Joshua Reichek

1) In Baja when the front drivers side axle splines vaporized/disintegrated

That instance was a series of calls to our chief mechanic par excellence in Sonoma CA to discuss best options for jury rigged repair to limp the 700+ miles back to the states (with re-repairs every couple of hundred miles) - by the time we were finished the rack and pinion and most front suspension components required replacement and all four shocks were blown.

2) In Baja on the same trip as above when one of the 4 batteries in the vehicle ripped loose a portion of the inner fender and partially fell through.

That instance was a call to a hotel in Mulege who put us in touch with a local metal working shop to confirm my ability to have access to the metal working shop's tools to make a temporary repair.

3) In Baja when I completely severed my Achilles tendon (which we did not know at the time - until two months later) in an unsuccessful attempt to reach any medical facility in La Paz and/or Cabo.

4) In the eastern Mohave when the drivers side outer tie rod managed to back out of the inner tie rod.

That instance involved first calls to AAA emergency services (a long series of calls) and then a call to a tire shop in Parker CA and then to a wheel alignment shop in Blythe CA.

5) In Central Oregon when we shredded a tire and 3 of the five lug bolts sheered off when attempting to loosen the wheel lug nuts.

That instance involved first calls to AAA emergency services (a long series of calls) and then calls to a local gas station-welder shop in Unity Oregon and calls to the Baker Oregon tire repair shop.

6) Near mount Jefferson in Oregon when we broke the passenger side front lower A arm.

That instance we called a Lexus dealer and an off-roading Landcruiser specialty repair shop in Portland.

Joshua Reichek's Specifications for Lexus LX-470
Off Road Expedition Vehicle – Phase 7.1.2018
(Mudrak Improved - Gary Kardum)

1)  Front Bumper Setup customized ARB bull front bumper with fog lamps set into bumper

1a)  Rear Bumper Slee with spare tire carrier, ladder, customized high lift jack mount with high lift jack, and high lift jack large base and handle extension
i) Mudrak custom chain saw mount with Stihl arborist chain saw MS 201 T C-M w/16” bar and high performance chain,
ii) In Slee bumper, Rigid Industries high output LED back up lights w/dash mounted 3-way illuminated rocker switch, back up camera, and license plate light.
iii) Mudrak custom designed, fabricated and mounted 3 jerry can basket with 3 Jerry cans.
iv) Mudrak custom designed, fabricated and mounted  rear ladder.
v) Reichek designed, Mad Cow metal works of Bozeman Mt. fabricated and Mudrak mounted exterior recovery box
vi) Mudrak custom mounted D-Vise

1b) Old Man Emu off road suspension lift kit, with Toyota Armored vehicle division custom springs

1c) Total Chaos heavy duty adjustable upper A arms

1d) Mudrak installed ARB lower A arm reinforcing kit

1e) Icon high performance remote reservoir shocks front and rear.

2) Lighting—LED and HID
a) Roof  lighting  ---  40” LED light bar  Rigid Industries E series
b) Front bumper lighting -- pair of Lightforce 170 HID Blitz

3) Warn M12000 Winch  with wireless remote with 125’ of Viking 3/8" synthetic line

4) Onboard air
a) 2 sets of onboard compressors Dual continuous duty ARB  CKMTA12 with 2.5 gallon air tank –
3/8" oversized tubing with shutoffs and check-valves run to front and rear bumper mounted quick connectors.
b) 20 lbs. CO2 bottle, with Power Tank Superflow  sp400i regulator with large face fluid fill gauge
c) Oasis continuous duty XD4000 Air Compressor

5) 4 Northstar AGM batteries with auto regulator, auto switching, IBS computerized Dual Battery bank  Management and monitoring System, 6 gang interior rocker switch panel, and 9 CH4X4 Custom Laser-Etched Rocker Switches  (finally gave up on Optima as unreliable),

6) Air lockers
a) Front and Rear ARB air locker with dedicated  CKSA12 ARB compressor with manifold and valving to permit use of main on board air

7) Wheels and tires
a) 6 Cooper Discoverer  AT/3   285 65  18  tires
b) 6 black powdered non-chromed Lexus wheels

8) Sliders --  Slee model  SOf1061 sliders.

8a) Belly armor 3 piece Slee front, middle, and rear

9) Roof rack  and pop up tent
a) BAJA custom rack per Reichek/Mudrak design and Mudrak
b) Autohome Columbus Variant clamshell sleeper with Graphite fabric and Storm shell  with 12vdc and USB interior mounted sockets
c) Side mounted large ARB Touring Roof Rack Awning with white high output LED light tape and yellow high-output LED light tape
d) Ear mounted small ARB Touring Roof Rack Awning
e) Custom designed and sewn batwing to connect side and rear mounted Awnings.

