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Old 02-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #61
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The kit is up on the quadratec site. Listed for $899. Comes with front and rear coil springs, Bilstein shocks, front and rear bump stops, front and rear brake line brackets, rear track bar, rear axle side track bar bracket, and sway bar links.


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That's an extremely good question, and one that I'm still wrestling with. Gonna regear end of May or early June...and still haven't decided.

The more I drive mine, and read comments here and on other forums, the more I'm convinced that 4.10's are perfect for the 3.6 engine and 35's.

On the other hand, $1500 is an awful lot of cash to drop on changing to one lower gear ratio.

Complicating matters is the fact that 4.56's are few and far between...many shops have difficulty getting them, and therefore recommend either 4.10's or 4.88's.

The deciding factor will probably come in April...I usually drive to the East Coast for a week or two then, for a multitude of niece and nephew b-days in several states. I think a trip through the mountains of PA will clear things up nicely.

I hope.
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This is my top choice for lifts right now. But will it really come with all that for the $899 price? Guess no one knows for sure until it's released. And I see only 2 sway bar links?
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The kit is up on the quadratec site. Listed for $899. Comes with front and rear coil springs, Bilstein shocks, front and rear bump stops, front and rear brake line brackets, rear track bar, rear axle side track bar bracket, and sway bar links.

That is the 07-12 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door Kit. I checked the AEV site and 2 Door is an option, but I didn't see the 2 Door Kit up on Quadratec yet.

This looks like a pretty good kit. Can't wait to hear the feedback once folks start installing it.
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Just got the email from AEV its released.
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That's an extremely good question, and one that I'm still wrestling with. Gonna regear end of May or early June...and still haven't decided.

The more I drive mine, and read comments here and on other forums, the more I'm convinced that 4.10's are perfect for the 3.6 engine and 35's.

On the other hand, $1500 is an awful lot of cash to drop on changing to one lower gear ratio.

Complicating matters is the fact that 4.56's are few and far between...many shops have difficulty getting them, and therefore recommend either 4.10's or 4.88's.

The deciding factor will probably come in April...I usually drive to the East Coast for a week or two then, for a multitude of niece and nephew b-days in several states. I think a trip through the mountains of PA will clear things up nicely.

I hope.
Same boat. But so far I've found "workarounds" and my gas mileage is pretty good so far. And after studying how the new V6 gets its horses/torque from higher RPMs (gross simplification) I've learned to force a downshift if I want a little bit more giddy up. (auto trans mind you). Also helped when I did that reprogramming test without the 4.10 and 4.56. I learned a lot.
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Yes the AEV site does show it now. Awesome!

The instructions say the kit includes "Front Stabilizer End Link Relocations Brackets" but no Rear swaybar end links. But then the detailed steps say "install new Rear swaybar end links" and front "Install new sway bar end link brackets". That's confusing what's included. And do you usually have to disconnect the drive shaft to install a small lift? Guess I don't understand that step.
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Yes the AEV site does show it now. Awesome!

The instructions say the kit includes "Front Stabilizer End Link Relocations Brackets" but no Rear swaybar end links. But then the detailed steps say "install new Rear swaybar end links" and front "Install new sway bar end link brackets". That's confusing what's included. And do you usually have to disconnect the drive shaft to install a small lift? Guess I don't understand that step.
Looks like they send the longer backs to the front like other lifts.

And no disco'ing drive shaft.
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Quick link to the instructions if anyone else is interested.
http://www.aev-conversions.com/ishee...ort_ISheet.pdf

My only gripe is I don't like "zip-tying" my brake lines to a $800+ suspension kit (step11). They should have developed a bracket that snaps to the shock. Also, I'm not sure why the drive-shaft needs to be disconnected, is that a clearance issue? I have done plenty of suspension installs on other cars, never a Jeep so I don't know.

Other than that, this seems like a great option for me also. I'm in savings mode so hopefully I'll have enough to get this and 35s done by the summer.
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Looks like they send the longer backs to the front like other lifts.

And no disco'ing drive shaft.
That's what I thought about the links but it says "new". Guess I'll find out if (when) I buy it.

