Welcome to Off Road Garage Podcast. The podcast that's recorded in an actual garage along side rock crawler's and overland vehicles that we build to take us on the adventures we love. From helping the amateur builder to talking with the seasoned racer we have you covered.
Hosted by Jim and Jason along with regular guests
Episode 89 Living the van life with Becky B
26 April 2023
In this episode we have Becky B and her awesome adventure van in the shop. We talk options and ways to set up a van for adventure !
06 April 2023
In this Episode we let the cat out of the bag….. or I guess the horsey! Jason got a bronco!
Episode 87 all caught up
08 March 2023
Makin the trip to Trail Hero with The Dr. Himself Ken from Expedition vehicle outfitters! Wheelin the new Bronco and inspiring ideas!
Episode 86 continuing with the recap
21 February 2023
GLFWDA Winterblast ! And discussion about snow wheeling. Come along for the ride
Episode 85 Back again all thanks to you!
07 February 2023
In this episode we start part 1 of a 3 episode of a recap on what we have been up too for the past several months, including the most recent Cabin Fever run to Drummond Island!
Episode 84 with Brent from Tentrax !
25 April 2022
In this episode we talk with Brent, owner of Tentrax Trailers. Jim met him at Expo Overland East and fell in love with his simple rugged tent trailers. We discuss adventures and trying to paddle a trailer across Lake Superior !! Check it out!
Episode 83 with Tony Carvallo Part 2
19 April 2022
Round Two With Tony Carvallo!!! Had some tech issues that broke this one up into two parts. But it was too good I throw away!!!
Episode 82 with Tony Cavallo Part 1
13 April 2022
In this Episode we talk with Tony Carvallo. He tells us a rad story of how a Jeep loving kid, climbs the ranks to help design some of the newest Wranglers! Then goes on to more cool off road stuff. Take notes youngins!! It cuts off as we aren’t the best with Tech. But stay tuned!
Episode 81 Axles! To swap or not? 2.0
06 April 2022
In this episode we talk about all our axle options we have and why. We talk about all the options from Stock, Junkyard swap, or brand new crate axles!
Episode 80 A Chupa Tj origin story
29 March 2022
Jim found a photo album containing old photos of his TJ starting from Day he got it new. We had blast talking about every photo and watching his TJ slowly changes as he modified it. It also dates us a bit and is a time capsule in a way of Off road modifications. Enjoy!
Episode 79 with Connor from Barnes 4WD
21 March 2022
In this episode we talk with our friend Connor from Barnes 4WD. It's always a good time talking with our friend Connor and this episode is no different.
Episode 78 With John Grounds
14 March 2022
In this episode we talk With our friend John Grounds of Proving Grounds Racing. We had a great time talking with John as he tells us what it takes to race KOH.
Episode 77 and the return of @kittykatjk
22 February 2022
In this episode we have Katie back in the studio to enjoy the unheated garage and get us all caught up with the latest in her Jeep life.
Episode 76 We are back! *Contains adult language
07 February 2022
This is the start of a new season for us. We kick it off playing catch up on all that we have done along with going down some strange rabbit holes. We both look forward to getting back to recording and what the new season will bring. We would like to thank the support and encouragement we have received over the past several months. Thanks again for listening!
Episode 75 Back for a minute
31 August 2021
In this episode we are wrap up season 2 and update everyone on the current situation.
Episode 74 with Andy aka @thestomper
25 July 2021
We got ahold of Truck night in America competitor and pilot of “The Stomper” Andy Hanna. We talk about his rad Yota build and how great the Offroad community has been! Be sure to check him out on YouTube on Turbos Toy box and on IG @thestomper.
Episode 73 with Cora from Torq-Masters Industries
28 June 2021
In this episode we speak with Cora From Torq-Master Industries. She is the owner of the company and avid wheeler. We talk traction devices, Skottle cooking, welding and puppies.
Episode 72 with Katie aka @kittykatjk
13 June 2021
In this episode we have a great time talking with Katie( aka @kittykatjk on IG). We talk about wheeling, Jeep life, Jeep problems and the carnage 38" tires can cause on a stock D30.
