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Epic Rigs of Overland Expo West 2023
Just a few weeks ago, we were in Flagstaff, Arizona, for the Overland Expo West with thousands of attendees and Overlanders. We had such a good time we made it out to the event to see friends, vendors, and other businesses who have made incredible products in an industry that is so near and dear to our hearts. To top it all off, the event was surrounded by the great wilderness in the mountains of Northern Arizona. We saw many incredible Overland rigs, but here is a list of our favorite rigs at the 2023 Overland Expo West.  When you look at Overland vehicles, it is normal for them to be heavy and overloaded with gear, but what if they didn't have to be? What if they were minimalistic, lightweight, capable, and fast? What if they were part prerunner and part Overlander... maybe they are a prelander. Enter Jason Denny's Ford F150 Raptor, the prime example of what a great overland vehicle should be. Complete with a Go Fast Camper, Rigd bike rack, and plenty of storage for an ice chest and some sleeping bags. Jason's Raptor is light, nimble, and capable of some serious speeds, and with speed is the need for a light with serious distance. The Raptor has the 2020 F150 Raptor Baja Designs Fog kit complete with the Next Generation SAE, S2s, and Squadron Pros. Behind the bumper is a Baja Designs 10" Hybrid Laser Onx6 Plus , which is capable of throwing light 350% further than a traditional OnX6 light bar due in part to the two laser chips and Next Generation LED paired with our high-speed Spot optic to deliver a far-reaching yet smooth blend of light.. The Acela Monterra Camper is a robust truck that captured our attention at the Overland Expo West. Weighing nearly 20,000 pounds, this heavyweight vehicle is designed for challenging expeditions across the globe. It features Baja Designs LP9 lights and an array of Baja Designs Squadron Scene lights around the vehicle.  The Acela Monterra is built to conquer tough terrains and enable adventurous explorers to create lasting memories as they gear up to start their global journey in the next year through Europe. Inside the truck, the sPOD BantamX power control module and touch panel allow for easy management of interior and exterior accessories, including scene lighting and other accessories. The custom Overlander Global, 16ft habitation box, offers a practical living space for extended journeys for Tiffany and her husband, Kurtis.  Now, we sought a build that hit every Lighting Zone, and that was none other than our friend Chris from Pure 4x4. His 2020 Toyota Tacoma features a wide array of lights, everything from the classic Baja Designs Squadron Toyota Tacoma Fog Pocket Kit to Onx6 Light bars in the grill and even S2 Sport scene lighting. This truck hits all the Lighting Zones, everything from Zone 1 Dust and fog through Zone 8 Spot.  One of our favorites of the show was the TAV Spec built 2017 Toyota Tundra, complete with a Total Chaos long travel kit, Bowen Customs custom bed, Sherpa roof rack, and the Skinny Guys Camper on the back. When we say this camper has everything and the kitchen sink on it, it truly does; there is even a cassette toilet in it. There is nothing better than pooping in peace instead of behind a bush.  TAV really knocked it out of the park on this Tundra; for lighting, it really is the ultimate setup, complete with Baja Designs LP9s, LP6s, Squadrons and flush-mounted S1s on the bumper for cornering. Controlling all the lights is the BantamX HD Panel mounted in the cab. Skinny Guy Campers utilizes the wireless functions of the Bluetooth Bantam App to control all the lights from inside the camper if they need to. Overall this Tundra is one of the nicest second-generation Tundras that TAV has ever built.  The 2023 Overland Expo West not only showcased these exceptional rigs but also served as a platform for like-minded individuals to connect, share stories, and celebrate their shared love for the great outdoors. It was an event that left a lasting impression and further fueled the passion for Overlanding among attendees.
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The Camo Collection – Baja Designs X Two Track Nation
We are thrilled to announce our exciting collaboration with Two Track Nation, bringing a remarkable customization project that combines functionality, style, and ruggedness. Together, we have created a custom set of Baja Designs Squadron Pros and sPOD HD Panel in a captivating Camo Cerakote finish. We are proud to showcase this unique collaboration in our upcoming Overland Expo West booth. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="293153,293155"] Limited Edition Sets:  To commemorate the Overland Expo West and the adventurous spirit of Two Track Nation, we have crafted ten exclusive limited sets that include a set of Baja Designs Squadron Pros and sPOD BantamX 8-switch HD Panel. Each set is a testament to the craftsmanship and attention to detail that defines our collaboration. