We’re no strangers of AEV‘s elaborate, high-end Jeep aftermarket modifications for core off-road enthusiasts. Speaking frankly, they look completely bad-ass and they walk-the-walk when you’re off-piste.
It’s also no secret that the Jeep Wrangler basically wrote the book and owns the rights on being the first vehicle choice for anyone who plans to spend time driving away from pavement, and into the elements. Some say, the Wrangler is the Porsche 911 of off-roaders. We happen to agree.
When this particular model was tested thoroughly just outside AEV’s workshop in Wixom, Michigan, this 2011 AEV Wrangler Rubicon ($74,215 as tested) was sent climbing rocks, scaling steep grades and crossing water at Rocks and Valleys –a notable off-road park. Suited with a 5.7L Hemi V8, interior updates, and tons of add-ons from more lights to a beefed-up winch and skid plate, there was nothing stopping this Jeep.
After all, when you need to get to that prized trailhead or put-in some 10 miles off the main road, you’re going to need a trail-ready 4×4 capable of getting out… and back, in one piece. And thanks to the extended cab on this particular 4-door Rubicon, you can bring your basecamp with you without sacrificing room for your envious friends.