American Expedition Vehicles recently created a beast of a Ram work truck, after teasing the idea to fans for quite some time.
The front bumper is all 3/16th stamped steel, can mount a 16,500 pound winch (for $2,300), not to mention iron tow loops and primed powdercoating for corrosion resistance.
AEV’s “true dual sport” 3″ suspension lift will run you about $2,000, but hey, that gives a man both on and off-road handling characteristics.
The two styles of wheels available are $240 a piece, while the air intake will run you $420. It’s a nice looking truck that will end up costing a pretty petty.
Here is the explanation from American Expedition Vehicles themselves:
AEV’s Ram DualSport Suspension Systems focuses on optimizing geometry and custom shock tuning to deliver the best on and off-road performance. This starts in the front end, where Rams come standard with dozens of different spring rates on HD trucks, depending on powertrain, wheelbase, and more, so offering a generic “gas” or “diesel” spring would have been a huge compromise in ride quality and/or load carrying capacity. AEV retains the factory front coil springs mated to 3″ cast aluminum coil spring relocation spacers to achieve the additional lift height. This takes advantage of the full range of factory spring rates while still providing the necessary front end lift.
Steering geometry is corrected by way of AEV’s High Steer Kit, which includes a custom AEV drag link, AEV track bar and raised track bar tower. This system provides significant improvements to steering precision and handling by correcting the roll center height of the front suspension. Bringing the steering geometry back into factory alignment reduces body roll, bump steer, and roll steer, all major contributors to the loose or sloppy steering and driver fatigue commonly associated with many lift kits. The factory radius arms are repositioned for optimal geometry, moving the axle forward 1″. This provides a more neutral impact response, while also allowing more clearance for larger tires. A billet aluminum front driveshaft spacer is included to accommodate the new front axle positioning
Check out AEV’s website for more information.