- American Expedition Vehicles Turnkey Conversions for Sale: Jeep Wrangler JL, Ram Prospector, Chevy Colorado
American Expedition Vehicles Turnkey Conversions for Sale: Jeep Wrangler JL, Ram Prospector, Chevy Colorado
AEV Shows Us How Much Better a Ram HD, Colorado Bison, or Wrangler Rubicon Can Be
The wait is finally over, as American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has announced that you can once again purchase turnkey conversions directly from the company for some of your favorite vehicles, including the 2017+ Chevy Colorado ZR2 and Bison, the 2019+ Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty, and the 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL.
AEV, known for making some of the slickest-engineered aftermarket upfit products for the 4x4 world, with an OE-like aesthetic, has gone all in to showcase their new parts (the majority of which will be available separately) on turnkey vehicles that retain their factory bumper to bumper warranty on new vehicles. AEV parts now carry a limited lifetime warranty, as well.
AEV Chevy Colorado ZR2/Bison Conversion - Starting At $11,949
Without messing with the things that work, AEV's Colorado packages enhances the ZR2 or Bison's capabilities, the main difference being in the front-end design. (AEV tells us that some customers prefer to keep the ZR2 look, while others want the Bison's winch-ready setup.) The spectacular Multimatic DSSV front suspension stays the same, only adding a Chevrolet Performance leveling kit, and when paired with the AEV Highmark fender flares, the Colorado can legitimately fit (and flex) 35-inch tires.
Other standard features of the basic upgrade package include AEV Crestone DualSport wheels, 35-inch BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires, an AEV rear differential cover, 4.10 gears, a speedo recalibration, the AEV Low Tube Center Section for the front bumper (or the addition of the AEV Bison rear bumper on ZR2s), an AEV build plaque with serial number, and an AEV IP cluster.
Additional AEV options for the Chevy midsizer include a snorkel, lighting packages, interior packages, winch packages, skidplates, splash guards, a vertical spare tire mount, appearance packages, and other Chevy Performance suspension upgrades.
These enhancements give any Bison or ZR2 an even tougher stance and better looks, and they build upon the already stellar performance of the Colorado platform.
AEV Ram Prospector XL Conversion- Starting At $17,549
While the AEV packages for the Colorado enhance the base vehicle, the Prospector XL conversion for the Ram Heavy Duty actually transforms it. Starting with its ability to fit up to 41-inch tires, the Prospector XL looks like nothing else on the road or trail. Speaking of trail, this truck is like owning a full-size Jeep. With massive amounts of ground clearance, impressive flex, and stout tow points, the big Ram can travel wherever it can fit.
Many full-size trucks running 40-inch or larger tires require a significant lift, but thanks to AEV's Highmark fender flares, the Prospector XL (which doesn't stand for "Xtra Large" as anticipated, but rather are the Roman numerals for the number 40) only requires AEV's 3-inch DualSport RT lift. This means that the Prospector XL has remarkable road manners and a low center of gravity, and it handles much like a factory Ram with no penalty in ride or comfort.
Standard features for the Prospector XL package include an AEV stamped steel front bumper with low tube, AEV Highmark flares, an AEV intercooler skidplate, AEV 3-inch DualSport RT suspension, an AEV differential gear upgrade, AEV hydraulic assist steering, 40-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires, AEV Katla wheels, an AEV rear bumper, AEV badging, and a serialized build plaque.
Optional equipment includes lighting packages, a Warn 16.5ti winch, an AEV tonneau cover, an AEV bed rack, an AEV rear bumper with a lighting package, the AMP Research PowerStep, an AEV appearance package, AEV splash guards, AEV differential covers, an AEV brush guard, and an AEV snorkel with ram air.
Forget Power Wagon. Forget AT4. Forget Tremor. With the Prospector XL conversion, there is no doubt that AEV's truck takes the crown for the most badass dealership-sold heavy-duty truck on the planet. Current builds are based on diesel-equipped 2500s, but gas and 3500s will be added at a later date.
AEV Jeep Wrangler JL350 and JL370 Conversion - Starting At $11,999
Jeep is known for its famous flagship Rubicon off-roader, which is arguably (but not by this staff) the best factory 4x4 available today. Best, as we all know, is relative. Most people take this SUV and mod it before it even leaves the dealership driveway, sometimes with a bevy of parts that aren't always designed to work in harmony with one another.
What if we told you that you could own an even better Wrangler, one that has all the parts you want, fully integrated together. If this interests you, you'll want to check out AEV's JL350 and JL370 builds. The JL350 and JL370 are essentially the same buildout, save for the difference in suspension and tire size. The JL350 sports AEV's 2-inch spacer lift and 35-inch tires, while the JL370 uses AEV's impressive 2.5-inch DualSport RT setup. The JL370 also includes re-gearing, which, along with the change in suspension, accounts for the $3,501 difference in the JL370's $15,500 starting price. Of course, the ultimate price varies based on which trim you start with, as Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon call all be outfitted.
Those differences aside, the standard JL350 or JL370 packages include AEV 7000 Series LED off-road lights, AEV badging, an AEV CHMSL, an AEV front bumper skidplate, an AEV high-clearance front bumper, an AEV IP cluster, an AEV jack base, an AEV light cover kit, AEV-logo headrests, an AEV non-winch cover plate, an AEV ProCal SNAP module (for tire, speedo, and re-gearing calibration), an AEV rear bumper, an AEV tire carrier, AEV wheels, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and a serialized AEV build plaque.
Options include an AEV snorkel, an AEV fuel caddy, additional lighting, an AEV winch kit with a Warn Zeon10-S winch, AEV interior packages, heated seats, upgraded mud tires, unique painted finishes, and AEV differential covers. AEV can also provide you with a comprehensive recovery kit for your journeys.
How to Buy One of these American Expedition Vehicles
Whether you are an experienced adventurer looking for a turnkey solution to capability or someone who values attention to detail and quality parts that just plain perform, AEV is worth a look. These conversions can be purchased directly through AEV or one of the many of AEV-certified dealerships. Or you can simply play with their online build and price configurator and create your dream rig at aev-conversions.com.