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Zone Offroad | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Zone Offroad was developed to bring you quality offroad products at the BEST VALUE in the industry. Zone Offroad is an engineering & manufacturing division of Sport Truck USA with over 20 years of experience serving offroad enthusiasts. Competitive pricing, quality parts, fast shipping, and unmatched customer service is what Zone Offroad is all about.
Tom Wood Driveshafts | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Focus On Quality
Quality has always been Tom Wood’s number one focus. We have never wanted to be the cheapest or even the biggest, only the best. We believe in the business model of creating the best product available and offering it at fair prices. Our brand reputation has been built the hard way, by always holding ourselves and our products to the highest standards. This will never change.
Every drive shaft we sell directly to the customer is built specifically for that customer. Whether it is something that is completely unique or something that is fairly standard we build the shaft the way you the customer orders it. None of our drive shafts are pre-made. This means that the shaft you get from us is tailor made with your needs and your dimensions in mind.
Here’s how the process works. A customer places an order, either through our website or over the phone. If it’s ordered over the phone, we ask you all the important question to ensure that you get exactly what you want and need. That evening our production crew cuts the tube for your shaft and makes sure that all the necessary components are assembled.
The following morning the crew comes in at 5:00am and starts the build process. First the shafts are pressed and welded. One end at a time we press the parts into of the shaft into the tube, straighten it, weld it, then re-straighten it. We ensure that the shaft is straight within a few thousandths of an inch. Once both ends are welded, and the shaft is straight it moves along to the balancing department.
To avoid warping or damaging sensitive balancing fixtures and equipment we don’t build and balance shafts on the same machines. Drive shafts are put into state of the art Axiline balance machines and balanced at 3,300 drive shaft RPM. Once the shafts are balanced, they move on to the paint and package department.
The shafts are then cleaned with a degreaser and put into our paint booth. Using an automotive type air-sprayer, we apply a fast-drying black paint. When the paint is dry, we grease all the grease fittings and put them on a rack to be packaged. They are then packaged in special made double wall boxes and shipped via UPS. At about 4:30 Utah-time they are loaded onto a UPS truck and sent on their way to our customers, all over the United States and beyond. This entire production process usually takes place within about 24 hours. Almost without exception, all the shafts we build are shipped one business day after being ordered. Getting things shipped quickly is very important to us and something we take great pride in. We never allow ourselves to get behind schedule. You get a custom tailor-made drive shaft without any extra wait time and without having to pay an extra price.
Nearly all the components we use are Neapco, Spicer, or Tom Wood’s brand. Everything we use is sourced for its superior quality and/or function. In addition to using Neapco or Spicer, something that makes us unique, is that we have our own parts made. There are some things that other manufacturers either don’t make at all or don’t make the way we think they should be made. Because of this we have invested into having many parts manufactured for us exclusively and exactly to our specifications. This could be anything from a minor design or material change on an existing product, to a flange or yoke that didn’t exist, or even something as complex as a completely original slip yoke eliminator kit. Here are some notable examples of Tom Wood’s unique parts. Super Flex offset universal joints, an innovative design which allows for greater flexibility. Our Gold Seal joints; designed for strength, serviceability, and with the best warranty in the industry. Forged and/or steel yokes, for superior strength over traditional cast iron yokes. Flanges to fit vehicles that nobody else seems to care about such as Toyotas and Suzukis. Slip Yoke Eliminator kits for NP242 and NP241C transfer cases.
All the tubing we use is USA made DOM (drawn over mandrel). We use tubing with wall thicknesses ranging from .083” to .188”. The heavier tubes being used when the customer’s planned use make dents and other rock damage a concern.
We have a huge inventory. This is important for two reasons. One is that we are almost never out of stock of anything, we are always ready to build whatever it is you need built. The other reason is that by buying in super-bulk quantities we can control costs and build premium quality products at competitive prices.
