Frequently Asked Questions
You’re probably curious what Expedition Vehicle Outfitters all does, neat name but what does it entail? We wanted to spend some time to go over some common questions we are approached with weekly.
Do you only work on Toyotas?
The simple answer is no. Let’s dive in a little further, our shop specializes in Toyotas and Jeeps but our licensed and certified technicians are experienced in all makes and models. Where we work hard to stand out is our effort to listen to your exact needs then transform your vehicle into exactly what you need for your adventures whatever that looks like. Our experience also comes from our passion for the outdoors, we participate in many of the same activities of our clients.
Our parent shop has been in business for over 20 years which has afforded us a large amount of experience repairing and building up many different vehicle platforms. We have received national and worldwide recognition from some of our projects which we take great pride in. Your project will be treated with the same amount of care and meticulous methods which would be applied to any internationally featured build.
At the end of the day our passion is adventure and exploration, we will create a vehicle that you will make memories in for years to come.
Do you Perform Gear Swaps & Axle Upgrades
Yes! Expedition has multiple Certified Technicians on staff with years of experience performing gear ratio swaps and axle upgrades in Jeeps and Toyota Drivetrains. Gear and Axle Work can be complex, Expedition has experience choosing the proper gear ratio for your vehicle needs and performance goals. Larger off road tires on your rig means it is time to strengthen the vehicles axles and install the proper gear ratio for optimum performance and fuel mileage.
Expedition is has years of experience installing limited slip posi traction’s, lockers and selectable lockers into axle housings. Do you need more traction off road? We have solutions and will provide a consultation to discuss what will meet your needs and expectations the best.
Do you Install Lift Kits in Michigan
Yes! We have been installing lift kits in Toyota Tacomas, Toyota 4Runners, Jeep Wranglers, Jeep Gladiators, and all other makes and models in Michigan and surrounding states for years. We take a different approach to suspension modification though. We want to install a quality aftermarket suspension that will make your vehicle perform better not just aesthetically look better.
When we install a quality aftermarket suspension we expect the vehicle to gain useable suspension travel, carry more weight, perform better on and off road. Looking more aggressive and rugged is just a byproduct but it is not our 100% focus as we have seen many of trucks put together that look good but do not perform well. We have never put together a truck that performed great that didn’t look great as well.
In most cases if you have a previously installed suspension on your vehicle that you feel could be lacking, Expedition can revamp the system to create better results. Expedition will finalize all lift kit system installations with a proper alignment. We have experience with performing wheel alignments on off road suspensions and understand the special needs and equipment associated.
Do you install LED Lights and Electrical Systems?
Yes! Expedition Vehicle Outfitters prides ourselves in being Michigan’s Overland vehicle builder specialists, which includes installing LED off road lights and building complex electrical systems. It is one thing to install a LED light but Expedition dives further in to design a system that works perfectly for your needs. Whether you need better visibility when driving down the trail or more light around the campsite.
We work directly with quality LED off road lighting companies like KC Hilites, Baja Design, and Rigid Industries to find you the perfect light for your rig. We use these quality LED lights to create a scaleable electrical system that will work throughout the life of the rig. From the start we want to build a system that can be added to down the road.
Expedition also has experience building off the grid electrical solutions for overland vehicles. We build dual battery systems and vehicle solar systems to provide stand alone electrical power in even the most remote areas.