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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello I'm Thomas, north Alabama, and my rig is Atlas. Atlas is a 2003 lexus gx470. I actually wanted a landcruiser, but the gx470 was 5k cheaper and had a lot less miles.

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I'd say I'm a novice. My only previous experience is abusing a Carolla (silver slug) off roading and traveling in it.
Hello Thomas, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

denhabr

Rank 0

Contributor I

90
Sandy, UT, USA
First Name
Bradford
Last Name
Denham
Ham Callsign
KF6PSL
Hello everyone. My name is Brad and I just happened upon this well-sorted site/forum after searching for Mitsubishi rally | dakar | overlander vehicles. When I came upon "Overland_Mitsu"''s build of his Outlander Sport: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport light over land build ...I knew I was in the right place! Have no idea why I didn't find this site before?

Location: Sandy (Salt Lake City), Utah
Previous Vehicle: 1996 Bronco XL Pre-runner/Chase Truck (just sold it in July to a KoH Racer who lives in Moab...see images below)
Candidate Vehicle: 2022+ Mitsubishi Outlander (?)

Previous Experience/Why?:
Moderate weekend off-roader with more of a focus on desert chase truck work, performance rally communications (ham radio) support in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and support of ultra-marathon events here in Utah. No overnight stays in the field (had enough of that crap in the Army)...but I am willing to consider doing some of that again in the future before (and after) I retire in five years. I started off-roading because I got into supporting SCCA pro-rally in the mid-'90s in SoCal, Nevada, and Arizona. in the mid-90s...but then I only had a Ford Escort GT, and that wasn't a very good 'rally support vehicle'. So throughout the late '90s and early '00s, I visited a number of the off-road fab shops in SoCal that I could find when traveling on various business trips. After all that research, I planned my build and bought my '96 Bronco in 2008 here in SLC and embarked upon my 'rally support vehicle' build. The Bronco served me well for 13 years but earlier this year it was time to let it go. And that is what I did, and now a KoH racer living in Moab is the proud owner of my Bronco and is using it as a bonafide pre-runner!

So my wife and I are now setting our sights on a true overlander / rally-inspired / Dakar-look crossover/SUV, and I think the new 2022+ Mitsubishi Overlander fits the bill.

A couple of pictures of my former '96 Bronco are attached...along with an idea of what I want the "Overlander Outlander" to look like here sometime soon (the attached image is of the 2022 Overlander as it competed in the 2021 Rebelle Rally just a week ago in SoCal and Nevada...complete with Mitsubishi Ralliart Dakar livery!)

Welcome all suggestions, and thanks for having me!

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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello everyone. My name is Brad and I just happened upon this well-sorted site/forum after searching for Mitsubishi rally | dakar | overlander vehicles. When I came upon "Overland_Mitsu"''s build of his Outlander Sport: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport light over land build ...I knew I was in the right place! Have no idea why I didn't find this site before?

Location: Sandy (Salt Lake City), Utah
Previous Vehicle: 1996 Bronco XL Pre-runner/Chase Truck (just sold it in July to a KoH Racer who lives in Moab...see images below)
Candidate Vehicle: 2022+ Mitsubishi Outlander (?)

Previous Experience/Why?: Moderate weekend off-roader with more of a focus on desert chase truck work, performance rally communications (ham radio) support in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and support of ultra-marathon events here in Utah. No overnight stays in the field (had enough of that crap in the Army)...but I am willing to consider doing some of that again in the future before (and after) I retire in five years. I started off-roading because I got into supporting SCCA pro-rally in the mid-'90s in SoCal, Nevada, and Arizona. in the mid-90s...but then I only had a Ford Escort GT, and that wasn't a very good 'rally support vehicle'. So throughout the late '90s and early '00s, I visited a number of the off-road fab shops in SoCal that I could find when traveling on various business trips. After all that research, I planned my build and bought my '96 Bronco in 2008 here in SLC and embarked upon my 'rally support vehicle' build. The Bronco served me well for 13 years but earlier this year it was time to let it go. And that is what I did, and now a KoH racer living in Moab is the proud owner of my Bronco and is using it as a bonafide pre-runner!

So my wife and I are now setting our sights on a true overlander / rally-inspired / Dakar-look crossover/SUV, and I think the new 2022+ Mitsubishi Overlander fits the bill.

A couple of pictures of my former '96 Bronco are attached...along with an idea of what I want the "Overlander Outlander" to look like here sometime soon (the attached image is of the 2022 Overlander as it competed in the 2021 Rebelle Rally just a week ago in SoCal and Nevada...complete with Mitsubishi Ralliart Dakar livery!)

