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Off Road Podcast 419 – Activities to do on a Wheeling Trip

This episode of the Off Road Podcast is Sponsored by WARN, Colby Valve, and 4Patriots.

Tonight, Aaron buys a silencer, Coy goes mini wheeling with the boys, & Ben gets racks

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 and my name is Ben.  Welcome to the show.

Coy – rc crawling with the kids

Aaron – Ordered a new muffler for the Nissan.  Got all the wire pulled for the shop that won’t be in conduit.  Picking up conduit tomorrow.  Booked the hotels & flights for Vegas

Ben – 

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News brought to you by Colby Valve

  • Land Cruiser future episode
  • The Drive – Jeep Wrangler Might Be Outsold by Ford Bronco Thanks to CARB
    • Now, CARB rules might just see the Ford Bronco best the Jeep Wrangler on the battlefield of sales figures.
    • CARB rules will require automakers to sell a certain proportion of zero-emissions vehicles from 2026. Under these rules, some companies, like Ford, are assessed on their nationwide sales. Stellantis, however, is assessed only on the vehicles it sells in the 14 states that abide by CARB rules. In preparation for the change, Stellantis has stopped shipping non-electrified vehicles to dealers in these states, helping to goose the numbers.
    • Automotive news reports that this is causing issues for Jeep dealers. Customers can still order non-hybrid Stellantis vehicles in CARB states, but they’re not available just sitting on dealer lots. Where Jeep is concerned, it’s left dealers with only hybrid Wrangler 4xe models on the floor. For customers that want a gas truck on a short timescale, Jeep dealers are left with nothing to offer. Ford dealers face no such hurdles, and are able to keep plenty of Broncos in stock.
    • The strange situation could be enough to help the Bronco best the Wrangler in sales. The first quarter of 2023 saw Bronco sales rise by 38% to 32,430 units. In contrast, Wrangler volumes slid 17 percent, down to 37,971. With a gap of just 6,000 cars, the Bronco could become America’s best-selling convertible adventure SUV any day now.
  • The Drive – Ford Thinks it’s Okay to Stand Up While Driving
    • Ford’s patent shows a driver of a Bronco standing up with their head out the top of the vehicle.
    • This is a great way to get a view of the wheels and any obstacles ahead, but it’s not a great position for driving. Ford’s idea is to build controls to make driving from this position safe and practical.
    • Per the patent filing, the system intends to use sensors to detect when the driver has adopted a standing position. This will then enable a secondary set of driving controls for use while upright. The driver can then guide the vehicle while standing up and taking in the full view of the situation.  Capacitive touch pads could be used to control vehicle speed, torque output, or even steering.
    • Naturally, when driving standing up, Ford intends for the vehicle to be limited to a safe regime of operation. Damping acceleration and braking is one method that would reduce the chance of the standing driver being jerked around excessively. Similarly, vehicle speed would be limited to just a few miles per hour.
    • Detecting a driver’s presence is key to the system, lest the driver falls out when the going gets rough. Ford notes that ultrasonic sensors, cameras, touch sensors, or other tools could be used to ensure the driver is still in place. 
    • It’s by no means guaranteed—it is just a patent filing, after all—but it could certainly spice up future Raptor and Wildtrak models.

Main Topic powered by WARN  

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand up paddle board
  • Gold panning
  • Mtn biking
  • Rock hounding
  • Hunting
  • Visiting old Mines, homesteads, & ghost towns
  • Getting away from light pollution to see a meteor shower or to use a telescope
  • Throwing axes
  • Whittling
  • Card games
  • Geocaching
  • Shooting
  • Hot springs/swimming
  • Gathering berries/mushrooms
  • Rc cars
  • Kick cairns over
  • Playing in the campfire
  • Snow building igloos
  • Picking up trash

Next Week:  Hellwig

Closing Statements

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