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Off Road Podcast 377 – Brennan’s Garage

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

Tonight, Aaron throws some shade, Jeremy plays hookie, & Ben leaves a skid mark

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 Brennan Metcalf.  Welcome to the show!

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

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Aaron – Got the lower half of my metal siding installed on 2 sides of my shop.

Ben – Got smoked out and finally finished a project YEARS in the making

Brennan – 

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News brought to you by Colby Valve

  • Autoblog – Bronco 4 Banger Gets A Bigger Boost
    • The Performance Calibration kit was developed in-house, so it doesn’t void the factory warranty.
    • Stock, the Bronco’s turbocharged, 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine develops 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque when it’s burning 93-octane gasoline. Ford’s tune increases those figures to 330 and 385, respectively. For context, the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 develops up to 330 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. Ford notes the tune also improves throttle response throughout the rev range.
    • It optimizes the shift schedule in Bronco models equipped with the 10-speed automatic, and it adds a rev-matching function that kicks in when downshifting to SUVs fitted with the seven-speed manual.
    • The Performance Calibration kit costs $825 excluding installation, and it’s covered by a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty plan that starts on the vehicle’s in-service date. There’s a catch: The kit hasn’t been approved by regulators in California for 2022 Bronco models, so Golden State residents will need to find a 2021 truck or settle for the EcoBoost’s stock output. It’s street-legal in the rest of the nation.
  • Jalopnik – Details on the Maverick Tremor
    • Available on both XLT and Lariat models
    • Tremor package can only be had with the upgrade 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo four (250 hp, 277 lb-ft)
    • Five selectable drive modes and Trail Control, which works like cruise control for off-road crawling
    • One-inch suspension lift, Tremors get a heavy-duty transmission cooler, stronger half-shafts, unique springs and shocks, a higher-clearance lower front fascia, and steel skid plates
    • Slightly lower payload capacity of 1,200 pounds compared to 1,500 pounds
    • Not available with the optional “4K Tow Package,” meaning this off-road sub-model is stuck with the basic truck’s 2,000-pound maximum towing capacity
    • Along with the other useful stuff you also get blacked-out badges, smoked headlights and taillights, a unique matte gray grille with yellow accents, and of course, those yellow front tow hooks.
    • There is also an appearance package that gives you Carbonized Gray accent paint on the roof and mirror caps, along with black graphics on the hood and doors. Inside, you get Tremor Orange accents and Tremor stitching on your Tremor seats.
    • The Tremor Off-Road Package adds $3,000 to the price of your Maverick, while the Tremor Appearance Package commands an additional $1,500.

Main Topic powered by WARN  

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?

Any recommendations for someone new to off-roading 

Tell us about you

How did you get started in off-roading?  

What was the first vehicle you took off-road?

What do you drive now?

What’s your most embarrassing moment on the trail?

What’s your biggest win on the trail?

Where is your favorite place to go wheeling?

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

You did some work at JP magazine, what did that entail?

You have built some cool rigs. Tell us about some of them and also, which one has been your favorite?

Has building your custom rigs done anything for you?

You’ve invented some awesome recovery gear do you have a favorite

I’ve seen you 3d print lots of prototypes

You’ve recently been helping restore some old-school winches for any particular reason or do you just love the old winches

Where can our listeners find you?

Ok we gotta know what does the shirt mean?

Closing Statements

Thanks to 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!

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