Welcome all suggestions, and thanks for having me!

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Hello Brad, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

mface7

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Enthusiast II

1,988
Syracuse, Utah, USA
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Facer
Member #

29083

Hello everyone. My name is Brad and I just happened upon this well-sorted site/forum after searching for Mitsubishi rally | dakar | overlander vehicles. When I came upon "Overland_Mitsu"''s build of his Outlander Sport: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport light over land build ...I knew I was in the right place! Have no idea why I didn't find this site before?

Location: Sandy (Salt Lake City), Utah
Previous Vehicle: 1996 Bronco XL Pre-runner/Chase Truck (just sold it in July to a KoH Racer who lives in Moab...see images below)
Candidate Vehicle: 2022+ Mitsubishi Outlander (?)

Previous Experience/Why?: Moderate weekend off-roader with more of a focus on desert chase truck work, performance rally communications (ham radio) support in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and support of ultra-marathon events here in Utah. No overnight stays in the field (had enough of that crap in the Army)...but I am willing to consider doing some of that again in the future before (and after) I retire in five years. I started off-roading because I got into supporting SCCA pro-rally in the mid-'90s in SoCal, Nevada, and Arizona. in the mid-90s...but then I only had a Ford Escort GT, and that wasn't a very good 'rally support vehicle'. So throughout the late '90s and early '00s, I visited a number of the off-road fab shops in SoCal that I could find when traveling on various business trips. After all that research, I planned my build and bought my '96 Bronco in 2008 here in SLC and embarked upon my 'rally support vehicle' build. The Bronco served me well for 13 years but earlier this year it was time to let it go. And that is what I did, and now a KoH racer living in Moab is the proud owner of my Bronco and is using it as a bonafide pre-runner!

So my wife and I are now setting our sights on a true overlander / rally-inspired / Dakar-look crossover/SUV, and I think the new 2022+ Mitsubishi Overlander fits the bill.

A couple of pictures of my former '96 Bronco are attached...along with an idea of what I want the "Overlander Outlander" to look like here sometime soon (the attached image is of the 2022 Overlander as it competed in the 2021 Rebelle Rally just a week ago in SoCal and Nevada...complete with Mitsubishi Ralliart Dakar livery!)

Welcome all suggestions, and thanks for having me!

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Welcome, Brad! You might want to check out this newer Utah thread...nice to have locals to connect to: Where’s the Utah people at?? Love the Bronco, BTW. It'll be cool to see what you do with the new rig.
 

Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Influencer III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hi this is Jeff. Excited to be a member. My wife, Joy, and I are new to overlanding. Working on our rig. Driving a 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road. Just got out Gobi rack and looking to add a Toytec lift soon. We are located in Colorado Springs, CO.
Hello Jeff and Joy, welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Influencer III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Vehicle: 2017 Subaru Outback (modded)
Previous Vehicle: 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero (when I lived abroad in Qatar)

Previous Experience/Why?: Novice-mediocre: lots of sand dunes and airing down stock tires, which worked great. Also had a scary day stuck off grid in the mud in Qatar in 115F heat. Don’t make that mistake! Off grid/BLM camping only for me in SoCal- don’t like seeing neighbor camp sites. Love getting out of town and into nature!
Hello Zack and welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Influencer III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hi there, just joined and wanted to introduce myself. I am located in Colorado near Canon City and do most of my exploring either in a 2002 Ford Excursion (Family of 7), 2013 Kawasaki Versys and Honda XR600R.

I've been off-roading, camping and backpacking most of my life and as the family grew overlanding seemed like a logical extension of that. Wouldn't say I am Experienced but I'm also not brand new.

Looking forward to getting involved and meeting up with folks from here!
Hello Dan and welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Influencer III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Good morning fellow members.
Just joined last night. My Name is Daniel, drive a 2017 Ram 1500 with a few mods done on it. Also have a couple trails under my belt so far too, But definitely looking to add a whole bunch more!
Hopefully the insight and information on this site helps out with that.

See’ya guys out there!
Hello Daniel and welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Influencer III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hello I'm Thomas, north Alabama, and my rig is Atlas. Atlas is a 2003 lexus gx470. I actually wanted a landcruiser, but the gx470 was 5k cheaper and had a lot less miles.

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I'd say I'm a novice. My only previous experience is abusing a Carolla (silver slug) off roading and traveling in it.
Hello Thomas and welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Influencer III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hello everyone. My name is Brad and I just happened upon this well-sorted site/forum after searching for Mitsubishi rally | dakar | overlander vehicles. When I came upon "Overland_Mitsu"''s build of his Outlander Sport: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport light over land build ...I knew I was in the right place! Have no idea why I didn't find this site before?

