Video: AEV Reveals Ram 2500 Concept at 2013 SEMA

Interior SEMA II

We had the chance to do a quick walk around of a new concept truck from American Expedition Vehicles with its president and founder, Dave Harriton. AEV has developed quite a few heavy-duty parts and products for the Ram lineup to increase capability and beef up appearance. 

 

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Wow! AEV makes prime products and I am so excited to see them doing stuff for the RAM. I just hope they will also address the Gen 3 trucks, like mine ;)

JD

No Matter what they do for Ram, Silverado always gets more attention.

Did they copy those Flares from the F-450 & F-550 Commercial Trucks.

Miss Piggy sure Does Love this Truck. She's the inspiration behind this design, with a Big Snout Huge Cab and Small Doors lol.

POS Dodge Ram or Ram or Fiat Rammie

@AllAmerican

So what do you like instead of RAM? A FIX OR REPAIR DAILY truck or how about something made by GOVERNMENT MOTORS?

It doesn't really matter, after all you are just a troll. I have some advice for you, why don't you get back to doing your homework so you can graduate from 9th grade this time instead of repeating it for the 3rd time. If you work hard enough after graduating from high school you just might be able to afford a cheap a$$ silverado or f150. People like you will never be able to afford a RAM, its too sophisticated and expensive for you. BTW you know you like it whether you admit it or not.

@Trollzilla

Don't get mad because your beloved Ram completely ripped off Ford.
Guts
Glory
Copy Cats
Frenchman running ad campaign
FIATRAM!!!!

Let's face it, true expedition vehicles do not run such large tires. By the way where is the spare located? Where is the roof basket, enclosed bed for cargo, tire carrier, proper bumpers and skid plates, rock sliders, traction aiding devices like sandtracks and bridging ladders, snorkle, off-road lights, etc...?

Welcome back oxi!!!

Interesting video, the Jeep looks nice, especially if it comes with the diesel.

I'm still not sure about the springing decision. It seems more of a cost containment decision.

The truck looks much better than the Powerwagon, almost as good as a Raptor.

But it is still to big for decent off roading.

Chrysler = Little Government Motors

This is expedition truck. You can put a heavy load on the back and still pull heavy trailer. Raptor doesn't do any of those and it's wider.
Chain saw, generator and few boxes of dynamite will load easily for expedition purposes. We don't need rock crawling. RAM makes a new roads by himself. That's why we call it RAM.

Too big for an expedtion truck, get a jeep or a range rover if you want to go on an expedtion.

RAM > Ford & GM

@ AllAmerican: What exactly did RAM rip off from Ford?

@Johny
So what exactly I can load in to the Jeep or Range Rover?
A rifle ,sleeping bag and walet? Where is a generator, food, gasoline or diesel, water, chain saw, tools.... That's not really an expedition
in my point of view, but for some could be highlight of the life.

Go back to the comments in 2008. The 2009 Ram ripped off the F-150 big time. Interior/Exterior.

All New 2009 Dodge Ram 1500

"What do you guys think of the new design?"

"OMG they copied ford"

"not too bad i guess. i do see a bit of ford in it."

"when i look at that front end, i do see ford-esque body lines. same with the headlights. i'm not saying dodge copied ford or anything. i guess it's just..."

"To be completely honest; I see quite a bit of Ford in it. Like P71 said; body lines and headlights."

"Yeah the front does look like a f-150."

"Definitely see some Ford in it and it looks like A$$..."

Also Ram tried to copy the Raptor.

If you noticed the 1st photo the girls at the left of the screen were the best of the show.... thank you and enjoy..

@Johny
So what exactly I can load in to the Jeep or Range Rover?
A rifle ,sleeping bag and walet? Where is a generator, food, gasoline or diesel, water, chain saw, tools.... That's not really an expedition
in my point of view, but for some could be highlight of the life.

Posted by: zviera | Nov 6, 2013 11:19:36 AM

Hilarious. I bet johny thought camping in the back yard was an adventure. lol

People must be high to think that there are Ford F150 inspired design cues on a RAM. The F150 has their flat sided body panels that are full of waves when looked at from the right angle. Not to mention, the hood design on the F150 is identical to the 2007-2013 GMC trucks with the mimiced hood scoop in the center of the hood. If we wish to get super technical of Ford and their designs, let's look closer at the hood of both the F150 and the Super Duty and how they drop down towards the fenders. This mimics the dropped fendered 'big rig' look that RAM started back in 1994 and has carried on with ever since. I rest my case.

