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Off Road Podcast 460 – King Of The Hammers with Dave Cole

This episode of the Off Road Podcast is Sponsored by Colby Valve.


Tonight, Aaron slings some lead, Coy goes vroom, & Ben has the power


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 we are joined tonight by the legend Dave Cole from Ultra 4 Racing and KOH.  Welcome to the show!


Coy – race car stuff

Aaron – Finished the off-road camp trailer. Did a lot of shooting at the range over the weekend.  Ran the tractor mower deck down at the creek in preparation for camping season.

Ben – new chain saw.  Dug a trench and finally kinda can start work on the 4runner if I hurry 
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News brought to you by Colby Valve

Only one this week 

  • First, there was TRX, the supercharged, off-road 1500 that Ram introduced in 2020. Three years later, Ford upped its own Baja-proven Raptor’s ante with the debut of a blown “R” version. With two of the Big Three truck manufacturers making boosted, 6.2-liter V-8-powered half-tons that have more power and greater off-road capability than their appearance-focused, four-wheel-drive rigs (wheels and tires, lifts, and “off-road” graphics), “What’s Chevy gonna do?” quickly became more of a concern in the four-wheel-drive/off-road space than it ever had been.
  • Well, Chevrolet still hasn’t done anything. But, a year after the Raptor R’s debut, and with Ram’s TRX now in its final stanza, we can only wonder if the announcement of a heavily modified, extremely dirt-centric 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 RST is a coincidence or well-played strategy. Yes, there’s a hardcore half-ton Chevy prerunner in the mix now, packing 700 horsepower (640 lb-ft of torque), and protected by 3 years or 36,000 miles of warranty coverage.
  • Fox Factory, a performance shock manufacturer celebrating 50 years of damper innovation and technology for two- and four-wheeled vehicles (ironically, one of them being Ford’s F-150 Raptor R), is now building a limited run of taller, wider, four-wheel-drive Silverado prerunners—yes, whole trucks.
  • They’re highlighted by a long-travel front and rear suspension system designed by Baja Kits (the Brenthel brothers) that features race-proven 6061-T6 upper A-arms, Fox’s 3.2 Factory Race Series semi-active Live Valve internal-bypass shocks and 2.0 IFP bumpstops, and 7075-T6 billet rear trailing arms.
  • The high-tech shocks communicate with the truck’s ECM and stock suspension electronics to optimize handling, ride quality, and stability, and complementing the off-road hardware there are three electronic drive modes that can be selected for driving over different terrains (sand, mud, etc.).
  • A Fox mobile app (of course) is available and allows drivers to monitor all of the suspension’s activity. The off-road persona is further accentuated by 37×12.50R17 BFGoodrich A/T KO2 tires on 17×8.5 Method aluminum Bead Grip wheels.


Main Topic  


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?


  • Take us back to the OG hammers, the first conception of it.
  • What moment did you realize you could make a legit event out of KOH?
  • Hammer town, it’s probably the fastest growing/fastest disappearing town in america. Tell us about its evolution, and some craziest things you have seen watching it grow.
  • Has there been any products you have seen developed on the track and you instantly said you needed?
  • Are there any newer racers to keep an eye on?
  • Let’s talk about race classes: how did they start out, how have they changed? 
  • Is there still an EV or military classes or did they not have enough of a following yet?
  • How long do you think it will be till we see an EV vehicle take an overall win?
  • The night wheeling on the race course makes viral videos every year, as racing / wheeling fans we love it.  Do you ever think we will see a day where it’s closed to non competitors?  The logistics of making sure the course is clear by morning, injuries, and/or broken down vehicles needing towed?
  • Do you still get to drive the race course?
  • How can someone get into racing at KOH?

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Next Week: We are with our families but will be replaying Aaron and Ben hanging out with the guys from the AR15 Podcast


Closing Statements

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