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Stake Your Claim With the AEV Prospector XL Tray Bed

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What the GT2RS is to the Porsche lineup, the Prospector XL Tray Bed is to AEV’s RAM lineup. AEV’s Founder and President, Dave Harriton wanted to create the ultimate overland expedition vehicle for himself.  Based on the Ram 2500/3500 HD platform, it caused such a sensation that he gave his team the green light for production.

AEV: Modern Success in American Automotive

AEV customizes Jeeps and trucks using a vast majority of American made parts. One last minor change. AEV designs, engineers, and manufactures over 90% of their parts just outside of Detroit, MI. They have won several SEMA awards and even have some of their parts put on Wranglers at the factory. The Prospector XL represents the ability to carry a heavy load over broken ground. Our nation is blessed with abundant natural resources, all it takes is the time and equipment to find them. The bed is fabricated of thick wall aluminum alloy, and it can haul anything from motorbikes to a Mini Cooper.

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Starting with five 41×14.50R17 IROK Radial Tires, they are mounted on one-piece 17×10 AEV Kalta wheels. They are specific to the prospector and are rated to handle 3,650 lbs at each corner. They are controlled by AEV’s patented Dual Sport suspension. You would never guess a 3/4-ton Ram would be able to perform well on a race track, but AEV’s suspension is just as capable on the street as it is on permafrost. They have been tested everywhere from Death Valley to the glaciers of the Arctic Ocean, and the Prospector XL Tray Bed is the most rugged & useful truck in production. Here is the short list of standard equipment:

Standard Equipment List

AEV Premium Front Bumper

AEV Winch Mount

Warn 16.5ti Winch

Vision X 30″ Xmitter Prime LED Light Bar

AEV Heat Reduction Hood

AEV Anti-Glare Hood Decal

AEV Raised Air Intake w/ Pre-Filter

AEV 3″ DualSport Suspension System

AEV/PSC Hydraulic Steering Upgrade

AEV HighMark Fender Flares

(5) 17×10 AEV Katla Wheels

(5) 41×14.50R17 IROK Radial Tires

Full-Size Spare Tire Mount

AEV 4.30 Axle Gear Ratio Upgrade

ARB Front & Rear Air Lockers

ARB High Output Twin Air Compressor

(2) Exterior Quick Connect Air Hose Fittings

AEV Interior Switch Pod

Aluminum Tray Bed

(2) LED Reverse Lights

(1) LED Work Light

AMP Research Retractable Side Steps

AEV Painted Black Grille

AEV 20th Anniversary Emblems

AEV 20th Anniversary Embroidered Headrests

Prospector XL Branding Package

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If you need it more customized, AEV offers two grades of optional leather, along with dual differential coolers. Pricing starts at $38,345 for the Tradesman and $38,455 for the SLT. AEV’s headquarters are in Detroit and they make their parts in-house. To test the toughness of their builds, they chose to head north. About 4,000 miles later they arrived in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. On the shores of the Arctic Ocean, they were closer to Moscow than to Michigan, and the Prospector led the way. The other star of the film is their JK350, and we’ll tell you all about it next week.

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