Originally Posted by DOMINUS
Why isn't AEV good on the rocks? What do you recommend? I was dead set on that setup. I know I'll spend more time on than off road for the time being but eventually I'll get into the nitty gritty stuff. Also why 4.88 instead of 4.56? Thanks.
the cost to regear your front and rear differentials depending on where you live ranges from 1000-2000 dollars.
if youre absolutely sure that you'll be running 37's, the cost to regear DOES NOT justify going one gear set lower. and for off roading, you really want the absolutely lowest set of gears, while being in a good rpm range on road...
AEV lift kits are compromised of using brackets with Stock OEM parts. These brackets are flimsy and bend when you beat on them. AEV is considered great on road but are really not what you want if youre considering off roading.
I got pictures of their brackets bending on the trail. and we don't wheel that hard.
you could save yourself headaches and have a very similar ride on road and perform better off road by running say Rock Krawler Suspension.