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Old 06-12-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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AEV 2.5 Dualsport XT Suspension Lift

Thinking about it. . . Thoughts? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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Have had mine for about 600 miles now and so far so good. Knowing what I know now though, if I had to do it again I may have opted for the rancho kit (which is pricier btw)

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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Why Rancho over AEV?
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:28 PM   #4
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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Have had mine for about 600 miles now and so far so good. Knowing what I know now though, if I had to do it again I may have opted for the rancho kit (which is pricier btw)
You are gonna have to explain that reasoning a little better please. From what I have read the Rancho stuff is "junk" and AEV is top quality? Not flaming you at all I just want to know because I was going to get the AEV kit. I dont see ANYTHING in that other thread that would suggest the AEV kit not being a good purchase?
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #6
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Why Rancho over AEV?
Sorry, meant RK not Rancho.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16189_2002.htmlhttp://www.quadratec.com/products/16189_2002.htm

AEV made a few shortcuts to get under 1k (the kit above is $1200)... zip ties to address the front brake lines, no adjustable trackbar, re-using the OEM swaybar end links up front, etc. And if you're installing this on your own and have as much experience wrenching as I did (that is to say, none), the installation instructions leave a bit to be desired.

It's still a great kit (if not the best) at that price point though, don't get me wrong!

With the RK kit, you get an adjustable front trackbar, new brake lines, swaybar disconnects, control arms, etc. a much more complete setup, at a cost. BUT you also don't get shocks like you do with AEV (let alone tuned shocks).

Depends on what your going to do with your rig and your wallet. Mine's a DD that won't see off-road until it's all paid off, so AEV is good for me, for now.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:01 AM   #7
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Thanks for that find, but I've seen that thread too . I'm looking for a bit more than was mentioned there... That was mostly about the install. I'm looking more for everyday driving experience and impressions, on road/off road experience, quality issues if any, why they like it/don't like it, etc. For example, I heard of one guy say one of his springs blew out and snapped just days after the warranty was up, called AEV, and they gave him the cold shoulder...literally days after the warranty expired. Now one could argue when the time is up, it's up, but that wasn't cool in my book. I'd think that if in fact what he said was true in that it was just a few days after, that AEV should've hooked him up with a replacement spring. Just my .02 cents.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:09 AM   #8
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Might find some answers/opinions in this thread:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/aev...it-132345.html
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:17 PM   #9
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Hey Guys,
New to the Jeep thing. Just got a 2013 Wrangler, Sport. Looking at the AEV 2.5 Suspension lift, can find nothing bad about it. Any help out their, Pros or cons ???/ What about 35's with this kit?? I know this is a loaded question because of the gearing I have 3.21's !!!! Auto also, will I hate myself or is the gearing something i can do later on ??? Looking for some positive feedback, hopefully by experience.
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Hey Guys,
New to the Jeep thing. Just got a 2013 Wrangler, Sport. Looking at the AEV 2.5 Suspension lift, can find nothing bad about it. Any help out their, Pros or cons ???/ What about 35's with this kit?? I know this is a loaded question because of the gearing I have 3.21's !!!! Auto also, will I hate myself or is the gearing something i can do later on ??? Looking for some positive feedback, hopefully by experience.
Just had the aev kit installed and so far its awesome. As far as running 35 you should have no issue clearance but you would definately want to regear
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Hey Guys,
New to the Jeep thing. Just got a 2013 Wrangler, Sport. Looking at the AEV 2.5 Suspension lift, can find nothing bad about it. Any help out their, Pros or cons ???/ What about 35's with this kit?? I know this is a loaded question because of the gearing I have 3.21's !!!! Auto also, will I hate myself or is the gearing something i can do later on ??? Looking for some positive feedback, hopefully by experience.
I am impressed with my 2013 auto 3.21 with 33's. I originally thought anything over 32" would be more then 3.21's could handle but not so sure now. I know I have plenty of zip and no hunting for gears with my 33's.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #12
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Will it run with stock wheels?

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