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AEV - The Recruit

Post by MikeKey » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:50 pm

More Ram stuff to sell! https://www.aev-conversions.com/vehicles/recruit

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Post by RustyPW » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:13 pm

Doing the new half tons. BUT still no love for the 3G's. :roll:
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Post by FirerescuePW » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:37 pm

We're old news, Rusty

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FirerescuePW wrote:We're old news, Rusty

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Post by DamageWagon » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:35 pm

I like the HD hood and front clip conversion. I don't know if the IFS makes for a good platform at all for this kind of application though.


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Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:58 am

DamageWagon wrote:I like the HD hood and front clip conversion. I don't know if the IFS makes for a good platform at all for this kind of application though.


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Post by MSCH2112 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:59 pm

i must be old school...20" wheels on Recruit? From a proclaimed expedition company?

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Post by olyelr » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:49 am

MSCH2112 wrote:i must be old school...20" wheels on Recruit? From a proclaimed expedition company?

mike

That was my thought. Smaller tires and bigger wheels (in comparison to the Prospector)... yet the package probably weighs more yet performs worse in most off road conditions. I dont get that.
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Post by MikeKey » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:34 am

Reloaderguy wrote:
Why, you can still use spacers in a half ton.
olyelr wrote: That was my thought. Smaller tires and bigger wheels (in comparison to the Prospector)... yet the package probably weighs more yet performs worse in most off road conditions. I dont get that.
But yo, dudes ya gonna look so cool yo! But they forgot to flip them mirrors up yo, to get that BIG BOYYYA look. :rockon:

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This is 100% a money play. And kind of pathetic. No ingenuity here. Nothing unique or special. Would have been cool if they started with a Rebel, and built a kit around it.

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Post by DamageWagon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:15 am

AEV Jeep Kits = pretty dang good

AEV Ram kits = glorified Skyjacker lifts. "But ooooooh look at the bumper!"


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Post by MikeKey » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:25 am

20 inch wheels retain factory ride quality. ;)
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Post by DamageWagon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:48 am

Cast aluminum tow points!? Seriously? They might as well smash them with a hammer before install. I have zero faith in aluminum castings in a critical load application like that. Even our nice forged aluminum carabiners are very susceptible to hairline fractures from being dropped on the ground (from heights, or repeatedly). Let's hook a 10,000lb tow line to the tow points that experience brittle-fracture with little elongation prior to their ultimate strength... sketchy!


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Post by TwinStick » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:38 pm

Yup, still no love for 3rd Gens.
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-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

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Post by MikeKey » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:24 pm

No money in 3rd gens, they're moving onto more profitable ventures.
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Post by MSCH2112 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:40 pm

ha......i've gotta few of those messages from aev as well. true....it is where the money shot is.

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Post by Pit Slave » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:41 pm

DamageWagon wrote:AEV Jeep Kits = pretty dang good

AEV Ram kits = glorified Skyjacker lifts. "But ooooooh look at the bumper!"


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Skyjacker = better quality than AEV :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by DamageWagon » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:41 am

Dang Pit, I've never heard of their jeep kits sucking. That's interesting.

And to think there's a Rancho lift kit that's been under my jeep since the 70's, and the frame was made in 1952... Shoulda bought Rancho! lol


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Post by MikeKey » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:44 am

Whoa! :jawdrop: I wonder if he ever got a response from AEV? :popcorn:
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Post by 2011TXPowerWagon » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:13 pm

Might as well buy a 600$ rough country. Could buy it twice or three times for the aev stuff.....


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2011TXPowerWagon wrote:Might as well buy a 600$ rough country. Could buy it twice or three times for the aev stuff.....


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Post by MikeKey » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:11 pm

DamageWagon wrote: Or 15-25 times if you want a Prospector
You can get the "appearance" package for half the cost and spend half the money on a real suspension kit, like from Thuren.
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Post by TwinStick » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:56 am

MikeKey wrote:No money in 3rd gens, they're moving onto more profitable ventures.

Really ? And exactly how does that work ? A snorkel is a snorkel, a lift is a lift. I wish 3rd Gen parts were that cheap, but they all cost money. There are far more 3rd Gens still on the road around here than there are 2017's. I see tons of 3rd Gens around by me but hardly any 4th or 5th Gens. I figure they are operating on the assumption that people trade them in every 2 yrs. Maybe by them but certainly not around here.
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Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Post by MikeKey » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:01 am

TwinStick wrote:
MikeKey wrote:No money in 3rd gens, they're moving onto more profitable ventures.

Really ? And exactly how does that work ? A snorkel is a snorkel, a lift is a lift. I wish 3rd Gen parts were that cheap, but hey all cost money. There are far more 3rd Gens still on the road around here than there are 2017's. I see tons of 3rd Gens around by me but hardly any 4th or 5th Gens. I figure they are operating on the assumption that people trade them in every 2 yrs. Maybe by them but certainly not around here.


Doesn't fit their model with Ram's currently or what I perceive to be their target customers. Notice that the Prospector was sold to dealers first, looks like that's the avenue they're going with the Recruit, selling whole trucks. Followed by selling the individual parts.

Can't sell new turd gens to dealers. Which I'd bet is probably the core of their Ram business. Dealers buy inventory. That means AEV is paid.

But just a guess out my ass. I think your logic would follow if AEV wasn't doing things like selling beta pro-cals that both are and aren't available.

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Post by MikeKey » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:07 am

Was just thinking, their Jeep line is JK parts only right now, that's 2007-2017. If you consider that our body style is 2009, it would fit with the current model only motif.
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