Did You Catch That? This week’s brief episode covers the newest truck updates, featuring the inaugural Cybertruck accident, the automaker with the highest number of recalls, and the power specifications for the Ford Raptor R. Proudly sponsored by Nissan in association with Banks Power, this is The Truck Show Podcast.



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Sean P. Holman (0s):

Hey, lighting, Have You Heard.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (2s):

That’s a negative Ghost Rider.

Recording (5s):

The truck show. We’re gonna show you what we know. We’re gonna answer what the truck, truck rides with the truck show. We have the lifted. We have the lowered and everything in between. We’ll talk about trucks that run on Diesel and the ones that run on gasoline. The truck show. The truck show. The truck show. Oh, It’s the truck show with your hosts Lightning and Holman.

Sean P. Holman (42s):

This episode of The Truck Show Podcast Have You Heard is proudly presented by Nissan with the Frontier Titan and Titan Xd. Nissan has a truck for every need, along with the legendary Nissan durability. Test. Drive your next truck at a local Nissan dealer today, or point your browser to Nissan usa.com where you can use the build and price tool to configure a Nissan truck that fits your lifestyle.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (1m 2s):

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Recording (1m 25s):

This is the show where they talk breaking news and This is the part where Cole has Lightning Have, You Heard.

Sean P. Holman (1m 34s):

Hey Lighting, Have, You Heard.

Recording (1m 37s):


Jay “Lightning” Tilles (1m 39s):

No, no, I don’t think so.

Sean P. Holman (1m 40s):

The very first Tesla Cybertruck was hmm. In an incident and crashed on the side of the road in California a couple weeks ago.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (1m 50s):

Now wait a minute. This is the second though. The, the first one had to be pulled out. It had some logo on the door. It was in a snowy environment. And, it had to be towed. No,

Sean P. Holman (1m 58s):

No, no, no. That that was just off The trail was stuck because it couldn’t get traction and probably had A-D-P-S-I there. This is an actual accident. So this was on state Route 35, also known as Skyline Boulevard near San Jose, California. When according to the California Highway Patrol, a driver at a Toyota Corolla basically left the roadway, came back in the roadway and smashed into the Cybertruck side.

Recording (2m 21s):

No, no, no, no, no,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (2m 22s):

No. That’s the driver right there. No,

Sean P. Holman (2m 25s):

Well, apparently the, the driver, while the airbags did go off, if you look at the photos, the driver seemed to be okay, had superficial injuries, but refused medical treatments. So the Cybertruck itself, if you look at the various, well, let’s say it was everywhere, whether it’s Instagram or Reddit, it’s all over the place. You can see the side of it. And the stainless steel panels are remarkably intact. It ripped the fender flare off and smashed the C pillar just behind the rear door and scuffed up the whole side of it. But overall, it seems to have handled it pretty good. I was curious more about the, like a head-on collision. This was more of a side swipe it looks like. And so at least for this standpoint, looks like it, it held up pretty good.

Sean P. Holman (3m 8s):

What it will it cost to repair? That’s a different story. I can imagine that these giant press formed stainless steel panels aren’t gonna be cheap.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (3m 19s):

And Elon said if you’re in an accident with a Tesla Cybertruck, you’ll win And. it looks like he may have won. Oh yeah.

Sean P. Holman (3m 28s):

If you see the picture of the poor Toyota Corolla, It is, well, the front end doesn’t look too good on it. So Hey lighting, did you hear

5 (3m 36s):

Oh? no.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (3m 38s):

Nope. I don’t think so.

Sean P. Holman (3m 39s):

According to an article on motor one.com, Ford is the most recalled brand in America for 2023. And they say in their headline, it’s not even close.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (3m 48s):

And you can hear the CEO with that news.

Sean P. Holman (3m 55s):


Jay “Lightning” Tilles (3m 55s):

That’s CEO and the CFO.