Episode 71 XPDN2 Recap part 2
06 June 2021
Part 2 of #XPDN2 presented by Milestar tires recap. In this episode we pick up where we left off in episode 70. We would like to thank all the partners that helped make this event possible.
Big thanks to:
Fresh Coast Offroad
Ace Engineering & Fab
Episode 70 XPDN2 Recap
30 May 2021
We were lucky enough to be invited to #XPDN2 presented my Milestar tires. In this episode we discussed our normal last minute prep for the event, covered the events of day one, and thanked all the partners.
Big thanks to:
Fresh Coast Offroad
Ace Engineering & Fab
Episode 69 Jim's woodland getaway recap
04 May 2021
In this episode we talk about Jim's latest adventure into the woods for some relaxation and "responsible adult" wheeling.
Episode 68 with the V8 swap expert Tim Ryan
19 April 2021
In this Episode Tim Ryan returns to talk about going out on his own and starting his own business V8 Swap Shop. Tim talks about his current projects he's working on and some wheeling trips he has been on. Just as a general warning we go down several rabbit holes in this episode.
Episode 67 with big news from Mickey Thompson Tire & Wheels!
04 April 2021
In this episode we have the privilege of talking with the President of Mickey Thompson Tire & wheel Dominick and the Senior Product Manager of light truck Ben to announce the release of the all new Baja Boss A/T! We couldn't be more exited to talk with Dominick and Ben about the new product and all the development that goes into designing a new tire.
Episode 66 Our friend Brian and his new ATV
23 March 2021
In this episode we talk with our friend Brian Fullerton known best as @brianlawnmaintenance who just purchased a new Polaris ATV. It was fun to talk with Brian because he is also new to the off road world, so it was a good chance to cover some advice for the new ATV rider but also to hear that excitement we seasoned riders remember when we first got in to playing in the dirt. Brian also touches on his own personal life story and how with hard work he built a successful Lawn care company and YouTube channel that made buying that new ATV possible.
Episode 65 with The Man Called Yeti
16 March 2021
In this episode we talk with the one and only The Man Called Yeti. From fabricating to long adventures in a TJ ww had a blast talking with him. #offroadgaragepodcast #inhardworkwetrust #yetibuilt #theyeti #jeep
Episode 64 with Josh from Kracker Fab Motorsports
10 March 2021
In this episode we have the chance to talk with Josh from Kracker Fab Motorsports again. Josh gives us a recap of KOH this year with him racing his class 11 VW bug and the 4693 Jeep Zj in the stock class.
Episode 63 With John from Proving Grounds Racing
08 March 2021
In this episode we talk with John Grounds of Proving Grounds Racing. John races Ultra 4 and his most recent race was KOH in the 4500 class. It was a lot of fun and we really appreciate the chance to talk with John.
#offroadgaragepodcast #provinggroundsracing #flyoffroad #summitracing #tomwoodsdriveshafts #Dirtyliferacewheels #Foxshocks #millermotorsports #bfgoodrich #RuggedRadios #kleinengines #CBMmotorsports #TeamFK #wilwood #prpseats #spidertrax #prideoutfitting #TYOR
Episode 62 Jim's recent Northern Michigan adventure
04 March 2021
In this episode we start off with a huge thank you to Innova Auto for the package of automotive diagnostic tools we received. Then Jim talks about his weekend adventure with his wife up in Northern Michigan to check out some ice caves and more.
Episode 61 A Ramble in the freezing cold garage
09 February 2021
In this episode we talk about KOH and more. We also go down several rabbit holes as always when we do a ramble.
Episode 60 with Phil from Max-Bilt
28 January 2021
In this episode we talk with our friend Phil from Max-Bilt. We also get Adam to join later in the episode to talk with us about the Epic Willys adventure and how that got started.
Episode 59 Cabin Fever Run 2021 presented by Innova recap
14 January 2021
We had a great time this year at the annual Cabin Fever Run with our friend Dr.Deathwobble. This year it was presented by Innova which helped having an automotive code scanner and a voltmeter on hand for some check engine lights and electrical issues. It was great to once again be in the woods with great friends, great food, and great wheeling. We want to also thank Max-Bilt ,New Holland Overland, Expedition Vehicle Outfitters, And all our friends for a great weekend.