@Johny
So what exactly I can load in to the Jeep or Range Rover?

One thing is for sure you won't be hauling a camper like this rig can in it's bed.
http://www.amlrv.com/

Expedition Power Wagon,

http://expeditionportal.com/dodge/793-vehicle-feature-of-the-week-dodge-power-wagon.html

To call this truck an Expedition vehicle is a bit of a stretch if one goes by the definition used in most parts of the world.
This is just a lifted truck with a winch and big tires.
It is the foundation for an expedition vehicle and would make a very good foundation.

@zviera - wow, WTF do you use dynamite for? must make fishing a lot easier ;)

@Lou
Sorry, but it is made by American Expedition Vehicles company, so we can't call something else, even if you want to.

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), which makes high-quality Jeep and other SUV gear, showed off a newly modified Ram at the SEMA aftermarket equipment show. The company wrote:

The first step was to select a base vehicle platform that was both well-engineered from the factory and had a robust drivetrain that was capable of withstanding the demands of rigorous off-road use. With its heavy duty suspension, exceptional towing capacity and world renowned powertrain, we felt that the Ram would be a natural fit.

Sorry Lou, but Ford an GM didn't qualify.

"Let's face it, true expedition vehicles do not run such large tires. By the way where is the spare located? Where is the roof basket, enclosed bed for cargo, tire carrier, proper bumpers and skid plates, rock sliders, traction aiding devices like sandtracks and bridging ladders, snorkle, off-road lights, etc...?"

@expedition,

Eactly! Where is tire carrier and roof rack?

So let's talk basic off-roading 101 before even entering the expedition world.

Where is that huge spare tire and where would you mount such a huge size and weight of a tire? Think ease of access and max cargo concerns.

How will you change a flat with this huge truck? I see no points to use even a High-Lift, by the way where is the High-Lift?

Rock sliders are dual function that is protection and use a High-Lift to raise the truck to change tires.

I guess they want you to winch your way home when you get a flat.

Skid plates?

Now to expedition requirements like where is the snorkle, roof basket (max cargo), traction aiding devices?

I guess they want you to just throw everything in the bed and spend extra time trying to protect that gear from the elements and from crashing into one another?

Plus this truck is solid but too big and heavy for a true off-roader!

@expedition
You don't need a spare tire anymore. It's so last century. There is a trend to fix flat tire instead. I did it 2 times in 10 minutes .What you need is generator or high output alternator and small compressor. You don't need snorkel. Maybe for Mazda BT50, but this truck is high enough already and driver much smarter to get drowned.
You keep talking about offroading, but this is expedition truck.

@zviera,

You do not need a spare tire? Are you serious? Good luck off the highway bud.

No snorkle either? Good luck trying to cross creeks, small rivers, etc... Better have gear to waterproof and protect your engine.

Note, this truck may be big and impressive but it has something that will sink this pickup in certian terrain and that is its weight.

You need to look at expedition vehicle setup to understand what makes a true expedition vehicle. This pickup is more standard off-roader than a expedition truck.

Go to www.xoverland.com to see how expedition vehicles are set up.

I love that expedition is back on PUTC. This is awesome.

@expedition
So how many spare tires do you need? One , two, four. What if one is leaking and you replace that? Are you going to be without any spare tire left? What then? Is your journey over, because you don't have any spare tire?
That's not how it works in real life my friend. I will not , do what you want me to.
I didn't design this expedition truck. Company name American Expedition Vehicles did. Call them and tell them ! to go to your stupid
web sites. But you don't have balls for that. Do you?

I'm not sure if the video was actually watched, but they said that this truck was there to gauge interest. If interest is good, there WILL be more parts coming, which will likely include a rear bumper with a spare tire mount of some sort.

AEV doesn't stop at a bumper and fenders. They start with a few solid pieces and build from there. Everyone going off about where this/that/theotherthing is need to calm down; it's a first step of much more to come.

@Ivanko - good words of wisdom.

LOOK AT THAT BLING BLING POS FIAT TRUCK!!!! DOES IT COME WITH A FREE HILLARY 2016 BUMPER STICKER?!?! NO COMPANY NEEDS TWO BAILOUTS!!! NOT ON MY DIME!!!



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