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Off Road Podcast 337 – Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Wheeling

This episode of the Off-Road Podcast is Sponsored by WARN, Medical Gear Outfitters, and Colby Valve.

Tonight, Aaron cuts up some trees, Jeremy channels his inner Ben, & Ben rides in an SxS.

Welcome to the off-road podcast. A podcast about everything off-road. We cover the news, review products, and interview people in the off-road industry.  I’m your host Ben and I’m here with my co-hosts Aaron & Jeremy.  Welcome to the show.

The week in review is brought to you by Medical gear outfitters

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Jeremy – Built a Jeep. A 2 door this time. In Yellow. With some swampers. Went Snow Wheeling. Winched a skid steer up a hill.

Aaron – Got some new tires for the Avalon.  Went snow-wheeling to a bonfire in the woods.  Got ghosted by my BFF for a party.  Did some food prep for the upcoming snow trip in Feb.

Ben – New Year at boss’s house.  Got to ride in an SxS.  It snowed again today so yay for that. Building a Glock 19.

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News brought to you by Colby Valve

  • Jeep Patents Donut Doors
    • Patent was initially filed in 2017 and published in December 2021
    • No upper frame and a hole in the middle
    • Almost identical to the ones seen on the Switchback concept seen in 2017 at the Easter Jeep Safari
    • Ford decided not to put them into production because they didn’t meet safety standards


  • Wrangler & Bronco Crash Ratings
    • Neither the Bronco nor the Wrangler received the coveted “Top Safety Pick” award
    • Both missed by a very small margin
    • The Bronco barely edged out the Wrangler as a safer vehicle
    • Both the Wrangler & Bronco have sucky headlights
      • Wrangler rated as poor to marginal depending on which option
      • Bronco rated at marginal for any of the headlight options

Main Topic powered by WARN  

  • What are all the types of wheeling? Go experience them!
  • What rig should I buy?
  • What PSI should I air down to?
  • How to pick a tire?  (M/T, A/T, snow rated, stickies)
  • How much lift & how big of tires?
  • Do I need to regear?
  • How much armor do I need?
  • Factory bumper, hidden winch bumper, plate bumper, tube bumper?
  • When to engage 4lo vs 4hi?
  • Do I need lockers?
  • How much recovery gear to bring, too little vs too much?
  • Best comms?
  • How many lights and where to mount them?
  • How expensive is it?
  • Where is my money best spent?
  • Steel vs Aluminum

Closing Statements

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Don’t Forget to visit Patriot Patch and join the patch of the month club. Check out our Gaia affiliate link for up to 40% off. Also, don’t forget to head over to Warn, Medical Gear Outfitters, and Colby Valve to see all their great gear. We are a proud part of the firearms radio network. Got a question or comment?  Send it to us through our webpage at or through our social media channels by searching for Off-Road Podcast.  Also, you can listen to us live at Mondays at 7 pm Pacific.  When offroad please remember to have fun, tread lightly, be safe and courteous. Thanks for listening.