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Old 08-26-2013, 05:53 AM   #1
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HOW TALL?? 4.5 AEV on 37s and 3.5 Aev 35s?

I am in the market to lift my 2013 Jeep Unlimited Sahara.
I am stuck between 3.5 Aev and 35s or the 4.5 Aev and 37s. I am wanting to know how tall should I expect my Jeep to be for each lift. I am concerned if I go with 37s it will be to tall for parking garages.

Please measure your lifted Jeeps and post how tall they are.

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Sorry I can't give you actual numbers but I am about four inches too tall for a standard garage door with my setup. I would think you would be fine with 37's and 4.5" unless you get into a really short parking garage (I think most parking garages run around 7.5 feet).

Running 37" BFG KM2's, AEV 4.5" lift and the attached rack and compressor components.


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Sorry I can't give you actual numbers but I am about four inches too tall for a standard garage door with my setup. I would think you would be fine with 37's and 4.5" unless you get into a really short parking garage (I think most parking garages run around 7.5 feet).

Running 37" BFG KM2's, AEV 4.5" lift and the attached rack and compressor components.

Yea it seems as most parking garages are 7 feet 2inch and I have seen some as low as 6 feet 8 inches.
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I just did some work on a AEV built rubicon 3.5" on 35 km2. With the factory roof rack it cleared a 7' high garage door by a 1/2".
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My sahara w/ 3.5" rubicon lift + 35s clears my 7' garage by about a 1/2 inch w/out a roof rack. Would've liked 4.5" + 37s but then it would be a driveway jeep.
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This is also what I have been contemplating. From what I have heard the 3.5 AEV lift will also fit 37's. I am going with 37's and debating the AEV 3.5 or 4.5 lift. I am leaning toward the 3.5 lift as I like a lower stance and my wife is short and don't want to make it any higher than it has to be...
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3.5 will fit a 37" fine with flat fenders. You may need to trim or relocate the axle back some to clear the pinch seems
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #8
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My sahara w/ 3.5" rubicon lift + 35s clears my 7' garage by about a 1/2 inch w/out a roof rack. Would've liked 4.5" + 37s but then it would be a driveway jeep.
Ok, thank you I am thinking the 4.5 inch with 37s will give me fits at times. Looks like I will be rolling the 35s.
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This is also what I have been contemplating. From what I have heard the 3.5 AEV lift will also fit 37's. I am going with 37's and debating the AEV 3.5 or 4.5 lift. I am leaning toward the 3.5 lift as I like a lower stance and my wife is short and don't want to make it any higher than it has to be...
Yea, I have heard you can run 37s with 3.5 but you have to make a few adjustments. Including flat finders. I wonder if this set up will fit in Parking garages.

If there is anybody with 3.5 inch lift and 37s. Please measure how tall your jeep is. This would help my decision.

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Mine runs about 6'6" with AEV 3.5 on 35's(bfg)
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Mine is 6' 6" as well (78"). AEV 3.5" lift with 35" Goodyear MTR/K
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Yea, I have heard you can run 37s with 3.5 but you have to make a few adjustments. Including flat finders. I wonder if this set up will fit in Parking garages.

If there is anybody with 3.5 inch lift and 37s. Please measure how tall your jeep is. This would help my decision.

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You can even fit 37's with 2.5" and flat fenders.
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Mine runs about 6'6" with AEV 3.5 on 35's(bfg)
Post pictures please. Would love to see your set up.
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Mine is 6' 6" as well (78"). AEV 3.5" lift with 35" Goodyear MTR/K
Would love to see some pictures.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:29 AM   #15
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You can even fit 37's with 2.5" and flat fenders.
That would be interesting. What else would you need to do to make this happen?
Flat fenders?
Pinch seem?
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Just keep in mind that the lift height will also be determined on how much aftermarket stuff you have bolted on - bumpers winch, etc.

I have seen several people using the 3.5" lift and 37's with stock fenders - Trim pinch seam and rubicon rails is all the mods they had to do on their JKU.

I think 37's are only going to give you another 1" in height over 35's(alot of difference in actual sizes depending on the brands- some 37's measure closer to 35's). So if they are at 6'6" with 3.5 and 35's then I would say you would be somewhere around 6'7" with 3.5 and 37's. Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong.
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I had a dealer measure the height of their 2013 JKUR w/AEV JK350 Package they were selling.

