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Ram 1500 Build: Meet the Participants of the 2021 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure

Chris Fehler's Ram 1500

Overlanders: Chris Fehler and Shantel Fehler

Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500

About: "I love the outdoors and to explore. I'm always looking for my next adventure. And sometimes taking the road less traveled to get there is the more fun route anyways." To power through adventures, Chris left the 430-hp V-8 fairly stock, but it does get an assist from Carven exhaust, S&B cold-air intake, DiabloSport tuner, and an electric-fan swap. There's also a 4-inch suspension lift in front and 2-inch coil lift at the rear coupled with heavy-duty shocks, 35-inch rubber, and Nitro-Gear 4.56 gears. Outerwear includes a Chassis Unlimited front bumper and Badland Apex 12,000-pound winch. For those longer trips, he added a TopperLift camper coupled with a carpet kit for the bed, plus a dual-battery setup with battery isolator and 1,400-watt inverter. There are also two 6-gallon gas cans and recovery gear.

The 2021 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure Presented by Jeep takes place in Utah and begins May 24. The three-day event will include highway and backcountry driving by day led by a professional off-road guide, with camping at night. The expedition will feature 20 overlanding-equipped rigs, handpicked by the Four Wheeler staff from dozens of applicants.