For a initial time in a 21-year history, off-road and overlanding outfitter American Expedition Vehicles has expelled aftermarket tools for a car that’s not made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The association showed off dual equipment for a Chevrolet Colorado during a new Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Ariz., imprinting a start of what a association hopes will be a remunerative enlargement into vehicles besides Jeeps and Rams. You competence remember saying a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV concept pickup lorry during a 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, that offering many tools and record for a mid-size pickup, so what we saw during a expo is expected only a beginning.
AEV showcased dual pieces for a Colorado: a snorkel pack and a new Crestone DualSport wheels, both accessible for any indication year of a current-generation Colorado, including a off-road-ready ZR2. The snorkel pack fits both a 3.6-liter V-6 gasoline and 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder Duramax engines, and is designed to broach clean, cold atmosphere to a engine instead of behaving as an assist for H2O fording. While a snorkel does sign to a airbox, AEV member during a expo pronounced that a snorkel’s genuine purpose is to get a intake atmosphere above a roofline and out of dustier conditions closer to a body. The water-fording abyss of a Colorado is not influenced (so don’t go too deep).
The Crestone DualSport circle is a new pattern from AEV and can be configured in one of 3 ways: full beadlock, a edge guardian ring for travel or off-road use, or though a guardian ring during all for a minimalist look. The circle is a expel aluminum pattern with a recessed valve stem, is entirely Department of Transportation agreeable and allows for full duty of a bureau tire vigour monitoring system.
AEV displayed a Chevrolet Colorado during a Overland Expo and pronounced that adding a snorkel and wheels to a product lineup was in approach response to a overwhelmingly certain feedback a association perceived from a ZR2 AEV concept. Of all a special tools grown for a Colorado concept, these dual perceived a many interest, according to AEV. While not accessible for squeeze by Chevrolet dealerships only yet, a snorkel and wheels can be bought from AEV directly or by a distributor outlets. The snorkel is accessible now, with a wheels slated to be accessible in July.
Will there be some-more tools for a Colorado from AEV? The association hopes so, though it will initial consider consumer seductiveness in these dual items.
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