Since 1997, American Expedition Vehicles, or AEV, has produced some of the most rugged, OE-quality expedition vehicles and parts in existence. Models like the Brute- based on the TJ and JK Wranglers and the Prospector- based on the Ram 2500 and 3500 full-size pickups have placed AEV firmly on the map as one of the top aftermarket up-fitters in the automotive industry.
AEV recently released its version of the new JL Wrangler with the JL350 and JL370. Both models incorporates good on-road manners, excellent off-road behavior, and above-OE safety.
The front of the AEV JL is protected by a steel bumper with room for an optional Warn winch, a front skid plate and chassis-mounted recovery points. The front bumper is adorned with AEV 7000-series off road lights to keep the trail or road lit up. The rear bumper provides optimum protection while keeping the weight of the 35 or 37-inch spare tire off of the tailgate hinges and resting on the swing-out tire carrier.
Both models of the AEV JL receive a lift kit with suspension geometry correction brackets as well as AEV Alloy Wheels with tire pressure management system sensors. The JL350 is equipped with 35-inch BFG all-terrain or mud-terrain tires where the JL370 receives 37-inch BFG tires.
Standard fixtures on every vehicle that leaves the AEV factory in Michigan include a serial numbered VIN plate, AEV exterior emblems, windshield banner, custom gauge cluster, and embroidered headrests. If a trailside spectator didn’t already recognize the Jeep as an AEV build, the branding will let them know where to purchase their own JL350/370.
The AEV conversion will set you back $12,099 for the JL350 and $15,600 for the JL370- on top of the purchase of the JL Wrangler which starts around $32,000.
For more information about the AEV JL350/370, visit the AEV website.
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