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AEV Ram Pickup Truck is the Ultimate Full-Size Overland Vehicle

Founded in 1997, American Expedition Vehicles is primarily known for its off-road treatments for the TJ and the JK generation of the Jeep Wrangler. But the company recently ventured into full-size pickup truck territory and the AEV Ram is their pride and joy.
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Morphing a Wrangler into a Brute Double Cab Jeep pickup truck with a thumping great HEMI V8 under the hood is as easy as A-B-C for AEV. But with the Ram conversion, these guys took the 2500 & 3500 heavy-duty workhorses to the extreme in terms of climbing every mountain and fording every stream.

Before we go into the blood, sweat and tears that were poured into morphing a 2015 Ram 2500 to American Expedition Vehicles specification, we’re much obliged to tell you that an SLT regular cab, 8” box and four-wheel drive costs more than $45,000. Of course, we’re talking about the model equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel torque monster and a manly six-speed manual transmission.

See that black-painted front bumper? 16,500-pound winch plus LED lights, the sticker price of that piece alone is a whopping $6,438. Intended to scare the wildlife off the beaten path, AEV also offers a 3-inch DualSport SC suspension. Its focal points are 3-inch aluminum coil spring relocation spacers for extra lift height, joined by AEV-tuned Bilstein 5100 shocks.

On the other end of the price spectrum, the Salta HD and Katla wheels are adapted for use on 3/4 and 1-ton Ram trucks and cost $240 a pop. After all the off-road mumbo jumbo has been added, AEV is glad to offer you with a High Steer kit, a system that reduces the vague steering feel back to factory specifications.

There’s no quote on the least bucks you’re charged for a fully kitted AEV Ram 2500 off-road truck, but is that detail the sensible thing to talk about when we’re in the presence of such a potent full-size work rig?



 
 
 
 
 

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