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Old 05-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Aev 2.5" lift kit

Will this kit level the jeep ?

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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From its factory rake, yes.

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Old 05-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #4
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Nice, though I may be the rare one who prefer a rake over the front-high look. Level is the best though.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:47 AM   #6
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*Drools*

What size are those duratracs? 315?
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Looks like you are parked by AEV lol. I drool every time I drive by.

You look like you might need some Ace rock sliders on your rig. I just happen to have a set for sale if your interested
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I have 315/70/17 Duratracs. That's an old pic when I first sent it to AEV. I have rubicon rock rails on it now. Thanks for the offer though.
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I have 315/70/17 Duratracs. That's an old pic when I first sent it to AEV. I have rubicon rock rails on it now. Thanks for the offer though.
I was running both at the same time, but I realize I am not going to use my jeep to warrant the Ace sliders. If you hear of anyone local who has a 4dr and is interested in some real heavy duty rock sliders I have a set and can mount them for them.

that AEV shop is great and Kent a nice guy he gave his brand new bumper that I cut down and made my stubby out of. Your jeep looks good with that 2.5" and wheel/tire combo. I am looking to do the same but I have 3.21 gears so need to thinking about changing that first before the 2.5" lift because I only have 33" tires and they look a little funny with that combo.
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Will this kit level the jeep ?
Are you going to run a heavier bumber + winch?

I have the AEV 2.5, AEV Front bumper, Warn 9.5 winch, pretty much the the standard AEV set up (Expedition One rear bumper though) and there was a rake still. I spoke with AEV and ended up putting in a Teraflex .5 spacers up front. It leveled and the ride is exactly the same. I've see people report no rake with the same AEV setup, some have a rake. I was one who did have a rake.

I would guess it would be level with stock bumper no/winch, as that is much lighter setup.

Also, the AEV 2.5 is designed to run with their bumpers - you may see 2.5+ on stock setup.

Also, I run 315 Duratracs. 33.5" actual at 28psi. 40.5" gound to lower edge of stock flairs.
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You look like you might need some Ace rock sliders on your rig. I just happen to have a set for sale if your interested
I'm possibly looking to add those down the line. It'd be handy. My rubi rails have been getting a workout. Just don't have the coin to drop right now and there are other mods higher up on my list. Good luck with the sale!
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I was running both at the same time, but I realize I am not going to use my jeep to warrant the Ace sliders. If you hear of anyone local who has a 4dr and is interested in some real heavy duty rock sliders I have a set and can mount them for them.

that AEV shop is great and Kent a nice guy he gave his brand new bumper that I cut down and made my stubby out of. Your jeep looks good with that 2.5" and wheel/tire combo. I am looking to do the same but I have 3.21 gears so need to thinking about changing that first before the 2.5" lift because I only have 33" tires and they look a little funny with that combo.
Yeah the 2.5 inch lift is perfect for over landing. I'm not looking to rock climb in it. I believe I still could even without the 3 or 4" lift.

I recently had AEV regear the Jeep. Went from the 3.21's to 4.10's. the difference is amazing. I think 4.10 is perfect for the new 3.6 and tranny. AEV runs 4.10'a in all their rigs I think and those perform flawlessly.

I have a baby due in July and if I have any money left over I'm giving them my Jeep to complete the front end. Bumper, winch, lights, hood and snorkel. Then I hope I'm done. Thing is a money pit!
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Yeah the 2.5 inch lift is perfect for over landing. I'm not looking to rock climb in it. I believe I still could even without the 3 or 4" lift.

I recently had AEV regear the Jeep. Went from the 3.21's to 4.10's. the difference is amazing. I think 4.10 is perfect for the new 3.6 and tranny. AEV runs 4.10'a in all their rigs I think and those perform flawlessly.

I have a baby due in July and if I have any money left over I'm giving them my Jeep to complete the front end. Bumper, winch, lights, hood and snorkel. Then I hope I'm done. Thing is a money pit!
pm sent about regear.
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Are you going to run a heavier bumber + winch?

I have the AEV 2.5, AEV Front bumper, Warn 9.5 winch, pretty much the the standard AEV set up (Expedition One rear bumper though) and there was a rake still. I spoke with AEV and ended up putting in a Teraflex .5 spacers up front. It leveled and the ride is exactly the same. I've see people report no rake with the same AEV setup, some have a rake. I was one who did have a rake.

I would guess it would be level with stock bumper no/winch, as that is much lighter setup.

Also, the AEV 2.5 is designed to run with their bumpers - you may see 2.5+ on stock setup.