Location: Sandy (Salt Lake City), Utah
Previous Vehicle: 1996 Bronco XL Pre-runner/Chase Truck (just sold it in July to a KoH Racer who lives in Moab...see images below)
Candidate Vehicle: 2022+ Mitsubishi Outlander (?)

Previous Experience/Why?: Moderate weekend off-roader with more of a focus on desert chase truck work, performance rally communications (ham radio) support in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and support of ultra-marathon events here in Utah. No overnight stays in the field (had enough of that crap in the Army)...but I am willing to consider doing some of that again in the future before (and after) I retire in five years. I started off-roading because I got into supporting SCCA pro-rally in the mid-'90s in SoCal, Nevada, and Arizona. in the mid-90s...but then I only had a Ford Escort GT, and that wasn't a very good 'rally support vehicle'. So throughout the late '90s and early '00s, I visited a number of the off-road fab shops in SoCal that I could find when traveling on various business trips. After all that research, I planned my build and bought my '96 Bronco in 2008 here in SLC and embarked upon my 'rally support vehicle' build. The Bronco served me well for 13 years but earlier this year it was time to let it go. And that is what I did, and now a KoH racer living in Moab is the proud owner of my Bronco and is using it as a bonafide pre-runner!

So my wife and I are now setting our sights on a true overlander / rally-inspired / Dakar-look crossover/SUV, and I think the new 2022+ Mitsubishi Overlander fits the bill.

A couple of pictures of my former '96 Bronco are attached...along with an idea of what I want the "Overlander Outlander" to look like here sometime soon (the attached image is of the 2022 Overlander as it competed in the 2021 Rebelle Rally just a week ago in SoCal and Nevada...complete with Mitsubishi Ralliart Dakar livery!)

Welcome all suggestions, and thanks for having me!

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Hello Brad and welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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Exploretography

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Contributor I

233
Mesa, AZ, USA
First Name
WarrenMary
Last Name
King
Member #

30361

Hi Everyone!

We are Mary and Warren. Thanks for having us in the group.

Our Location is in Mesa, AZ
Our Rigs are a 2017 JK and a 2020 JT
Our experience is Beginner, still building our rigs. We look forward to getting out there!

We are retired commercial photographers, so if you have any photography related questions, we would be happy to help out!

Looking forward to building overland friendships here! DM us, we would love to hear from you!

Mary and Warren

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Kozysnack

Rank VI
Expedition
Member
Adventure

Enthusiast III

3,335
Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States
First Name
Vance
Last Name
Ely
Member #

28800

Ham Callsign
WRNX949 is my GMRS, haven't taken my test yet but working on the HAM
Service Branch
USAF BRAT
Hi Everyone!

We are Mary and Warren. Thanks for having us in the group.

Our Location is in Mesa, AZ
Our Rigs are a 2017 JK and a 2020 JT
Our experience is Beginner, still building our rigs. We look forward to getting out there!

We are retired commercial photographers, so if you have any photography related questions, we would be happy to help out!

Looking forward to building overland friendships here! DM us, we would love to hear from you!

Mary and Warren

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Welcome to Overland Bound.
 

Kozysnack

Rank VI
Expedition
Member
Adventure

Enthusiast III

3,335
Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States
First Name
Vance
Last Name
Ely
Member #

28800

Ham Callsign
WRNX949 is my GMRS, haven't taken my test yet but working on the HAM
Service Branch
USAF BRAT
Hello I'm Thomas, north Alabama, and my rig is Atlas. Atlas is a 2003 lexus gx470. I actually wanted a landcruiser, but the gx470 was 5k cheaper and had a lot less miles.

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I'd say I'm a novice. My only previous experience is abusing a Carolla (silver slug) off roading and traveling in it.
Welcome to the GX Family and to Overland Bound! A Silver Carolla is my daily driver. First car was a 1974 Toyota Corona, died after a little over half a million miles. Hope your GX keeps you going down the road/trails just as long.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

3,477
Georgetown, TX, USA
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Roots
Member #

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Hello I'm Thomas, north Alabama, and my rig is Atlas. Atlas is a 2003 lexus gx470. I actually wanted a landcruiser, but the gx470 was 5k cheaper and had a lot less miles.

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I'd say I'm a novice. My only previous experience is abusing a Carolla (silver slug) off roading and traveling in it.
Hello Thomas, welcome to the OB family.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

3,477
Georgetown, TX, USA
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Roots
Member #

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Hello everyone. My name is Brad and I just happened upon this well-sorted site/forum after searching for Mitsubishi rally | dakar | overlander vehicles. When I came upon "Overland_Mitsu"''s build of his Outlander Sport: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport light over land build ...I knew I was in the right place! Have no idea why I didn't find this site before?

