What is an Overland Build?

If you are someone who loves to travel and explore off-road, then an overland build is perfect for you. These builds are designed to sustain days, weeks, and even months on the trails while taking on difficult terrain. In addition to the modifications discussed in our explorer builds, overland builds come with additional modifications that will greatly improve your experiences such as increased suspension durability and reliability. This means you can tackle rough terrains with ease, without worrying about damaging your vehicle. Furthermore, overland builds provide additional storage space, such as a roof rack, to accommodate all your travel equipment and other essentials. Lastly, you should opt for recovery gear like a front winch, which will get you out of those tricky situations and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable journey.

Ironman 4x4 ATS kit paired with some Spec-C springs is a great choice a suspension upgrade!

One of the most important considerations in an overland build is the reliability of critical components. When travelling off-the-grid, having a dependable vehicle is essential. A vehicle's suspension is one of the components that take the most abuse, and it is important to ensure that it is sturdy enough to withstand the wear and tear of overland travel. Although it is not enough to have durable components; it should also be easy to repair out in the field. Consider using overland-style suspension options, which are designed to be robust and low-maintenance. They additionally allow the vehicle to carry more weight, which is crucial for long trips where you need to bring essential gear and supplies. With an overland build, you can be confident that your suspension will be able to handle the weight and abuse, allowing you to focus on your adventure without worrying about potential breakdowns or damage to your vehicle.

Loaded up roof rack ready for a week on the trails!

With increased weight-carrying capacity, you can now turn your vehicle into a self-sufficient living space, perfect for off-the-grid adventures. One way to achieve this is by upgrading your roof rack to a Front Runner Slimline or similar product. These roof racks allow you to mount essential gear possibly a rooftop tent to the outside of your vehicle. While installing interior mounts provide easy access to items like fire extinguishers or recovery equipment. You can also consider installing a fridge for increased food storage space, giving you the freedom to stay on the trail longer. You can even take advantage of the extra space to bring along more comfortable items like a portable camping chair or a grill. With the right modifications, your vehicle can become a home away from home, providing you with a comfortable and self-sufficient living space no matter where your travels take you.

Your friends will thank you for carrying recovery gear!

An essential element of an overland build is ensuring that you have adequate recovery gear to rescue yourself and others. This is especially important when you're off the grid and closer to nature, where unexpected challenges can arise. It's always better to be prepared for the worst-case scenario, so having a comprehensive set of recovery equipment is crucial. One of the most important pieces of recovery gear is a front winch bumper, which provides not only impact protection for the vehicle but also a mount for a winch and extra lighting. In addition to a winch bumper, other recovery equipment such as soft shackles, tow straps, and a high-lift jack can make things much easier in case of a recovery. It's also worth noting that having recovery gear is not enough; you need to know how to use it properly. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the equipment and practice using it before you hit the road and look out for our future blogs that go more in-depth in individual gear. By taking these precautions and having the right recovery gear, you can be confident that you'll be able to handle any situation that comes your way in an overland build. These tools can help you out of tricky situations and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable journey, even in the toughest terrain.

Overland builds are the ideal option for adventurers seeking to explore the great outdoors. With these builds, you can embark on multi-day, multi-week, and even multi-month trips on challenging off-road terrains without having to worry about your vehicle's capabilities. Overland builds incorporate enhancements to the vehicle's suspension, adding to its durability and reliability. Moreover, they come with extra storage space to accommodate all your camping and adventure gear, as well as protective and recovery gear to ensure you're prepared for anything that comes your way. So, if you're looking to take your off-road experiences to the next level, it's worth considering investing in an overland build by contacting us or taking a look at are online store. Trust us, you won't regret it!

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