015 – Jesse’s XC70 Battlewagon

This is Jesse’s 2006 Volvo XC70 Battlewagon. It is a relatively uncommon build but very well put together and very capable for a wagon.
Jesse grew up in the mountains and was always into motorsports. He is a forklift driver and car detailer in the Northeastern region. He doesn’t limit himself to specific trails, anything that the Volvo can do is fair game. He loves remote areas away from normal campsites.

Let’s see how this rig is built!

Build Details

2006 Volvo XC70

Mileage: 193,000+ miles
Engine: Stock inline 5 turbo
Exhaust: Stock
Front suspension: 2″ Cross Country Performance spacers, 2″ longer Bad Sweede springs
Rear suspension: 2″ Cross Country Performance spacers, 2″ longer Bad Sweede springs
Other suspension components: 1″ body lift
Front Axles: XC90 swap for higher angle and more strengh
Brakes: Stock
AWD system: Haldex Gen3

Tires: 235/70R16 BFGoodrich T/A KO2 (29″ x 9.3″ x 16″)
Wheels: 25mm spacers on Stock painted wheels
Tire carrier: Wilco Offroad High Clearance
Skid Plate: IPDUSA
Other Armor: IPDUSA Differential Electronic Module cover

Air compressor: from Amazon
Recovery gear: Tow strap, Xbull traction boards
Roof Rack: Stock
Fridge: Alpicool 26QT
Rooftop tent: Roofnest Flacon

Jackery 290
Midland GMRS Radio

Lighting: Light bar and fog lights from Harbor Freight

How did you discover overlanding?
I discovered overlanding from the owner and creator of battlewagon gang on Instagram, he has a built Subaru crosstrek and Subaru outback wilderness now and that’s what got me in the overlanding.

What is your favorite piece of overlanding gear you have?
It would have to be my Roofnest Falcon rooftop tent.

Why do you overland?
Because I love how it brings people together in the memories you can make also the place as you get to see that others may have not seen. You only get one life so you might as well live it up and it also get you away from all the hustle and bustle of normal society.

Please let Jesse know what you think about his build and if you have any questions you can reach him on Instagram!

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