AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

Out and about in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan, we spotted these M-plated and AEV-tagged Jeep Wranglers wearing complete military-style gear. What are these guys cooking up?

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

AEV Working On Jeep Wrangler J8, Unlimited Military Package?S

Just as we were putting our camera away after shooting the green Wrangler Unlimited, the tan extended-wheelbase Scambler-like truck version Wrangler pulls up so back at it we went. These seem to be outfitted with the same specification as the non-civilian Wrangler J8 unveiled in Germany last year for foreign military duty. They get the heavy duty BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A's a beefy front and rear bumper with high grade shackles and a military-style pintle hitch and a "J8" badge on the side. We can't say if they get the same diesel engines the military J8's get, but we did get a hood-up shot, so if there are any hardcore Jeepers out there so skilled, see if you can identify what's powering these babies.


We've got a call in with the big boss over at AEV, Michael Chetcuti. Stay tuned for more.
UPDATE: We were just looking at the pics a bit closer and noticed these even have the rear leaf springs from the J8 versus the coils the regular Wrangler has!