What’s this truck? It’s not a Gladiator.

  1. Jake

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    3864C47C-DEB0-4C9D-BA7D-79BFEA3DFF9A.jpeg C4459FDF-DBF0-41B1-8F5D-BC0609CFDAC9.jpeg I got no clue what this is. It’s not a Gladiator. Note where the gas cap is. It doesn’t have a “Gladiator” badge on it. And it also doesn’t have a “ Wrangler” badge on it. Took a video of it as I drove by yesterday.The door handles are not Gladiator handles. They are old Wrangler handles. Has to be some custom made truck. From driving by, without taking a close look you would at first think it’s a Gladiator. Anyone know what it is?
     
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    Probably a custom built wrangler,
     
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    AEV Brute
     
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    That is an AEV Brute. You can tell by the transition from the bed to the cab. This is what I was hoping the Gladiator would do instead of the slant. Just looks better and cleaner to me. Still like the Gladiator, but would have already bought one if it looked exactly like the Brute. AEV was instrumental in the engineering with FCA in the Gladiator.
     
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    Looks like an AEV Brute.
     
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    5D4C3EEB-CBE0-47A5-80C6-C07596A00859.jpeg A9CE7DD8-9C2D-42A3-9498-083532FF2D13.jpeg B7BBCA5C-7EEB-4F4C-BB26-5DD57BEDA481.jpeg 98BE0B10-4AD3-4938-8F53-F3948C924503.jpeg I just drove by it and stopped to take a few pictures of it. It’s at some transmission shop. Am guessing that it belongs to someone who works there. A guy there told me it’s a Brute. Back window does not slide open. Custom rear bumper. Guy said it had a much bigger engine. That’s my Gladiator parked beside it.
     
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    Yep, that's a Brute and if it has a "much bigger engine", then it is more likely a 6.4 Hemi Brute.
     
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    Here’s the J6 version. It has a 5.3L LS engine. Hauls ass!

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    Poor JK Brute owners...they lost big time when the Gladiator went into production.
     
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    It’s an AEV Brute... a high dollar custom “Frankenstein” cobbled out of Wrangler parts! ;{
     
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    Thanks JD
     
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    You can always tell a brute because of that ass ugly bed rail.

    That said, I think they look pertty with a ranch deck.
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