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Old 12-27-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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AEV 3.5" Premium or Mopar 4" lift???

Guys, if I had to choose between these 2 lifts, which one should I choose? I've read a lot of good things about the AEV (the ride is excellent, etc.) and that is very important to me, as it will be my daily driver, and I will be doing very little crawling. The only reason I'm even considering the Mopar is because my dealer is saying the Mopar won't affect the warranty, but the AEV will. I will be putting 35 inch tires/wheels as well, if that makes a difference. Putting cost aside (as I know neither of these are the most reasonable ones from a price perspective), and putting aside debates about whether the AEV would/would not void the warranty, which one will give me a better/smoother ride? I really appreciate any input!!!

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who makes the mopar? Doesn't AEV make those?

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Old 12-27-2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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I've heard some people mentioning that, but I have not been able to confirm it.
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it is very likely that the mopar is made by aev... since the "mopar" bumpers and heat reduction hoods are also made by them...
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:03 PM   #6
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I would go with the AEV kit since it is more solid and they back their stuff; and its alot nicer on the road than the mopar.
I have ridden in vehicles that have both and preferred the AEV over the mopar. Their R&D department is much more thorough than mopar.
from what you are saying i think you would be happier with the AEV and it shouldn't effect your warranty unless you alter them severely.

They use that card so that you buy the mopar kit and they can make money of you; they tried to tell me that my AEV front bumper voided my warranty on the body since i used a non mopar product. So i asked them to show where in the warranty it states that. and they were not able to; and i got my free oil change. YES THIS WAS OVER MY FIRST FREE OIL CHANGE; it was my first and last at the dealership.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:04 PM   #7
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it is very likely that the mopar is made by aev... since the "mopar" bumpers and heat reduction hoods are also made by them...
But AEV's front bumpers are more solid, better looking, and more capable.

Dont know much about the hoods, but i am looking at the AEV hood
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in the 2011 Mopar catalog it shows the AEV hood and bumper. they are the exact same but with the mopar markup. I tried to order a hood at wholesale price from my dealer and it was still more than getting it directly from AEV without a discount and wont be available till the end of jan if you place the order with mopar.
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in the 2011 Mopar catalog it shows the AEV hood and bumper. they are the exact same but with the mopar markup. I tried to order a hood at wholesale price from my dealer and it was still more than getting it directly from AEV without a discount and wont be available till the end of jan if you place the order with mopar.
Didn't know that dude. Good to know. I still have a problem with dealing with dealerships. I have yet to have a bad experience with aev. The only prob I had is that the box that the bumper came in was HUGE. But I would rather it be protected than come all scratched up and needs painting.
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When I checked with my dealership about the cost to intall a lift, they had never seen a Mopar lift but had installed several AEV and OME lifts (which is what I am looking at). I would go AEV if it were me.

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