Also, I run 315 Duratracs. 33.5" actual at 28psi. 40.5" gound to lower edge of stock flairs.
Planning on building my own bumpers at a later date. Probably out of aluminum.

So will be running it with stock bumpers until the fall.

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Old 05-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #15
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Are you going to run a heavier bumber + winch?

I have the AEV 2.5, AEV Front bumper, Warn 9.5 winch, pretty much the the standard AEV set up (Expedition One rear bumper though) and there was a rake still. I spoke with AEV and ended up putting in a Teraflex .5 spacers up front. It leveled and the ride is exactly the same. I've see people report no rake with the same AEV setup, some have a rake. I was one who did have a rake.

I would guess it would be level with stock bumper no/winch, as that is much lighter setup.

Also, the AEV 2.5 is designed to run with their bumpers - you may see 2.5+ on stock setup.

Also, I run 315 Duratracs. 33.5" actual at 28psi. 40.5" gound to lower edge of stock flairs.
I am about to install the same lift and Duratracs. I have been wondering what kind of numbers to expect with stock bumpers.
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I am about to install the same lift and Duratracs. I have been wondering what kind of numbers to expect with stock bumpers.
You'll love the ride - better than stock.

Play around with PSI. I was running 32 for a while and it was stiff. AEV recommended dropping to 28psi, and it rides much better.

Post your height when you finish.

Good luck - it's a great combo.
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You'll love the ride - better than stock.

Play around with PSI. I was running 32 for a while and it was stiff. AEV recommended dropping to 28psi, and it rides much better.

Post your height when you finish.

Good luck - it's a great combo.
Will do. Me and the family just took a ferry near our home and we were parked next to a beautiful JKU with about 3.5" of lift and some 35's. Can't wait until mine looks like that. Such a difference compared to my wife's stock JKU we were in.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #18
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Nice, though I may be the rare one who prefer a rake over the front-high look. Level is the best though.
I guess I'm rare, I prefer the factory rake.. I hate the nose high look (or even level)
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:22 PM   #19
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I guess I'm rare, I prefer the factory rake.. I hate the nose high look (or even level)
Mine is one of the ones with a little rake left. Doesnt really bother me as I appreciate the .25 extra mpg I get out of the aerodynamics. Ha!
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From its factory rake, yes.
Actually, it depends. Are you running factory bumpers and/or a spare?

I run the 2.5" (315/70r17 Duratracs) factory bumpers, no spare. I have the factory rake (which I like) even when the spare was on there was rake.

I wonder if some people don't re-use the rear isolator (since they left it out of the instructions) this would take some rake away.
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Mine is one of the ones with a little rake left. Doesnt really bother me as I appreciate the .25 extra mpg I get out of the aerodynamics. Ha!
post a few side pics of your jeep if you could, your avatar image looks good, but very small.
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I'm trying to decide on going with the 2.5 AEV or 3.5 AEV with 35's. I'm thinking about going to 37's possibly in the future which is why I am thinking the 3.5" may be the best investment...
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I guess I'm rare, I prefer the factory rake.. I hate the nose high look (or even level)
I agree. even level looks funny; there is an illusion of the rear sagging due to the lines of the Jeep. Plus, once you add anything in the back, or passengers, you're nose high. Jeeps don't look good as pre-runners.
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Actually, it depends. Are you running factory bumpers and/or a spare?

I run the 2.5" (315/70r17 Duratracs) factory bumpers, no spare. I have the factory rake (which I like) even when the spare was on there was rake.

I wonder if some people don't re-use the rear isolator (since they left it out of the instructions) this would take some rake away.
The following is from the AEV instructions for installing the 2.5 XT

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Note: On Rubicon models, remove the push pins holding the speed sensor wiring to the frame and upper control arm.
A. Remove and save all anti-sway bar link hardware.
B. Remove shocks and save all shock mounting hardware.
C. Lower axle and remove springs. DO NOT remove factory isolator.
D. For 2011 or newer models, remove and discard factory bracket from the brake line.
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The following is from the AEV instructions for installing the 2.5 XT

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Note: On Rubicon models, remove the push pins holding the speed sensor wiring to the frame and upper control arm.
A. Remove and save all anti-sway bar link hardware.
B. Remove shocks and save all shock mounting hardware.
C. Lower axle and remove springs. DO NOT remove factory isolator.
D. For 2011 or newer models, remove and discard factory bracket from the brake line.
Wasn't that for the front? I am trying to recall (threw my instructions away) that the rear didn't mention it.

Oh yeah, have fun with the last step, "remove factory bracket"!
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post a few side pics of your jeep if you could, your avatar image looks good, but very small.


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