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Off Road Podcast 366 – Factor 55

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

Tonight, Aaron eats some food & Ben also eats some food

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.  Your hosts tonight are Aaron, my name is Ben, and we are joined by Justin from Factor 55.  Welcome to the show.

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Aaron – Too hot to do anything.  Filmed an upcoming show

Ben – Same thing as Aaron 

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News brought to you by Colby Valve

  • Motor Trend – The 2025 Rivian Adventure Van
    • Features like Rivian’s camp kitchen and the ability to turn seats into a bed.
    • Details are scarce.  We don’t know if it will have the R1T chassis or the commercial Prime Van chassis
    • Could have as much as 1,200hp & 1,200tq
    • Don’t expect until late 2025
  • Recovery gone wrong

Main Topic powered by WARN  

Justin from Factor 55

B- Fast Five Facts   

1. New or old vehicle? 

2. Summer or winter camping?

3. Rock, Sand, Snow or Mud?

4. Favorite vehicle brand?

5. Favorite tire?

Tell us about you

How did you get started in off roading?  

What was the first vehicle you took off road?

What’s your most embarrassing moment on the trail?

Where is your favorite place to wheel?

Any places you want to go that you haven’t gone?

Tell us about your business

I believe the first significant introduction to F55 was the ProLink.  Was that the first major product or were you in the machining industry doing other products

In the earlier days that I noticed Factor 55 it was testing videos.  Do you guys still post those from time to time?

I noticed patents and trademarks listed on the website. Has that helped cut down on copycat companies ripping off the company designs?

Speaking of winching, has being part of the group that also owns Warn helped your business at all?

What does the closed system winching do to protect the user?

I noticed you guys sell Crosby branded steel shackles.  Is there a particular reason for those vs other brands?

Factor 55 was one of the first US companies to help market what many dubbed the death doughnuts (or synthetic pulley rings). What changes went into improving the design to help make them safer?

We’ve talked about the fast fid for years. I own one and it has been on Ben’s Christmas list for a few years. What inspired the product?

Are you working on anything new that you can share?

Where can our listeners find you?

  • Facebook- 
  • Youtube-
  • Instagram-
  • Web- 

Closing Statements

Thanks everyone who listens to us weekly and also to those who watch us live on YouTube.  We really appreciate you.  Please share us with your friends and help us grow.  God bless America!
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 7pm Pacific.  When offroad please remember to have fun, tread lightly, be safe and courteous. Thanks for listening.