Quick Spin: American Expedition Vehicles Brute Double Cab - Fox News

If there's one thing Jeep enthusiasts wish they could get more than anything else, it's a Wrangler pickup truck. Jeep CEO Mike Manley says he’s clearly aware of the interest and that it’s a great opportunity to expand the Wrangler brand, which saw its best sales ever last year. The Brute Double Cab is a Wrangler Unlimited that's been converted, quite effectively, into pickup by American Expedition Vehicles , one of the top producers of custom Wranglers and the parts and accessories to go with them. and built by its manufacturing arm, Quality Metalcraft, run by Michael Chetcuti in Michigan, the four-door gets 23 inches added to its wheelbase, and another 16 inches to the rear overhang that preserves the size of the cabin while accommodating a... While the newly-designed rear roof section is metal, the bed is constructed from a cored composite material that AEV CEO Dave Harriton says is stronger and weighs 150 pounds less than a comparable steel bed would. The DC250 is aimed at customers who plan on doing even more modifications to the truck and comes with a 2. 5-inch lifted suspension, underbody spare tire carrier, systems recalibration, rear bumper fitted with potable water tanks, and AEV badges. The DC350 gets all that, plus a selection of off-road goodies that includes a 3. 5-inch lift, auxiliary lighting, front bumper with integrated push bar, Warn winch, front skid plate and 35-inch tires mounted on 17-inch AEV-designed wheels. Source: www.foxnews.com