Ram Prospector by AEV: How Far Can You Take Your Ram HD?

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Ram HD AEV Prospector

What if a stock Ram Power Wagon is not enough for your off-roading taste? That is an interesting concept, because the Power Wagon is already a very capable off-road rig straight out of the factory. American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has an answer with the Ram Prospector kit and a host of additional options to take your Ram HD several levels higher in off-road capability and rugged looks.

A stock Power Wagon comes with locking differentials front and rear, electrically disconnecting sway bar, ample ground clearance, and a winch. There is the 6.4L HEMI V8 under its hood that makes 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, which is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This is all great, but what if you wanted a more capable off-road Ram HD with a 6.7L Cummins I6 turbo-diesel? You can accomplish this with the help from AEV and the Prospector upgrade.

The base Ram Prospector kit includes a 3-inch DualSport suspension system and specially tuned Bilstein 5100 Series shocks that allow for more clearance, axle articulation, fitment of larger tires, and a smoother and more confident ride over a variety of terrain. The kit also includes an AEV-designed front bumper that accommodates a 16.5K Warn winch and fog lights. The other items include a choice of rugged wheel designs, BFGoodrich 37” K02 All-Terrain tires, unique badging, black fenders, and more. All this comes with a warranty from AEV. Prices for the base kit range from $13,925 to $16,863, depending the trim level of the Ram HD truck that you are starting with.


This is not all. You can add around $13,000 more of options to the Prospector to further outfit it for the adventures that lie ahead. Options include side-step choices, air intake snorkel, interior upgrades and bed drawer organizers. In the end, this is a well thought-out kit and a selection of additional options that improve the off-road capability of the Ram HD trucks without sacrificing factory load carrying capacities.

Check out the stock 2016 Ram Power Wagon take on the snowy and icy Gold Mine Hill.

Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.