TMR Customs | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
TMR Customs is best known for their extensive selection of DIY Components to help obtain peak performance from your Jeep or off road vehicle. With in-house design and CNC manufacturing capabilities TMR Customs is constantly developing new and innovative products. These products have been tested and proven in every type of off road competition - from "King of the Hammers" to 4 Wheeler Magazine’s "Top Truck Challenge".
Industry leading customer service is what sets TMR Customs apart from the competition. Since entering the 4x4 aftermarket world in 2008 TMR Customs has become the industry standard in customer service leaving their competitors to play catch up ever since.
TMR Customs products can be found and purchased worldwide through their online store and growing Dealer Network. TMR Customs takes pride in stocking 98% of all products listed on their ever growing online store. With a dedicated shipping department your order is fully trackable and guaranteed to leave in a timely manner.
When you are looking to purchase the finest products available for your off road vehicle look no further than TMR Customs!
TeraFlex | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
TeraFlex manufactures components for the Jeep Wrangler including premium suspension systems and performance shocks, heavy-duty axles and low-range gearing, body armor, and more. With our roots dating back to the 1950s beginning as MEPCO (Military Equipment Parts Company), a distributor of Jeep parts and accessories, we have gained a vast knowledge of the various CJ/Wrangler platforms.
In the fall of 1996, TeraFlex began manufacturing parts in-house to fulfill the need for heavy-duty off-road suspension pieces and equipment for the then-new TJ Wrangler. Our experience and knowledge has allowed us to create the unique and innovative parts and accessories that fill out our product line today ensuring TeraFlex’s dominant hold on the Jeep market.
Not only was TeraFlex the first manufacturer to engineer a suspension system for the TJ Wrangler’s all-new coil spring suspension, but we are the only aftermarket company to offer a solution for the venerable 231 transfer case’s low-range gearing. Then in 2001, TeraFlex stunned the entire off-road industry with the TJ’s CRD60 – an off-road specific high-pinion differential based around the Dana 60 axle platform. The CRD60 took innovation to a new level, reinforcing our position in the industry.
TeraFlex continues its stronghold on the Jeep market offering the most comprehensive lineup of performance components for the JK Wrangler and JKU Wrangler Unlimited compared to any other competitor to date. For complete performance with unsurpassed dependability for your Jeep Wrangler; Get the TeraFlex Advantage today!
Superwinch | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Headquartered in Tualatin, OR, Superwinch is the largest privately held designer, manufacturer and marketer of winch systems and accessories in the world. The Company produces a large variety of winch products including electric winches, power drives, hydraulic winches, accessories, parts and hubs that are sold to both the consumer and industrial end-markets. The Company’s winches have an outstanding reputation in the marketplace for their superior design, reliability and value proposition and have established a loyal following among off-road enthusiasts and industrial OEMs alike.
Superwinch develops, and manufactures Winches, Hoists and supporting accessory products for Global Consumer and Industrial markets. Our knowledgeable and professional team understands our customer’s challenges and offer high quality, products that elevate our customer’s performance.
Rugged Ridge | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Rugged Ridge develops and sells Jeep® parts accessories for the growing Jeep and off road enthusiast market. Rugged Ridge is a division of Omix, the market-leader for replacement and restoration Jeep parts. With this know-how and experience the Rugged Ridge pedigree is well established in the Jeep market and with the Jeep enthusiast. Realizing that there was a need for new Jeep parts and accessories, the Rugged Ridge brand was established in 2005 to fill that need. Rugged Ridge has designed and manufactured over 3,000 products for the Jeep market and continues to develop hundreds of additional Jeep parts each year. Many of the recent developed Jeep accessories are patented, like the Jeep floor liners, Jeep snorkel and Jeep XHD modular bumpers. Count on Rugged Ridge to provide you with true and proven Jeep parts and accessories.
