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The Truck Show Podcast

Do you love trucks, Jeeps, customs, wheeling, fabrication, new products, events, and the latest in truck news? Then you won't want to miss this fun and irreverent look at today’s world of trucks. Hosted by veteran Los Angeles radio personality and producer Jay “Lightning” Tilles (KROQ) and truck expert and longtime automotive journalist Sean P. Holman (Truck Trend, Four Wheeler, Diesel Power, Truckin', Jp, and Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road), the Truck Show Podcast brings a unique and entertaining perspective to all things truck, including those lifted, lowered, and everything in between.


Ep. 246 - Toyo Open Country R/T Trail and Toyo Trailpass
The guys head to the Southern California mountains with Toyo Tires to experience the all-new Toyo Open Country R/T Trail tire on- and off-road, before heading to Toyo’s Trailpass event and interviewing a few of our favorite people (Scott Birdsall, we are talking to you) and a few brands you need to know about.
131:30 10/03/2022
Ep. 245 - EGR, Update On The Seibold Ram, Lightning’s Upgrades
Mike Timmons and Pat Johnson from EGR USA come to the studio to tell the guys about their killer new Rolltrac smart tonneau cover, Lightning has been busy with truck upgrades, and we have an update to share on Mike Seibold’s New Jersey emissions drama.
85:42 09/26/2022
Ep. 244 - TMI Products, GPW Progress, Canadian Snack Review
Ross Berlanga, Marketing Director for TMI Products stops by the studio to talk replacement truck interiors, SEMA Trim Awards, and to sample some Canadian snacks, courtesy of listener Ryan Kornblum. Holman also shares the latest on the progress of his 1941 Ford GPW flat fender.
127:30 09/19/2022
Ep. 243 - Banks Crate Engine Program, First Truck For Teens, OK Is Not Okay With Holman
Banks’ own Matt Gamble talks about the fascinating career of rocketry and nuclear power that led him to his current role as the Engine Program Manager for crate engines. Lightning and Holman discuss the right first truck for teenagers and honorary Texas Holman finds out he is not OK with Oklahomans.
108:13 09/12/2022
Ep. 242 - Ryan Kibbe, Travel Tips, More Fun Rants
Ryan Kibbe from Kibbetech returns to talk heavy-duty truck upgrades, TRX parts, and what Lightning needs to do to get his hands on some billet lower arms. Lightning shares his travel tips, and the guys go off the reservation with several well-intended and questionably accurate rants. Also, hear the Banks Lokjaw project driving its own power at the Duramax plant.
124:39 09/05/2022
Ep. 241 - Inside Z Automotive’s Tazer, How A Wheel and Tire Swap Affects EV Range, Instagram Account Renaming
Joe Zizzadoro from Z Automotive discusses the history of his popular Tazer device for Jeeps and Rams and what it can do for your ride. Holman swaps Mickey Thompson off-road tires and Raceline wheels on Ford’s Lightning to discover how this mod impacts range. The guys discuss what to do with Holman’s @advjeep Instagram page.
115:59 08/29/2022
Ep. 240 - Skyjacker Suspensions, Brawler Fab, So Much News
Holman takes you on a tour of Skyjacker’s expanding facility in West Monroe, Louisiana and shares his meal of the century with friend of the podcast, Chef Cory Bahr. The guys get the scoop about Brawler Fab from Bill Schultz and there is so much news, including the new Chevy Silverado AEV Bison edition, more details on the Braptor, and a price increase for the F-150 Lightning.
132:56 08/22/2022
Ep. 239 - American Manufacturing, LS Swapped Mini, Lightning Makes Good
Josh Knichel from DeeZee joins the guys in studio and immediately chokes out Lightning before reminiscing the import scene in the 2000s, and talks through the origins of DeeZee and why your truck might have DeeZee parts without you knowing it. Lightning interviews the owner of an LS-swapped Toyota minitruck, and we make up with Florida Truck Meet’s Jordan Muhlbauer.
