By Cars.com EditorsNovember 3, 2011
About the video
From the 2011 SEMA show, Mark Williams of PickupTrucks.com checks out the AEV Brute Double Cab. Produced by: Matt Avery and Eric Rossi
(Glass shatter) I'm Mark Williams for pickuptrucks.com. And we're here at the 2011 SEMA show here at the American Expedition Vehicles booth, where they have something pretty special to show us. It's the Brute Double Cab. Let's take a closer look.
This is where the magic happens. This chassis is broken into three pieces, a rear piece, front piece, and a middle section. The middle section is what AEV breaks apart and adds 23 extra inches. That allows them to put the double cab in place for two extra seats in back. The extra 23 inches in the middle is only part of the story. In the back here AEV has created an extra 16 inches of length on the frame to allow a five foot bed, but this just isn't any stamped metal bed. This is high strength, carbon fiber, composite bed that literally allows them to save weight and keep the total package identical with a Wrangler Unlimited. So there's no penalty in fuel economy, or power from a stock engine. In case you haven't noticed, this is a very special vehicle built uniquely for SEMA. Dana 60 rear axle, Dana 44 front axle, suspension lift, 37 inch Super Swamper tires, and the 392 Hemi underneath the hood. Pricing on the Brute Double Cab hasn't been finalized yet, but they're trying to keep it in the same ballpark as the previous generation TJ Brute, which means about $10,000 for the kit, and about $10,000 for installation. But they'll do anything you want. If you want your vehicle customized with custom axles suspension, lift bigger wheels and tires, all you're going to have to do is bring your credit card. (soft guitar music)