Omix-ADA | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Omix is the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesale-only company with a full line of Jeep® parts and accessories. With almost 20,000 Jeep® parts in stock and a retail value close to $100 million, Omix is behind almost all known Jeep® parts retailers and warehouse distributors in the USA and almost 100 countries worldwide. Leading Jeep® parts retailers and warehouse distributors like Quadratec, 4WD Hardware, JC Whitney, 4 Wheel Parts Wholesalers, Morris 4x4, Keystone Automotive and Meyer Distributing are all Omix, Rugged Ridge, and Alloy USA distributors. In recent years companies like Amazon, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Summit Racing have realized the potential of partnering with Omix. Moreover, Omix is the top business partner of these companies as well as about 500 other Jeep® parts retailers, warehouse distributors, installers, and Internet merchandisers in the USA and around the globe.
Motive Gear Performance Differential | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Motive Gear is the leading manufacturer of driveline products for just about any vehicle, whether it is a stock daily driver to full-competition 4×4 or racecar. We are proud to offer an unmatched selection of quality components engineered and manufactured for the vehicle and for the way it is driven. Motive Gear products are engineered to meet or exceed OEM specifications at a price that won’t break your budget. Our broad selection of ring & pinion ratios, limited slip and locking differentials, carriers, spools, manual transmission and transfer case components, rebuild kits, bearings, seals, gaskets, shims and hardware is available for just about every vehicle made from the 1940s through the present. DIY customers and professional installers alike appreciate our installation kits, which come complete with everything needed to install a ring & pinion set, right down to the seals, gaskets, and RTV.
Motive Gear Performance products are engineered to endure extreme punishment in dedicated racing vehicles operating in the harshest environments. We partner with several off-road, drag and dirt track racing teams to make our performance gearsets the toughest on the market. Motive Gear Performance gearsets are, in fact, tough enough to survive in a 10,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragster or climb over six-foot boulders in an Ultra-4 rock racer. Our competition-grade gearsets are cut from 9310 steel, and then heat-treated to a precise hardness through a computer-controlled process. Instead of offering a few of the more popular ratios, Motive Gear Performance gearsets are available as many as twelve different ratios for all popular axle housings. Different courses present different challenges, and Motive Gear Performance is ready with the widest selection of gear ratios to help racers be as competitive as possible wherever they run. Racers know Motive Gear Performance gearsets will see them through to the checkered flag race after race. Need help finding the right gearset for your needs? Check out our easy-to-use-gear ratio calculators.
All Motive Gear and Motive Gear Performance products meet strict quality standards through advanced manufacturing techniques and are backed by our strong warranty. Our in-house quality control lab utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to continuously check Motive Gear products for strength, tolerance, and hardness. Only after meeting stringent quality standards are Motive Gear products packaged, ready for fast delivery to our customers. With four strategically located regional warehouses, Motive Gear products can be shipped to most locations worldwide within 2-4 days.
From the flywheel to the drive wheels, minivan to Top Fuel Dragster, we’ve got it covered. Motive Gear offers individual components as well as complete rebuild kits for most popular manual transmissions, transfer cases, and axles featured in vehicles built from the 1940s through today. Because Motive Gear and Motive Gear Performance ring & pinion gearsets are offered in several ratios for each application, our customers enjoy unmatched customizing flexibility. Our complete line of catalogs help our customers find the driveline parts they need by vehicle application, ring gear size, differential, or transmission manufacturer. Motive Gear also offers a complete listing of replacement differential components for the Jeep Matrix. We can also produce custom components on a limited basis.
To help installers and drivers find the Motive Gear parts they need, we provide gear calculators for narrowing ratio choices to achieve the desired performance within a specific application. These tools take a lot of guesswork out of gearset selection by offering the opportunity to see how different combinations of transmission gearing and axle ratios affect engine RPM under various circumstances. The Motive Gear drag performance calculator helps determine the best axle ratio for any drag vehicle to achieve the desired quarter or eighth-mile performance. Our street performance calculator helps determine the currently installed axle ratio in a vehicle based on engine RPM at a given speed. Using this tool allows customers to customize their current gearing to increase performance or economy. The manual transmission gear ratio calculator helps our customers tailor the spread between gears in 4, 5, or 6-speed manual transmissions to help keep engine RPM in the “sweet spot”, enhancing efficiency and performance.