Episode 58 amazing Baja 1000 stories and more with Bud Brutsman
28 December 2020
In this episode we had the opportunity to talk with Baja racer, Producer and all around bad ass Bud Brutsman. Along with racing Baja 1000 Bud has produced many popular TV shows such as Overhaulin and Rides. It was great getting the chance to talk with Bud and all his stories from Baja and and around the world.
Episode 57 with the return of Rob Bender Park
21 December 2020
In this episode we have the pleasure of talking with Rob Bender Park and catch up on the builds he has worked on since we talked with him back in episode 32. We also talk about his domination on the Autocross track in a rzr, future dream builds, and we might go a bit in to a Thornbird rabbit hole(trigger warning sorry Interco). Its a fun episode and we enjoy talking with Rob every time.
Episode 56 Off Road recap and getting ready for snow
10 December 2020
In this episode we recap Jason's recent trip to the new local off road park Holly Oaks, Jim discusses getting prepared for winter wheeling and some ramble and rabbit holes as always.
Episode 55 with Thomas from 589 Fabrication
03 December 2020
In this episode we talk with Thomas from a local Michigan Company 589 Fabrications. 589 Fabrication designs and produces a lot of great parts and accessory's to upgrade both midsize and full size trucks. Its a fun episode that goes off the rails at times but if you have a Ranger or Colorado pickup and are looking to upgrade or modify they are worth checking out.
Episode 54 with Jim from Optima Batteries
25 November 2020
In this episode we get the opportunity to talk with Jim from Optima Batteries. Its truly a great episode full of awesome battery knowledge. Jim also cleared up some false rumors and misinformation about Optima and AGM style batteries. We would like to give a huge thanks to Jim and Optima batteries for this opportunity.
Episode 53 All about being prepared with Dark Angel Medical
22 October 2020
In this episode we talk with Kerry Davis from @DarkAngelmedical about being prepared by having the correct medical kit for the garage or the next off road adventure.
Episode 52 with the one and only BeRadMoto
14 October 2020
In this episode we talk with Brad also known as BeRadmoto and we talk about life on two wheels and his recent experience at the new local off road park.
Episode 51 all about Diesel Power! *contains explicit language
05 October 2020
In this episode Eric from @motorcitydieselperformance drops some diesel engine knowledge bombs. We talk all about the advantages and disadvantages of diesel engines and of course we talk about smoky turbo power! #offroadgaragepodcast #motorcitydieselperformance #dieselpower #dieselmechanic #dieseloverland
Episode 50 with Ken form Expedition Vehicle outfitters
16 September 2020
In this episode we talk with Ken Farley Jr. you might know best as Dr. Deathewobble and his new brand catering specifically to overland vehicle's called Expedition Vehicle Outfitters. We talk about what his new brand is all about and then it goes off the rails from there so put the kids to bed because it gets colorful!
Episode 49 Adventures in hotel cooking with Jim
10 September 2020
In this episode Jim talks about his weekend adventure and gives helpful tips for hotel parking lot cooking.
Episode 48 off road lights and bright ideas
27 August 2020
In this episode we talk about off road lights. We talk about what we have currently, What we had in the past, Why we have them, And what we would like to have.
Episode 47 with Cindy Pope
18 August 2020
In this Episode we talk with Cindy Pope of Northology Adventures about overloading in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. and we talk about the advent she runs called KOAR, The Keweenaw Overland Adventure Retreat. We also cover the need to protect our wild places and keep them clean.
Episode 46 ranting and upcoming episodes we are working on
13 August 2020
In this episode we start with some rant about rubber duckies, Led lights and everything else Jay makes Memes about in his spare time. Jim talk about possible future tow rigs. We talk plans for Moab. We wrap it up with news about upcoming episodes.
