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This Week In Jeep: [0:01:50]
Can I Get Extra Cheese With That?
There are few sights in this world more horrendous than that of wasted pizza. But, a Troy, Michigan man has woken up to that unspeakably tragic sight, not once… but three times this month. And before you go and assume he’s just some stoner that forgot he ordered 23 pizzas the night before, this man is a Jeeper…. And jeepers don’t waste pizza.
Its been no secret. The end is near.
Ever since the bomb was dropped in January, that FCA’s CEO Sergio Marchionne will be retiring, the automotive world has been all a buzz. Not because of Sergio retiring really, that writing has been on the wall for some time for many of us. The big questions remain however….. just who will succeed him, and more importantly, who will select that person.
The 4×4 Radio Network: [00:10:29]
The Jeep Talk Show is a proud member of the 4×4 Radio Network. Just visit 4x4RadioNetwork.com and learn more about The 4×4 Podcast, On The Trail Podcast, The Centre Steer Podcast, and Trailchasers Podcast! Announcing a new member of the 4×4 Radio Network, On The Trail Podcast! Scott and Kevin have only been doing their “Jeep” related show for a short time but they have great chemistry, bad jokes, and excellent information for every level of Jeeper.
Wrangler Talk: [00:11:20]
Mystery SOLVED – The case of Tammy’s Missing D-ring!
Listener Wrote in to the show: (Listener’s name redacted!)
“So for the longest time I somewhat agreed with Tammy about her stolen D ring but I recently lost one also and swore someone had taken it UNTILL…. I reviewed some pics from that day. I have both D rings as you see in the picture which is at the bottom of “Turkey Claw” in Johnson Valley; I noticed the missing D ring at the top of this trail but swore someone stole it until my buddy sent these pictures. After reviewing the pictures I went out and checked my other D ring and found it so loose that a 1/4 turn and it fell off. SO I am now with y’all that she just lost it!!!”
Nate calls in: [0:15:33]
There’s one thing that really makes our Jeeps… well….Jeeps, and that of course is the transfer case. I know, I know…. you were going to say round headlights and a 7 slot Grill… but come on, let’s face it there lots of jeeps in this world. And sure, there are those rigs that might get called non Jeeps too. But one thing ties them all together. And that’s four-wheel drive. And what would a transfer case be without the means to put that engine power to the wheels…we are of course talking about the drivelines. Today we’re going to go over some of the more critical issues that can arise in our drivetrain, how do identify them, and what caused them. Driveline damage can occur from any number of different sources. If you look under your Jeep and start grabbing and yanking on things and find movement that shouldn’t be there, or notice things that …well…. are definitely broken. Well chances are you had a worn component. Or you got into some trail difficulty more than your jeep was equipped for. One of the most Telltale Driveline issues is a twisted tube. Instantly recognizable, a twisted, broken or shared tube can be seen a mile away, and shows excessive loads to the extreme.
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In their latest video titled, “Top 5 Reasons To Buy a Jeep Wrangler JL”, Ryan takes you through his top five reasons on why you should make the jump to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. C’mon guys, what are you waiting for? Topics discussed in this episode include fuel economy, lighting and the exterior redesign— thanks to increased grille and windshield rake and an added rear semi-spoiler on the hardtop. ExtremeTerrain’s videos dig deep to highlight and extrapolate on the subtle exterior changes, tried and true Jeep features carrying over from the previous JK, and the new doors which use lightweight aluminum. Be sure to catch a gander of ExtremeTerrain’s latest JL video at extremeterrain.com of through today’s show notes on JeepTalkShow.com
Interview with: Brian Plummer – Root One Six Offroad [0:32:00]
Friend of the show, Brian, not only is our guest interview but fills in for a missing Tammy (Jeep Momma). We’ve contacted the authorities and her picture, and missing d-ring should be on milk cartons everywhere very very soon. Brian and his team are about to open up their mega Jeep parts site. You can head over to RootOneSix.com and sign up to get notified when they go live!
From the Mind of Nicky G!: [1:13:58]
Oh no, Nicky G has been watching Star Trek and has a theory to share about our universe(s)!
Cherokee Love: [1:15:46]
We’ve recently talked about what size tires you can put on your Jeep. Now is when you find out what a Jeep engineer has to deal with as no good modification goes unpunished. Tire size goes up your gear ratio goes down. Easily fixed, but not cheaply. The infamous RE-GEARING! Get more Jeep Cherokee (XJ) info over at our forums xjtalk.com
Camp Fire Side Chat: [1:25:34]
Brian, Josh and Tony site around the digital campfire and shoot the SH*T! You know how it is! Join us.
Wheeling Where: [1:41:43]
This is where we talk about what events are comin’ up in your neck of the woods and around the nation….
Who/What: 56th Annual Tierra del Sol desert Safari
When: March 2nd – 4th
Where: Just outside of San Diego California
More Info: https://tdsdesertsafari.com/
Come out and experience the magic and splendor of southern California’s finest wheeling. This year will be another epic event with fantastic vendors onsite and the best raffle on the planet (over $150k in prizes)…Yes, we are going to do it again! We want to give a big shout out to Jeremy Coffin, who sent us the details of this event. He went last year and said it was a blast.
Judging from what I’ve read on the web about this event, he’s not mistaken.
Who/What: Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo
When: March 16th – 18th
Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno Nevada
More Info: www.lockettshows.com
Who/What: Easter Jeep Safari
When: 03/24 – 03/31
Where: MOAB Utah
More Info: www.rr4w.com
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