Overland Vehicle Outfitters

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This site endeavors to share our passion for Jeep vehicles, backcountry exploring, and outdoor adventure.  As serious four-wheel drive enthusiasts, we love adventure vehicles built to take us into the backcountry and return us home again safely; vehicles that are as comfortable as they are capable, as safe as they are tough. I built this site with the hope that it will provide information, resources, and guidance in selecting the right approach and products to build your vehicle. With over twenty years of owning, driving, building, and maintaining 4-wheel drive vehicles, our recommendations are based on real world experiences with daily-driven Jeeps. So explore the site and enjoy...

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Above: Exploring Poughkeepsie Gulch, southwestern Colorado, in a 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ.
Below right: A tight hillclimb in Badlands Off-Road Park, Indiana, in a 2003 Wrangler Rubicon TJ.

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Our Philosophy

There are many approaches to selecting and modifying a 4x4 vehicle. Our philosophy is simple: take the time to understand your needs, preferences, and budget; consider how you intend to use your vehicle; then develop a comprehensive plan to make it happen. This common sense approach may lack the flash and pizzazz of the latest fad or the hottest trend, but when the infatuation fades, builder's remorse won't leave you with expensive products you don't want or need. What you'll have is a well thought out, cleverly designed, capable vehicle that you'll enjoy for years to come.

Our Preferences

Like everyone, we have our preferences for everything from vehicles to aftermarket product brands to style of four-wheeling. And while we appreciate most trucks and utility vehicles, we prefer those that are heavily biased toward off-pavement performance in stock form, so you won't find info on CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) or all-wheel drive "soft-road" vehicles, even if they wear a seven-slot grill. We're also not fans of complex electronically controlled drivetrain/traction systems on off-highway vehicles, unless they can be manually defeated. Simplicity is very under-appreciated, but for a backcountry explorer, simplicty equates to durability, ease of maintenance and repair, parts availability, and lower cost. We'll select a low-range transfer case, solid axles, and a shift lever any day over the latest computer controlled whiz-bang gadgetry.

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Playing on the dunes in the Badlands Off-Road Park in a 1983 Jeep CJ-5.

E-mail us at:  rmiller@ovoonline.com

Overland Vehicle Outfitters
Marysville, OH 43040