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Unread 02-11-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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RubiTrux.com

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!

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Unread 02-11-2008, 08:46 PM   #2
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Here's a pic so that people know what the hell you're talking about.



To me, it's no more than a top, IMO. The AEV kit has a lot more engineering in it. I bet that thing is much cheaper though.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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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 ****.


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Unread 02-11-2008, 08:57 PM   #4
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Looks like an LJ with a different top and roll bar
Edit: After reading some on their site, it is an LJ with an AEV Brute top.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 09:01 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 09:06 PM   #6
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IMO the Brute is 10x's better than these rubitrux, but I thought it was interesting to see them trying to get into the market
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Unread 02-11-2008, 09:15 PM   #7
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would be a good way to lighten up the jeep if you're looking to save weight
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Unread 06-19-2008, 09:59 AM   #8
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GR8TOPS conversions

the one shown in the picture above in the thread is actually one of our tops.

http://www.gr8tops.com

Rubitrux is offereing both versions with an AEV top or a GR8TOP

Here at our shop, we have done some where we pass the cage through the hardtop with some special rubber grommets.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 10:28 AM   #9
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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?
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Unread 06-19-2008, 10:38 AM   #10
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I like it, looks sorta like a mini mog
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Unread 06-19-2008, 01:55 PM   #11
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I've seen a couple of these @ carlots & on the road in the area, & they look alot better with a lift & some tires, but these cost ALOT less than a brute
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Unread 06-19-2008, 01:59 PM   #12
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the GR8TOPS bulkhead will work with the AEV top (although we obviously prefer our hardtop)

The GR8TOPS hardtop will NOT work on the BRUTE closeout cab as it is a bit shorter than the AEV top.

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Unread 06-19-2008, 08:41 PM   #13
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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.
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