American Expedition Vehicles sells an AEV-converted Jeep Brute Double Cab featuring an SRT8 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine, Dynatrac Pro Rock axles and a Dualsport suspension. As a factory conversion of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the Brute adds 23 inches between the front and back tires and a composite cargo bed.
The Cherokee-original 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission generate 500 horsepower and 465 foot-pounds of torque. The Brute also has a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 option and 3.6-liter V6 engine option. The DOHC V6 engine produces 285 horsepower with 260 foot-pounds of torque. The Brute comes equipped with a performance-grade water pump, front skid plate, rocker guards and a Warn winch with 9,500 pounds of pulling capacity.
This off-road ready vehicle has 3.5-inch and 4.5-inch Dualsport suspension lift options and BF Goodrich 35-inch Mud-Terrain tires. The Brute also has a 139-inch wheelbase with an overall vehicle length of 216 inches and a 78-inch vehicle width. The Brute's composite bed is stronger and lighter than a standard steel bed. This non-corrosive, skid-resistance cargo area measures 61 inches by 60 inches. The Brute's towing capacity is rated at 3,500 pounds. As of April 2015, AEV Brute conversion packages start at roughly $40,000, not including the cost of the base Jeep Wrangler Limited.