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Old 03-16-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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AEV package ??

so i just built an aev package based on their predesigned ones and with all the options came up to close to 13000, i did the math and adding all the parts together separately comes up to close to 8000.....can anyone enlighten me as to where the extra 5000 went, i want to start an AEV build, but if their turn key packages come out to the same as putting one together from their catalogue i;d rather just get a turnkey package. the discrepancy just doesn't make sense to em though.

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so i just built an aev package based on their predesigned ones and with all the options came up to close to 13000, i did the math and adding all the parts together separately comes up to close to 8000.....can anyone enlighten me as to where the extra 5000 went, i want to start an AEV build, but if their turn key packages come out to the same as putting one together from their catalogue i;d rather just get a turnkey package. the discrepancy just doesn't make sense to em though.
Install and branding/resale would be my guess. You think that is bad, you should see the Saleen pricing in the mustang world..... Same concept

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Labor for one thing. For that amount you are likely missing something from the package. There are several items in the packages but not available as individual options.
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Installation labor, inventory cost, a small profit margin, and probably a few more that I missed. It isn't like these roll down the Jeep line and are assembled as AEVs, they aren't. There are costs involved and AEV doesn't do this as a free public service. Sure, you could buy all the pieces and add them to your Jeep. How much is your time worth? How much could you do it for? I think in the end, it all works out to close to equal.
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Labor for one thing. For that amount you are likely missing something from the package. There are several items in the packages but not available as individual options.
i checked everything twice, same exact components, i wasn't sure if labor was factored into that price or charged separately. even factored in the price of tires since they include them with their packages...

this is the jk250 package for 11000
AEV Premium Front Bumper
AEV Non-Winch Coverplate
IPF 901 Off-Road Lights
AEV Front Skid Plate
AEV Rear Bumper
AEV Tire Carrier
AEV Water Pump Kit
AEV 2.5" DualSport XT Suspension
AEV ProCal
AEV Jack Base
AEV 17" Alloy Wheels
35" All-Terrain Tires
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #6
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i checked everything twice, same exact components, i wasn't sure if labor was factored into that price or charged separately. even factored in the price of tires since they include them with their packages...

this is the jk250 package for 11000
AEV Premium Front Bumper
AEV Non-Winch Coverplate
IPF 901 Off-Road Lights
AEV Front Skid Plate
AEV Rear Bumper
AEV Tire Carrier
AEV Water Pump Kit
AEV 2.5" DualSport XT Suspension
AEV ProCal
AEV Jack Base
AEV 17" Alloy Wheels
35" All-Terrain Tires
I did the same thing, it's mostly labor, instrument cluster and some badging. So around ~$5,000 for labor. Not bad considering they can probable knock it out in one day.
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Agree with labor cost being expensive. All the AEV equipment can to installed with a few good tools and a buddy. I had no trouble with included instructions installing Dualsport and skid plates. Bumpers are on order and being shipped soon.
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I'm looking in to getting a new Amp'd jku sport fully loaded. Approximately $37,000. I'm very torn on whether I want to purchase the AEV items slowly over time, or splurge and get it all done through AEV at once. Decisions like this make life exciting!!
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I'm looking in to getting a new Amp'd jku sport fully loaded. Approximately $37,000. I'm very torn on whether I want to purchase the AEV items slowly over time, or splurge and get it all done through AEV at once. Decisions like this make life exciting!!
This is exactly the same dilemma I'm having.....on the plus side i won't have to worry about the time to put everything on or the cost if i and someone else do it, and i'll get the build plaque, headrests, badges....on the negative side...its an extra 5G's from those lol
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Have you guys talked to AEV distributors? All of them do installations so you may be able to do better with them.
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I know it's exciting to get new stuff but to spend that much coin on labor is just crazy. Personally, I'd rather my stuff trickle in so that excitement to get new parts is played out over a longer period of time (and cheaper, mind you) and do the labor with a buddy over a case of beer.

Besides, even if you did spend $13K in mods all at once, do you really think you're done modding it? Not likely... you're just $13K in the hole all at once rather than enjoying the build process.
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They don't markup their own parts for installation. If they install it becomes an official AEV JK250. If you install it is JK with $8000 worth of JK parts. Their labor comes with a warranty. If you are going that route have AEV do it not one of their dealers.

The AEV build has some value. It's similar to a Shelby Mustang from Ford in contrast to a Mustang with a Shelby engine in it. I feel the AEV nay sayers are raising their brows and getting ready to flame.
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They don't markup their own parts for installation. If they install it becomes an official AEV JK250. If you install it is JK with $8000 worth of JK parts. Their labor comes with a warranty. If you are going that route have AEV do it not one of their dealers.