Sean P. Holman (3m 57s):

So according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, also known as nitsa, This is the third straight year that Ford has earned that crown. So for anybody who has talked about recalls and thought maybe their, their, their vehicle was in the shop a lot through December 20th, Ford issued 54 recalls that potentially affected in 2023. Do you have a guess on the number Lightning?

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (4m 26s):

I’m a million, A million trucks,

Sean P. Holman (4m 28s):

5.6 million trucks. Oh, no. Or vehicles I should

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (4m 31s):

Say. Oh yeah.

Sean P. Holman (4m 32s):

Alright. And if you’re curious about whose second place is that would be Kia at 3 million, but they had most of those come through a just one recall that was for leaking brake fluid and not 54 of them. So hey lighting, Have, You, Heard? No,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (4m 46s):

But nope.

Sean P. Holman (4m 47s):

Remember when we talked about the upcoming 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R and Ford was being coy with the details about power output.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (4m 58s):

Yeah, so they were alluding to a, a power bump and my man holman’s like, Hmm, actually I didn’t catch it. You pointed it out like ’cause they didn’t say anything about it. Like the power numbers are forthcoming. Well wait a minute. If the power numbers are forthcoming, there must be an addition. So, it was at six, what was it? It was below 700, right?

Sean P. Holman (5m 20s):

It was 700.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (5m 21s):

It was 700. Oh, but like let’s, that’s right because T 7 0 2, right? So like why couldn’t you guys just e three more horsepower out of it? Well they got more than three additional horsepower, right? So,

Sean P. Holman (5m 31s):

It sounds like from Ford’s official press release that a new engine calibration and quote unquote reduced air inlet losses, which Ford explained as changes to the hood and body closeout panels to allow more airflow to the filter that results in 720 horsepower, which is 18 more than A TRX or 20 more than the first year Raptor R, which was, as you said, 700 torque remains the same at 640 pound feet, but it’s a little bit wider. So for those of you who held your money back and waited 20, 24 seems like the right time to buy a Raptor R because It is now king of the super trucks. Hey lighting, did you hear

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (6m 9s):

How about new,

Sean P. Holman (6m 11s):

You had mentioned the video of the Tesla Cybertruck, which got stuck off the snowy slope pulling a Christmas tree up the embankment that happened to be in the Stanislaus National Forest. And the video got so much play that apparently the US Forestry Service decided to put out a, a a a quote and said We feel confident that had the driver of the Cybertruck have a better understanding of the topographical feature indicated on our maps practice, leave no trades principles and generally been more prepared. This whole incident could have been not only avoided, but also provided much needed education to many new off-road users. And that was the Stanislaus National Forest supervisor Jason Quicken, who issued that quote in the statement.

Sean P. Holman (6m 53s):

So when when you get the ire of the agency and they, they throw in at you, that’s probably not a great thing.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (6m 59s):

There’s a lot of thought from podcasters and and YouTubers that the Cybertruck is not going to convert people from gas and Diesel pickup trucks over to its platform. They’re gonna get people out of the SY three X stay, et

Sean P. Holman (7m 17s):

Cetera. It’s like a Honda Ridge line. You get it’s the truck for Honda owners. That’s exactly, This is the truck for Tesla.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (7m 21s):

And so now you’re gonna get a lot of people that aren’t familiar with Offroading potentially, right? Potentially.

Sean P. Holman (7m 25s):

Yeah. So Quicken also said we would invite the executives of Tesla Motors to sit down at the table with us and develop an educational experience for new Cybertruck owners. So that’s smart. Yeah, I guess, I guess we’ll fight out. So the incident happened on the Coral Hollow OHV trail, which is rated as a moderate, but

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (7m 43s):

And there was a logo on the side of the door, like it was somebody was advertising

Sean P. Holman (7m 47s):

Something. No, no, no. That was the R RC release candidate. These were the pre-production ones that Tesla had driving around? Yeah. Oh, okay. So basically it was probably a Tesla employee who was doing something funny to grab a Christmas tree and show and then kind of, you know, oopsy. So that

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (8m 0s):

YouTuber, that’s a YouTube video gone wrong? Oh

Sean P. Holman (8m 2s):

Yeah. Hey lighting, did you hear?

