NAO Expedition Package


North America Overland offers a package of equipment specifically suited for Series and Defender Land Rovers that will see expedition-type use. We call this the NAO Expedition Package. This assemblage of parts has been determined, over years of testing, to be a good compromise of drivability and off road performance while keeping weight and complexity to a minimum. Some example situations where the NAO expedition package would be beneficial would be: driving the Trans-America Trail, exploring the desert regions of the US Southwest or any other situations that mixes equal parts on-road and off-road driving. The NAO Expedition Package can be incorporated into to a full restoration project as well.

NAO Expedition Package Applied to Defender

Axles

The rear axle will have a Truetrac limited slip differential installed and be rebuilt with all new bearings and seals. The rear half-shafts are replaced with Ashcroft heavy duty 24 spline half-shafts. The front axle will have a Truetrac limited slip differential installed and be rebuilt with all new bearings and seals as well. The front half-shafts are replaced with Ashcroft 24 spline heavy duty half shafts and heavy duty CV joints. A galvanized steel differential guard is installed. Magnetic drain plugs are added to both front and rear axles.

Bumper, Winch and Brushguard

A heavy duty winch-bumper and Warn 9000-lb winch are installed. The bumper is more than twice the thickness of the original bumper. A brush-guard is installed to protect the radiator from damage off road.

Suspension

New heavy-duty genuine Land Rover springs are installed along with Bilstein shocks.

Tires and Wheels

The Land Rover is equipped with high quality all-terrain or mud-terrain tires. The tires are mounted on heavy-duty genuine Land Rover steel “Wolf” wheels or heavy-duty aluminum Blindo wheels.

Raised Air Intake

A raised air intake is installed to help minimize dust intake and protect the engine water water ingest during river crossings.

Roll Cage

An external roll cage is installed that is attached to the frame at six points. It is designed to protect the occupants and minimize damage to the vehicle in a roll over.

Recovery Points

Jate Rings are installed, front and rear, to provide strong frame mounted recovery points.

Body Protection

Rock sliders are installed to protect the body from rocks and other obstacles off-road. The rock sliders are boxed steel construction. Bumperettes are installed to protect the rear of the body and quarter panels.

Steering

A heavy duty high clearance track rod is installed to gain a couple inches of clearance under the axle.

Electrical

LED headlights are installed, the parking lights, turn signals, tail lights, reverse lights and license plate light are replaced with LED lights as well. These are brighter and much more vibration, dust, and water resistant than the stock lights.

Fuel System

A heavy duty aluminum skid plate is installed to protect the fuel tank from rock damage off-road.

Cargo Tie Down Points

Cargo lashing rings are installed in the load bay to safely secure cargo.

Recovery Kit and Tools

The Land Rover is equipped with a complete recovery kit, tool kit, and first aid kit. A high lift jack is installed for jacking up the vehicle off road.

Battery

An Odyssey Extreme absorbed-glass-mat battery is installed. This battery is much more vibration and heat resistant than a normal lead-acid battery.

Body (optional)

The body panels are painted in NAO Expedition Tan. This paint has a matte finish which resists scratches better than high gloss paint. The muted tan color does not show mud and dirt as readily as darker colors. This means that the Land Rover will look presentable in an off-road setting.

NAO Expedition Package Applied to Series

Axles

The rear axle will have a Truetrac limited slip differential installed and be rebuilt with all new bearings and seals. The rear half-shafts will be replaced with Ashcroft heavy duty 24 spline half-shafts. The front axle will have a Truetrac limited slip differential installed and be rebuilt with all new bearings and seals as well. The front half-shafts will have GKN U-joints installed. A galvanized steel differential guard is installed.

Bumper and Winch

A galvanized, heavy duty winch-bumper and Warn 8274 8000-lb winch are installed. The bumper is more than twice the thickness of the original bumper.

Suspension

New parabolic springs are installed along with Old Man Emu shocks. This will provide a softer ride compared to the very stiff stock springs.

Tires and Wheels

The Land Rover is equipped with high quality all-terrain or mud-terrain tires. The tires are mounted on Land Rover steel tubeless wheels.

Recovery Points

Frame mounted recovery points are installed on the front of the Land Rover. A 2" receiver hitch is installed on the rear to accept a D-ring hitch receiver.

Body Protection

Galvanized rock sliders are installed to protect the body from rocks and other obstacles off-road. The rock sliders are boxed steel construction.

Brakes

Front disc brakes are installed to provide superior stopping power compared to the stock drums brakes.

Electrical

LED headlights are installed, these are brighter and much more vibration, dust, and water resistant than the stock lights.

Fuel System

A heavy duty galvanized steel skid plate is installed to protect the fuel tank from rock damage off-road. An electric fuel pump is installed to help minimize vapor-lock issues.

Cargo Tie Down Points

Cargo lashing rings are installed in the load bay to safely secure cargo.

Recovery Kit and Tools

The Land Rover is equipped with a complete recovery kit, tool kit, and first aid kit. A high lift jack is installed in the load bay for jacking up the vehicle off road. An axe and shovel is installed in the load bay as well.

Battery

Sn Odyssey Extreme absorbed-glass-mat battery is installed. This battery is much more vibration and heat resistant than a normal lead-acid battery.

Body (optional)

The body panels will be painted in NAO Expedition Tan. This paint has a matte finish which resists scratches better than high gloss paint. The muted tan color does not show mud and dirty as readily as other colors. This means that the Land Rover will continue to look presentable in an off-road setting.

Land Rover in Rocky Mountains NAO Expedition Package Defender in the Rocky Mountains.

Land Rover Tithonus Land Rover Tithonus with NAO Expedition Package.

Land Rover NAO Expedition Package Driving along a canyon edge.

Land Rover NAO Expedition Package The sand dunes provide a natural habitat for the NAO Expedition Package Land Rover.

Land Rover 110 Badge Each NAO Expedition Package vehicle receives a numbered badge.

Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado The NAO Expedition Package 110 looks handsome in any setting, including in front of the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, CO.

Exploring the rocky Canadian coastline. Exploring the rocky Canadian coastline.

Three NAO Expedition Package Land Rovers Three NAO Expedition Package Land Rovers.

1973 Land Rover Series III with NAO Expedition Package 1973 Land Rover Series III with NAO Expedition Package.

Load bay featuring axe and shovel Load bay equipped with pioneer tools and High Lift Jack.

Heavy duty bumper and Warn 8,000 pound winch. Heavy duty bumper and Warn 8,000 pound winch.

The dull sheen of the NAO Matte Tan paint. The dull sheen of the NAO Matte Tan paint.

NAO Expedition Package 109 inch with heavy duty galvanized rock sliders. NAO Expedition Package 109" with heavy duty galvanized rock sliders.

Building an NAO Expedition 110