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="293163"] Camo Cerakote Finish: The Cerakote finish on the Baja Designs Squadron Pro and sPOD HD Panel is a thin, protective coating creating a durable and long-lasting barrier. It is known for its resistance to wear, chemicals, abrasion, and impact. The coating can withstand high temperatures and harsh environmental conditions, making it ideal for it's most commonly found on firearms.  [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="293176"] Squadron Pro The Baja Designs Squadron Pro uses next-generation LEDs pushing out 4,095 lumens at three amps with a clear combo lens for distance and midfield visibility while backed by a lifetime warranty.  sPOD BantamX and HD Panel  The sPOD BantamX and HD Panel is a power control module designed to simplify and streamline the management of 12V and 24V accessories in off-road vehicles. They provide a centralized hub for controlling and powering accessories such as lights, winches, and fridges. The BantamX is rated for 30A across eight circuits up to a 100A max. Simplify your wiring and power management system with one wire going straight to the switch panel.  [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="293149,293174"] Availability:  Please note that the Camo Collaboration set, including the Camo Cerakote, finished sPOD HD Panel, will only be sold as a complete package and only at Overland Expo. Once these limited sets are sold out, they will not be reproduced. Therefore, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a truly one-of-a-kind setup that combines top-tier lighting performance with a captivating design. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="293168"] The Camo Collaboration between our team and Two Track Nation represents the spirit of adventure in Overlanding. Combining the exceptional lighting capabilities of Baja Designs Squadron Pros with the intuitive control of the sPOD HD Panel, this limited edition set creates a unique and captivating design retailing for $1,644.95. Come see us in our booth at Overland Expo West booth P10 and P20.
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Booth Vehicles of Overland Expo 2023
The 2023 show season is upon us, and this year's Overland Expo 2023 the Baja Designs and sPOD booth will have three vehicles. Let's take a closer look at the vehicles and their set-up. If you are heading to Flagstaff, AZ, be sure to see these vehicles and their setups in person! Chase’s Lexus GX470 3x LP9 Pro on front bumper 2x s2 Pro Amber wide cornering fog lights 2x s2 Pro Amber wide cornering custom retrofitted in headlights 7x Squadron Pro white spot on roof bar 6x Squadron Pro IR driving on roof bar 2x Squadron Pro wide cornering white ditch lights 2x Squadron Pro IR driving ditch 2x Squadron Pro IR flood side rack lights 4x s1 scene white side rack lights 1x Squadron sport Amber chase light wide cornering 1x Squadron pro IR reverse light 2x Squadron sport white wide cornering reverse lights 1x RTL-S 1x BantamX with touchscreen controller in rear 1x BantamX with HD controller in cockpit Hunters GMC Sierra AT4 1 x OnX6 Dual Controlled 40” lightbar (Amber & IR) 2 x XL80 Pro Amber Ditch Lights 2 x Squadron IR Ditch Lights 4 x S1s Fog Light Replacement Kit 1 x 8 XL Linkable lightbar 4 x S1 Scene lights 2 x S2 IR 1 x Squadron Pro Amber Chase Light 1 x RTL (Installed but not wired) 2 x Bantams Jason Denney International Scout                         1 x 9XL Linkable 2 x S2 Pro Flush Mount 1 x RTL-S 1 x S8 10” 1 x BantamX HD
Effective Lighting Score (ELS™)
We’ve created “Effective Lighting Score (ELS™)” for one reason; to better describe lighting performance in the off-road space.Learn about the four key factors of ELS™: Blend Angle / Blendability / Distance / Output
Squadron SAE Customer Upgrade Program
Baja Designs is offering upgrades to all our previous generation Squadron® SAE owners at no cost. Click here to learn more >
S1 Hitch Light Kit
With a trailer hitch harness or toggle switch version to choose from the S1 Hitch Light Kit is a powerful and versatile lighting solution for outdoor enthusiasts and off-road adventurers. This compact system uses an S1 LED light, mounted in a durable Meso Customs hitch that easily attaches to any standard 2-inch hitch receiver.
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uService

Being able to service your own equipment is a necessity when out on the trail or back home in your garage. Baja Designs set out to make a light that is easily serviceable is the core mission behind our uService® technology

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MoistureBlock

Making sure the elements don’t damage the internals of your performance lights first and every light we produce works in the worst of conditions is core of our exclusive MoistureBlock™ technology.

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ClearView

ClearView™ is our proprietary optics, which are computer designed in-house by Baja Designs’ team of racing engineers who have first-hand knowledge of the lighting needs of all types of drivers and riders.

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