. Hmmm does it matter if I’m at 16 mpg or 15 mpg.

Cherokee Love: [01:12:50]

Getting your Jeep’s build Sheet

The build sheet tells you all the wonderful things that your Jeep “had” on it when it was fresh from the factory.  Who knows your Jeep may still be factory!  Now you can find out.

Click here to get your Jeep’s build sheet, get your VIN number first!

Camp Fireside Chat: (General chit-chat like Jeepers do around the campfire.) [01:17:00]

Josh

I hate flushing money down the drain!

Tammy

My new shirt I’m kinda a big deal, and wheeling with Nate (audio clip!)

Wheeling Where: [01:33:21]

This is where we talk about what events are comin’ up in your neck of the woods and around the nation….

Who/What: 56th Annual Tierra del Sol desert Safari
When: March 2nd – 4th
Where: Just outside of San Diego California
More Info:
https://tdsdesertsafari.com/

Come out and experience the magic and splendor of southern California’s finest wheeling. This year will be another epic event with fantastic vendors onsite and the best raffle on the planet (over $150k in prizes)…Yes, we are going to do it again! We want to give a big shout out to Jeremy Coffin, who sent us the details of this event. He went last year and said it was a blast.

Judging from what I’ve read on the web about this event, he’s not mistaken.

Who/What: Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo
When: March 16th – 18th
Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno Nevada
More Info:
www.lockettshows.com

Who/What: Easter Jeep Safari
When: 03/24 – 03/31
Where: MOAB Utah
More Info:
www.rr4w.com

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

nwjeepcast@gmail.com
http://nwjeepcast.com/
https://www.facebook.com/nwjeepcast/
https://twitter.com/nwjeepcast
https://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-jl-engine-options.html

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.

 

J2018-jeep-wrangler-anti-manifesto[1]eep Scores Big in The Super Bowl

I know it seemed like it was all just one big tide commercial, but there were Over 50 companies that advertised in the 2018 Super Bowl game. 

Out of all three metrics that YouGov BrandIndex measured in the Super Bowl brands, only three companies made it to the top ten in earnings growth. Advertisers that see a sales boost, if any, from their ads can be found on the Purchase Consideration gainers chart, a key metric of potential sales revenue. Netflix made the biggest gains, followed by Hulu. Both teased amazing originals that are scheduled to be released this year.

 

Jeep Tips!: [00:15:09]

Steve (4.3lxj) Part 2 of Jeep axle camber

Wrangler Talk: [00:28:27]

Jeep Momma’s Top 5 Must-Do Off Road Mods

26992024_2091752667725024_7753156139547172837_n[1]When I first started off-roading, I took it slow. I got to know what my stock Jeep Wrangler could do by taking some instructional off-road driving classes. I stuck to the less difficult green trails. As I gained experience and confidence, I knew it was time to start making some modifications to my Jeep. But what changes and where to start was a daunting task. Just like I mentioned last week in Episode 318 when I share the Top 5 Must Have Jeep Accessories products for Jeep Modifications can be just as overwhelming. So here are my Top 5 Modifications to make to your Jeep Wrangler for off-road readiness. These Top 5 aren’t all the modifications you can make, but a great basic start.

#1 Tow Points
#2 Rock Sliders
#3 Diff Covers
#4 Skid Plates
#5 Air Dam Removal

Tech Talk With Jeep Talk: [00:37:17]

Let’s Get Synthetic

20170219_180501-squareIt seems like anytime you’re around the campfire, and you start talking about winches and recovery, the topic of synthetic winch line is right behind. It has become a hugely popular choice in recent years as it continues to outperform the cable we’re all used to. So what IS this phenomenon that has dethroned the reigning winch rope champion?  First of all, you may have heard synthetic winch rope operating under aliases such as “plasma” rope or “syn” rope. And while it seems like a recently new presence on the winch scene, it’s actually been around since the mid-1990s.

 

 

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Interview with:  [00:48:45]

Meredith with Turn5 / Extreme Terrain

19656917_10213982601425934_348190636191293812_n[1]I have a 2007 JKU Sahara that I bought my senior year of High school and have been modifying ever since. I actually got into Extreme Terrain and Turn 5 as a company by being a customer to start, and then applying to customer service. Shortly there after that there was a random audition for a position as a Wrangler host, and I figured talking about Wranglers is what I like to do, so why not give it a shot. I ended up landing the position, and now I am here growing with the company as well as the Jeep community.

As you can imagine working here that the mod bug has bitten me pretty bad. I have done a lot to my Wrangler since I picked it up: Teraflex 4 inch lift, 35 inch mud claw tires, 17 inch steel wheels, flat fenders, HD front and rear bumper, Bestop super-top, rocker guards, Light bars, LED lighting from the front to the back, and the list goes on with other smaller goodies.

I also have a couple of things in the works in terms of future mods, and just have not pulled the trigger on installing them yet. I have Chromeoly axles, ARB front air locker, 5.13 gears for the front and back, axle sleeves and gussets for my Dana 30, 37 inch Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ’s, a winch, an air compressor set up and a couple other things that go along to accommodate those mods like a better switch panel and such. Not to mention a lot of other things that I want to get because modifying your Wrangler never comes to an end.

From the Mind of Nicky G: [01:16:30]

Nicky G announces his new sponsor, Reynolds Aluminum Foil!

Must Have Jeep Stuff: [01:17:44]

JKS 1100 Front Adjustable Bump Stop Kit for Jeep JK/TJ/XJ/MJ/ZJ ($269.27 + $3.99 shipping)

41pYRsrWo5L[1]Variable height landing pad spacer system ensures correct bump stop clearance for virtually any lift and tire combination. Allows proper setup of bump stops to prevent suspension from bottoming out. Easily compensates for vehicle changes, spring settling and sagging. Conveniently allows changes to bump stop clearance without removing coils from vehicle. Practical upgrade for inferior bump stop extensions and fixed-length designs.

 

 


Cherokee Love: [01:20:24]

What tire size can I fit?

Tony Josh and Tammy have a discussion about tire sizes, lifts, and ground clearance related to tire size.  Unfortunately there is no easy answer for what tire size you can fit on your Jeep.  During my research for this story I found a great Jeep tire size vs. lift graphic at Quadratec.

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Wheeling Where: [01:29:24]

Who/What: Easter Jeep Safari
When: 03/24 – 03/31
Where: MOAB Utah
More Info: www.rr4w.com

Who/What: California 4Wheel Association Convention
When: 02/16-02-18
Where: Riverside Marriott in Riverside, CA
More Info: https://cal4wheel.com/events/convention

This year apparently has a theme of Steampunk… and there will not only be a table decoration contest, but also a costume contest, so this might be a good event to crash for the sake of the costumes if nothing else. If you are going…we’re going to need some pics and some inside stories of how it went.

More Info: jeepersjamboree.com

Links Mentioned in Episode 319:

https://cal4wheel.com/events/convention

www.rr4w.com

http://amzn.to/2simKm

https://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-jl-exterior-trim.html