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Old 04-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #31
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Team that's a great set up. I live in NY and have a white jk. Hearing so many different opinions on 2 inch lifts...terafllex/rock crawler/mopar/aev. I called ok4wd in NJ and they recommended the AEV. I will likely have them install.. I am gonna need tires and rims and those are beautiful. Only thing left is the tires..will likely go with a 17 rim and 33 tire. How is the ride compared to stock? I really like the handling and ride of my 12 jk.

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This thread is for people who are interested in doing the AEV Dualsport 2.5" lift. I took us about 8 hours for the install with breaks in between. We had a hard time removing and replacing the passenger side shock but other than that it went very smooth! If you have any questions let me know. When we were done we installed new AEV Pintler Wheels with Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ 315/70/17. The ride feels better than stock and braking is improved as well. I also installed the front geometry correction brackets which went on fairly easy as well.

Here she is
Looks great! Can't wait to get my Bright Silver Metallic 2012 JKUR!

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Team that's a great set up. I live in NY and have a white jk. Hearing so many different opinions on 2 inch lifts...terafllex/rock crawler/mopar/aev. I called ok4wd in NJ and they recommended the AEV. I will likely have them install.. I am gonna need tires and rims and those are beautiful. Only thing left is the tires..will likely go with a 17 rim and 33 tire. How is the ride compared to stock? I really like the handling and ride of my 12 jk.
I feel that the ride has improved from stock with the lift. Braking for sure is better which could be due to the larger tires plus the front geometry brackets I added from AEV. The road noise is not any different from the stock Rubicon tires IMO. Let's see the pics when its done!!
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Has anyone had an install shop do this for them? The place local to me wanted $630, which I found absurd...The guy I talked to from AEV said an install shop should be able to knock this out in 4 hours....and around 6 hours if I did it on my own (with no prior suspension install experience).

Unless I found something a couple hundred bucks lower, I'm just going to go at it myself.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #35
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I feel that the ride has improved from stock with the lift. Braking for sure is better which could be due to the larger tires plus the front geometry brackets I added from AEV. The road noise is not any different from the stock Rubicon tires IMO. Let's see the pics when its done!!
My impressions of the lift as well. I put it in a lift review in the sticky thread.
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Has anyone had an install shop do this for them? The place local to me wanted $630, which I found absurd...The guy I talked to from AEV said an install shop should be able to knock this out in 4 hours....and around 6 hours if I did it on my own (with no prior suspension install experience).

Unless I found something a couple hundred bucks lower, I'm just going to go at it myself.
That seems rather high unless you value your work more than $157/hr for 4 hours. Assuming it ties 8 hrs, that is more inline with a $75/hr which is a reasonable labor rate for a good shop.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:54 PM   #36
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That seems rather high unless you value your work more than $157/hr for 4 hours. Assuming it ties 8 hrs, that is more inline with a $75/hr which is a reasonable labor rate for a good shop.
That is literally exactly what I replied to them...They just thanked me for my feedback. So I'll probably just do it myself with a buddy; the AEV guy made it seem like a fairly straightforward install since I undoubtedly have all the necessary tools.
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This thread is for people who are interested in doing the AEV Dualsport 2.5" lift. I took us about 8 hours for the install with breaks in between. We had a hard time removing and replacing the passenger side shock but other than that it went very smooth! If you have any questions let me know. When we were done we installed new AEV Pintler Wheels with Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ 315/70/17. The ride feels better than stock and braking is improved as well. I also installed the front geometry correction brackets which went on fairly easy as well.

Here she is
Had to go out to the garage, to be sure my Jeep was there Great looking unit
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All my stuff just showed up today. I'll try and tackle the install in a few weeks. I'll do my best to do a write up during install.
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All my stuff just showed up today. I'll try and tackle the install in a few weeks. I'll do my best to do a write up during install.
Please oh please do so.
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Please oh please do so.
I'm also re-planning the install instructions like I do mods at work. I'll probably throw those up.
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I'm also re-planning the install instructions like I do mods at work. I'll probably throw those up.
Any and all help for me and my fellow n00bs is always appreciated.
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Any and all help for me and my fellow n00bs is always appreciated.
I'm in that category too.

Hate to admit it, but....... This will be my first time
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Hate to admit it, but....... This will be my first time

Well I don't mean to be crass saying this, but that's even more beneficial to me! I'll get a better understanding of how difficult it is for someone who hasn't installed a lift before.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:13 PM   #44
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Well I don't mean to be crass saying this, but that's even more beneficial to me! I'll get a better understanding of how difficult it is for someone who hasn't installed a lift before.
Oh no I understand that!!! I'm nervous, but seems pretty straight forward. Like I said I re-wrote a copy of the install instructions to allow for good place keeping. Works made me detail oriented.