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (8m 6s):

Nope. Uhuh,

Sean P. Holman (8m 7s):

Are you sure? Because this one has you written all over it because this story is Banks Power developed the first Diesel hybrid Humvee and apparently it’s not testing at the US Army. You got any insight on this platform? ’cause I know the press release went out and you disappeared for two days as you tried to answer all the phone calls. Yes. Okay.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (8m 28s):

Yes I do. How much can I say? Well, I can say what was in the press release that I wrote.

Sean P. Holman (8m 33s):


Jay “Lightning” Tilles (8m 34s):

It’s not the world’s first hybrid Humvee. There have been others that people have done. As you know, hobbyists This is the, the first one for the army. It was built for Ricko, that’s R-C-C-T-O, rapid capabilities and Critical Technologies office for the US Army. And It is a P two parallel hybrid. What that means is it can run off the three liter Diesel engine or the electric battery powered motor or a combination of battery and motor So. it can run silently off the engine. It’s got no range anxiety for the soldiers inside. I, I’m waiting for approval from the Army to share more information about this vehicle as soon as it’s done being tested at Aberdeen proving ground up there in Maryland,

Sean P. Holman (9m 22s):

All. right. Moving right along. Lighting Have You Heard.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (9m 26s):

No. Nope.

Sean P. Holman (9m 28s):

So MotorTrend recently put out a list for the cheapest pickup trucks you can buy in 2024 and the prices may shock you. Do you wanna do the countdown from 10 to one 10? That would be the 2024 Toyota Tundra, which starts at $40,815. Moving right along nine ninth place is the GMC Canyon at $38,395 eight. Number eight is the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 at 37,000 195 7. Did you say seven? That would be the 2024 Ford F-150 at 35 8 36.

Sean P. Holman (10m 8s):

The 2024 Ford Ranger at 34,000 265 5. The 2024 Toyota Tacoma at 32,000 909 5 4 4 Nissan Frontier, 31,000 425 3. That would be the Chevy Colorado. 30,000 695 2. The 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz, 27,985.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (10m 32s):

What is the lowest price pickup

Sean P. Holman (10m 34s):

Truck? I don’t think this would be a surprise to anybody but the one Whoa, the 2024 Ford Maverick. Although remember it used to be 19,000. Yeah, way up 24 995 now is the cheapest that you can get into a brand new pickup truck in 2024. And, and keep in mind, configurations are different. Some offer regular cabs, some of these are crew cabs, some of ’em are extended cabs, some of ’em don’t offer all the body styles, they all have different engines. But in case you were curious what the hierarchy of the most affordable pickups in America is for 2024. That’s your list. Hey, lighting, did you hear? No,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (11m 12s):


Sean P. Holman (11m 13s):

GM issued a stop sale for Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra because they had roofs that could split open.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (11m 20s):

Where, where were they splitting open? So a total

Sean P. Holman (11m 22s):

Of 3067 trucks are under investigation for cracks in the passenger roof joint. And so it’s a select number of the 2024 model that could experience a split in the metal on the passenger side roof, which has resulted in the stop sale. An official document from Nitsa states that 3067 vehicles are being inspected as part of a field action. It covers half ton trucks as well as the 3,500 models. So there’s a message from GM to dealers back in November that stated that the vehicles would be basically placed in this quarantine for this field action. They didn’t mention the exact cause for the split, but apparently it’s right along the passenger side at the roof panel joint underneath the molding.

Sean P. Holman (12m 4s):

And if a crack is, so

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (12m 5s):

Wait, where what are you, where are you supposed to assist along the, the, the door or

Sean P. Holman (12m 8s):

The wind On, on the roof or the roof panel meets that little rain channel. Yeah. Before the door part come frame comes over from the side of the vehicle. Yeah. And it cracks right in that little channel along the edges.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (12m 18s):

So where you’d put a roof rack?

