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Old 12-16-2013, 02:45 AM   #1
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AEV lift, correction brackets, with adj lower control arms??

I have a Aev 2 1/2" lift with there geo correction brackets. I'm running 315 -70-17 GY dura-trac's on my 2 door. At first, I thought all was well. But after the newness has worn off I'm thinking it can drive better.

I am thinking of adding a set of adjustable lower control arms. I know I am limited on a 2 door, and don't really want to replace the front drive line. I'm thinking a little more caster would make it drive better.

Has anyone added adjustable LCA with the drop brackets with noticeable results??

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Old 12-16-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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I wouldn't have thought a 2.5" lift and the geo. brackets would change the axle position much at all.

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Go to the next position on the on the brackets. My lift is right on the border between positions and I went to the higher one to pick up more caster but I picked up a vibration instead.

The caster was noticeable though.


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Go to the next position on the on the brackets. My lift is right on the border between positions and I went to the higher one to pick up more caster but I picked up a vibration instead.

The caster was noticeable though.


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Not sure what you mean. I only have one set of holes in my brackets, unless I'm missing something..

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Old 02-07-2014, 01:30 PM   #5
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Not sure what you mean. I only have one set of holes in my brackets, unless I'm missing something..

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He's talking about the upper control arms, not the lower control arms... The upper part of the brackets has provisions for the 2.5, 3.5, and 4.5 lifts. ...
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When you increase the caster you will increase the pinon angle. The U joint may not be happy about that and give you vibrations. I have a 3.5 inch AEV lift and I am having that problem. A buddy went with adjustable upper control arms to try to fix, but ended up without a lot of caster. AEV says to use the stock drive shaft and all is well. I may try a double cardin joint at the front diff. Still thinking about it.
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I have a Aev 2 1/2" lift with there geo correction brackets. I'm running 315 -70-17 GY dura-trac's on my 2 door. At first, I thought all was well. But after the newness has worn off I'm thinking it can drive better.

I am thinking of adding a set of adjustable lower control arms. I know I am limited on a 2 door, and don't really want to replace the front drive line. I'm thinking a little more caster would make it drive better.

Has anyone added adjustable LCA with the drop brackets with noticeable results??

Thanks Smitty
For best results and maximum adjustment control add both. Start by adding the AEV brackets. They should suffice for the AEV 2.5" lift. If you think you need more Caster then add the lower LCAs. For even better geometry control add the upper LCAs. The brackets do almost everything you need for the 2.5" lift and will save you cash and less parts to maintain.

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