4X Requirements

Vehicle Requirements:

4Xploring will conduct vehicle inspections prior to the adventure departure. A participant’s vehicle that fails to meet these minimum standards will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to participate on the adventure.

  • Vehicle must be street legal – licensed, insured and in good mechanical order
  • Vehicle must be able to safely maintain 65 MPH on pavement
  • Vehicle is required to be 4WD with operational low range capability
  • Vehicle must have factory installed roll bar or unmodified hardtop at a minimum
  • Vehicle must have functioning seat belts/restraints for all occupants.
  • Restraints must be worn at all times. A Sport Cage added to the factory bar is highly recommended
  • Vehicle must have 150 Mile Fuel Range Capability (NOTE: Adventures requiring increased capacity/range – will be clearly stated)
  • Vehicle must have functional mechanical battery hold down
  • Vehicle must have matching spare tire – both in size and wheel bolt pattern
  • Vehicle must carry appropriate jack and tools to change a tire in any conditions
  • Vehicle must have winch of suitable rating for the vehicle it is mounted to
  • Vehicle must have recovery gear – tow strap, tree saver, clevis and snatch block
  • Vehicle must have operational communications – VHF / UHF “race radio” is mandatory
  • Vehicle must have safety gear – to include: Fire
  • Extinguisher, First Aid and Spill Kit
  • Vehicle must carry emergency water/food rations for all occupants to last 24 hours
  • Stock Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4dr) Rubicon or equivalent for 1-4 rated events
  • 35″ Minimum Tire Size for 5-6 rated events. Recommend one locking differential
  • 37″ Minimum Tire Size for 7-8 rated events. Front and rear locking differentials required
  • 40” Minimum Tire Size for 9-10 rated events. Front and rear locking differentials required
  • 9-10 Rated Events require a full roll cage and race style harnesses are recommended
    NOTE: 2007 and newer Wrangler Unlimited 4 doors (JKu) may be required, at discretion of the 4Xploring staff, to have larger than the minimum recommended tire size for the event

Participant Requirements:

  • Alcoholic beverages are NOT ALLOWED on roads or trails! Use is only permissible AFTER the evening drivers meeting – when the driving day is done. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • All participants are required to run the provided sticker package for the duration of the trip. No branding other than what is provided will be permitted – jeep club stickers must be approved in writing prior to departure
  • Must be self-sufficient – tools and spare parts need to be carried to repair your vehicle. A 4Xploring representative will provide guidance if requested.
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing is important. Weather is unpredictable, have appropriate clothing for outdoor activities – 4Xploring will release a pre-trip “what to expect” suggested item list prior to the event. Our recommendation: LAYERS! Good gloves for the hands, good beanie for your head, good socks and boots.
  • Remember loose fitting layers keep you warmer. Rain gear is highly recommended
  • Drinking water is extremely important, 3 day supply is highly recommended
  • Insect repellent

4Xploring staff will conduct events that have overnight primitive camping. These events will be clearly stated on the adventure page for that event. 4Xploring will release a suggested item list for these adventures. Please keep in mind, items must be stowed in your vehicle – size and weight can be a concern.

Primitive Camping Requirements:

  • Quality tent of suitable size for driver and co-driver
  • Sleeping bags rated to keep driver and co-driver warm
  • Suitable sleeping mat, air mattress, etc.
  • Means to prepare your food
  • Means to pack out your trash (includes human waste)