#duckyourjeep #overland #overlanding #jeep #powerwagon #F250Tremor #ejs2021 #roadtomoab #Moabutah #RTT #GoFSR #Gofastcamper #vagabond_outdoors #goosegear #freshcoastoffroad #Drdeathwobble #yukongearandaxle @drdeathwobble @sevenslotsociety @goosegear @gofsr @gfc_usa @adventuremedicalkits @stormtrainingandconsultingllc
Episode 45 Jeep Jambo Coal Mountain recap
04 August 2020
Jim rambles about his adventures to AOAA in Pennsylvania with Jeep Jamboree. The event was well run and a great time even though Rona changed things. Thanks to Dr. Deathwobble and Midland Radios for the opportunity!!
Episode 44 High speed in the desert with Ginsberg Fabrication
28 July 2020
In this Episode we talk with James Ginsberg about his company and and the amazingly fast sand cars he builds. With long travel suspension and V8 power his buggies let his customers rip through the desert or dunes with no worries at all. We will cation you Its hard not to want one after talking with James.
Episode 43 Branco lust and more
21 July 2020
In this episode we finallay remember to do a listener ride! The guy who started it all John won this week. Then we move on to Jason's lust for the new Ford Bronco! We fall off into the weeds as normal then get back on track to discuss Michigan DNR ORV Stickers for licensed vehicles.
Don't forget to submit your rig nor the next listener Ride!
Episode 42 all about Kayaks with Kelly Blades
12 July 2020
In this episode we had the opportunity to talk with Kelly Blades who is a professional Kayak instructor. Kelly has paddled both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as well as whitewater stateside We talk about the different types of Kayak and which ones would be best suited for the Overland community and why.
Episode 41 with Seven Slot Society
08 July 2020
In this episode we finally made it happen! We had a blast talking with Angel from Seven Slot Society. He came prepared with questions and everything! Can’t wait to do it again. PS there may be some swears!
Episode 40 with Michigan Overland
29 June 2020
In this episode Nick from Michigan Overland joins us in the garage.
Episode 39 Listener ride premiere and more
22 June 2020
In this episode we pick are first Listener ride for the week and then we proceed down the ramble rabbit hole.
Episode 38 The Gambler rambler
16 June 2020
In this episode Jim returns and we talk about going to the Detroit Gambler 500 with @Dr.Deathwobble.
Episode 37 with Ken aka Dr. Deathwobble filling in for Jim
08 June 2020
In this episode Ken is in the garage and talks with Jason to talk survival vehicles but it quickly turns into a fun ramble about motorcycle’s and things they wanted as kids.
Season 2 Episode 36 We are back!
01 June 2020
We are happy to be back and at it again for season 2. For the first episode of season 2 we basically talk and rant about what ever comes to mind in typical ORGP fashion.
Season 2 teaser
17 May 2020
Just goofin, new equipment goofin. Quick intro into some plans on season 2. New intro new gear, Stay tuned for shenanigans.
Last episode of season 1
08 April 2020
It is sad but do to current circumstance we have decided to end season 1 a bit earlier then we originally planned. We look forward to season 2 as we get back to wheeling and wrenching. Thanks for listing and supporting us. We will continue to be present on all the social media accounts and monitoring are messages so feel free to contact us.
Episode 34 Jeepend and a 4BT swapped JK
31 March 2020
In this episode we talk with are friends Heather and her brother Dan who own and operate Jeepend. It is a great Jeep event that takes place in the summer on Drummond Island MI since 2015. We also talk with Dan about his 4BT diesel swapped JK pickup on one ton axles and 45' Swampers.
Episode 33 with Rory from Trigger Controller
27 March 2020
In this episode we talked with Rory about Trigger controller and the products they provide that give you the ability to control multiple powered Accessories wirelessly. It was a great conversation that gave us some ideas that would help with mounting lights and the accessories on vehicles, especially newer models that don't always give a good location to run a wired switch inside the cab. so give it a listen Thanks as always.
Episode 32 with Rob Bender Park
24 March 2020
In this episode we get the opportunity to Talk with Rob Bender Park. He is one of the hosts of the Tv show Truck Night In America along with being a designer/fabricator at MotoBilt. We had a great time talking with Rob and really appreciate him being on the show.
