Ryan Flanders wasn’t bashful about
tossing the XP 4 into turns in the sand.
With the car being so wide, it wasn’t
surprising that it stayed completely
Flanders stayed with the stock exhaust
for this super-wide machine. If he wants
it loud, he can crank the award-winning
stereo system up.
bumper, but an Assault Industries
bumper is used in the front.
PEOPLE NEED PROTECTION TOO
A good deal of time, energy and
money was committed to keeping
the people inside the machine
comfortable, safe and entertained. A
custom Assault Industries roll cage
was added for protection, but it
has an integrated roof with a built-
in sunroof. Flanders saw no reason
to replace the stock seats, but each
seat gets Pro Armor harnesses. Pro
Armor continues the protection with
full doors replacing the four stockers,
and you definitely feel like you are
securely inside the machine.
If you need more than the scenery
to interest you, Kombustion added its
signature stereo system. The system
in this car won Best Stereo at the
2014 Rally in the Rocks. It consists
of a seven-speaker system with six
6.5-inch Kicker LED speakers in front,
SSV enclosures and rear Kicker pods.
There is a 10-inch Kicker LED sub with
SSV rear sub box, a JVC Powersport
head unit with remote and a 950-watt
Kicker Marine five-channel amp. It
sounds great no matter how fast you
BEHIND THE WHEEL
We rode in the car with Flanders
at the wheel, and even with all four
seats full, the Kombustion XP 4 is
truly amazing. Obstacles that looked
daunting were easy, and what looked
impossible took a bit of thought.
Actually, we were happy to ride in the
passenger seat for much of the day.
Riding with a confident crawler with
a well-setup car will give you a much
better idea of what the car is capable
of and how much traction is available
on the unique rock surface.
We feared that the long-wheelbase
XP 4 would be a handicap, and that
the skid plate would be getting a
workout, but Flanders explained
that usually the four-seater is an
advantage. It allows the car to stretch
between obstacles better. Watching