'13 JKU w/TF or AEV 2.5" lift - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-02-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
Wingnut3140's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 366
'13 JKU w/TF or AEV 2.5" lift

Looking for anyone with the above setup. I'm getting ready to purchase a lift. Not sure which one, TF or AEV. Adding rancho 9000's too. Going with 35's down the road but that's a side note.
Some guys in my local jeep club will help with the install to save money.
My questions:
Pro's/con's with either lift? I've read up on them both but am looking for real world knowledge of them, not just what the manufacturers say.
Do these lifts come with EVERYTHING needed or are there additional things, parts, I need to buy to go along with the lift to make it work correctly?
I see different packages at different prices. Going from the lifted look, lite off-road to advanced. I don't see any rock climbing in my future but a few trails, so I'm looking for a kit in the middle.
Thank you in advance.

Wingnut3140 is offline   Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 06:17 PM   #2

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
kjeeper10's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 44,990
AEV will have progressive coils TF linear. AEV raises rear roll center pretty high. Bilstien shocks vs 9000's. A lot of folks are going with the TF kit, Rancho drop brackets and 9000's.

With the rebate and 90 day trial .. It's so hard not to try the 9000's out.

Fwiw .. The TF Kit without shocks or extensions supplies a raised rear track bar bracket with 2 holes. The 2nd hole if used is about 4" higher than stock and comparable to AEV (without the track bar)

General lift discussion thread. Have a question, need help, issues, selecting a kit, ask here

37x12.5x17 MTR's - Rock Krawler 3.5"
Coils - custom length X-Factor arms - Synergy draglink/tie rod - Superlift front TB - Rancho 5000X shocks - Adams front driveshaft - EVO rockstars - Ether photoelectric LED headlights - Artec front truss/armor kit - Superchips 93 octane tune - Sprintbooster

Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is offline   Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 07:36 PM   #3
I drive Papa Smurf

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
Pressurized's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 5,475
The AEV kit comes with Bilsteins. If you want the Rancho RS9000XL's then choose the TF lift.

Both lifts you can add the control arm drop brackets.

Both lifts you should add the Northridge bolt kit.
2012 JKU Sahara - Hella ECE H4 conversion - PRS - Stock Tweeter Mod - Infinity 6032si - Subwoofer Mod - SWS - GraBars - Bestop Cargo Cover

Papa Smurf - RK 2.5 Frankenlift - Rancho RS5000X - JKS F/TB - RE TB/Brackets - Superlift R/TB - Synergy Front Lower CA's - Pro Comp 8186 - Cooper S/T Maxx

It's a never ending process...
Pressurized is offline   Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 03:54 PM   #4
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 210
I have a 12 JKR with the AEV 2.5 lift with geo brackets, AEV front bumper with Warn winch, AEV rear bumper and tire carrier. Still running the stock tires until they wear out, then 35's. The Jeep handles very well but the ride is stiffer than the stock Rubicon. I think the ride will be better with the 35's because the tire pressure will be lower than 37 that I am running now. Have had the lift for over a year.
azyjjk is offline   Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 10:34 AM   #5
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
WredTJ's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NW Burbs of Chicago
Posts: 804
AEV! I've had both (TF on my TJ) and feel AEV is tons better.
'14 JK Willys auto! Mods: MetalCloak Game Changer ARB, 35" MTR/k's on MT Baja Classic Locks, AntiRock front, Currie Currectlync HD Steering System. ACE: side steps + flat fenders + front & rear bumpers. Q9500IS winch, Full Metal Fabworks license relocation.
WredTJ is offline   Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 01:00 PM   #6
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
flyfishnevada's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Smith, Nevada
Posts: 2,263
Watch this:

TeraFlex Tech: Jeep Coil Springs Hype - YouTube

Pretty fair video about different types of springs. I'd go for the drop brackets and bolt kit with either kit. I've got the TF kit with Rancho shocks and drop brackets. Love it.

Dan - 2014 White Rubicon Unlimited - My Build Thread
Teraflex 2.5 lift - Rancho 9000XLs - Rancho CA Brackets - 285/70/17 Durtracs - Black Rock 909 Wheels -
JCR Offroad Mauler Front Bumper - A.C.E. Rock Sliders - Warn XD9000i - Pioneer DVD Receiver - Quadratec LED Headlights - Spiderweb Shade - Cobra 75WXST CB Radio - Trek Armor Seat Covers
flyfishnevada is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:01 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC