Mule Expedition Outfitters Builds a Hemi-powered Ram 2500 Tradesman
What is a Baja Runner? Designed to be a rolling showcase of the brands Mule Expedition Outfitters offers and the work the company performs, the Baja Runner started life as a Hemi-powered Ram 2500 Tradesman and was outfitted with a Norweld tray bed, Four Wheel Campers Hawk pop-up camper, AEV suspension, bumpers, and wheels, 40-inch Yokohama tires, and a whole bunch of overlanding friendly kit. No one thought it was a good idea for us to take the Mule Expedition Outfitters’ Baja Runner down Lippincott Mine Trail in Death Valley, which is exactly what motivated us to do it. We are getting ahead of ourselves though. First, a little more on the Mule Expedition Outfitters’ Baja Runner.
Your first thought might be “A Hemi?!” We will confess that it was our first though, however after driving the Baja Runner we can report that the only drawback to the gasoline engine is the fuel mileage. “We were concerned about the availability of DEF and ULSD fuel in Mexico and further south,” Mule’s Joe Marshall explained. The truck was fitted with 5.13 Nitro gears and ARB Air Lockers front and rear, keeping the engine in the powerband and providing plenty of power for passing on the freeway.