The AEV build has some value. It's similar to a Shelby Mustang from Ford in contrast to a Mustang with a Shelby engine in it. I feel the AEV nay sayers are raising their brows and getting ready to flame.
well the best part about this is that i live 20 mins away from their build facility in Michigan, so i won't need to go through the trouble of shipping my jeep there and back, i think you're right on one thing, that build plaque will give it more value, it will brand it as an AEV vehicle . i'm calling in tomorrow to see if ic an meet with a sales rep since they're close by.
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You guys do what you want and makes you happy. It is your money!

I'm lucky enough to live in Colorado where Trail Jeeps is down the road. They installed most my stuff for a good price with quality work. You may pay a little bit more, but I think you will be happy with the results.
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IMHO typical labor charge is usually as equal as the parts price. If all the parts costs $8000 and labor is $5000 then you are golden (because the parts already has the mark up). If you have the money then get it done by them. If not by the parts and do it by yourself ( walk out with pride that you did something and saved some cash)!!!
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I'm debated this as well, and while I really miss the white gauges and AEV branding, for me it came down to budget. I was able to get their bumpers and front skid at a really good deal and installed it all myself. Then when I got some unexpected bonus money, I added the heat reduction hood. Finally a couple weeks ago I moved up to 35's and splurged on the Pintlers. It's definitely taken longer, but I was able to spread the costs out and by installing myself where I could and I ended up saving a ton of $$ along the way. Before I had the 35's, I basically had my own version of a JK200, but for about $5000 instead of their $9000. I couldn't justify the branding stuff and warranty for the $4k extra, and it would have put it out of my budgetary constraints. If money were no object, I'd be sending them a 4 door tomorrow to have it built out and a Hemi conversion done just because I could and they do quality stuff for sure.
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Labor and a few xtras as written about. Also, take your parts back and you will sell them for more than they credit you so you can tighten that 5k spread some just with that. I just had them do a package for me. Costs work out to the same at end of day more or less and the work they do is second to none from my experience. Flawless and if it isn't they will make it right. Piece of mind is worth something.
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I am going through the same process as well. I have a Rubi X being built right now. I decided to have it shipped right to AEV for my lift, tire carrier, backup camera, Savegre wheels, and 35's. As a business owner my time is very valuable, and it would take years to get what I want, plus I don't really have any good sources for the build. I'm not doing a complete package build, but I have the piece of mind knowing the main components were installed by the pros and I will take delivery of the Jeep complete.

I feel their product is excellent for the basic components I want... The cost was not excessive. When I asked them about the badging... My selected options are just short of the % of AEV content required. You have to get AEV bumpers, as those are their trademark.

I ordered a RubiX with Mopar steel bumpers... Which I like.
I was also told that with paperwork that they did the install, one could possibly have the package completed later... By them. for the badging. I spoke to an AEV certified dealer in Cleveland recently and they said they would have to ship the Jeep to AEV for install if I wanted the badging.

AEV has been great to deal with and I'm looking forward to taking delivery of my Jeep just the way I designed it. Good Luck with your decision.
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I am going through the same process as well. I have a Rubi X being built right now. I decided to have it shipped right to AEV for my lift, tire carrier, backup camera, Savegre wheels, and 35's. As a business owner my time is very valuable, and it would take years to get what I want, plus I don't really have any good sources for the build. I'm not doing a complete package build, but I have the piece of mind knowing the main components were installed by the pros and I will take delivery of the Jeep complete.

I feel their product is excellent for the basic components I want... The cost was not excessive. When I asked them about the badging... My selected options are just short of the % of AEV content required. You have to get AEV bumpers, as those are their trademark.

I ordered a RubiX with Mopar steel bumpers... Which I like.
I was also told that with paperwork that they did the install, one could possibly have the package completed later... By them. for the badging. I spoke to an AEV certified dealer in Cleveland recently and they said they would have to ship the Jeep to AEV for install if I wanted the badging.

