American Expedition Vehicles is unique in the aftermarket, a company born from engineering and still delivering equipment of exceptional design and quality. I can remember the first AEV product I encountered over a decade ago, a long-wheelbase Wrangler being driven by Christopher Wood. My initial reaction was “so factory – so clean”- those attributes remain today. From the early days of AEV Wrangler conversions (which won a Chrysler design excellence award) to the current line-up of JK accessories, AEV’s growth and refinement has left most of their competition in the dark ages of hammars, welders and grinders.
For 2014, American Expedition Vehicles is pushing hard yet again, expanding their offerings to Ram 1500 – 5500 pickups. When AEV’s CEO Dave Harriton first mentioned the idea, I couldn’t help wander my thoughts towards crossing an Icelandic glacier with a Power Wagon on 54” tires and a fully integrated camper module. This daydream is now a possibility with AEV showcasing a 2500 Ram pickup with a stamped steel bumper, high-clearance fender flares, aluminum wheels and a three-inch high performance suspension system at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.