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Welcome to the minds of Chris Tracy and Ross Ballot. Feast your ears on the Off The Road Again Podcast, a weekly release of off-road fun from the voices of two four-wheeling enthusiasts. Follow along as Chris and Ross navigate modern off-road vehicle news, stories, project updates, and to hear the experiences of our guests from prominent automotive outlets and the off-road world. We here at OTRAP love all things off-road and seek to share that enthusiasm with you. When we’re not on a tangent, that is. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/offtheroadagain/support

Off The Road Again Off The Road Again

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to the minds of Chris Tracy and Ross Ballot. Feast your ears on the Off The Road Again Podcast, a weekly release of off-road fun from the voices of two four-wheeling enthusiasts. Follow along as Chris and Ross navigate modern off-road vehicle news, stories, project updates, and to hear the experiences of our guests from prominent automotive outlets and the off-road world. We here at OTRAP love all things off-road and seek to share that enthusiasm with you. When we’re not on a tangent, that is. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/offtheroadagain/support

    Larry Chen, Offroad Tundra, Car Culture - Episode 201

    Larry Chen, Offroad Tundra, Car Culture - Episode 201

    Larry Chen joins the show


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Vaughn Gittin Jr & Loren Healy, Fun Haver - Episode 200

    Vaughn Gittin Jr & Loren Healy, Fun Haver - Episode 200

    Vaughn and Loren join the show to discuss their King of the Hammers results, El Bandito, SwitchGear F-150 Lightning, and the Fun Haver Cup.


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    • 54 min
    JD Marshall, Trails Offroad, Trailhead Podcast - Episode 199

    JD Marshall, Trails Offroad, Trailhead Podcast - Episode 199

    In this episode of the Off The Road Again Podcast, hosts Ross Ballot, Chris Tracy, and special guest JD Marshall take listeners on a thrilling journey through the world of off-roading and adventure. JD Marshall, known for his extensive exploration of back roads and trails across Colorado, Utah, and even the diverse terrains of Michigan for Trails Offroad, shares his unique experiences and insights. Driving a standout yellow Jeep JK, JD often ventures into the wilderness solo, embodying the spirit of adventure and independence that is at the heart of the off-roading community. His stories are not just about the journey but also about the preparation, challenges, and unexpected moments encountered along the way.

    Ross Ballot brings a lighter, yet equally fascinating perspective to the episode with his ongoing RC adventures. Delving deeper into the world of radio-controlled off-roaders, Ross discusses the latest additions to his collection, the technical aspects of RC vehicles, and the sheer fun of tackling miniature trails. His passion for RC off-roading serves as a reminder of the broad spectrum of interests within the off-road community, from full-scale trailblazing to the detailed intricacies of RC models.

    Together, the trio explores the parallels and contrasts between full-scale off-roading and its RC counterpart, discussing how each can inform and enhance the other. This episode is a treasure trove of information and entertainment for anyone passionate about off-roading, whether they prefer the full-sized thrill of navigating challenging terrains in a Jeep or the detailed craftsmanship and control of an RC crawler.

    Listeners will come away from this episode with a deeper appreciation for the off-roading hobby, inspired by JD's solo expeditions and Ross's RC ventures. Whether you're planning your next big trail adventure or considering taking up RC off-roading as a new hobby, this episode of the Off The Road Again Podcast is your gateway to a world of adventure and exploration.


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    RC Off-roaders, Suburban Maintenance, & 4Runner Wheels/Tires - Episode 198

    RC Off-roaders, Suburban Maintenance, & 4Runner Wheels/Tires - Episode 198

    In this episode of the Off The Road Again Podcast, hosts Ross Ballot, Chris Tracy, and Spencer Ballot dive into a variety of topics that will excite any off-road enthusiast. Chris Tracy kicks off the conversation with a detailed recount of his recent maintenance ordeal with his 2017 Chevrolet Suburban. The issue? A pesky fuel injector that decided to cut out. Chris doesn't stop there; he delves into the contemplation of replacing the magnetic ride control front struts on his Suburban, weighing the pros and cons for listeners who might be facing similar dilemmas.

    Ross Ballot shifts gears to a smaller scale, but with no less excitement, as he shares his latest adventures in the world of RC off-roaders. His collection has grown with the addition of two rock crawler-type RC machines, both equipped with four-wheel steering, enhancing their off-road capabilities and maneuverability. Ross's enthusiasm for these miniature off-road warriors is palpable and might just convince you to start an RC collection of your own.

    Spencer Ballot brings a fresh perspective to the episode with his recent wheel and tire upgrade on his 5th-generation 4Runner. Opting for Toyo Open Country AT3 tires mounted on American Racing wheels, Spencer details the selection process, the installation, and the immediate impact these upgrades have had on his 4Runner's performance and aesthetics. Whether you're a 4Runner owner or simply in the market for tire and wheel insights, Spencer's segment is packed with valuable information.