M.O.R.E. | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Mountain Off-Road Enterprises (M.O.R.E.) specializes in providing the highest quality products for Jeep® vehicles that we design and manufacture in-house using premium materials. We use our own Jeep® vehicles for daily driving, exploring, rock-crawling, camping, fishing, hunting, gettin' stuck, and racing around with our buddies!
M.O.R.E. began in Chris Overacker’s home garage in 1978. M.O.R.E. was the first to bring the Jeeping community the Shackle Reversal System for Jeep® CJ /YJ models, and did so with kits that could easily be installed at home. Our SRS suspension made highway and trail driving much more enjoyable. Mountain Off-Road was always improving the Jeep® by making components that were not originally designed to withstand abuse on the trails, and making them much stronger, such as with our JM600 motor mounts and SB7686 steering components. Even with the Jeep® CJ-7 and YJ models being 40 years old, M.O.R.E. is still improving them today with products like our new Hide-A-Step and Dead Pedal to enhance your ease of access and driving comfort.
All of M.O.R.E.’s aftermarket Jeep® parts and products are created using state-of-the-art, 3D CAD solid modeling and laser cutting technology along with quality controlled certified welders who maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship for their parts.
Additionally, most of our Jeep aftermarket parts and products are in stock with same or next day shipping, meaning you get your items fast! Ordering from the Mountain Off-Road Enterprises website is easy, but should you have any questions about our Jeep off-road products, our off-road Jeep experts can answer your questions and help you reach a solution. Give us a call at 877-JEEP-A2Z!
Thank you for your interest in M.O.R.E., and we look forward to serving your Jeep® vehicle needs. Take a look at our extended selection of top-quality, wheeling hardware made right here in the U.S.A.! We're honored and proud that M.O.R.E. Jeep aftermarket parts and products have been featured in several national magazines such as 4-Wheel & Off Road, FOUR WHEELER, JP, 4-Wheel Drive & Sport Utility, Off-Road, and on several web sites. Many writers and editors know us personally and insist on M.O.R.E. products for their own vehicles.
We have three main goals: to make every Jeep® off-road product we manufacture the best that it can be, to keep innovating, and most of all, to treat you, our customer, with respect. M.O.R.E. is still a small company, and we strive to provide personalized service to all of our customers. Ask around and you’ll find that Mountain-Off Road Enterprises (M.O.R.E.) stands behind what we build, and we build it all here in the greatest country in the world, the Unites States of America.
Kentrol Inc. | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Since 1980, Kentrol has manufactured and distributed the toughest, most reliable parts and accessories for the Jeep enthusiast. Our accessories are manufactured with the highest quality stainless steel, either polished stainless or black powder coated stainless, with marine-grade stainless steel hardware.
Kentrol accessories are built by Jeep enthusiasts for Jeep enthusiasts. We couple years of experience with manufacturing know-how to build accessories that are thicker and stronger than your factory originals. Many of our products are made slightly oversized to cover any exposed paint seams. Our accessories are super-tough and are designed to shrug off the elements, keeping your Jeep trail-ready and looking brilliant for years to come.
All of our products are fully inspected for fit, finish, and hardware, and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Our specialties include:
Door and hood accessories
Windshield hinges and mirror accessories
Lift gate and tailgate accessories
Fuel doors and body accessories
Light guards and accessories
Bumpers and side steps
All of our products are specially designed for Jeep Wrangler CJ, YJ, TJ, and JK.
JKS | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Since 1989, JKS Manufacturing has developed some of the world’s most widely used and respected products for Jeep® vehicles. It all started when we pioneered the original Quick Disconnect™ brand of quick-release sway bar disconnects. Since then our product range has expanded to include such favorites as the ACOS™ line of height-adjustable coil spring spacers, and perhaps our most advanced creation to date, J-Spec Suspension systems including the JK Front Coilover Conversion.
