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Old 01-29-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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New AEV Brute build

Ok guys (and girls), here is my newest Jeep AEV Brute build (rebuild) and Brutal she will be called...!!!!

Basics:
2003 AEV Jeep Brute
Engine: 500 HP 6.4L (392) Arrington Performance
Trans: 545RFE
Axles: G2/Curries Dana 44's, with 4:88 and ARB lockers
Tires: BFG KM2's 37"
Wheels: AEV Sevegra's
Lights: Baja Design's HID's (lots)
Seats: MasterCraft Baja RS
+ More...

Concept:


Before:


Tear Down:







Parts back from the body shop. And sorry the pics are kind of dark but believe me the paint is BRIGHT white and looks fantastic!

Paint: Dodge Viper White









Making room for new power: 6.4L 392 Stroker...!!!

Yep, this should work...





Stay tuned... More coming soon.

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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Hey Ben I've been creeping around the AEV forum for years and I think this'll be an awesome build but are you still gonna run this on the 4door JK frame?
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:05 PM   #6
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I have a 00 Sport, I've be happy with just the Brute...but I'm sure this think is going to be a beast!
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:35 PM   #7
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I dont know if my heart can handle another one of your beasts and this is with out ever actually seeing one, lol.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:51 AM   #9
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Nice. I'd be happy just to be able to do a Brute kit on my TJ and call it a day. Must be super sweet to be able to buy one, strip it, and dump a ton of cash on it right out of the gate. Rock on dude.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:00 AM   #10
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Hey Ben I've been creeping around the AEV forum for years and I think this'll be an awesome build but are you still gonna run this on the 4door JK frame?
No, we didn't go with the JK frame but we are "tweaking" this TJ frame, a lot..! We have a few tricks up our sleeve and I think it will vastly improve the build. Stay tuned....
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:03 AM   #11
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me too,I've be happy with just the Brute...but I'm sure this think is going to be a beast!thanks
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #12
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A few updated pics. Our frame is due back Friday from the powder coaters' so hopefully next week we should be able to make some good progress.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:20 AM   #13
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Wow cool!!!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:34 AM   #14
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Giddy up... My ponies have arrived. Lots of ponies...



Start of the front suspension.



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Old 02-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #15
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It's a thing of beauty! Can't wait to see it finished, so jelly
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Consider me subscribed. Can't wait to see this build develop.
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I really want to follow this one!!!
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This is better than Chive!!! Find this jeep!! I want MOAR pics!!!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:03 AM   #24
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The power is in and we've got a rolling chassis. She's coming together! Here are some updated pics:

Rolling Chassis


And some Ponies
The power is in and we've got a rolling chassis. She's coming together!

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Pretty cool!!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:59 AM   #27
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Sorry for the delay in getting some updated pics but we were SUPER busy trying to get it done for Jeep Beach. And sorry I didn't get pics from Jeep Beach but here are some pics of Brutal "posing" in my driveway just prior to going to Jeep Beach. I'm going to try and get out this week of next week and get some better pics of Brutal offroad or at least in the dirt or sand. It's not a 100% yet, but this Brute has to be one of the baddest Brute's every built... Hope you all like it.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:00 AM   #28
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Here are some more pics and lot's more on my website too.









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Love it with the exception of the tire tread pattern running across it. The Brute itself is awesome!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:25 AM   #30
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That is a very nicely done truck right there.

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