119:24 08/15/2022
Ep. 238 - Ford F-150 Lightning, Government Overreach Or Enforcement, Alcan 5000
Holman gets his hands on a Ford F-150 Lightning and the discussion ensues, the guys talk to enthusiast Mike Sebold who was contacted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection after listing his truck on Facebook Marketplace, and Andy and Mercedes Lilienthal talk about their participation in the epic Alcan 5000.
122:10 08/08/2022
Ep. 237 - Paint Protection Install, 40s On A Bronco, ’23 Chevy Colorado
Lightning walks us through the XPEL paint protection product suite install on his TRX, company announces package that will allow the fitment of 40-inch tires on a Bronco, and Chevy introduces the all-new ’23 Colorado line-up.
98:29 08/01/2022
Ep. 236 - Summer Truckin’ Nationals, LokJaw’s First Fire, Holman’s Changing Driveway Mix
Lightning heads to the Summer Truckin’s Nats in Arlington, Texas and comes back with interviews, Banks fires up a wicked-sounding LokJaw for the first time, and Holman is changing up his driveway mix.
144:09 07/25/2022
Ep. 235 - Truck Buying Tips, Quality Composites, Ruin Lightning’s Truck
Jackson Ellis from Glendale Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Glendale, California, shares years of dealership experience and gives the guys truck buying tips. Dave Davis from Anderson Composites talks about what goes into quality composites and you have the chance to suggest ways for Lightning to ruin his new truck.
111:22 07/18/2022
Ep. 234 - Get Your Road Trip Fix On Route 66, KEG Media’s Robbie Bryant, Summer Truckin Nationals
Holman takes you along on his road trip down the entire length of Route 66, from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA and KEG Media’s Robbie Bryant talks to the guys about his upcoming Summer Truckin Nationals in Arlington, Texas.
131:08 07/11/2022
Ep. 233 - Pike’s Peak, Deep Dive With Dana, Mystery Box
Lightning shares his experience from the starting line at Pike’s Peak, Holman takes a look behind the scenes at Dana Incorporated's HQ, and the guys open a mystery box from their old buddy Jordan Muhlbauer.
145:19 07/06/2022
Ep. 232 - Short Course Racer Keegan Kincaid
Short course champ Keegan Kincaid joins the show and talks to the guys about truck racing, Wisconsin, and burgers. Lightning sets his sights on a new crusade and Holman claims to be burned out on project vehicles. For now.
80:04 06/27/2022
Ep. 231 - The Great Plate Debate
Lightning and Holman square off, each bringing their own legal expert to the show to get to the bottom of what Holman calls “Lightning’s abject misunderstanding of license plate laws”, or something like that. Find out who comes out on top in the latest round of Lightning vs. Holman, and who wishes they had.
92:20 06/20/2022
Ep. 230 - Our Buddy Emme Hall, Sorry Jordan, What Is Lightning Wrong About Now?
Our favorite buddy Emme Hall is back to tell us how she finally got herself a TSP sticker, our other buddy Jordan from Florida Truck Meet hates us, and Lightning is being both California Pompous AND wrong again… find out about what this time.
101:46 06/13/2022
Ep. 229 - Behind The Scenes Of An Online Retailer, Holman’s GPW Update, Lightning’s Plans To Ruin His New Truck
Greg Nelson from Real Truck tells the guys why should be your one-stop shop for truck parts and accessories, Holman talks through his latest adventures in finding parts for his GPW project, and Lightning discloses which mods he plans to do first on his new truck, and which controversial one Holman thinks will put him on the path to ruining it.
103:20 06/06/2022
Ep. 228 - Adam Carolla, JL Audio, Did We Mention Adam Carolla?
Adam Carolla joins the guys to talk about his days working with Lightning in radio, road trips to Vegas, mini-trucks, and a whole lot more. Manville Smith, JL Audio’s VP of Marketing, talks the history of JL Audio and upgrades for your truck.