Now for the DS step 7c says:

"Disconnect the drive shaft. Make sure to mark both sides of the connection so you can properly align it when you reconnect it. Tie loose end of the drive shaft up so it will not hang down, failure to do so may result in damage to your drive shaft."

Can't be that hard to do I suppose.
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That's what I thought about the links but it says "new". Guess I'll find out if (when) I buy it.

Now for the DS step 7c says:

"Disconnect the drive shaft. Make sure to mark both sides of the connection so you can properly align it when you reconnect it. Tie loose end of the drive shaft up so it will not hang down, failure to do so may result in damage to your drive shaft."

Can't be that hard to do I suppose.
Good luck.

AEV is in a league of its own for sure.
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No ProCal in the kit - that will be needed for 33's.
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Man I had to go and find a negative for this kit. But there is conflicting information.

From aev-conversions.com:

Do I need to make exhaust modifications to install AEV’s 2.5” DualSport Suspension System?

"With the introduction of the 2012 JK, exhaust modifications are now necessary. The point of interference is where the exhaust crosses below the front driveshaft. Customers should anticipate using an exhaust shop to create the necessary modification, which will be as simple as welding in a mildly ‘u-shaped’ section of tube just below the driveshaft."

But in a thread on the same website AEV Dave (admin) says:

"No need to modify the exhaust at 2.5"

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Man I had to go and find a negative for this kit. But there is conflicting information.

From aev-conversions.com:

Do I need to make exhaust modifications to install AEV’s 2.5” DualSport Suspension System?

"With the introduction of the 2012 JK, exhaust modifications are now necessary. The point of interference is where the exhaust crosses below the front driveshaft. Customers should anticipate using an exhaust shop to create the necessary modification, which will be as simple as welding in a mildly ‘u-shaped’ section of tube just below the driveshaft."

But in a thread on the same website AEV Dave (admin) says:

"No need to modify the exhaust at 2.5"

Got to find out the shock length. Downward travel is what's going determine if the exhaust spacers are needed.
What is it 27"?

So what's different compared to similar equipped kits. Besides the TB?
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Complete newb question here, but this is only for a 4 door JK, right? Could I use it for my 2 door? From what I've read on some other posts I thought I had seen people use lifts for 4 doors on 2 doors with a little gain in the lift due to it being made to carry more weight. Am I completely wrong? Thanks for dealing with the question....
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She hid mine under a big yellow sticky that says "No Jeep Stuff". But the glue on those stickies doesn't last so it will fall off soon.

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Got to find out the shock length. Downward travel is what's going determine if the exhaust spacers are needed.
What is it 27"?

So what's different compared to similar equipped kits. Besides the TB?
True. Dunno if it's 27". Typically 1-3" lifts = 25" Front, 27" rear? "The shocks are exclusively made for AEV by Bilstein and carry their own unique part numbers. Their basic construction is in fact identical to the 5100, though they are specifically sized to AEV’s specs to fit our JK suspension."

The search continues.
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Complete newb question here, but this is only for a 4 door JK, right? Could I use it for my 2 door? From what I've read on some other posts I thought I had seen people use lifts for 4 doors on 2 doors with a little gain in the lift due to it being made to carry more weight. Am I completely wrong? Thanks for dealing with the question....
The AEV site lets you chose 2 or 4 door. I would buy the one designed for your Jeep type. Unless you want to buy some JKUR take-off springs. I have read those will give you an inch. I may have some to sell soon.
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The AEV site lets you chose 2 or 4 door. I would buy the one designed for your Jeep type. Unless you want to buy some JKUR take-off springs. I have read those will give you an inch. I may have some to sell soon.
Oh ok, because on Quadratec they only had the 4 door model. Thanks!
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Looks like a nice setup! Look good too with that chrome Bilstien SS Bar!!

I think AEV will have to address the eshaust,, like Treraflex has,, and also address the shock compression. No mention of that.

Give it more to to sort out all details,,, and actually see a picture of a 2 door with this lift and review.

I think Im just going to add the 3/4 daystar leveling spacers for now.

But this is on the radar for sure!!!!!!!!!!!
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AEV Dave addressed my concerns just now on the AEV site:

"Ah looks like we had a mix up on the FAQ, working on fixing it now.