AEV has been great to deal with and I'm looking forward to taking delivery of my Jeep just the way I designed it. Good Luck with your decision.
well i was thinking of starting with the lift,tires and front and rear bumpers,if i could get the badging then i would not mind driving it up there for the build, it's greta that i get to a dd to the package as i go though, i think I'm going to take that route, juste end it up for bumpers, carrier, tires lift and rims and then slowly complete it ! thanks for the input
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[QUOTE="ee4516;9120298"] well i was thinking of starting with the lift,tires and front and rear bumpers,if i could get the badging then i would not mind driving it up there for the build, it's greta that i get to a dd to the package as i go though, i think I'm going to take that route, juste end it up for bumpers, carrier, tires lift and rims and then slowly complete it ! thanks for the input[/QUOTE

Not to be misleading... The part about getting badging after completing a package in stages was told to me by a dealership or 3rd party... Not AEV. Just wanted to clarify. Enjoy your build
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well i was thinking of starting with the lift,tires and front and rear bumpers,if i could get the badging then i would not mind driving it up there for the build, it's greta that i get to a dd to the package as i go though, i think I'm going to take that route, juste end it up for bumpers, carrier, tires lift and rims and then slowly complete it ! thanks for the input[/QUOTE

Not to be misleading... The part about getting badging after completing a package in stages was told to me by a dealership or 3rd party... Not AEV. Just wanted to clarify. Enjoy your build
Thank you ! i'm going to their offices on friday , if i find out all the details ill post them up for anyone still interested in this. cheers
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Cool keep me posted on the details. I plan to run up there; hopefully in early May and pick up my Jeep. It's still in the mfg process in Toledo. AEV has been great to deal with so far.
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Or you can get a Moab edition (cheaper) or a MW3 (expensive Rubi). They already have a bunch of AEV products bolted on, and a bunch of options that jeepers look for.

I looked at an AEV turnkey jeep for a long time. And when Jeep came up with the Moab I jumped on it right away. Added the tire carrier, 2.5 lift kit and geo brackets and savegres right away. And over the past six months accessorized with exhaust, IPF lights front and back, gas caddy, camera and third brake light, floor liners, hood and gas cap locks. And I'm sure more to come...
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Or you can get a Moab edition (cheaper) or a MW3 (expensive Rubi). They already have a bunch of AEV products bolted on, and a bunch of options that jeepers look for. I looked at an AEV turnkey jeep for a long time. And when Jeep came up with the Moab I jumped on it right away. Added the tire carrier, 2.5 lift kit and geo brackets and savegres right away. And over the past six months accessorized with exhaust, IPF lights front and back, gas caddy, camera and third brake light, floor liners, hood and gas cap locks. And I'm sure more to come...
Do you have pictures? Your kinda doing exactly what my plan is. Thanks in advance.
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The one thing about the AEV Jeeps is that they can be financed, unlike a stock JK and then you need to fork out the cash to get the mods. Personal choice obviously, but it depends on the person. If you are a busy guy and don't have the time to work on your own vehicle, it might be worthwhile to buy one already built. Having said that, the AEV Jeeps are the ONLY modded jeeps I'd buy. Stay away from dealer modded Jeeps.
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Thank you ! i'm going to their offices on friday , if i find out all the details ill post them up for anyone still interested in this. cheers
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The one thing about the AEV Jeeps is that they can be financed, unlike a stock JK and then you need to fork out the cash to get the mods. Personal choice obviously, but it depends on the person. If you are a busy guy and don't have the time to work on your own vehicle, it might be worthwhile to buy one already built. Having said that, the AEV Jeeps are the ONLY modded jeeps I'd buy. Stay away from dealer modded Jeeps.
I agree... After 6 months of research on this, the AEV built one is the one you want.

I was presently surprised on what AEV included in my package. Their lift install includes... All 2.5 lift parts, Geo brackets, labor, jack stand, Procal, and they do all the tuning based on my wheel selection and gearing, and perform full inspection / test drive and certify everything. Basically when I pick it up, it's like off the showroom floor. My tire carrier install and wheels/tires will be all done as well along with backup camera.

Anxiously waiting for my jeep to be built... Then wait again at AEV for the unfit.
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I agree... After 6 months of research on this, the AEV built one is the one you want.

I was presently surprised on what AEV included in my package. Their lift install includes... All 2.5 lift parts, Geo brackets, labor, jack stand, Procal, and they do all the tuning based on my wheel selection and gearing, and perform full inspection / test drive and certify everything. Basically when I pick it up, it's like off the showroom floor. My tire carrier install and wheels/tires will be all done as well along with backup camera.

Anxiously waiting for my jeep to be built... Then wait again at AEV for the unfit.
well.....thats it...I'm going with the AEV package lol...i didn't know they took care of the gearing and tuning, thats a pretty important thing for me. thanks for all the advice !
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I decided to let my (AEV) dealer get the parts & do the install, by my calculations I saved $. I also was able to not get some items& get other brands AEV will not let you do w/their complete package/builds.
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what items did you get if you don't mind me asking ?

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