It had:

AEV 4.5" lift
37" BFG AllTerrain's


She told me it was 78" (6.5') tall.
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I had a dealer measure the height of their 2013 JKUR w/AEV JK350 Package they were selling.

It had:

AEV 4.5" lift
37" BFG AllTerrain's


She told me it was 78" (6.5') tall.
Wow!!! That is hard to believe.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:54 AM   #19
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Wow!!! That is hard to believe.
In her defense... She did use the words "To the best of my knowledge"...

She knew I was worried about the height of the Jeep for my parking garage at home. She was definitely rounding down...
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Though, I know the 4.5" lift nets about 5.5" and the 37" tire would lift the axle about 2-3" higher than the stock tires.

Maybe she wasn't far off.
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nwbronco said his JKU with 37's and 3.5" lift(not aev - I think he runs RE lift) put him at 76.5 overall height. He has stock fender flares and has no problem with 37's and 3.5" lift.
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I had a dealer measure the height of their 2013 JKUR w/AEV JK350 Package they were selling.

It had:

AEV 4.5" lift
37" BFG AllTerrain's


She told me it was 78" (6.5') tall.
I think that could be really close. I have heard similar heights. I actually thought the 6'6" for the 3.5 and 35's seemed a little high to me based on others I have seen.
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I think that could be really close. I have heard similar heights. I actually thought the 6'6" for the 3.5 and 35's seemed a little high to me based on others I have seen.
There has to be enough people on this forum that can help us out that actually have these set ups. Come on guys where are you at?
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Im sure there are many on this forum that can provide measurements. However you will probably get a bunch of different measurements, even with limiting it to the aev lifts only. Tire choices, bumpers, winches, armor, and other accessories weigh these guys down probably up to an inch from stated height. Add on top of that, the amount of settling a suspension does as it wears and your numbers could be way off from initial install height with stock bumpers and no armor. There is a lift height post on one of the other forums that should have some comparisons for you, but I think its only fender to wheel well calculations.
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Here is a thread I started on another forum several months ago (I like this forum better)- Overall JKU height. I just asked what everyones lift and tire combo was with their overall height.

Maybe some of that thread can help you out a little.
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Here is a thread I started on another forum several months ago (I like this forum better)- Overall JKU height. I just asked what everyones lift and tire combo was with their overall height.

Maybe some of that thread can help you out a little.
Thanks for sharing!!
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Wish I could send you measurements and pics but my AEV 4.5 is in the box(es) still.

I was actually considering running 35's with the 4.5... I seem to see a lot of "sleeve the axle and weld supports on the gusset" if you run 37's???
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Wish I could send you measurements and pics but my AEV 4.5 is in the box(es) still.

I was actually considering running 35's with the 4.5... I seem to see a lot of "sleeve the axle and weld supports on the gusset" if you run 37's???
When you get it installed please share your thoughts.

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Wish I could send you measurements and pics but my AEV 4.5 is in the box(es) still.

I was actually considering running 35's with the 4.5... I seem to see a lot of "sleeve the axle and weld supports on the gusset" if you run 37's???
Some 37's weigh about the same as 35's. If you plan on doing a lot of rock crawling or extreme offroading then sleeves and gussets would be wise for 35's or 37's. If you will be doing light trails and mostly driven on the road then you can get by without sleeves and gussets with 35's or 37's IMO(just my opinion).
It comes down to how you are planning on using it.

I think the reason you see more people sleeve and gusset the 37's is because 90% of the time these are the people that are doing serious rock crawling or offroading. The majority of 35's are road beauty queens(nothing wrong with that) that rarely see dirt or rocks and there is no reason to sleeve or gusset if you aren't taking it offroad.

Go with the 37's so you don't regret it later
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Wish I could send you measurements and pics but my AEV 4.5 is in the box(es) still.

I was actually considering running 35's with the 4.5... I seem to see a lot of "sleeve the axle and weld supports on the gusset" if you run 37's???
I installed C-gusset for my 35's. I netted 3" of lift with my AEV 2.5" and I have (light) aftermarket bumpers. I may chop my fenders and try to run 37's next year. I know I would definitely have to trim pinch seem. I will also set aside money for re-gearing. I would doing 37's for looks mainly because the type of trails I would hit won't be filled with rocks. D30's could be a problem down the road also.



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