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This High Clearance Fender Flare Package Allows For More Tire, But No Lift

2020 Colorado ZR2 Bison
Photo Copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks

American Expedition Vehicles was busy through all of 2019 getting ready for a tidal wave of new products for next year. For starters, there’s the enormous Prospector XL, which is based on the new Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck. Following that will be packages for the iconic JL Jeep Wrangler, which will be AEV’s signature vehicle. Just as well is new kit for the Jeep Gladiator, which AEV takes credit for the inspiration with its Brute pickup truck. Finally, there’s the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, which is seeing a production increase for 2020. Also for the new year, AEV will be offering a special high-clearance fender flare and larger tire, dubbed the 350 package.

MC&T was the first to deliver all of this off-road truck and SUV news before announcements were shown to the public.

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On the SEMA Show Floor, AEV had its new products on display, with all of them in a matching custom green hue. For the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, the high fender flares allow for a 35-inch tire without the need to meddle with the already stellar suspension geometry from the factory. That means stock ride height, as well.

The material of the fenders is of an American-made ABS plastic that is both UV resistant and sturdy, while AEV will fit 35×12 50R17 BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires beneath them. AEV originally wanted to add these larger tires on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison out of the gate, but will offer this 350 package (350 represents the 35-inch tire allowance) a la carte instead.

Pricing has not yet been announced. Feel free to have a look at our exclusive photo gallery below, and be sure to check back in for the latest off-road pickup truck news.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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