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Old 07-07-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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AEV 2" Spacer Kit- Anyone tried it?

I'm looking to bump my ride height up by 1.5"-2" while leaving my JK as stock as possible (daily driver/only vehicle).

Has anyone actually purchased and installed/used the AEV 2.0" Spacer kit?

I'm looking for feedback on the install, quality and longevity... Wasn't pumped about having to drill into factory parts or to ditch my brake line brackets for zip-ties, but it seems a higher quality kit than the TF leveling kit that I've heard fall apart (sway bar end-links)

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Old 07-07-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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I have it. Been installed for a little more than a month so I can't comment on longevity, but the spacers are made of a urethane material so I don't forsee issues with them holding up. And the front shock extensions are made from heavy guage steel.

The only drilling required is on the front spring seats to install the new bumpstops. Two holes total.

The sway bar links supplied with the kit appeared to be more robust than the stockers.

Install is fairly easy and requires only common hand tools.

On the 2011s, the front brake lines are routed different, hence the need to move the brake line from the bottom of the spring seat to the shock body to allow for the increased lift. I was a bit skeptical too about this but after a day of driving over washboard backroads the lines didn't move.

This kit lifts and levels. Raises the front a bit more than 2" and raises the rear a bit more than 1". My Jeep still has a very slight forward rake.

All in all, the kit did what I wanted: provide a modest lift and a slightly more aggresive look.

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
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I have it. Been installed for a little more than a month so I can't comment on longevity, but the spacers are made of a urethane material so I don't forsee issues with them holding up. And the front shock extensions are made from heavy guage steel.

The only drilling required is on the front spring seats to install the new bumpstops. Two holes total.

The sway bar links supplied with the kit appeared to be more robust than the stockers.

Install is fairly easy and requires only common hand tools.

On the 2011s, the front brake lines are routed different, hence the need to move the brake line from the bottom of the spring seat to the shock body to allow for the increased lift. I was a bit skeptical too about this but after a day of driving over washboard backroads the lines didn't move.

This kit lifts and levels. Raises the front a bit more than 2" and raises the rear a bit more than 1". My Jeep still has a very slight forward rake.

All in all, the kit did what I wanted: provide a modest lift and a slightly more aggresive look.
Wow, awesome info! I haven't been down there yet to eyeball the materials...are the spring seats your drilling into made of rubber or are they steel like the other suspension components?
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:10 AM   #5
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I have it. Been installed for a little more than a month so I can't comment on longevity, but the spacers are made of a urethane material so I don't forsee issues with them holding up. And the front shock extensions are made from heavy guage steel.

The only drilling required is on the front spring seats to install the new bumpstops. Two holes total.

The sway bar links supplied with the kit appeared to be more robust than the stockers.

Install is fairly easy and requires only common hand tools.

On the 2011s, the front brake lines are routed different, hence the need to move the brake line from the bottom of the spring seat to the shock body to allow for the increased lift. I was a bit skeptical too about this but after a day of driving over washboard backroads the lines didn't move.

This kit lifts and levels. Raises the front a bit more than 2" and raises the rear a bit more than 1". My Jeep still has a very slight forward rake.

All in all, the kit did what I wanted: provide a modest lift and a slightly more aggresive look.
How is the ride compared to before?
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:19 AM   #6
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Just about anything from the after market (shock extensions, sway links, etc) is gonna be made better than what came on your JK.
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Love that kit. Come time, it will be my choice

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