    Together, the trio provides a comprehensive look at the off-road lifestyle, from maintenance challenges and upgrades to the joy of enhancing vehicle performance and aesthetics. Whether you're a seasoned off-roader or just dipping your toes into the hobby, this episode of the Off The Road Again Podcast is a must-listen, filled with expert advice, personal experiences, and a shared passion for all things off-road.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Gon Dirtin, Karissa & Linhbergh - Episode 197

    Gon Dirtin, Karissa & Linhbergh - Episode 197

    Join us on a captivating episode where we venture into the world of offroad exploration and culinary delights with Karissa and Linhbergh from Gon Dirtin. Known for their adventurous spirits and a knack for blending outdoor adventures with gastronomic experiences, this dynamic duo shares their stories of traversing rugged terrains with their trusty Toyota Land Cruiser Troopy, accompanied by their faithful canine companions.

    First, we delve into their experiences traveling in their Land Cruiser Troopy. Karissa and Linhbergh recount the joys and challenges of offroad travel, discussing how they manage life on the road with their dogs and the modifications they've made to their Troopy to turn it into the ultimate adventure vehicle. Their tales are a blend of scenic landscapes, off-the-beaten-path discoveries, and the deep bond they share with their pets.

    The excitement builds as they discuss the upcoming release of their offroad cooking show, "Gon Cookin." Set to launch in the spring, this unique show promises to tantalize the taste buds of outdoor enthusiasts and foodies alike. They give us a sneak peek into what viewers can expect, from cooking in remote locations to whipping up delicious meals that complement their adventurous lifestyle.

    In a shift of gears, Karissa and Linhbergh talk about their diverse vehicle collection, highlighting their Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV and a classic Mazda RX-7 rotary. They share insights into the contrasting experiences of driving an ultra-modern electric vehicle and a vintage sports car, reflecting on how each vehicle fits into their lifestyle and their love for all things automotive.

    Throughout the episode, the couple's passion for adventure, their commitment to sustainable travel, and their love for culinary exploration shine through. Their stories are not just about the destinations and the food but also about embracing new experiences, the importance of sustainability, and the joys of sharing these adventures with their dogs.

    This episode is perfect for anyone who loves the thrill of offroad adventures, the art of cooking in the great outdoors, and the excitement of diverse automotive experiences. Tune in to join Karissa and Linhbergh on their journeys through rugged terrains, mouth-watering meals, and life on the road with man's best friend. 🚙🍳🐕💨


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    • 54 min
    Flex, Rocks & Rollovers, Marvin Stammel - Episode 196

    Flex, Rocks & Rollovers, Marvin Stammel - Episode 196

    Ross and Chris welcome Marvin Stammel, the mastermind behind the popular YouTube channel Flex, Rocks & Rollovers to the show. Known for his daring and unique off-roading adventures, Marvin takes us through the gritty details of the "24 Hell & Back" challenge, an extreme 24-hour trail run that tests the limits of both the driver and their off-road machines.

    Marvin starts by sharing the inception and evolution of this grueling 24-hour trail challenge. He delves into the sheer endurance and mental fortitude required to stay awake and active for 24 hours, navigating some of the most little-known and difficult trails across the United States. Listeners get an inside look at the preparation, the vehicles, and the unpredictable nature of these trails, making this challenge a true test of off-roading skill and perseverance.

    The conversation then shifts to a lighter but equally fascinating topic – Ross' rock sliders for his RC4WD remote control truck. Marvin discusses the importance of these modifications, the intricacies of remote control off-roading, and how it mirrors the challenges of full-sized off-roading experiences.

    Additionally, Marvin and the hosts explore the potential project of Chris replacing the front wheel bearings on his 2017 Chevrolet Suburban. They delve into the technical aspects of this task, offering insights and advice for listeners who might be considering similar maintenance or upgrades on their vehicles.

    Throughout the episode, Marvin's passion for off-roading and his expertise in navigating extreme terrains shine through. His stories are not only about the thrill of the drive but also about the community, the camaraderie, and the unbridled joy of conquering the toughest of trails.

    This episode is a must-listen for off-roading enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone who enjoys a good tale of endurance and excitement. Join us as we go behind the scenes of one of the most challenging off-road events and delve into the world of vehicle modifications and maintenance. Tune in now for an episode that's as rugged and riveting as the trails Marvin conquers! 🚙💨🌲🌙


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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

RobbyDeGraff ,

Always enjoyable and insightful!

The gents at the "Off The Road Again" podcast always put on a fun show, covering all grounds from today's latest off-road capable vehicles, industry news, project cars, and more. I've been a guest a few times but I always enjoy tuning in and hearing commentary from a wide variety of cool folks in the automotive scene. Buckle up, it's a good show!

Dave:} ,

Awesome Podcast

Stumbled on this podcast and glad I did. Awesome show, very entertaining. Great guests and very engaging. Only complaint is that audio quality could be better at times, but not too bad and doesn't take away from the show.

HooniverseJeff ,

This podcast rules!

I was on an episode so I can say that, but seriously go listen to Ross and Chris talk about trucks and off road stuff and all that

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