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Pulled from AEV’s IG story...two more fully outfitted JL370s with the rear bumper, tire carrier and fuel caddy. The more of these turnkey builds I see completed with the bumpers and no access to the same parts for us plebs, the more annoyed I get.



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The more builds they make the closer we'll get to production stock, I hope. I really want the rear bumper.
 

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Is there any word on when the Front Bumper will be on offer?
I've lost all hope at this point. It's been over 2 years since it was introduced and nothing. Not a word, AEV hasn't even set a date and apologized for missing it, haven't explained anything of what's going on aside from people saying that "well AEV guy said this date" or "this other guy from AEV said that they were having issues with _____"

It's all just a big confusion and AEV hasn't done anything to step to the plate and atleast announce something. Hell, i'd be okay with them coming out and saying "we will have htem ready for Summer of 2022 and not before".

OKay, great, at least we know. Wishful thinking
 

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I've lost all hope at this point. It's been over 2 years since it was introduced and nothing. Not a word, AEV hasn't even set a date and apologized for missing it, haven't explained anything of what's going on aside from people saying that "well AEV guy said this date" or "this other guy from AEV said that they were having issues with _____"

It's all just a big confusion and AEV hasn't done anything to step to the plate and atleast announce something. Hell, i'd be okay with them coming out and saying "we will have htem ready for Summer of 2022 and not before".

OKay, great, at least we know. Wishful thinking
So frustrating, especially considering that they DO have a front and a rear bumper for the JL, but it's only offered on their conversions: https://www.aev-conversions.com/vehicles/jl-wrangler/. Why they won't sell these separately is just weird.
 

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Maybe they’ll release some Bronco mods before the front bumper is sold outside of their turnkey builds :CWL:
something similar to that is likely why the bumpers aren’t out. The Bison. Pretty sure they just completely dropped all JL product development aside and focused on the Bison and went after the large payday they got from Chevy. they have been so focused on that that JL products have been nearly non existent and very slow to come to the market.

again I get it, they are a business and are trying to make the most they can. Can’t argue with that. However, I am not happy with how they’ve just completely gone silent about it. Any business knows what’s going on and can accurately project production dates and inventory. If they make that target,great. If they don’t, they own up to it and put a new target date in place. They likely are doing that internally, but to be completely silent to those patiently waiting for the release of products they want, over 2 years after showing it to the public, to me is pathetic and I’m very close to go with another rear bumper and tire carrier. I already gave up on the front bumper and love the setup i have now on the front. the rear bumper is up next and about to just give up on AEV altogether.

i do like their stuff, as it is top of the line, but to me this is ridiculous and poor customer loyalty.
 

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something similar to that is likely why the bumpers aren’t out. The Bison. Pretty sure they just completely dropped all JL product development aside and focused on the Bison and went after the large payday they got from Chevy. they have been so focused on that that JL products have been nearly non existent and very slow to come to the market.

again I get it, they are a business and are trying to make the most they can. Can’t argue with that. However, I am not happy with how they’ve just completely gone silent about it. Any business knows what’s going on and can accurately project production dates and inventory. If they make that target,great. If they don’t, they own up to it and put a new target date in place. They likely are doing that internally, but to be completely silent to those patiently waiting for the release of products they want, over 2 years after showing it to the public, to me is pathetic and I’m very close to go with another rear bumper and tire carrier. I already gave up on the front bumper and love the setup i have now on the front. the rear bumper is up next and about to just give up on AEV altogether.

i do like their stuff, as it is top of the line, but to me this is ridiculous and poor customer loyalty.
I am not familiar with Boron Steel, or how many companies work with it. However I read the Bronco is using it on a few items as well, so maybe there is a shortage or delay due to COVID.

I do agree they should at least let everyone know what's going on. Just remaining silent is not helping anyone and may be driving customers away.
 

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something similar to that is likely why the bumpers aren’t out. The Bison. Pretty sure they just completely dropped all JL product development aside and focused on the Bison and went after the large payday they got from Chevy. they have been so focused on that that JL products have been nearly non existent and very slow to come to the market.

again I get it, they are a business and are trying to make the most they can. Can’t argue with that. However, I am not happy with how they’ve just completely gone silent about it. Any business knows what’s going on and can accurately project production dates and inventory. If they make that target,great. If they don’t, they own up to it and put a new target date in place. They likely are doing that internally, but to be completely silent to those patiently waiting for the release of products they want, over 2 years after showing it to the public, to me is pathetic and I’m very close to go with another rear bumper and tire carrier. I already gave up on the front bumper and love the setup i have now on the front. the rear bumper is up next and about to just give up on AEV altogether.

i do like their stuff, as it is top of the line, but to me this is ridiculous and poor customer loyalty.
The funny thing about that is Chevy sells roughly half as many colorados as Jeep sells wranglers. Of those half, far fewer as a percentage are seriously modified compared to Jeeps. AEV let the largest mod market in the world take a back seat to a Colorado pay day and some minor ram projects. Nonetheless, give them August. If they fail to come through on their publicly stated rear bumper/carrier release in August, plenty of us will be writing them off permanently.
 

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The funny thing about that is Chevy sells roughly half as many colorados as Jeep sells wranglers. Of those half, far fewer as a percentage are seriously modified compared to Jeeps. AEV let the largest mod market in the world take a back seat to a Colorado pay day and some minor ram projects. Nonetheless, give them August. If they fail to come through on their publicly stated rear bumper/carrier release in August, plenty of us will be writing them off permanently.
yup.

and what is this publicly announced August date that you speak of??
 

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I waited for quite a while and have given up on AEV. I converted from a plastic to metal OEM bumpers for $700 total. I’ll spend another $500 on accessories and have something that, for my purpose, is functional equivalent to the AEV stuff for likely 1/3 the price.

Their lack of communication has been absurd.
 

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