I'll PM you the word doc after I feel it's done. An extra set of eyes can't hurt. I'm sure I missed something.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:07 AM   #45
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This was my first lift install as well. I had a friend helping who had done a lift before so he was at least somewhat familiar with the process. Make sure you have larger enough jacks and jack stands. I had to borrow a set of jack stands from a friend. I also had to use 4x4 wood blocks to get the jeep high enough. Just take your time doing the install. There are a few things you should know that are not in the instructions. When the from and rear axles are droppped they will move to one side or the other getting the track bar back in place can be tricky. For the rear we used a rachet strap and just pulled it over lining up the bolt holes. On the front we needed two people one turned the steering wheel while the other lined up the bolts for the track bar. Other than that it was actually very simple.
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You guys will have a bit of difficulty getting to the top nut of the passenger side front shock. I used a Dremel tool with a dime size cutting wheel and clearanced a small amount off the reinforcement fins of the under side of the fender flare. It doesn't take much but you will need to do it on 2012s. You could use a razor knife and needle nose pliers if you have to and just take some plastic out. It doesn't take much.

The rest of the install is quite normal. Do disconnect the front driveshaft as advised in the directions, it will severely pinch the small rubber boot on the opposite end of the driveshaft if you don't possibly ruining it.
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@team38tim (or anyone else that has this lift)- could I ask you to take a pic of your rig with you (or anyone else) standing next to it? Sounds odd, I know... but I'm trying to get a sense of how the 2.5 lift looks on a JKU compared to the 3.5 lift from AEV. For me, it's hard to judge between the two unless they're shot right next to each other and I haven't found any good pics of this on the forums. If I can see how the rig looks next to a person of average height, I think that will provide good context.

(and thanks guys, but i'm not looking for pics of 3.5 lifts parked next to 2.5 lifts unless BOTH are from AEV).


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Very pretty.

I thought I wanted the Argent Pintlers until just now.
What a thing to say !!!!!!!

Im sure that guy cared to hear your wheel thoughts.

Great looking Jeep guy!!!!!

How does it drive??
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Tim's jeep is awesome! Got to see it when picking up his stock wheels and tires. Great setup.
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Tim's jeep is awesome! Got to see it when picking up his stock wheels and tires. Great setup.
Thanks Paul so when are you going to post a picture with the new wheels??
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@team38tim (or anyone else that has this lift)- could I ask you to take a pic of your rig with you (or anyone else) standing next to it? Sounds odd, I know... but I'm trying to get a sense of how the 2.5 lift looks on a JKU compared to the 3.5 lift from AEV. For me, it's hard to judge between the two unless they're shot right next to each other and I haven't found any good pics of this on the forums. If I can see how the rig looks next to a person of average height, I think that will provide good context.

(and thanks guys, but i'm not looking for pics of 3.5 lifts parked next to 2.5 lifts unless BOTH are from AEV).


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Eric I will try to get a picture taken tomorrow unfortunately I'm at work the rest of today.
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Hey one quick question for you team...

I got a set of 12 Ton stands today for the frame. Did you jack on the diffs to raise the jeep and how high approx would you say you have to go? I got a 4x4 laying around the garage to help with the height, but I still don't know if my jack will have enough height.

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Hey one quick question for you team...

I got a set of 12 Ton stands today for the frame. Did you jack on the diffs to raise the jeep and how high approx would you say you have to go? I got a 4x4 laying around the garage to help with the height, but I still don't know if my jack will have enough height.

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I used my jacks on the frame where a normal lift at a repair shop would lift the vehicle. I did one side at a time going slow so the jack stands didn't kick out. As far as height goes it was high lol. If I had to guess I had the tires off the garage floor by about a foot when it was on jack stands, hope that helps.
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Eric I will try to get a picture taken tomorrow unfortunately I'm at work the rest of today.
Great, thanks!
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Nice post Team. I been debating on the the AEV or Teraflex lift. What gears are you running? I have 3.73s on mine, thinking about putting the 2.5" lift and going with 33s rather than 35".
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Nice post Team. I been debating on the the AEV or Teraflex lift. What gears are you running? I have 3.73s on mine, thinking about putting the 2.5" lift and going with 33s rather than 35".
I've got a '12 Auto with the 3.73s and will go with 33" BFG A/Ts on Pintlers with my 2.5 Kit. I want 35s, but am trying to be reasonable since this is my DD.
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Nice post Team. I been debating on the the AEV or Teraflex lift. What gears are you running? I have 3.73s on mine, thinking about putting the 2.5" lift and going with 33s rather than 35".

I have the 4.10 gears and have not noticed any real difference driving.
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Glad you posted this! Ironic that I'd just left AEV's site with this lift and these wheels in mind for my JKU; even more ironic that mine is Bright Silver Metallic, too!

After not much consideration, I've decided to choose a different wheel, despite really liking the Pintlers. The last thing I wanna do is have to post pics of "somebody else's" Jeep!
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Did you guys adjust the headlights after performing this lift?
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Did you guys adjust the headlights after performing this lift?
I haven't noticed any difference driving at night after the lift was installed.

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