NO exhaust or driveshaft modification is necessary with the 2.5" kit. Sorry for the confusion"

Yay!
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She hid mine under a big yellow sticky that says "No Jeep Stuff". But the glue on those stickies doesn't last so it will fall off soon.

The search continues.
I made mention of it on the phone and was told "you can't have it back if you're going to use it for jeep stuff" Good thing I memorized the number
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I made mention of it on the phone and was told "you can't have it back if you're going to use it for jeep stuff" Good thing I memorized the number
What exactly constitutes "Jeep Stuff"? Looks like you have a case, time to lawyer up.
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What exactly constitutes "Jeep Stuff"? Looks like you have a case, time to lawyer up.
This lift certainly does. Unless...I tell her I got it for the Infiniti and then when it shows up tell her it doesn't fit for some reason so I'll just slap it on the Jeep instead of paying to ship it back.
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This lift certainly does. Unless...I tell her I got it for the Infiniti and then when it shows up tell her it doesn't fit for some reason so I'll just slap it on the Jeep instead of paying to ship it back.
I figured I'd just say its to isolate the vibrations on the coffee table. Then pint out its to tall and swap it with the jeeps
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Or you can tell her that you got matching pogo sticks.
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With the release of this lift kit comes the release of their new and improved front CA relo bracket, compatible with lifts of 2.5-4.5". I just ordered mine and will report back once installed:

JK Geometry Correction Front Control Arm Drop Brackets - JK Suspension - Suspension - Shop By Category

Previous brackets AEV sold only worked down to a 3.5 lift. Reason I am trying it out is since I got my extra 1" with the sweet coils last week, handling on highway expansion joints and pot holes at speed (50 mph+) makes the front sorta squirrel out for a second. Serious vibration comes into the steering wheel and whole front end, not like DW scary, and it settles out on it's own a second or two later, but certainly not right. She certainly lost some of her manners, and I sure don't plan to pull out the taller coils that finally get me level.

I don't know how much of this is just how a lifted Jeep should feel, but if I can get closer to stock handling on the highway for $99, I am giving it a try.

Guys that have been using it on the taller kits in the past have sung the praises, so I will be the guinea pig for the forum. At the end of the day, I netted exactly 2.5" in the rear and 3.5" in the front over stock with my RC 2.5" BB and the "19" coils, so I have to be creeping into caster correction country anyways up front, although I would not say I have any highway wander at this time. For those that read the link and the attached instructions, there is a measuring point on your front suspension that determines if this kit is for you, and if so, what mounting holes to use. I measure out at right around 7", according to this standard on page 6 of the instructions.
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With the release of this lift kit comes the release of their new and improved front CA relo bracket, compatible with lifts of 2.5-4.5". I just ordered mine and will report back once installed:

JK Geometry Correction Front Control Arm Drop Brackets - JK Suspension - Suspension - Shop By Category

Previous brackets AEV sold only worked down to a 3.5 lift. Reason I am trying it out is since I got my extra 1" with the sweet coils last week, handling on highway expansion joints and pot holes at speed (50 mph+) makes the front sorta squirrel out for a second. Serious vibration comes into the steering wheel and whole front end, not like DW scary, and it settles out on it's own a second or two later, but certainly not right. She certainly lost some of her manners, and I sure don't plan to pull out the taller coils that finally get me level.

I don't know how much of this is just how a lifted Jeep should feel, but if I can get closer to stock handling on the highway for $99, I am giving it a try.

Guys that have been using it on the taller kits in the past have sung the praises, so I will be the guinea pig for the forum. At the end of the day, I netted exactly 2.5" in the rear and 3.5" in the front over stock with my RC 2.5" BB and the "19" coils, so I have to be creeping into caster correction country anyways up front, although I would not say I have any highway wander at this time. For those that read the link and the attached instructions, there is a measuring point on your front suspension that determines if this kit is for you, and if so, what mounting holes to use. I measure out at right around 7", according to this standard on page 6 of the instructions.
I'm glad you're trying this. I was 100% curious about it and wanted to try it out myself. I hope you do a write up! (and too bad I couldn't help to come learn )

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