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Old 05-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #31
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Also you can get blisten socks on the tf kit there are places that speck them with the 5100's!


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So I'm pretty much leaning toward the AEV 2.5" lift. But ... sent an email to AEV specifically asking about replacement shocks and got zero response.

Does anyone here know where on the AEV website (or elsewhere) to find replacements with the "proprietary valving".

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:35 AM   #33
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Front brakeline brackets not required. Don't need the custom rear trackbar just the relocation bracket. If anything a monster trackbar for the front would be beneficial for both kits. The factory front trackbar does flex under the stress of 35s.
So for the $230 you save with the TF kit you could buy the TF Monster Trackbar.
This is what I did. I also added the TF Monster front LCA's and rear UCA's. I very happy with its on and off road handling.
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Have you considered RK 2.5 as well? I just bought their flex kit with Bilstein shocks for $1100. It does include front adjustable trackbar and lower control arms.
PACKAGE: Rock Krawler 2.5 Flex System
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Front brakeline brackets not required. Don't need the custom rear trackbar just the relocation bracket. If anything a monster trackbar for the front would be beneficial for both kits. The factory front trackbar does flex under the stress of 35s.
So for the $230 you save with the TF kit you could buy the TF Monster Trackbar.
pretty good advice right here...
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:05 AM   #36
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How good are the Teraflex shocks? If I were to go the Teraflex route, would I be better off ordering their kit without shocks and then adding Bilsteins or Ranchos, or are their shocks pretty decent?
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Have you considered RK 2.5 as well? I just bought their flex kit with Bilstein shocks for $1100. It does include front adjustable trackbar and lower control arms.
PACKAGE: Rock Krawler 2.5 Flex System

I ended up going with RK X-Factor.

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How good are the Teraflex shocks? If I were to go the Teraflex route, would I be better off ordering their kit without shocks and then adding Bilsteins or Ranchos, or are their shocks pretty decent?
i'd probably order it without their shocks... go with fox, rancho, or bilsteins...
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:16 PM   #39
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Good kit. I'm conserving cash right now for other things, but I can always upgrade at later time.
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So I'm pretty much leaning toward the AEV 2.5" lift. But ... sent an email to AEV specifically asking about replacement shocks and got zero response.

Does anyone here know where on the AEV website (or elsewhere) to find replacements with the "proprietary valving".
Here is AEV's reply to this question -

Thank you for contacting AEV. The shocks will only be available from AEV and we keep those in stock at all times. Please contact me if you have any further questions regarding the AEV product line.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:55 PM   #42
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This thread was helpful. I went with the 2.5" AEV lift and geometry correction brackets. Very easy install on the garage floor with a floor jack and couple of jack stands. Used a ratchet strap to pull the front axle rearward during correction bracket install. Ran around a couple of days before installing the correction brackets and the bump steer was hideous. Will keep the 32" tires until they wear out and replace with 33" tires. This kit does not eliminate the weird forward slope. Overall satisfied, learned something about these types of suspensions. No pieces difficult to access.


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Old 06-21-2013, 11:12 PM   #43
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I'm going to install the Teraflex 2.5" lift from Northridge 4x4 that comes with the Bilstein shocks. I wasnt told I needed an exhaust spacer with this lift... do I? I have a 2013 10A JKUR Auto. I'm getting the AEV correction brackets, so should I also add on the monster bar as well?
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:23 PM   #44
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I'm going to install the Teraflex 2.5" lift from Northridge 4x4 that comes with the Bilstein shocks. I wasnt told I needed an exhaust spacer with this lift... do I? I have a 2013 10A JKUR Auto. I'm getting the AEV correction brackets, so should I also add on the monster bar as well?
You prob won t need exhaust spacers with that lift
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:18 AM   #45
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appears to be a 2012 issue from what I'm reading
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I'm going to install the Teraflex 2.5" lift from Northridge 4x4 that comes with the Bilstein shocks. I wasnt told I needed an exhaust spacer with this lift... do I? I have a 2013 10A JKUR Auto. I'm getting the AEV correction brackets, so should I also add on the monster bar as well?
Spacers not needed. Plenty of clearance between front drive shaft and exhaust crossover. I'll put up post install pictures later today.
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great thanks!
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #48
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Here are a couple of views of the RH and LH AEV geometry correction brackets. They drop the lower arms 2.5". Plenty of clearance between front drive shaft and exhaust crossover. This jeep is a standard transmission.





Replaced the factory axle side sway bar bolt with a grade 8, 9/16" x 3" hex bolt as so many have recommended.

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Tera Flex 2.5 Lift

I have a few questions about the Teraflex 2.5 inch lift. I have a 2012 JK 2dr with the 255/75 R17 BFGOODRICH MTs. If I choose to do this lift would I need a wheel spacer to make it look nicer? I have an ARB stubby bumper and I feel that my front end is sagging a little. Im getting a good deal on the lift @ $601
Tera Flex #1251002. Any opinions? Pictures?

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This thread was helpful. I went with the 2.5" AEV lift and geometry correction brackets. Very easy install on the garage floor with a floor jack and couple of jack stands. Used a ratchet strap to pull the front axle rearward during correction bracket install. Ran around a couple of days before installing the correction brackets and the bump steer was hideous. Will keep the 32" tires until they wear out and replace with 33" tires. This kit does not eliminate the weird forward slope. Overall satisfied, learned something about these types of suspensions. No pieces difficult to access.


Can we get a straight profile picture of the jeep. Would like to the sag. Thanks

Im in the same boat trying to decide which lift to go with, I'm about to pull my hair out.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:15 PM   #51
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here are a couple pics 1st is with the AEV 2" spacer lift and stock rubi springs and shocks 2nd is with the AEV 2 1/2" Dualsport lift with Rancho 9000xl shocks and Rancho geometry correction brackets. I think the 2 1/2" has some rake vs the 2" spacer lift which really leveled the Jeep out.
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here are a couple pics 1st is with the AEV 2" spacer lift and stock rubi springs and shocks 2nd is with the AEV 2 1/2" Dualsport lift with Rancho 9000xl shocks and Rancho geometry correction brackets. I think the 2 1/2" has some rake vs the 2" spacer lift which really leveled the Jeep out.
Thanks Basecamper. I agree the spacer lift looks higher in the front than the Dualsport. But the Dualsport looks pretty close to level. The spacer lift if anything looks like the rake is going backwards. Both look good though. That's my biggest concern I don't wanna add the lift and it still have that drastic rake like most factory.

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