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Old 08-28-2010, 11:13 PM   #1
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1997 Jeep Wrangler AEV Brute

My wife brought me this jeep it's a 5 speed is there a way to turn it in to an auto trans. I would also like to add power windows any IdeasA few of the custom specifications:
  • Four Wheel disc brakes
  • 5 1/2 inch lift by Rusty's Off Road
  • 35/17 Kumho Tires
  • 17 inch x 9 inch Black Powder Coated Pro Comp wheels
  • 4:56 Superior gears
  • Front and Rear Rusty's Off Road Heavy Duty steering conversion
  • Pull pins front and rear
  • Custom two tone interior
  • Full custom stereo with 10" subwoofers, sound amplifiers and MP3 Compact Disk (CD) player
  • Front mounted 9,500 pound Warn winch
  • Rear 8,000 pound Ramsey winch
  • Hella Blue Halo headlights
  • IPF Driving lights
  • Custom Hand Built front bumper
  • Custom hand built rear wheel wells
  • Spies Hecker black base coat
  • Spies Hecker clear coat
  • ARB Air locker front and rear
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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WOW! Are you opposed to your wife buying me one?

You can convert it to an auto, but it's not easy. Don't know about power windows, but there may be some after market kits for it. Just do a google search.

Nice rig. Does it have the 4.0 or dare I dream that it might have a V8?

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Old 08-28-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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photo of back

HEMI powered V8 Conversion
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:35 PM   #4
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If it has a Hemi behind it, the best bet would be to use the 5-speed auto that comes behind them in the Dodge Ram or Grand Cherokee's. No idea on the process or cost. Power windows are the easy part.

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Old 08-28-2010, 11:37 PM   #5
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That thing is amazing! Welcome to WF.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:42 PM   #7
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thanks for the info

looks like I found a new web site
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:48 PM   #8
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I would just learn to drive stick like it is, cheaper and wayyyy more fun.
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I would just learn to drive stick like it is, cheaper and wayyyy more fun.
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and this is to the brute dude... You'll waste your money with power windows... They dies very easily bro.
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And i also recommend taking it offroading, you'll forget about the power windows and you'll love the jeep 20X more than before guaranteed ;D
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I wish my wife loved me that much!congrats on scoring the Holy Grail!There is nothing I would not do to have one of those!Enjoy!
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:28 AM   #14
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Woah! First Jeep owner I've seen on WF that has the Brute conversion and a HEMI swap. Call me jealous. That's absolutely sick man!
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Thats some wife you have, do you think she would buy someone else one too?
That thing is sweet! & your wife must be as well
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That thing is awesome! Pretty sure I just drooled on my keyboard. What was the question again? Oh ya.....trans and windows....I'd leave them as is....but thats me.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:48 AM   #17
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Isn't this for sale on Ebay?

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Picture is identical, and description is a cut and paste.
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Yep, I knew this was too good to be true. No one has a wife nice enough to buy their husband a HEMI Brute.
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Sorry About not being clear about this jeep yes it was for sale on ebay My wife is in the proccess of buying it.... but she cant drive stick and wanted to be able to drive it. wish me luck if all goes well I should be the owner of one bad ass jeep......
AEV should be able to help us with a trans swap the guy that has it for sale told us to try them thats were he got the Brute kit from...
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Sorry About not being clear about this jeep yes it was for sale on ebay My wife is in the proccess of buying it.... but she cant drive stick and wanted to be able to drive it. wish me luck if all goes well I should be the owner of one bad ass jeep......
AEV should be able to help us with a trans swap the guy that has it for sale told us to try them thats were he got the Brute kit from...
Teaching her to drive stick is a lot easier than a tranny swap.
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here are some pic from the build of the brute that my wife is buying and a photo of her and my son buying it on ebay for all you guys that said it could not be done..... I now own one sweet ride
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It's cool, but not $35K cool.
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I'm not sure when you supposedly bought that on ebay. The listing ended unsold yesterday afternoon. There was one best offer made on it that wasn't accepted. If you check completed listings, it was unsold.

Here is a link to the build photos from the ebay listing. Not too hard to get the build photos:

Black Aev Brute Build Pictures pictures by BlackAevBrute - Photobucket

Show us the photo when you are in it in your driveway, with your wife & son from the above photo.

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Few things that bother me about the Jeep. 1. AEV didn't build it. 2. its got a rustys kit on it.3. body lift. 4. Dana 35 with 37" tires? Spend all that coin and you don't get a high end lift kit, don't get upgraded axles and still have to put another 3-6k into for axle upgrades. Not good.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:22 PM   #27
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Either way dude, I hope you get it. I love my Wrangler as is, but a Brute would definetly be a secound choice! Owned Dodges all my life, so a Hemi would be even sweeter!!!! Awesome rig!
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hahaha fibbbbber!
OK you got me....Acually I was thinking of pulling the 12 valve cummins out of my old 3/4 ton Dodge and stuffing it under the hood of the wrangler....then painting the old Jeep trailer and WALA!
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I could build my Jeep into one hell of a monster for half that. A lot of the things that are on it just don't match each other. Plus while the Hemi sounds nice and all, I don't think I would want all that weight in the front of my Jeep. My 4.0 is perfect IMHO.

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