Sean P. Holman (12m 19s):

Yeah. Where you’d put a roof rack says if, if a crack is found, it says that the fix is for dealers to weld it up. So Oh, that’s paint work.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (12m 28s):

Yeah. Body work.

Sean P. Holman (12m 28s):

Yeah. And I don’t know that I want the dealer’s welding on my sheet. Metal roof. And obviously you’re removing all sorts of things like airbags from the roof, interior pieces, moldings, and then it says to add anti corrosion material and seam sealer to the under side of the weld, then repaint. Oh, I want, that’s a money, I want a new truck at that point. Oh. no,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (12m 48s):


Sean P. Holman (12m 49s):

A lot of work.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (12m 50s):

Seems like a recall instead of a a stop sale.

Sean P. Holman (12m 54s):

Yeah, I fortunately it only impacted a small number of vehicles, but if I bought one of those, I would not be happy. Hey Lighting, did you hear?

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (13m 4s):


Sean P. Holman (13m 5s):

Ken Blocks Ford F-150 supercharged Stu Truck is for sale if you

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (13m 10s):

Wait, it was the, the, the Huna truck?

Sean P. Holman (13m 12s):

No, This is the old 2009 F-150 Raptor tracks.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (13m 16s):

Oh, the tracks on it? Yeah. Yes. With the snow tracks. Yes.

Sean P. Holman (13m 19s):

So this vehicle was built and was featured in a bunch of different YouTube videos and things that blocked did SVC off Road was pivotal in making the vehicle. And it has significant modifications. Everything from reworked roll cage to the quick release barbecue for impromptu celebrations.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (13m 38s):

It it’s going up for auction you said? Yeah,

Sean P. Holman (13m 40s):

LBI limited is listing this truck for sale with price of,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (13m 43s):

Okay, well you said 100 so I’m gonna say 1 75.

Sean P. Holman (13m 46s):

$195,000. Yeah. So This is the,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (13m 50s):

And they’re gonna get it because Ken is a hero among many, not just youth, but like I bet there’s just

Sean P. Holman (13m 57s):

Car people,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (13m 57s):

Car people in general. For sure. His,

Sean P. Holman (13m 59s):

His, his untimely passing has definitely made piece of his estate. I think more valuable. This company has also helped sell the 2011 Ford Fiesta Gym three, the Huna truck and Blocks personal 86 Ford RS 200. So

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (14m 14s):

Gale came into the office yesterday and he, this is a week ago now, you’re hearing this. And he, he says that, ’cause he’s watching, he’s watched some Fox News like many of us, and he goes, they were doing people who passed away in 2023 and Ken Block was mentioned and I said, yes, of course. And he was kind of surprised that Ken had made the list of like celebrities, celebrity. Yeah, I’m like, and I go. Yeah, he was an icon to two generations of auto enthusiasts. So I just, just struck Gail. He knew, obviously he knows who Ken is, but yeah, to be on Fox News, I guess it was, you kind

Sean P. Holman (14m 48s):

Kind of threw him.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (14m 49s):

Yes. When do

Sean P. Holman (14m 50s):

You Think we will be on Fox News. It’s a long pause.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (14m 57s):

I don’t, I don’t, I don’t see us getting there.

Sean P. Holman (14m 59s):

All. right. Lightning. Well that’s it for our Have You Heard segment. And keep in mind that we have our normal episode dropping next Monday. A big

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (15m 6s):

Thanks to Nissan at Nissan usa.com and Banks Power, which you’ll find at Banks Power dot com.

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Hey guys, it’s Miles your producer here. Hey, what’s up? Congratulations on completing your first short episode. Hey, thanks. Unfortunately it’s still too long. I’m going to need you to do it again.

Sean P. Holman (15m 22s):

What? No, that’s the best we got here. That is the best we have.