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Off Road Podcast 425 – Off Road Business Association

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

Tonight, Aaron gains his sea legs, Coy wrecks a raptor, & Ben feels the jokes coming now.

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, and Coy, and my name is Ben.  Welcome to the show.

Coy – wrecked my friend Raptor. Worked on race car stuff. G-Wagon stole my hat

Aaron – Got back from a huge overlanding trip.  Traveled 2,332 nautical miles.  Got Ducked on the cruise ship.  Saw some fun “small“ trucks

Ben – Messed up my Achilles. I want to hurt all the foot and leg things before SEMA. Started wiring up the shop and hung my barn light outside with my 3D-printed trim piece.

Cory – 

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News brought to you by Colby Valve

  • Car & Driver – 2024 Jeep Gladiator Becomes a More Advanced Adventure Truck
    • The 2024 Gladiator now sports a restyled version of Jeep’s trademark seven-slot grille. Along with being visually slimmer, its textured slots are said to help improve engine cooling. With Jeep discontinuing the optional diesel V-6, that leaves the 285-hp V-6 as the lone powerplant—at least for now, as the Gladiator is destined to get the brand’s 4xe plug-in-hybrid powertrain at some point.
    • The Gladiator’s other exterior changes aren’t as noticeable, but they’ll likely be appreciated. For instance, the antenna is now built into the windshield, unlike the old one that could get caught on branches out on the trail or damaged in hands-free car washes. Seven new wheel designs further help freshen up the truck that’s entering its fourth model year. A new soft-top is also now standard on the entry-level Sport trim.
    • Jeep has revised the Gladiator’s dashboard too. Not only does it now have narrow horizontal vents above the HVAC controls, but there are new soft-touch materials on the instrument panel. We all know Jeep loves Easter eggs, and the Gladiator adds them with markings on all four corners that represent the four cardinal points on a compass. On top of the dash is a bracket for mounting accessories (a feature already found on the Ford Bronco). The Mojave trim level also gets a new steering wheel with thumb contours; the seats have more bolstering too.
    • The 2024 Gladiator is also available with three upfit packages from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). The Upcountry and Upcountry+ include a 2.0-inch suspension lift and 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. While both setups have unique wheels and fender flares, the “+” package gets a beefy front bumper and a non-winch cover plate
  • Autoblog – Nissan reveals 2024 Frontier Hardbody Edition and pricing
    • Nissan is spicing up the Frontier lineup this year with a special edition guaranteed to make kids from the 1980s and 1990s rejoice. The storied Hardbody name returns to Nissan’s truck line, bringing retro style if not much else. The automaker also announced pricing for the whole 2024 Frontier line.
    • The 2024 Frontier Hardbody Edition gets the amazing heritage-styled 17-inch wheels previewed by a show truck earlier this year. They’re wrapped in all-terrain tires and a retro decal package. Nissan also installed a sports bar and black exterior trim, giving the truck the vague appearance of a retro pickup. The package is available for the SV Crew Cab 4×4 trim with a price tag of $3,890.
    • Even with these updates, 2024 could be a challenging year for the Frontier. The new Ford Ranger is landing, bringing a Raptor variant for the first time, and Toyota is finally launching an all-new Tacoma. Both look to be strong contenders for the lead in their segment, but the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado were also recently updated and are compelling alternatives.

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’s your favorite rig to hit the trail in?

What’s your most embarrassing moment on the trail?

Do you have a biggest win 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

What does ORBA do?

Who all do you fight for?

What are some recent wins you’ve had?

Tell us about your biggest win.

Any current court battles you’d like to share?

Any lessons to take away from losses?

What goals do you set to help the off-road industry and community?

Do you work with other organizations or clubs? PNW4WDA?

Why do SxS guys ruin everything?

What should I do if I see a trail or area that is in danger of being closed? 

Do you guys just do “legal” stuff or do you also head up trail repair & clean up events?

Clubs have slowly been disappearing due to social media There are other ways you reach out and communicate with local groups

Where should I go to find help advocating for said trail area?

Last question, Where can our listeners find you?

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

Next Week:  Ultimate Adventure with Trent McGee

Closing Statements

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