Proudly Made in USA
We are proud of the fact that we continue to manufacture all of our products right here in the USA, using only premium grade materials and state-of-the-art machinery. You can always rely on JKS products to provide unquestionable benefits to vehicle performance. From cushioning hard suspension impacts off-road, to restoring the geometry of your suspension for safer and more predictable handling on-road, our products improve the experience of owning and operating a Jeep vehicle.
And because JKS products take advantage of Original Equipment components and technology whenever possible, vehicle drivability and reliability are not compromised. Discover why recreational and competitive Jeep enthusiasts around the world insist upon JKS products to improve vehicle performance, reliability and versatility. It's no coincidence that those who know Jeep performance best choose JKS products for their own vehicles.
J.T. Brooks | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
J.T. Brooks focuses on making a high quality product that conveniently and accurately meets the customer’s off-roading needs. We have expanded our product offerings to better meet everyone's off-roading needs. Our keychain tire deflators allow users to measure the instantaneous PSI in his/her tire by placing a tire gauge over the threaded end, while the tire is deflating. Our automatic tire deflators, which have been available since 1984, can be calibrated to a desired PSI. This allows the user to simply screw them on and attend to other tasks before off-roading, as the automatic tire deflators quickly and accurately deflate each tire, while stopping deflation at the calibrated PSI. Our automatic tire deflators pro elminates the need to calibrate each automatic tire deflator. Simply dial in your desired PSI, using our precision laser engraved PSI scale, and go!* The automatic tire deflators pro allow for easy change in desired PSI, while on the move.
Interco Tires | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
We carry Interco Tires for all makes and models, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for fitment and availability.
Hothead Headliners | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Proudly made in the USA since 2009, Hothead Headliners are products designed & manufactured by Hothead Headliners, Inc.
Based in Meridian, Idaho, we are a small, family-run business that takes a lot of pride in our work. Our products are made using only quality materials and are individually fabricated and inspected by experienced upholsterers. Every headliner is custom-made, which produces much higher quality than you would get from a factory with assembly lines.
When we're not making your Jeep experience better, we love to get out into the Owyhee Mountains and enjoy new trails with local Jeep groups!
Great Day | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Great Day, Inc. is a company whose name literally "speaks' the outlook and the attitude by which we operate. Even our logo bring to mind a refreshing awareness and appreciation of the opportunities each new day brings.
We're located in Tallulah, Louisiana, a small farming community that sets in the heart of the delta - almost within the spittin' distance of the mighty Mississippi.
Our product line has one common denominator. Everything we offer is the best of it's kind - unique, dependable and functional. We are a little different from the norm - we refuse to compromise quality, to cut corners.
Each of our products begins as an idea to fill a legitimate need - then begins the process to perfection.
We are one of the many small manufactures in this country that clings to the belief that with God's help, a lot of the hard work and persistence, quality products can be produced here in the United States. And that America can be restored to the level of honor and respect it once enjoyed.
Crown | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Crown Automotive is a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality replacement parts for Jeep® vehicles, including the CJ™, Wrangler™, Cherokee™, Grand Cherokee™, Liberty™, Commander™, Patriot™ and Compass™. In addition to Jeep, Crown Automotive now offers an expanding line of OEM replacement parts for Chrysler & Dodge vehicles.
From humble beginnings in 1963 in a small Boston storefront, Crown Automotive has consistently maintained its commitment to offering only quality parts and exceptional service. Today, with warehouses in Massachusetts, Georgia, Nevada, Spain, and the Czech Republic, totaling over 160,000 square feet, Crown Automotive continues to be the leader in quality replacement parts for Jeep® vehicles.
