Off Roading For The Beginner

What is the most heart pounding excitement you can have moving at 3 miles an hour? For many it is the thrill of off roading! Seeing nothing but blue sky out of the windshield as your 4X4 finds its grip on the rocks under your tires (That you can’t see). Then suddenly, feeling the rubber grip and you see the ground in front of you again it is probably already too late you hooked. Then all you want to do is find another hill, mud pit, sand dune, or rock to conquer.3481scd

In this episode of the Prepared Idiot Podcast we ask a life long off roading enthusiast the dumb questions on where to start off roading. Your host Rich Barna tries to find the answers to questions like: What is the best 4X4 to buy? What modifications should you make to your 4X4 first? With tires is bigger better? How do I learn to off road? What gear do I need to have in my rig? And where can I go legally to wheel/ off road?


One theme that you will find over and over in this show is that it all depends on what type of driving you want to do. But the best practice is always to join a club or find a few friends that have experience and ask them to take you along. Just take your stock 4×4 with you and learn what it can do. Not only is it safer to go in a group you will have a better idea of where you want to beef up or modify your ride.


Just be careful if you get hooked to the adrenaline! Because this can be an expensive hobby like the saying goes jeep stands for: J ust E mpty E very P ocket.  HAPPY WHEELING!

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