Location: Sandy (Salt Lake City), Utah
Previous Vehicle: 1996 Bronco XL Pre-runner/Chase Truck (just sold it in July to a KoH Racer who lives in Moab...see images below)
Candidate Vehicle: 2022+ Mitsubishi Outlander (?)

Previous Experience/Why?: Moderate weekend off-roader with more of a focus on desert chase truck work, performance rally communications (ham radio) support in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and support of ultra-marathon events here in Utah. No overnight stays in the field (had enough of that crap in the Army)...but I am willing to consider doing some of that again in the future before (and after) I retire in five years. I started off-roading because I got into supporting SCCA pro-rally in the mid-'90s in SoCal, Nevada, and Arizona. in the mid-90s...but then I only had a Ford Escort GT, and that wasn't a very good 'rally support vehicle'. So throughout the late '90s and early '00s, I visited a number of the off-road fab shops in SoCal that I could find when traveling on various business trips. After all that research, I planned my build and bought my '96 Bronco in 2008 here in SLC and embarked upon my 'rally support vehicle' build. The Bronco served me well for 13 years but earlier this year it was time to let it go. And that is what I did, and now a KoH racer living in Moab is the proud owner of my Bronco and is using it as a bonafide pre-runner!

So my wife and I are now setting our sights on a true overlander / rally-inspired / Dakar-look crossover/SUV, and I think the new 2022+ Mitsubishi Overlander fits the bill.

A couple of pictures of my former '96 Bronco are attached...along with an idea of what I want the "Overlander Outlander" to look like here sometime soon (the attached image is of the 2022 Overlander as it competed in the 2021 Rebelle Rally just a week ago in SoCal and Nevada...complete with Mitsubishi Ralliart Dakar livery!)

Welcome all suggestions, and thanks for having me!

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Hello Bradford, welcome to the OB family.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

3,477
Georgetown, TX, USA
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Roots
Member #

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Hi Everyone!

We are Mary and Warren. Thanks for having us in the group.

Our Location is in Mesa, AZ
Our Rigs are a 2017 JK and a 2020 JT
Our experience is Beginner, still building our rigs. We look forward to getting out there!

We are retired commercial photographers, so if you have any photography related questions, we would be happy to help out!

Looking forward to building overland friendships here! DM us, we would love to hear from you!

Mary and Warren

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Hello Mary & Warren, welcome to the OB family.
 

Jmsking113

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Member I

370
Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, United States
First Name
James
Last Name
King
Member #

40957

Hi all!

My name is James and I’m running a 2021 Jeep JLU Rubicon. It’s brand new so I’m working on upgrades. 35” tires came first because I had them. Then a Warn front bumper and winch and some lights. Next is some armor. But the plan is for 2.5-3” lift and 37” tires and a roof rack. My last rig was a 2017 JKU sport.

I’m from the west-central Texas area.

My wife and I are pretty new to over landing so we are still trying to perfect our gear list. But we do love to wheel the Jeep!
Hello James (@Jmsking113 ), welcome to Overland Bound. I am your Southwest Region Member Rep for Texas. What part of west-central Texas are you from? Depending on your location, there are a couple meets you can attend close by.

There is a San Antonio Meet Up here: San Antonio Monthly Meetup - Eisenhauer Park

The one we attend is in Round Rock: Recurring - North Central Texas Meet & Greet

Local information and involvement opportunities can be found here: Southwest Region (AZ/NM/TX/OK)

Looking to meet fellow members? Check out the Meet-Up event page: Overland Bound Meetups

Events in the SW region can be found here: Overland Bound Events SW Region

Want to know what members are planning? You can find out here: Overland Trip Planning

If you have any questions, please just let me know.
I’m located in Coleman, between Abilene and Brownwood.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hi Everyone!

We are Mary and Warren. Thanks for having us in the group.

Our Location is in Mesa, AZ
Our Rigs are a 2017 JK and a 2020 JT
Our experience is Beginner, still building our rigs. We look forward to getting out there!

We are retired commercial photographers, so if you have any photography related questions, we would be happy to help out!

Looking forward to building overland friendships here! DM us, we would love to hear from you!

Mary and Warren

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Hello Mary and Warren, welcome to Overland Bound.
I love the jeep names. I love photography, very much an amateur, I shoot Nikon. See the Arizona page for more information.
I am close to retirement and am looking forward to having more opportunities to get out and shoot more landscapes. That is one big reason for my overland build.