With over 9,000 different parts in stock for Jeep® vehicles from 1942 on up, Crown has the largest stock of replacement parts for Jeep® vehicles, including factory-discontinued parts. In fact, many of the older Jeeps are still on (and off) the road thanks to Crown parts. The Crown line consists of axle, body, brake, clutch, cooling, driveline, electrical, engine, exhaust, fuel, steering, suspension, transmission and transfer case components. Crown Automotive also offers an exclusive line of component kits and accessory products.
Because we know that Jeeps are driven harder than most other vehicles, we emphasize offering only quality parts. In fact, we test parts on Jeeps before distributing them to our dealers to insure that they meet our standards for quality. Crown also supports its entire line with a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty to insure our dealers and their customers of our commitment to offering quality parts.
We know from experience that Jeep® owners would rather pay a little more for a good quality part that's backed by a strong guarantee. But we know that price is important as well. So, not only will you find Crown parts to be of exceptional quality, but you'll find them at a great price too!
If you are a Jeep owner and would like to purchase Crown Automotive parts, please contact one of our authorized dealers.
Borgeson | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Founded in Torrington, CT, Borgeson Universal began manufacturing universal joints for lathes and milling machines in 1914. By the 1920's, Ford was using Borgeson universal joints for the steering on some of their prototypes. Borgeson Universal continued to develop and refine u-joints for industrial, aerospace and OEM vehicle applications. When purchased in 1982 by the current owners, two avid Street Rodders, Borgeson soon began developing applications for Street Rods. Borgeson has continually improved and developed the original needle bearing universal joints into the most reliable, smoothest operating, strongest u-joints you can buy.
Seeking to expand, Borgeson acquired Mullins Steering Gears in 2001 and in July 2012 Borgeson acquired all of the original equipment, tooling, drawings and the OE manufacturing rights for all Saginaw manual steering gear boxes from BSB Automotive Technologies in Canada. Borgeson has moved all of this manufacturing into our state of the art manufacturing facility in Torrington, Connecticut. This 50,000 square foot plant was designed and built for increased production efficiency and capacity so we can better serve our customers. We use the latest manufacturing and inventory control procedures to maintain stock, and take great pride in being able to ship most orders placed by 3:30 EST the same day. Today, Borgeson is the leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket steering components for the street rod, racing, specialty automotive, OEM and pickup truck markets.
We believe our growth is based on a policy of honesty and always listening to our customers, whether you are a corporation or working in your garage. We respond to your suggestions by developing needed innovations to help increase steering system safety and make building your vehicle more fun. Our dedication to safety has been recognized by the National Street Rod Association with safety product of the year awards in 1992 & 2001 as well as Street Rod Manufacturer Of The Year in 1999. Ultimately, your vehicle's safety depends on you. We strive to make Borgeson steering components as safe as possible. You can't buy a stronger, safer u-joint anywhere in the world! However, its effectiveness is only as good as the installation.
In this catalog, you will find many installation suggestions and guidelines that will help in the design of a safe, smooth operating steering system. Call if you have any questions. Our technical staff has over 95 years combined experience in the design and application of steering systems. Remember, auto manufacturers have thousands of engineers and millions of miles of road experience to rely on when designing a steering system. Without the benefit of those resources, the possibility of a malfunction is greater. So, overbuild your system and inspect it frequently. Safety should be your most important concern! We attend many shows during the year, so stop by our booth and say hello, we'll be happy to help!
BDS | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
BDS Suspension operates with one guiding premise—to provide true value to the customer by engineering and manufacturing the highest quality aftermarket suspension lift kits, leveling kits and accessories for 4x4 off-road truck and Jeep enthusiasts. Our suspension products are priced competitively, and backed by the best lifetime warranty in the industry. We distribute our products direct to the consumer from this website or through our international network of factory trained expert dealer/installers.
