AEV Brute; What You Need To Know in 2019
American parts and vehicles producer AEV first developed a single cab versions, on a stretched Wrangler TJ chassis, which was made available mostly in kit-form, although completely modified Wrangler Brute pickups could also be ordered from AEV, from about 2007 to 2011.
In 2011 AEV developed a significantly larger double cab pickup, based on a stretched JK Wrangler Unlimited chassis, which was available for four years, from 2013 to 2017.
The AEV TJ Brute Conversion Kit has been a highlight of many Jeep fanatics, as it a Jeep Wrangler TJ is quickly evolved into a pickup truck. The AEV TJ Highline Hood raises the hoodline to accommodate larger tires with less suspension lift. It’s designed to work as part of AEV’s Highline Body Kit, but some Jeep fans also use this hood with aftermarket or custom fabbed tube fenders.
This video highlights an early AEV Built Brute put together in their Montana Facility. Over the 100 hour Conversion the frame is stretched to an impressive 117 Inches. This extra length not only improves offroad performance but lets it accommodate the custom 6 foot bed.
This is an early conversion and has the first edition hood, which is a welded insert on the factory hood instead of the stamped custom hood the later Brutes received. The entire Jeep has been repainted a flat gray which was only done a handful of times and is extremely rare.
The Old Man Emu lift gives it enough clearance for the 35 inch tires but still has fantastic road manners. Overall this Brute is very well cared for. The paint, interior, and even motor are extremely clean. Power comes from the bulletproof 4.0L Inline 6 engine paired the 4 speed manual transmission.