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Off Road Podcast 394 – Quadratec

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

Tonight, Aaron gets into the Christmas Spirit, Coy finds religion and makes money 4 wheeling, & Ben watches important sports

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, Coy, my name is Ben and our guest tonight is Eric Ammerman from Quadratec.  Welcome to the show.

Coy – Did the opposite of Aaron

Aaron – Bought some tires.  Received an ornament. Daddy-Daughter Dance.

Ben – Working on my latest project for our outdoors.  The shop is in the engineering phase but now I am approved as of 9 am this morning. I enjoyed some KOH action from the couch again

Eric – 

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News brought to you by Colby Valve

  • Car Buzz – JL & JT Owners May Be Reimbursed For Death Wobble Issues
    • What is death wobble for us without Jeeps hahahahaah
      • vehicles hit a bump at over 40 mph, leading to a vibration or shaking in the steering wheel that’s violent enough to scare drivers.
      • “seemingly uncontrollable side-to-side shaking of the Jeep vehicle’s front-end steering components and – by extension – its steering wheel.”
    • the Detroit Free Press, states that “approximately 192,000 owners and their Jeep vehicles are known to suffer from the defects that manifest as the ‘Death Wobble.’
    • 2018-2020 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited and the 2020 Gladiator.
    • Extends the warranty to 8 years or 90,000 miles
    • Not related to loosened bolts but to steering stabilizer freezing up
    • Equally important, owners who paid out of pocket for repairs, such as a front suspension steering damper, can submit a reimbursement claim to a specific website. This lawsuit dates back to 2019 and could receive final approval as soon as April 19, 2023, pending a hearing.
  • Mopar Insiders – 2023 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 20th Anniversary Level II from AEV Announced
    • The new 20th Anniversary Editions add a number of new enhancements on top of the standard Rubicon equipment, like a new seven-slot grille design, beadlock-capable wheels, an 83-piece tool kit, triple hoop grille guard, steel bumpers, half-inch suspension lift, red interior highlights, and special anniversary decals.
    • 37-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, Warn VR EVO 10-S winch, AEV 17-inch Savegre II wheels, AEV 2.5-inch DualSport RT Suspension System with Bilstein 5100 shocks, 4.56:1 axle ratio (4xe), Mopar performance wipers with integrated washer jets
    • AEV 7000 Series off-road lights, EX front bumper, rear bumper, front skid plate, tire carrier, off-road jack base, ProCal SNAP module, vehicle build plaque, steering damper 
    • This exclusive upfit package creates the most capable Wrangler ever with:
      • 14.2 inches of ground clearance
      • 37.1 inches of water fording
      • 50-degree approach angle
      • 33-degree breakover angle
      • 43-degree departure angle
    • Only 150 will be made.
    • Adds an additional $20,135 to $21,983

Main Topic powered by WARN  

Our guest is Eric Ammerman, the Director of Creative Content at Quadratec

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’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 to?

Tell us about your business

Did you start out as a catalog business?

Are you guys still offering physical catalogs?

Do you sell more lightbars or lockers?  Jokes aside, what are some of the most popular items that Jeep owners buy?

Are you seeing more hardcore wheelers as customers or has the overland crowd become the majority?

I noticed on the website that you guys have quite the useful and underrated tool known as the knowledge center.  Can you tell us what is in there?

I heard you used to offer scholarships. Is that still a thing and how does that work?

Quadratec showed off a very sweet JTe Gladiator at SEMA last fall. Where do you guys see electrification going in the off-road world?

What does Quadratec have planned for SEMA 2023 and is Greg going to be involved again?

Besides selling products, does Quadratec also do vehicle installs?

Tell us about the 50 for 50 trail cleanup.

How many states have you hit so far?

Can you tell us about the energize the environment program?

You guys are now selling Bronco parts? Is that done under the Quadratec name and how is that going?

Coy has one last jeep question

Where can our listeners find out more about Quadratec?

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

Closing Statements

Thanks everyone who listens to us weekly and also to those who watch us live on YouTube.  Thanks also to Terry, Scott, and Kyle who joined us tonight.  We really appreciate you and the rest of the listeners on our show.  Please share us with your friends and help us grow.  Also, don’t forget that tomorrow is Valentine’s day.  God bless America!
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