Designed for dedicated overland travelers and recreational explorers alike, the AEV Prospector is outfitted with all the necessary equipment to take you places you never thought were possible. Every AEV component has been meticulously engineered to exceed all expectations, creating a vehicle that exemplifies the unsurpassed build quality and performance that we have built our reputation on.
The AEV Prospector package is a turn-key vehicle conversion, taking all the guess work out of modifying your truck. The age of mixing and matching aftermarket components is over. All of the components included in the AEV Prospector package are engineered to work in harmony with each other --maximizing both the on road performance and off-road capability of your truck without any compromise in ride quality, handling or towing ability.
Every AEV Prospector is serial numbered and adorned with exclusive AEV badging to signify that it was hand built by the highly skilled technicians at our Commerce Township, MI production facility and backed by our 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.
Superior front end protection is an absolute necessity for anyone traveling long distances to remote locations. Every component of the AEV Prospector’s Front Bumper is robust and designed to work hard and the 4mm thick stamped steel face provides a superior level of protection while also safely accommodating up to a 16,500 lb. winch to assist with vehicle recovery. The massive ductile iron tow loops are rated to pass all OE load specifications and double as wear plates to slide over steep obstacles.
Proper visibility is critical when driving in remote areas at night or in inclement weather. The AEV Prospector is available with a number of different auxiliary lighting configurations to suit your individual needs and travel requirements.
Inspired by heavy duty industrial and military applications around the world, the optional AEV Raised Air Intake is designed to provide your hard working engine with the coldest and cleanest air charge possible, maximizing engine performance and increasing longevity—even in the most severe environments.
The AEV 3" DualSport Suspension System found on the Prospector is the ultimate "real world" suspension system - one that allows for greater performance off-road, while also improving driver comfort and vehicle handling characteristics on the road and maintaining the factory load carrying capacity. AEV's DualSport Suspension Systems increases wheel travel, allows for the fitment of larger tires and optimizes the suspension and steering geometry for better handling and reduced driver fatigue.
AEV/Bilstein 5100 series shock absorbers are included with all DualSport Suspension Systems. These shocks feature a custom tune developed jointly by Bilstein and AEV engineers exclusively for AEV's DualSport Suspensions Systems. By utilizing digressive valving, the AEV/Bilstein 5100 shocks offer substantial low-speed dampening. The dampening decreases as vehicle speed increases, providing a great ride quality over a wide variety of terrain.
Maintaining proper steering and suspension geometry is one of the most critical elements of our suspension development process. AEV performs extensive testing to ensure that all AEV Suspension Systems perform to the highest safety standards in the industry.
AEV offers two wheel options to compliment the look of the Ram Truck. The Katla was inspired by our popular Savegre wheel for the Wrangler but adapted for use on ¾ and 1-ton trucks. The Salta HD took its inspiration from the wheels that are often found on vehicles that compete in international off-road races such as the Dakar Rally. Both wheels are cast from A356/T6 Aluminum and feature recessed valve stems to protect against off-road abuse.