I'm pretty sure everyone has seen the AEV Brute...but I was driving through Boone, NC today and came across High Country 4x4. They had a new sign up and 5 or so "RubiTrux" out front. I guess its a new thing they're doing...trying to keep up with the people at AEV. I don't know anything about them (HighCountry4x4), but thought some of you might wanna check them out. I think they look kinda goofy @ stock height...a mild lift and some 35's make them look soooo much betta!
I think I saw one of those on a Jeep at a local mud pit event. This guy had so much money dumped into his jeep, it was very nice ... I talked to him for a while and took a look at it up close, it looked very well engineered. But then again, I don't know ****.
With the AEV Brute Kit, you actually cut your frame and body tub, and lengthen your vehicle with extensions. This kit appears to be just a half cab top, and you cut off the back of your roll bar. Kind of a weird concept, I guess if you really want a hard top, no storage space inside, and a tiny bed, and less structural integrity because you have no rear roll bar, then go for it.
normally I drool over just about anything AEV puts out, but I think they fell on their face with the production top for the brute. the prototype looked so much better IMO. I wonder if gr8tops' offering would work with the brute conversion parts?
I think they look good but the guy who sells them is a punk he sold me a LJ soft top that was supposed to include all the hardware. When it arrived guess what no hardware. I called him back and he said he would mail it out and it never came. After that he wouldnt answer my phone calls. So I had to spend another $100 after the $700 I already paid for the top. I believe his name was Chad Hamby.