This thread has been waiting 2 years (almost) for these bumpers with no hope in sight. Pretty much your only option for finding one would be to trade your JL for an brand new AEV dealer edition, or get lucky finding a wrecked AEV edition that you could salvage off of (e.g. a unicorn).Where can i buy this aev full width rear bumper with tire carrier also this would fit 2019 jeep wrangler jl right?
You just don't anymore. It's hopeless. It's been over 2.5 years, and multiple dates have been set - and missed. And there's zero clarity or transparency from AEV, which is sad - love their products, and i'd be okay with it if they said hey, look we have issues with ____ and ____ and it's taking a bit of time for us to figure out. We intend to have it done by February 2021.How are people inquiring to AEV about the bumper, I cant submit a query on the website as its not an option for JL, and you're limited to the available items when you ask a question.
I agree, plus they seem to be changing their focus from Jeeps to trucks. AEV was formed after the founder did an MBA project on modifying Jeeps. Their current behavior could also be a case study, but this time not a positive one.Looking at AEV's marketing, it's clear they don't want to be a parts company. They want to be a "build" company.
thanks for the informative info. The idea of them actually conducting crash test ratings never occurred to me. Regardless, just current info on progress would be helpful for those of us deciding to continue to wait or find other alternatives. I also saw they released bumpers only for a dodge truck today. That possibly debunks my theory on them not releasing individual parts to ensure the integrity of their whole vehicle builds.I had a TJ Rubicon setup by AEV and have always like AEV stuff. I spoke to some guys at AEV few months ago about several things and did ask about the JL bumpers; the response was to expect the rear bumper to be ready and/or released first, but the issue with the front bumper was the crash test rating or crash performance. The rear bumper is supposed to fix the plastic clearance issues in the back and basically resemble the JK. From the conversation, I got the impression that we would see the rear bumper about this time and the front hopefully in early 2021. I've been set on the AEV bumper(s), or at least for the front to replace the useless plastic bumper I have now. The reality is I would rather have the AEV front bumper regardless of the crash rating over what I have now, and most of what I see for alternatives is garbage and/or ugly. I want a full coverage bumper that protects the fenders from sliding into stuff or clipping elk/deer, and can take a rock hit or can lean against a tree to winch... the idea of a crash rating for a Jeep lifted on 37's is probably a fools errand. There can't be enough real world scenarios where the bumper is going to change the outcome considering the variables in a high speed crash. ... and here I wait, but not for too many more months.
Welcome. Agreed on the "mad max" remark.thanks for the informative info. The idea of them actually conducting crash test ratings never occurred to me. Regardless, just current info on progress would be helpful for those of us deciding to continue to wait or find other alternatives. I also saw they released bumpers only for a dodge truck today. That possibly debunks my theory on them not releasing individual parts to ensure the integrity of their whole vehicle builds.
I also agree with you they are the only company that produces bumpers that look nice (subjective). I’m not a fan of the typical mad max, demolition derby steel “armor” style bumpers. AEV actually puts nice cosmetic detail into theirs.