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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.

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.

Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

AEV Remote Reservoir Shocks

AEV is pleased to announce the release of its new DualSport RS Suspension for Jeep JK Wranglers. The DualSport RS is a step above our popular DualSport SC thanks to the addition of a set of proprietary AEV-tuned Bilstein 5160 Remote Reservoir Shocks. These shocks offer increased performance for our customers who regularly travel over long distances of rough terrain. The AEV 5160's feature a custom tune developed jointly by Bilstein and AEV engineers specifically for AEV's DualSport Suspensions.

The key to the 5160 is its remote reservoir which provides a much larger gas chamber than the conventional Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks. This larger chamber allows for far greater tolerance to the oil expansion and pressure increase that occurs as operating temperatures climb inside the shock. Greater tolerance means reduced oil foaming and ultimately more consistent ride performance.

By combining the AEV-tuned Bilstein 5160 Remote Reservoir Shocks with AEV's highly-tuned DualSport SC Suspension, the new DualSport RS Supension takes JK ride and handling to an even higher level. For additional information, please contact AEV.

Note: AEV's Bilstein 5160 Remote Reservoir Shocks can be purchased separately and are compatible with AEV DualSport ST and SC suspensions.

Note: AEV's Bilstein 5160 Remote Reservoir Shocks are maintenance-free, requiring no monitoring of gas pressure.

Click here to visit the AEV Bilstein 5160 Remote Reservoir Shock product page

Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

USATODAY: AEV 2011 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

After all, when you need to get to that prized trailhead or put-in some 10 miles off the main road, you’re going to need a trail-ready 4x4 capable of getting out... and back, in one piece. And thanks to the extended cab on this particular 4-door Rubicon, you can bring your basecamp with you without sacrificing room for your envious friends.

Read the full article 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

Thursday, 19 May 2011 00:00

AEV Featured in AutoWeek!

AutoWeek Magazine’s executive editor, Roger Hart, joined AEV at last April’s Moab Easter Jeep Safari to see what AEV is all about. You can read about and see some of his experience on our AEV Annual Customer Appreciation run in the May 30nd edition which is on newsstands now.

AutoWeek’s “AEV’s HEMI Wrangler tackles the trails of Moab” video overviews the article. Everyone here in the office fancied the comments “We came away impressed with the quality of the workmanship, the fit and finish, and the capabilities of the vehicle.”; that’s exactly why we work so hard on the details. Watch the overview video here.

Read the entire “Safari American Style: Tackling the trails of Moab in AEV Jeeps” article as a PDF and if you’re looking at the news stand, it’s Page 32 with the index title “2011 AEV HEMI Wrangler".

Thanks again to Roger Hart and AutoWeek for video, article, as well as taking the time to ride with us. We really do appreciate it.

Monday, 04 April 2011 00:00

AEV JK 2-inch Spacer Suspension System

AEV is pleased to announce an expansion of its popular Jeep suspension lineup with the release of its new 2.0" Spacer Suspension System for the JK Wrangler. This suspension was designed for JK owners who want the quality associated with AEV's suspensions, but only need 2-inches of lift at an economical price. AEV's Spacer System includes durable front and rear polyurethane coil spacers, front and rear bump-stop extensions, extended sway-bar end-links, corrosion-resistant E-coated front and rear shock extension brackets, and front brake line drop brackets.

Typical of AEV products, this system has been engineered to integrate seamlessly with the JK. It retains the quality and tuning of the JK's factory shocks, which in testing have proven superior to many of the aftermarket shocks sometimes included with systems in this price range. The shock extension brackets allow the factory shocks to be used without limiting wheel travel and the rear stabilizer end-links have been extended to ensure bind-free functionality. Overall this system provides a more aggressive appearance, AEV quality and an economical price without compromising the factory handling that drivers have come to appreciate in their JKs.

Click here to visit the product page to purchase the 2.0" Spacer Kit

Monday, 28 March 2011 00:00

AEV Splash Guards

AEV is pleased to announce the launch of its new Splash Guards for its popular JK Wrangler Rear Bumper. These new molded guards are designed to meet most international and US highway regulations for tire coverage and will help keep mud and debris under control.

Click here to check splash guard / tire coverage laws in your state.

Constructed from flexible and durable polyethylene, AEV has molded these Splash Guards to perfectly match the contour of the Rear Bumper's rock tubes and water tanks. Installation takes less than 10 minutes and requires no cutting, drilling or fiddling with exotic fasteners. Simply hold the Splash Guards in place and secure them with the supplied stainless bolts to the threaded inserts already molded into the water tanks. And it's just as easy to remove the Splash Guards when they're not needed.

Visit our Splash Guards product page to purchase!

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