Episode 31 Ramble/Rant as requested by popular vote
17 March 2020
In this episode we just basically hit record and talk. A week or so ago prior to recording this episode Jim posted on Instagram story's asking what you would liked to hear next and the majority voted for a ramble/ rant episode. So no topic and nothing special. Its exactly what you would expect from two guys in a garage with a bottle of whiskey talking about builds and ideas. Thanks for listening.
Episode 30 with True North Racing
10 March 2020
In this episode we get the chance to talk with 4 of the guys from True North Racing, a great ultra 4 racing team based in Canada. We talk about the team, the cars, and the effort it take to run several different classes or cars in Ultra 4 including 2 Jeep Zj's in the stock class and a Legends car.
Episode 29 with Kracker Fab Motorsports
02 March 2020
In this episode we talk with Ultra 4 driver and owner of Kracker Fab Motorsports, Josh and his co driver JD. They race a Jeep ZJ in the stock class of Ultra 4. We get a glimpse at what it takes as Josh and JD tell us about building a 4600 stock class car and raceing it in several events a year including one of the toughest off road races on the planet, King of the Hammers.
Episode 28 Back in the shop with Dr. Deathwobble
24 February 2020
In this episode we continued the conversation and basic ranting with Ken Farley Jr. a.k.a. Dr.Deathwobble in his shop.
Episode 27 Rx for Adventure with Dr. Deathwobble
18 February 2020
In this episode we traveled to Dr. Deathwobble's (Ken Farley Jr.) shop to talk about the Rx for Adventure winter run we attended. This trip took us back up to norther Michigan for some fun snow covered trails and some winter camping. We had a great time with great people. Huge thanks to Chris are trail guide and Ken for making it a great trip.
Episode 26 Drummond island Jambo and a diesel swapped Tj
06 February 2020
In this episode we welcome David Roberts on the show. David is a trail guide for Jeep Jamboree on Drummond island, a fabricator with a lot of experience building off road vehicles, and owner of a Mercedes Turbo Diesel swapped Tj named Oliver. We cover a lot in this episode from David's family history in off Road to his fabrication shop and some of the builds he has done past and present. David also gives us info on how he did the Diesel swap in his TJ and why he decided to go with a Mercedes engine. David can be found on Instagram at @Robertsfabworks and more info on his Tj at @Oliver_the_oilburner Thanks for listing and as always like, share, and subscribe.
Episode 25 Jeep Jamboree special report from the road home
28 January 2020
This episode was recorded in Jim's Jeep JK on the return trip from Jeep Jamboree on Drummond island. We talk about our experience at Jeep Jamboree including the trails we ran and the great people we met. Thanks to all the great people who put on such a great event and the amazing trail guides! we would also like to apologize in advance for the Audio in this episode as a result of recording while driving.
Episode 24 with Nate Mclean
21 January 2020
In this episode we talk with Michigan native Nate Mclean. Nate is locally known for driving his long travel custom 68' C30 at silver lake sand dunes. He has also taken his truck out west to hit the dunes and rip up some race tracks. You can see Nate and his truck on Instagram @mr.clean719 where he posts amazing photos and video. We really enjoyed having Nate on the show and who knows maybe we will do it again from Silver Lake sand dunes in a future episode.
Episode 23 With special guest Tim Ryan
14 January 2020
In this episode we had the privilege of talking to Tim Ryan also Known as @done_gone_commando on Instagram. Tim is a master of engine swaps with a long history in the automotive industry. We talk about his past and present projects including his amazing patina covered Commando and Cj-3a. Tim also talks about his wheeling trips to Sand Hollow, Moab, and up in the snow covered mountains. It was truly a pleasure to have the opportunity to talk with Tim and hope you enjoy this episode.
Episode 22 with New Holland overland
07 January 2020
In this episode we our joined by are friend Jeremy form New Holland Overland. They are a great Michigan based company that make amazing overland style offload camper trailers and accessory's for Toyota Tacoma's and other off road vehicles.
Episode 21 End of the year recap
30 December 2019
In this episode we go back to the beginning and all the episodes that we have done up until now. We also talk about some ideas and plans for the future. We have had a lot of good times in 2019 and look forward to 2020. Thanks to all who have listened, liked and subscribed. Special thanks to all that continue to message and give us the motivation to keep going. We also would like to apologize for the ice cubes clanking in the tumblers as we enjoyed some delicious beverages while we recorded this episode.
