When it comes to getting the ultimate vehicle, will going to your local dealer get you what you need, or do you need to find a custom builder to get your perfect truck? What if we told you that you can get a custom-built truck at your local Ram dealer? That’s right, thanks to a collaboration between American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) and certain Ram dealers, you can have a custom “Prospector” Ram. Those of us “seasoned” readers can appreciate the Prospector name paying homage to earlier Dodge trucks.
The AEV Prospector is an upfitted Ram that is assembled in Michigan at AEV’s factory. To get one, simply find an authorized dealer by looking on the AEV website, go to the dealer closest to you, and order yours. Since the truck comes from a dealer, the Prospector includes the Ram three-year/36,000-mile warranty.
All AEV products and vehicles pass OE-level testing in both real-world and controlled environments. AEV’s goal is not just customization, but actual improvement in the look, functionality, and drivability of the original vehicle on every surface, from the interstate to the most difficult off-road terrain.
The Ram Prospector Uses A Heavy-Duty Platform
Based on the fifth-generation HD Ram 2500/3500, this highly equipped truck seamlessly melds daily work truck and recreational off-roader. With its capability to tame any off-road adventure while retaining OE-quality drivability on the road, the Prospector package could be the ultimate outdoorsman’s truck. Since the truck is available through Ram dealers, you still have your choice of a diesel or “gasp” gasoline engine.
Each truck features a number of meticulously engineered upgrades to maximize the truck’s versatility. Some of those include expedition-grade components like AEV’s stamped steel front bumper that makes room for an available 16.5 winch, heavy-duty steel rear bumper, 3-inch DualSport RT suspension components, and 37-inch tall BFGoodrich tires. To say the AEV Prospector is up for any task or adventure that comes its way is an understatement.
When You Want Just Parts
If you prefer to build your own truck using some of AEV’s products, individual parts are available through AEV or the company’s parts dealers later in the year. This melding of work and play has created an everyday workhorse that can take you far beyond where the pavement ends.
AEV’s guiding principles begin with innovation in design and quality in manufacturing. Several AEV parts were the first, and are still among the only, stamped steel accessories in the aftermarket, and all finishes are to OE standards in corrosion protection.
According to AEV, the company remains steadfast in its dedication to American manufacturing and providing customers with the highest quality, most innovative off-road products available on the market today. At AEV, quality is the core value, and for more than two decades AEV’s adherence to this principle has been proven worldwide.
Front Bumper and Winch: The Prospector’s AEV Front Bumper features a 4mm thick, stamped steel exterior which provides superior front-end protection and safely accommodates the optional Warn 16.5 winch. Two massive ductile-iron tow loops are designed to exceed all OE load specifications and also double as wear plates when sliding over steep obstacles.
Suspension: AEV’s DualSport RT Suspension System delivers the best combination of ride quality and handling over a variety of terrain, without giving up any towing ability or payload. Through extensive R&D, both suspension and steering geometry is optimized, while maximizing wheel travel and gaining the additional lift height necessary to accommodate the Prospector’s 37-inch tall BFGoodrich tires.
- AEV Stamped Steel Front Bumper
- AEV Front Bumper Low Tube
- AEV Intercooler Skid Plate (if applicable)
- AEV Non-Winch Cover Plate
- AEV 3-inch DualSport RT Suspension
- AEV-Tuned Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorbers
- 37-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain or Mud-Terrain Tires
- AEV Wheels
- AEV Rear Bumper
- Mopar Fender Flares
- AEV Branding Package
- AEV IP Cluster
- AEV Logo Headrests
- AEV Vehicle Build Plaque
- AEV Bed Rack
- AEV Snorkel
- AEV Differential Covers
- AEV Front Brush Guard
- AEV 7000 Series LED Off-Road Lights
- Vision X 30-inch XPL LED Light Bar
- Baja Designs Rear Bumper LED Lights
- AEV Leather / CORDURA Interior
- AEV Premium Leather Interior Upgrade
- AEV F-1 Leather Interior Upgrade
- AEV Rear Splash Guards
- AEV Full-size Spare Tire – Flat Bed Mount
- AEV Full-size Spare Tire – Vertical Mount
- AEV Painted Appearance Package
- AEV Rear Bumper Lighting
- AMP Power Side Steps
- Warn 16.5 Winch
- AEV Weekender Recovery Gear Kit
- AEV Expedition Recovery Gear Kit