La Aduana: 2000 Jeep TJ V8

We all love the AEV Jeeps. Whether you own a Land Rover, Toyota, Nissan, or otherwise, a big V8 in a platform that can flex its way through about any trail is just plain cool. The price however, is a little less so. Luckily for you, our team has found a solution at a fraction of the cost.

This 2000 TJ has been rebuilt from the ground up with the goals of performance, reliability, and daily use in mind. Inspired by the great builds of American Expedition Vehicles, it features a rear air locker, disconnecting sway bars, 35″ tires, and over 300 HP while returning better than stock fuel economy. With 15,000 miles on the conversion, this Jeep is a steal at a price of just $28,000. Don’t take our word for it though. Take a closer look below!

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.