American Expedition Vehicles, better known by the acronym AEV, is the same aftermarket parts and accessories producer that collaborated on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, a rough-and-ready, highly capable off-roader variant of the Chevy Colorado pickup truck. Now, AEV is offering up a new tire clearance kit for the Colorado that’s designed clear mammoth 33-inch tires.
Designed specifically for 2017 and later Chevy Colorado ZR2 and ZR2 Bison models, the new AEV Tire Clearance kit will accommodate 285/70R17 rubber under the fenders, all without the addition of a lift kit or a leveling kit.
To note, the standard Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison is equipped with 265/65R17 (31-inch) Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac rubber, which means upgrading to 33-inchers adds a good chunk of rubber under the pickup’s flared-out fenders.
AEV also says that the kit is about more than just clearance for the front end, but also addresses potential issues in the rear end of the Chevy Colorado.
“By fully articulating the truck’s suspension, we identified and addressed key contact points at all four corners of the truck,” AEV states on its website. “Since trimming is necessary to prevent contact under full articulation regardless of lift height, this kit will also benefit customers with a leveling kit already installed and are planning to take their truck off-road.”
AEV’s new Chevy Colorado Tire Clearance kit includes both front and rear closeout panels and support brackets, as well as the trim templates needed for installation. The company estimates 3 to 4 hours with regard to install time, with a “Moderate” difficulty level for those that choose to do the install at home. Installation guides are also provided on the AEV website.
Pricing is set at $129.
Source: American Expedition Vehicles