Introductions and ordering an AEV 392?

nismo1013

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Hi all,

New member here. By way of introduction, I currently have a 2020 JLUR- it's my first Jeep and the whole family loves it. I have 6 yr old and 3 yr old daughters and the youngest always begs to go ride in the "Jeep Car" :cool:

That said, I'm interested in upgrading to a 392. A few wrinkles to my situation...

First, I live in FL. I'm new to the state, but it seems Florida may not be the best place for buying cars...? My assumption is that I'm probably looking at an out of state dealer. I bought my current Jeep from Mall of Georgia and they've confirmed they can order me a 392 for 1% below invoice. I've seen other out of state dealers doing 6% below MSRP. I haven't confirmed a dealer yet, so any suggestions are welcome (see below for additional context)?

Second, I want to do an AEV JL370 upfit. In emailing with AEV, it sounds like best approach is to identify an AEV certified dealer that can send the Jeep directly to them. I guess the alternative would be to send it myself? Which leads me to wrinkle #3...

I installed a satin PPF to my current Jeep (pic attached), and I want to do the same for the 392. The issue here is the AEV front bumper will get in the way of applying PPF to the grill. So, I think the order of what needs to happen is 1. buy the Jeep, 2. install the PPF, 3. send to AEV for upfit.

If I'm thinking about this correctly, does it matter if I don't buy from an AEV certified dealer? Are there advantages to buying from an AEV dealer?
 

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no reason the AEV bumper would restrict your ability to PPF the grill. Worse case you pull the grill and PPF. Easiest to just order from an AEV dealer. I was going to do that but then found a car in stock where the deal made sense at another dealer. Once I got the car home I've been having too much fun to send it away for a month so still waiting. I'd recommend not bringin it home if you are really wanting the AEV.
 
Hi all,

New member here. By way of introduction, I currently have a 2020 JLUR- it's my first Jeep and the whole family loves it. I have 6 yr old and 3 yr old daughters and the youngest always begs to go ride in the "Jeep Car" :cool:

That said, I'm interested in upgrading to a 392. A few wrinkles to my situation...

First, I live in FL. I'm new to the state, but it seems Florida may not be the best place for buying cars...? My assumption is that I'm probably looking at an out of state dealer. I bought my current Jeep from Mall of Georgia and they've confirmed they can order me a 392 for 1% below invoice. I've seen other out of state dealers doing 6% below MSRP. I haven't confirmed a dealer yet, so any suggestions are welcome (see below for additional context)?

Second, I want to do an AEV JL370 upfit. In emailing with AEV, it sounds like best approach is to identify an AEV certified dealer that can send the Jeep directly to them. I guess the alternative would be to send it myself? Which leads me to wrinkle #3...

I installed a satin PPF to my current Jeep (pic attached), and I want to do the same for the 392. The issue here is the AEV front bumper will get in the way of applying PPF to the grill. So, I think the order of what needs to happen is 1. buy the Jeep, 2. install the PPF, 3. send to AEV for upfit.

If I'm thinking about this correctly, does it matter if I don't buy from an AEV certified dealer? Are there advantages to buying from an AEV dealer?
looks great in Satin! Thanks for posting the pix!
 
An advantage to buying through an AEV dealer is that the complete price of the vehicle (base 392 + AEV up-fit) can be financed as a whole if you aren't going the cash route. Otherwise, AEV will add the JL370 package to your 392 whether its new or used, but the cost of the package will have to be paid separately from the Wrangler itself.
 
no reason the AEV bumper would restrict your ability to PPF the grill. Worse case you pull the grill and PPF. Easiest to just order from an AEV dealer. I was going to do that but then found a car in stock where the deal made sense at another dealer. Once I got the car home I've been having too much fun to send it away for a month so still waiting. I'd recommend not bringin it home if you are really wanting the AEV.
Indeed.....Mine went to RUBITRUX for a whole bunch of stuff! I been in hell:) About a week to go then ill finally see her then shipped!

I can not wait any longer(lol) Eight months now for me.
 
Hi all,

New member here. By way of introduction, I currently have a 2020 JLUR- it's my first Jeep and the whole family loves it. I have 6 yr old and 3 yr old daughters and the youngest always begs to go ride in the "Jeep Car" :cool:

That said, I'm interested in upgrading to a 392. A few wrinkles to my situation...

First, I live in FL. I'm new to the state, but it seems Florida may not be the best place for buying cars...? My assumption is that I'm probably looking at an out of state dealer. I bought my current Jeep from Mall of Georgia and they've confirmed they can order me a 392 for 1% below invoice. I've seen other out of state dealers doing 6% below MSRP. I haven't confirmed a dealer yet, so any suggestions are welcome (see below for additional context)?

Second, I want to do an AEV JL370 upfit. In emailing with AEV, it sounds like best approach is to identify an AEV certified dealer that can send the Jeep directly to them. I guess the alternative would be to send it myself? Which leads me to wrinkle #3...

I installed a satin PPF to my current Jeep (pic attached), and I want to do the same for the 392. The issue here is the AEV front bumper will get in the way of applying PPF to the grill. So, I think the order of what needs to happen is 1. buy the Jeep, 2. install the PPF, 3. send to AEV for upfit.

If I'm thinking about this correctly, does it matter if I don't buy from an AEV certified dealer? Are there advantages to buying from an AEV dealer?
Not only will the front bumper get in the way, the winch is the big part that gets in the way. The wiring for the winch is wedged up against the grill with quite a bit of pressure. The bumper itself is super easy to disassemble. The hoop has just a few bolts and the lights unplug rather easily. I wouldn’t worry about that aspect.

Source: I own an AEV JL370 392 that is getting PPFd as we speak.
 
Not only will the front bumper get in the way, the winch is the big part that gets in the way. The wiring for the winch is wedged up against the grill with quite a bit of pressure. The bumper itself is super easy to disassemble. The hoop has just a few bolts and the lights unplug rather easily. I wouldn’t worry about that aspect.

Source: I own an AEV JL370 392 that is getting PPFd as we speak.
Oh excellent- you sound like the perfect guinea pig!

I didn't think about the winch- I installed the winch on my current ride after the PPF was installed. I know the whole AEV bumper sits higher than the OEM, so it makes sense that the winch would be placed higher as well.

Are you able to share any pictures of the complication? Or ultimate solution?
 
Oh excellent- you sound like the perfect guinea pig!

I didn't think about the winch- I installed the winch on my current ride after the PPF was installed. I know the whole AEV bumper sits higher than the OEM, so it makes sense that the winch would be placed higher as well.

Are you able to share any pictures of the complication? Or ultimate solution?
I will keep you updated. My rig is at the shop right now and I’m stopping by in the next couple of days to check in on it. I’ll snap pics then.

As for the actual bumper itself, it won’t get in the way of any PPF install.
 
In the meantime, for your entertainment.
 

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