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Old 05-13-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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J8 MILSPEC: Offroading Jeep's Forbidden Fruit

The boys at Jalopnick got to toss around the AEV J8 Military Spec J8, and liked it! Check out them jumping it in the video in the link.

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Old 05-13-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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I want!!! It has a dana 60 rear and diesal engine, Right?
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From the AEV website....
Although AEV does not supply the powertrain, the chassis will be pre-wired to accept either a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 or an updated version of the four-cylinder 2.8-liter VM Motori diesel that was once offered in the Jeep Liberty. The rolling chassis will be delivered painted, upholstered and fully instrumented, and it will include antilock brakes, air conditioning and a 12-volt electrical system. It will be available as either a two-door or a four-door. When configured to accept a diesel power plant, the AEV MILSPEC can be sold with right-hand drive; with the Hemi, left-hand drive is the only option. The AEV chassis will come with a Command Trac transfer case with a 2.72:1 low range and a driveshaft but no transmission, which will have to be purchased with the engine.
AEV spokesman David Harriton told a group of reporters that prospective owners should be prepared to invest about $50,000 to acquire the rolling chassis from AEV and have the engine/transmission installed.
“The engine installation is not extremely difficult,” he said. “We supply the vehicle with the wiring harness in place and motor mounts. We’ve been able to plug in Hemi engines in about eight hours.

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that thing is a monster but I could build it for 30k and make it even more able to handle everything I saw or didn't.
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