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Here is a great read on the AEV Recruit! If you have a chance, it is definitely worth a read.

https://expeditionportal.com/whats-t...s-new-recruit/
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Looking forward to having these parts available. I like a lot of the features you have packed into it. Aluminum knuckles, the diff carrier. Sweet! Not to mention a bumper option that looks like it could actually hold up to something. Nice work fellers.
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So these vision x fog lights on the recruit, will they work as replacements for the 2500/3500 fog lamps with the AEV bumper and factory bezel insert?


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Good to k ow the differences. I still am undecided between the recruit and prospector next year.
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The four inches of lift on the IFS also necessitates the use of 20″ aluminum wheels. This alone is somewhat of a blow for the Recruit, but the larger wheels also cost more than the 17″ models used on the prospector, which is really hitting below the belt for buyers. Fortunately, we hear rumors from within of an 18″ wheel in the works, along with a modification package to allow for a safe and reliable fitment.
huh. that explains the 20"? knuckle interference ?
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This made me laugh...

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Even if you rarely operate on tight trails, and price has no sway over you, the Recruit holds one final crucial advantage over the Prospector: fuel economy. The new Ecodiesel 1500 is reported to get up to 29 mpg on the highway, but we've seen claims ranging up to 31 mpg.

I'd like to see the real world numbers after the lift, bumper and 35's on that ecodiesel.

I got $5 that the mpg is no where near 20 avg.
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where is the XL version
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I have an ecodiesel 1500 right now and it will smoke a hemi, I'm running 35" tires with the factory 3.92 gears and it gets 23-25mpg no problem. I've even turned it up with a set of Compound chargers and its putting 365 to the rear wheels with tons of room for more tuning. Just my two cents, I think the height will effect the mileage a bit but well worth it to have a truck that capable getting in the 20's for mileage.
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I'd like to see the real world numbers after the lift, bumper and 35's on that ecodiesel.

I got $5 that the mpg is no where near 20 avg.
I think you might be very surprised. On a 2 hour highway trip I was able to get 17mpg in a Prospector XL. OEMs have done a great job of squeezing every possible MPG out of these big trucks. I thought there was no way a truck on 40s would be able to get that but I was shocked. With normal driving it is usually around 14mpg with a mix of city and highway. I can report back on the Recruit with the EcoDiesel once I get some more seat time in one taking it to shows and events.
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I think you might be very surprised. On a 2 hour highway trip I was able to get 17mpg in a Prospector XL. OEMs have done a great job of squeezing every possible MPG out of these big trucks. I thought there was no way a truck on 40s would be able to get that but I was shocked. With normal driving it is usually around 14mpg with a mix of city and highway. I can report back on the Recruit with the EcoDiesel once I get some more seat time in one taking it to shows and events.
Maybe on long flat stretches of freeway at 65mph, but there is no way you're getting 17MPG in city driving or mixed city/freeway.

My stock 2017 2500 barely gets 12 in the city and IF I'm lucky 20 on the freeway only after I've left the hills of CA and hit the flats of AZ.
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