8) Refrigerator/Freezer
a) Refrigerator/freezer   ARB   50 quart  with thermal blanket  with Engel remote fridge monitor
b) ARB fridge slide

9) SOLAR PANEL
1) Solar panel -   Solartech 160 watt  panel -with SPM100P-TS digital display monitor

10) Interior drawer system
1) Truck Vault  Reichek design custom full length full width dual drawer system
2) Truck Vault Reichek design custom four drawer system - removable, with wine drawer

10a) tailgate storage  WagonGear 100 Series Tailgate Lids and Hopkins EASYLIFT Tailgate assist.

11) 8 black Maxtrax sand ladders with Mudrak custom mounting

12) Drilled and vented front and rear disk brake rotors with high performance calipers and high performance ceramic pads.

13) Air hammer Aircat 1500,  air impact wrench Nitro 1375XL
tools and accessories

14) Microsoft Surface Book 2 with 16 gig ram, 1TB solid state hard drive, RAM Mount -with flex leg mount, Trimble MyTopo Terrain Navigation Pro, ODB Auto Doctor, FTM-100 programmer, Chirpw,

14a) Garmin Oregon 450 GPS -- set for Altimeter and Compass display

14b) Bad Elf Pro+  AND Dual XGPS 160   Bluetooth GPS Receivers

14c) Samsung Galaxy Express with Bluetooth GPS, GPS tripmeter, Dual GPS SkyPro, Torque ODBII bluetooth engine monitoring and fault reporting, ODBLink, DashCommand,  4x4app clinometer, Rally tripmeter, Rally computer, Altimeter, and Repeater Book, and skymap.

14d) ODBLink  LX Bluetooth ODB-II scanner

15) Makita compact 1/2" 18v lithium-ion drill with interior mounted charger & 2 4ah LXT Lithium Ion batteries

15a) Makita compact lithium-ion 18v grinder

15b) Makita compact lithium-ion saw-all

16) Interior overhead rosen DVD  10” display  with wireless remote

17) Electric-hydraulic  Eambrite 4.5 ton bottle jack (8 to 20 inches) with rear mounted custom aluminum case

17a) 2,000 lbs trailer jack and custom mounted receivers at the four corners of the vehicle for leveling

18) Hi-Lift jack with Neoprene Jack Cover, Handle Keeper, Lift-Mate, Off-Road Base, and extension handle

18a) Recovery equipment --  30' Recovery Strap, 50' 3/8" Viking synthetic line extension, tree saver, 1 20' and 1 10' 3/8" Viking synthetic lines with eyes at both end ,  3  5/8" shackles, ARB ULTRA LITE SNATCH BLOCK (10100020), fairlead thimble, Factor 55 HitchLink, towing eye/hook, two pairs leather work gloves

18b) ARB Speedy Seal Repair Kit - 10000010

19) Fiskar X27 long handled axe, Fiskar X7 hachet, and Radius Garden Pro Stainless Steel shovel custom mounting to rear passenger side Slee bumper swing arm

20) Light tape exterior door/slider lighting with wireless remote

21) High-density lithium Ion batter pack -battery backup vehicle starter kit and a set of 16ft. high performance jumper cables

22) Switched white high intensity LED and yellow LED light tape underside of tailgate lid

23) 12 gallon - Reichek designed, Dura-weld custom made food-grade polypropylene water tank with custom aluminum cover -with 4 baffles, low pressure regulator and gauge assembly, and outdoor shower assembly. 4 additional gallons of water -in US Plastics #73116 4 Liter Space Saver bottles, inside the vehicle

24) Ham radio - YAESU FTM-100DR, with Diamond Antenna Dual-Band NR770HAB, micro SD card adapter, FTM-100 programmer, Chirpw

25) Inmarsat satellite phone Pro - Apollo Satellite.

26) 39.6258 gallon Long Range Automotive Fuel Tank  LRA  HB-12-17 aluminum fuel tank

27) Front and rear bumper mounted 12vdc water proof sockets

28) Passenger post mounted fire extinguisher

30) Linear Logic SCANGAUGE II  (provides detailed engine status, trouble codes, and Distance To Empty lost due to larger fuel tank)

31) XPEL Ultimate Plus  Paint Protective Film - Hood, Grill, doors, fenders and quarter panels, mirrors, top/lid Autohome Columbus clamshell

32) Interior rear ceiling shelf-rack with elastic-netting

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