With the popularity of 4x4s nowadays, more and more people have been going into customizing their trucks and SUVs. The Jeep Wrangler happens to be one of those. But it’s not too often that you’ll see a tough truck that looks respectable without being scary. Enter Ride Inc.’s AEV tuned Jeep Wrangler.
In celebration of its 20th year in business, 4×4 shop Ride Inc. decided to build a Jeep Wrangler with AEV goodies after it acquired local distributorship last year. In case you’re not familiar with the brand, Montana-based American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has been into customizing Jeep Wranglers for over fifteen years now.
Starting from a stock black JK Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon build in Toledo, Ohio; an assortment of exterior panel modifications were infused. The hood was replaced with a vented AEV Heat Reduction Hood, the bumpers replaced with AEV steel bumpers for the front and rear, while an aluminum AEV skid plate was added. AEV rear corner guards were also added.
An AEV Snorkel has been fitted for better breathing especially when going into the outdoors crossing rivers. The front and rear differential have been upgraded with G2 4.56 ratio gears, and protected with G2 aluminum differential covers and an AEV rear diff skid plate.
AEV 3.5 DualSport RS Suspension Kit gives it a 3.5-inch lift while giving optimum performance with the frequency tuned springs and specially tuned Bilstein dual canister dampers. The kit also included modified control arms, track arms and a steering damper.
An AEV Rear Vision System was also added, this is neatly inserted into the AEV spare tire carrier.
A set of 17-inch AEV Savegre Wheels in five pieces were fitted with 35×12.50 R17 BF Goodrich AT tires to give it the proper stance.
Additional upgrades from Mopar were also added, these are the hood locks, side bars, tail light grills, gas tank cover, step sill, and a heat and sound insulation kit.
As part of the finishing touches, a pair of Warn fog lamps and Zeon 12 Winch was added. The headlights were also replaced with Truck-Lite LED headlamps. An AEV Hi-Lift Jack Xtreme and an AEV Fuel Caddy are yet to be installed.
Ride’s AEV Jeep Wrangler Rubicon makes you the king of the great outdoors while being respectable in the urban jungle.
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
VM Motori RA428 2.8-liter CRDI engine
G2 4.56 gears for front and rear
G2 Aluminum differential cover
AEV Rear differential skid plate
AEV 3.5″ DualSport Suspension Kit
AEV Savegre 17-inch Wheels
35×12.50 R 17 BF Goodrich A/T Tires
Mopar heat and sound insulation kit
AEV front and rear mats
AEV Cargo Mat
AEV rear view monitor mirror
AEV Front Bumper
AEV Front Skid Plate
AEV Heat Reduction Hood
AEV Corner Guard
AEV Rear Bumper
AEV Spare Tire Carrier
AEV Rear Camera
Mopar Hood Lock
Mopar Side Bars
Mopar Taillight Grill
Mopar Gas Tank Cover
Mopar Step Sill
Warn Zeon 12 Winch
Warn Fog Lights
Photos by Kelvin Christian Go