Episode 20 Don't be a Winch Wanker or a D bag spotter!
24 December 2019
In this episode much like episode 17 we talk about other ways people are D bags on the trail especially when it comes to recovery and spotting. Thanks for listening and as always we value you feedback so send us a message via Instagram or Facebook.
Episode 19 Tons and 40’s for Christmas!
18 December 2019
In this episode we talk about what we would get each other for Christmas and what we would get our friends realistically and if money wasn’t a problem.
Episode 18 Offroad parks,Are you down?
12 December 2019
In this episode we just ramble on about Offroad parks and our take on concrete slabs obstacles and natural.
Episode 17 Trail etiquette (don’t be a D bag)
03 December 2019
In this episode we basically go on a rant about what hurts the off road community and basic trail etiquette. With a few ideas that might help the community thrown in at the end.
Episode 16 Tires. How and why we pick um?
25 November 2019
In this episode we decided to talk tires. Basically how do we decide on what tire works for each of us. Finish that up with some general rambling as always.
Episode 15 Getting reading for winter.
20 November 2019
I’m this episode we ramble on and always about preparing for winter wheeling.
Episode 14 SEMA talk and weekly recap.
11 November 2019
A quick discussion about SEMA and recap of the week with the normal rambling. More to come in following episodes so keep watching our Instagram and Facebook for details.
Episode 13 You asked so we answered.
04 November 2019
A listener sent us some questions asking are opinions and we ramble on as always. Hope you enjoy. If you have any questions send us a message. If you like the show his that subscribe. If you can please give us a rating. Thanks!
Episode 12 Special SEMA edition with Dr.Deathwobble
27 October 2019
This is a special episode recorded with Dr.Deathwobble after helping him work on two new Jeep Gladiators just days before they leave for SEMA.
Episode 11 Drummond Island adventure
21 October 2019
In this episode we talk about Jim’s recent wheeling/Anniversary adventure to Drummond Island Mi.
Episode 10 huge thanks!
15 October 2019
Just a thanks to all that have listened and supported us!
Episode 9 We start with talking about trucks and end with general off road rambiling
30 September 2019
After a recent visit to the AEV open house we had full size trucks on the brain. So we start talking about trucks and from there we go on to overlanding setups, trailers, and end up with general off road rambling as always.
Episode 8 talking adventure and Toyota’s with @the_toyota_guy!
23 September 2019
In this episode we sit down with our good friend Chris @the_toyota_guy and the regular Guest @Dr.Deathwobble himself Ken. Chris shares with us his family trip to Colorado in his Fj, we talk Wheeling, adventure, and more. So sit back and enjoy.
Episode 7 axles! To swap or not?
09 September 2019
We talk axles along with axle swaps. Tons of opinions and maybe some info but probably no answers.
Episode 6 with special guest Fresh Coast Offroad
26 August 2019
In this episode we talk with Aaron and Paul form Fresh Coast Offroad about their adventures, the offroad industry, 4wheel drive clubs, and more
Episode 5 Every Trail Carry(ETC)
12 August 2019
In this episode we talk about what we have with every time we go out on the trail. If you have anything you would like to add that you carry on the trail you can msg us on Instagram at @0ffroadgaragepodcast or find us on Facebook.
Episode 4 Moab Adventure with Dr.Deathwobble
29 July 2019
In this episode we finish up talking about our trip to Moab Utah for EJS 2019 with Dr.Deathwobble. This episode is brought to you by Bad Axe Prints
Episode 3 Road to Moab
16 July 2019
In this episode we continue with are journey to Moab Utah for EJS 2019 with are special guest and good friend Dr. Deathwobble himself Ken Farley Jr. This episode is brought to you by @Badaxeprints
Episode 2 From Rust to Glory
05 July 2019
In this episode we talk about the resurrection of Jim’s TJ named Chupa. After sitting for several years listen as we take you back to the beginning and what we had to do to get his TJ ready for are trip to Easter Jeep Safari 2019 in Moab Utah.
Episode 1 intro
26 June 2019
About us and generally rambling on