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Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:22

Fox Car Report : The Ultimate Custom Jeep

Forbes Magazine wanted to learn more about AEV and our vehicles, so we invited them to join us for a day on the trail at this year's Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

To read the full article, click here.

There's no lack of press coverage when it comes to our Brute line of Wrangler conversions. Over the years the TJ Brute has been featured in hundreds of articles and since the Brute Double Cab was unveiled at SEMA 2011 it has also seen an incredible amount of press coverage in anticipation of it's late 2012 release. That said it is always a pleasant surprise when a smaller, more personal blog does a feature on our vehicles. This time around we find ourselves landing on Gamma Nine's "Lust List".

"Our favorite design feature with the AEVs is the restraint the designers use in fabricating them. There's a minimal elegance to them; a perfect cohesion of stock-looking parts and subtle custom detailing that really separate them from other aftermarket fabricators."

Click here to read the full article and check out the rest of the Gamma Nine blog. It features beautiful travel photography, well written stories and product reviews aimed at people who want the best performance from their travel gear.

Special thanks to Expedition Portal for tipping us off to this great blog!

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

Monday, 20 February 2012 07:35

TJ Brute Featured on Popularmechanics.com

In recent months the tried and true TJ Brute has taken a back seat to the widely discussed Brute Double Cab, but Popular Mechanics hasn't forgotten this Brute of a truck. Available in kit form, the Brute has proven time and time again that it is still the best DIY Wrangler pickup conversion on the market. Check out the write-up below and check out Popular Mechanics' full slideshow of Rugged Off-Road Trucks You Won't Find in the Showroom (IE users only.)

One of the most misunderstood products in off-roading is the beadlock wheel. The folks over at Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road decided to dispel a few of those myths by walking through a home installation of an AEV Pintler Beadlock Wheel.

AEV's Beadlock Wheels are designed specifically for Jeeps and differentiate themselves from other beadlock wheels in that the beadlocks are cast — as opposed to cut and welded — to ensure structural integrity.

Our customers have come to expect a high level of attention to design and function from AEV products and our Beadlock Wheels are a prime example of why. With a hub-centric design, recessed valve stems, TPMS compatibility and a lifetime structural warranty you can rest assured that when you need to air down to single digits our Beadlock Wheels will perform the way you need them to.

Click Here to visit the Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road "Backyard Beadlock Install" article and learn how to do it yourself!

Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:00

Car and Driver Reviews the AEV Hemi Conversion

Back in September 2011 Car and Driver writer John Phillips got the opportunity to take a drive in an AEV Hemi conversion with Dave Harriton. "Overall, the AEV Jeep most impresses because it never feels like a collection of add-on parts. It’s a surprisingly sophisticated, adults-only sort of vehicle — nothing hot-roddish about it — that draws attention for its solidity and integration." Read the entire article at caranddriver.com.

Robb Report's Paul Meyers recently accompanied Dave Harriton and a customer, Gary Voigt, on a ride through Moab. Click here to read the article. (PDF)

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.

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

AEV Featured on Autoblog

Just released today on Autoblog.com, the article titled “2011 AEV Jeep Wrangler Hemi : Conquering Trails And Tarmac In A V8 Monster” is first hand account of Steven Ewing’s day in Northern Michigan along with a few AEV Wranglers. We’re always pleased when people that really know cars like Autoblog make comparisons like AEV Wrangler’s are the Roush of Mustangs, and that our vehicles are spiritually related to the Porchse 911. We agree.

While we don’t want to completely re-hash the story, there were a couple of things we really liked. No spoilers though, I won’t tell you what happens to Gar at the end (Actually, I’m not sure what happens to Gar at the end. He seemed scrappy enough. He’s probably fine). Some of the highlights for us include:

  • [AEV suspension components] work together to create an on-road driving experience that’s unlike any other hardcore off-road vehicle. In our estimation, it’s even better than the standard off-the-shelf Wrangler.

  • The combination of V8 power and proven off-road suspension geometry meant our Wrangler was nearly unstoppable.

  • The AEV Hemi Wrangler builds on Jeep’s legacy of off-road prowess, enhancing the off-road experience, while keeping things cool and comfortable for the drive back home.

  • Think of it as the 911 Turbo of Wranglers.

That all sounds about right. We work very hard to provide the highest quality parts and services in the Jeep aftermarket; We all appreciate the support and kind words. Thanks again to Steven for riding along with us and Autoblog for the article. We had a great time and look forward to meeting up again soon.

Definitely head over to read the entire article on Autoblog here. And remember to click through the gallery. Warning though, you may like what you see.

Autoblog Gallery

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