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AEV Ram Conversions Now Available

by Bill Cawthon on

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) is now offering a turn-key package of Ram 2500/3500 pickup modifications for serious off-roading.

The new Prospector package includes the modifications shown at last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, including:

    • A 4mm thick front bumper that can accommodate up to a 16,500-pound winch. The bumper has ductile iron tow loops that AEV says meet or exceed all OEM load specs and can act as wear plates to protect on steep obstacles


    • A three inch DualSport SC suspension that increases wheel travel, as well as clearance to mount tires up to 37 inches. AEV wrote that the DualSport suspension improves handling and reduces driver fatigue.
    • AEV Katla or Salta HD Wheels cast from A356/T6 Aluminum. Both have protective recessed valve stems.
    • Anti-glare decal on hood; painted grille and rear bumper; AEV-logo badging, headrests, and instrument cluster; and serialized build plaque
    • Three-year/36,000-mile warranty

Prices start at $13,925, not including the cost of the Ram 2500 or 3500 pickup (with either a gasoline or diesel engine.) Conversions are done at AEV’s Commerce Township, Michigan, facility.

Extras, such as a raised air intake and lighting options, are also available. It’s easy to run the conversion price up to $24,000 or more. Combined with the price of a new Ram 4X4 2500 or 3500 pickup, a truck ready to tackle the trails can run well over $60,000.

Thanks to Mike L’Alouette for the tip!

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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