120:10 05/30/2022
Ep. 227 - 2022 Rivian R1T Review, Paint Protection, 2022 Nissan Frontier Review, Cerro Gordo
Holman reviews a Rivian R1T, Four Wheeler’s Jered Korfhage takes the 2022 Nissan Frontier on a multi-State road trip, the guys speak to Chris Hardy at Xpel about paint protection options, and Cerro Gordo’s Brent Underwood sends a personalized message to Lightning.
122:44 05/23/2022
Ep. 226 - Recoveryisode with Factor 55, Casey LaDelle, and 406 Garage
Learn about the right products and techniques for your own recovery needs from Justin Andrews of Factor 55, get to know Casey LaDelle from Cascade Heavy Rescue, and find out what our friend Ben Palmer recovered on his recent trip to Southern California.
135:47 05/16/2022
Ep. 225 - Easter Safari, Jeep Concepts, Another e-Truck From Ford
Holman heads to the 2022 Easter Safari in Moab, Utah and catches up with Jeep’s head designer, Mark Allen, and the Head of Jeep, North America, Jim Morrision. Ford teases that a second electric truck is on the way and a vintage duallie-converted Suburban sells at auction.
119:16 05/09/2022
Ep. 224 - BONUS: Tour of California’s Mitchell Caverns
Lightning heads deep underground on an OLAF-assembled VIP tour of Mitchell Caverns in California’s Mojave Desert.
66:25 05/02/2022
Ep. 223 - OLAF Mojave Road Adventure Fest
Recorded live from the MDHCA museum grounds in Goffs, California at the OLAF Mojave Road Adventure Fest, the guys share a little history, some cool experiences, and talk to a few truck owners about their personal rigs.
83:58 04/25/2022
Ep. 222 - 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 First Drive and Overview, RPM Act, Quickest Trucks Ever Tested
Go on a 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 first drive with Holman, followed by an overview of the ZR2 with GM’s Jim Holtgreven and Jeff Scott and hear from Jon Pulli from Turn 14 and the Racing Enthusiasts and Suppliers Coalition (RESC) to learn how you can help support the RPM act. Also, find out what 10 trucks are the quickest ever tested by MotorTrend.
87:17 04/18/2022
Ep. 221 - Borla R&D Field Trip
The guys receive special access to visit Borla’s R&D facility in Oxnard, California and get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the development and creation of an aftermarket exhaust system, with David Borla himself.
85:13 04/11/2022
Ep. 220 - Ford Maverick Mini Truck Revival, Centerforce Adventure Run ’22, What NOT To Do In Shop Class
Kenneth Mccay dives headfirst into his 2022 Ford Maverick mini truck build and shares his progress with us. Holman returns from Centerforce’s manual transmission overland run in Arizona and the guys provide tips of what NOT to do in shop class.
125:27 04/04/2022
Ep. 219 - 74Weld Brings Portals To Your 4x4, Hemi Replacement Announced, TSP’s New Car Care Line
Quinn Pultz from 74Weld returns to the podcast to talk about his just-announced bolt-on portal axle option for Jeep 4x4s, the guys discuss the engine that will replace the venerable Hemi, and Holman puts a name to Lightning’s proposed Truck Show Podcast car care line.
126:45 03/28/2022
Ep. 218 - HELLTRAXX For Your 4x4, EPA Announces Fine, Wanna Go Camping?
Find out how Steve Mancini’s Jeep Gladiator ended up with giant tracks on it, HELLTRAXX, to be specific, and what inspired this cool upgrade. The EPA announces the fine for our friend Kory Willis, and Holman and Lightning announce their partnership with OLAF Events to host a listener campout.
92:00 03/21/2022
Ep. 217 - Should You Ceramic Coat Your Truck and Other Detailing Secrets
Shine Supply’s Jeremy Stevens joins us to chat about detailing products, techniques, and what ceramic coatings are good for. Holman teases a recent excursion for a future episode and “The Jordans” try out their new podcast on our podcast.
112:53 03/14/2022