BDS Suspension offers a huge assortment of truck, SUV and Jeep lift kits and truck accessories from our TJ coil spacer kit to a 10" leaf spring kit for your Ford Excursion, and a full range of highly customizable suspension lift kits for Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Jeep, Mazda, Nissan, Suzuki, Geo, and Toyota. BDS Suspension also offers a complete line of aftermarket 4x4 parts and Jeep accessories including:
adjustable drag links
anti-sway bar drop bracket kits
anti-sway bar link kits
bushing and sleeve kits
coil spring clips
gas shock absorbers
hydraulic shock absorbers
leaf spring anti-friction pads
leaf spring eyebolt kits
stainless steel brake lines
suspension lift kits
track bar relocation kits
transfer case drop kits
What does this mean to you? Simply put, you can choose your suspension lift kit, leveling kit, and quality accessories with the confidence of knowing you have chosen the best.
The confidence of knowing you customized your lift kit or leveling kit precisely to your vehicle and application; that your suspension kit was engineered and manufacturing to the highest industry standards; that your lift or leveling kit was proudly made in America; that you will receive the best instructions and tech support if you install it yourself; that if you choose your local dealer to install your kit, that they are factory trained experts and will treat you right; that if you see it on the website or in the catalog, it's in stock and ready to ship to you, or we can ship it free to your closest dealer; and finally that your kit has the best warranty in the business. BDS suspension... Use it... Abuse it... With Confidence
AEV | Elias 4 Wheel Drive Center
Since 1997 American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has become the world’s premier supplier of OE-quality, performance-driven aftermarket parts and accessories for vehicles geared specifically to off-road recreational driving and overland adventure travel. Through a comprehensive global dealer network, AEV ships parts as well as fully-built turnkey Jeep Wranglers and Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500 HD pickups to customers around the world. The AEV brand has become the standard in off-road as the company casts an eye toward accessory parts for even more iconic vehicle lines in the future.
AEV was formed in the 1990s when founder and President Dave Harriton started stretching TJ Wranglers for himself and a few friends while a student at the University of Montana. He eventually won a business school award based on this Jeep project, and after graduating Dave set up shop in a one-room garage with a dirt floor in Missoula, Montana. When Dave’s modified Wranglers began winning Chrysler Design Excellence Awards at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, he found partners in Detroit who could bring OE-quality engineering and manufacturing expertise to his innovative designs.
Today, AEV is a modern success story in resurgent American automotive manufacturing. With a design/engineering facility in Missoula and a large engineering/vehicle build/warehouse plant in Detroit, AEV has built a brand with a stellar reputation in the passionate Jeep and off-road communities. AEV products are of the highest quality, built with the most advanced manufacturing processes available to any automotive company in the world. AEV believes in American made products—more than 90% are built within 200 miles of Detroit.
Whether it’s for Wrangler or Ram, AEV takes a no-compromise, total integration approach in developing its product lineup. Front and rear bumpers, hoods, wheels, suspension lifts, even badging and interior finishes are all designed to work in concert with one another from both visual aesthetic and ride performance parameters. Suspensions (or suspension components) in particular receive considerable investment, engineering, and testing. In fact, all AEV products and vehicles pass OE-level testing in both real world and controlled environments. AEV’s goal is not just customization, but actual improvement in the look, functionality, and drivability of the original vehicle on every surface, from the interstate to the most difficult off-road terrain.
AEV’s guiding principles begin with innovation in design and quality in manufacturing. Several AEV parts were the first, and are still among the only, stamped steel accessories in the aftermarket, and all finishes are to OE standards in corrosion protection. Innovations have included the Brute Double Cab, which converts a JK Wrangler into a stretched four-door pickup, a Heat Reduction Hood for Wrangler that actually helps cool the engine, and a versatile Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier that supports multiple components crucial to overland explorers. AEV was also the first company in the world to engineer a complete 5.7L or 6.4L HEMI V8 Engine Conversion Kit for Jeep Wrangler.
As AEV continues to grow with the introduction of new accessories for the latest Jeep Wrangler and Ram models, and possibly for additional vehicle lines from other OEMs, the company remains steadfast in its dedication to American manufacturing. At AEV, quality is the core value, and for more than two decades AEV’s adherence to this principle has been Proven Worldwide.