American Expedition Vehicles
Friday, 18 May 2012 12:11

Brute Double Cab in Truck Trend

Truck Trend's Trevor Reed was in Moab, Utah this past April to check out the Brute Double Cab. When we took him out for a spin he came away with some lasting impressions of our latest pickup conversion. He was impressed with the on and off-road handling of our DualSport Suspension System as well as the level of refinement in the custom made composite bed. Check out the link for the full article and pictures.

Brute Force: A Factory-Quality Four-Door JK Truck from the Experts

Expedition Portal is now doing some of the most complete reviews of various specialty 4x4 vehicles in world. They recently got their hands on a couple of our HEMI V8 powered Jeep Wranglers but weren't content with just taking them off-road for the usual song and dance. Instead, they brought in Baja 1000 winner and Toyota/Lexus factory test driver Joe Bacal and had him push our Jeep to the limits on an Arizona road course that was built for high-powered aerodynamic sports cars, not lifted off road vehicles to show just how impressive these vehicles are for everyday use.

In this video from expeditionportal.com Joe uses the 390 horsepower, 5.7L VVT HEMI V8 to throw our Wrangler into the corners. With finely-tuned balance, predictably and minimal body roll Joe shows why AEV's DualSport suspension system is not only known as the best off road suspension system in the industry, but the best on road as well.

Later in the video Scott Brady shows some of the fun they had in Moab this year with a 4.5" lifted AEV Wrangler on 37" tires. Our Jeep performed flawlessly on both Cliffhanger and Steel Bender, further showing the varying capabilities of our Jeeps and why Scott Brady calls AEV Jeeps "the most impressive trucks we've ever checked out."

Visit expeditionportal.com for all the best information on overland travel.

 

AEV is pleased to announce the release of its new 6.4L HEMI Conversion Kits for 2007-2011 Jeep JK Wranglers. Like AEV's current 5.7L Conversion Kit, this new one will benefit from the same considerable attention to detail that AEV is so well known for. From the use of OE-style engine management to computer-tested wiring harnesses and perfectly fitted hard parts, AEV has carefully addressed all aspects of the conversion to create the most complete and user-friendly kit on the market. AEV has even developed a special glass filled nylon throttle body adapter to cleanly convert the 6.4L's left-hand-fed intake manifold with the Wrangler's right-hand-fed airbox.  This adapter comes pre-installed on a new variable length runner intake and was designed to provide full volume flow and performance and looks like a factory offering.

When AEV's new 6.4L HEMI Conversion Kit is combined with Chrysler's tremendously powerful 6.4L HEMI (470HP/470TQ), the result is a high-performance JK that puts more power to the ground than most muscle cars, while retaining the factory reliability and serviceability of a stock Wrangler.

Click here to learn more and purchase the 6.4L HEMI Conversion Kit

 

Thursday, 06 October 2011 00:00

AEV 6.4L JK Hemi Featured on Bloomberg News

We’re always popping up in articles, features, highlights, reviews – and we generally adore the attention. Today it’s Bloomberg’s Jason Harper that took one of our rigs out for a pretty serious adventure to get a feel for what AEV Wranglers are. Not just an AEV, our latest AEV JK HEMI Wrangler, a 6.4 Liter VVT V8, fully loaded and miles away from where we could see what he was doing with it.

We seem to have good luck with writers willing to put in more than a few hours when working with our vehicles. From week-long AEV embedded reporting in Moab to Jason’s trip where along with his father put over 1000 miles on the Jeep. If 1000 miles isn’t enough to get an accurate and reliable feel for a vehicle, I’m not sure 2000-10,000 would be any better.

The two guys seem to come away with an appreciation for the high quality of AEV Jeeps, along with one gripe that should be of no surprise to anyone (although we have to mention that it’s not like it’s any better in similar-capable vehicles – even if there were any). Personally, I disagree about the mileage, I’ve found journalists to have lead feet (heh), it’s still a really good article and you should go check it out.

The entire article can be read on Bloomberg’s site here.