Border to Border: The AEV Brute Double Cab

Border to Border: The AEV Brute Double Cab

I have been testing an American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) JK350 for over a year and have been blown away by the quality of the build. So when I decided to pick a vehicle for my Border To Border excursion, choosing AEV was a no brainer. All told, this trip is going to stretch across 6,000 miles of the roughest terrain in North America; from harsh deserts to high mountain passes to rain forests — so this vehicle had to be tough. While the JK350 I have been testing would handle this trip with ease, I am towing a trailer loaded down with lots of hunting gear for the 45 day excursion, so the 6.4 Liter AEV Brute Double Cab made more sense.

This Brute started off life as a standard Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK, but quickly was transformed to arguably the most capable off road vehicle in the world. After the chassis was lengthened to a 139-inch wheelbase and a cored composite bed installed, a 6.4-liter Hemi was dropped under the hood for a whopping 470 horses (nearly 200 more horses than a standard jeep) and 465 ft. lbs. of torque. To handle the power Dana 60s were installed both front and rear, as were E-lockers. Top off the Brute with such features as a soft cover over the Rhino-lined bed, a snorkel for deep water wading, a 3.5 inch lift with AEV's progressive Dual Sport suspension to accommodate 37 inch tires, Savegre wheels, a heat reduction hood, AEV bumpers fore and aft and a Warn winch and you have a vehicle that is ideal for hunters. aev-conversions.com

*AEV Wheels and 35" tires are an optional upgrade on a DC250.

*Capability specs based on standard DC350 trim.


Layout: 4WD 5-Passenger, 4-Door Pickup


This Brute started off life as a standard Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK

Tucked below the Brute's bed is a hidden Under Mount Tire Carrier to securely hold your spare tire. A hand operated winch allows for easy lowering and removal of the spare tire, should you need to use it.

See more about the truck and gear at www.petersenshunting.com/b2b 

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

B&C Typical Mule Deer

B&C Typical Mule Deer

Doug Burris Jr's typical mule deer taken in 1969, could just be one record that will never be broken.

.500 S&W vs. the King of the Beasts

.500 S&W vs. the King of the Beasts

Smith & Wesson's Tony Miele and host Kevin Steele track an African lion across the Kalahari for the ultimate handgun showdown with the King of the Beasts.

Is That a Grizzly Bear?

Is That a Grizzly Bear?

Kevin Steele and Jason Morton are above the Arctic Circle pursuing grizzly bears in Alaska and put a stalk on what they believe is a good one.

Hunting Coues Deer South of the Border

Hunting Coues Deer South of the Border

Former Delta Force Operator Kyle Lamb hikes the rugged desert mountains of northern Sonora in pursuit of the diminutive Coues species of whitetail.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Practice under pressure with these high-intensity drills. How-To

4 Shooting Drills to Make You a Better Hunter

Jeff Johnston

Practice under pressure with these high-intensity drills.

We evaluate the 6.5 in a real-life case study. Ammo

Is The 6.5 The Perfect Hunting Caliber?

Mike Schoby

We evaluate the 6.5 in a real-life case study.

A new wave of allergies threatens to turn hunters into vegetarians; learn more about this tick-transmitted problem. News

Ticks Making People Allergic to Meat

David Hart

A new wave of allergies threatens to turn hunters into vegetarians; learn more about this...

Montana's vast wilderness provides the backdrop for a test of fortitude on the hunt for trophy black bears. North America Big Game

A Long Way Up: Montana Backcountry Black Bears

Joseph von Benedikt

Montana's vast wilderness provides the backdrop for a test of fortitude on the hunt for trophy...

See More Trending Articles

More Hunting

A hard-scrabble hunt for immigrant rams of the Chinati Mountains in Texas Hunting

Adventures in Aoudad Hunting

David Draper - September 25, 2018

A hard-scrabble hunt for immigrant rams of the Chinati Mountains in Texas

I have never felt that camping trailers at least the Hunting

The Ultimate Hunting Trailers

WA Staff

I have never felt that camping trailers at least the "house on wheels" variety that most people

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler makes a nearly ideal platform for the for the Western hunter. Hunting

The Ultimate Hunting Jeep

PH Online Editors - September 09, 2013

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler makes a nearly ideal platform for the for the Western hunter.

When hunters think of all-terrain, off-road hunting vehicles, ATVs and UTVs are often the only Hunting

The Ultimate Predator Assault Vehicle

Mike Schoby - September 30, 2013

When hunters think of all-terrain, off-road hunting vehicles, ATVs and UTVs are often the only

See More Hunting

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Hunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now