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Old 05-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #61
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Did you guys adjust the headlights after performing this lift?

this should be done to avoid blinding other drivers. u can do it from the front with a torx bit. turn counter clockwise to lower...I believe there is a write up on here.

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this should be done to avoid blinding other drivers. u can do it from the front with a torx bit. turn counter clockwise to lower...I believe there is a write up on here.
Thanks I wasn't sure if the lift would make that much of a difference but I will adjust them tomorrow!

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A lot of good info here! My kit just came in the other day and I'm installing it with some friends on Monday. Did you need spring compressors? I've never done a lift before.

BTW, it's going on a 2010 JKU with 33" Goodyear MTR's.
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No spring compressors needed, just follow the directions, completely.
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No spring compressors needed, just follow the directions, completely.
Thanks...I'll keep you guys updated.
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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 here are some more photos for you. First time doing a little off roading playing on rocks.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:09 PM   #67
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Eric here are some more photos for you. First time doing a little off roading playing on rocks.
Awesome, this really helps me. Any chance you have a side shot standing by the doors?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #68
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Awesome, this really helps me. Any chance you have a side shot standing by the doors?
No I don't but i'm about 6'0" tall and I have to hop up to get in. I wish that I had taken measurements before and after the lift to get a true number because I am positive it is more than 2.5 inches both front and rear.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:32 PM   #69
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No I don't but i'm about 6'0" tall and I have to hop up to get in. I wish that I had taken measurements before and after the lift to get a true number because I am positive it is more than 2.5 inches both front and rear.
Gotcha. Really appreciate the help, thanks.
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Looks just right.
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Awesome, this really helps me. Any chance you have a side shot standing by the doors?
I'll measure before and after, as well as document with pics for ya if it's not too dark when we finish.
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I'll measure before and after, as well as document with pics for ya if it's not too dark when we finish.
Can't wait to see what it looks like!!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:29 AM   #73
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Has anyone bought an AEV jeep from a dealership?

I have built, battled, and rebuilt my CJ for years...and got burnt out...3 little kids and a wife I would rather spend my spare time with...but after visiting Colorado last week I saw TONS of Jeeps one AEV and the bug has bit me again.

I thinking hard about trading my STI SE in on an already built AEV...already have the wife's blessing she hates my STI...if is a 4door...I prefer a 2 door but oh we'll... haven't done the math yet but it seems as if it is quite a premium to buy one already built?

The one at the local dealership by me is exactly what I want except not a Rubicon, I really only want the Rubi for the axels and lockers. I am thinking I can buy same or better than less the the Rubi up charge?

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If you have an pre-built AEV what did you pay?

Is it worth the premium?

Is it worth the Rubi or just do it later when I am ready? I am thinking it will keep me better behaved and actually cost me less...
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I'll measure before and after, as well as document with pics for ya if it's not too dark when we finish.

Thank you!
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Has anyone bought an AEV jeep from a dealership?

I have built, battled, and rebuilt my CJ for years...and got burnt out...3 little kids and a wife I would rather spend my spare time with...but after visiting Colorado last week I saw TONS of Jeeps one AEV and the bug has bit me again.

I thinking hard about trading my STI SE in on an already built AEV...already have the wife's blessing she hates my STI...if is a 4door...I prefer a 2 door but oh we'll... haven't done the math yet but it seems as if it is quite a premium to buy one already built?

The one at the local dealership by me is exactly what I want except not a Rubicon, I really only want the Rubi for the axels and lockers. I am thinking I can buy same or better than less the the Rubi up charge?

New 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport For Sale | Merrillville IN | VIN: 1C4BJWDG2CL184778

If you have an pre-built AEV what did you pay?

Is it worth the premium?

Is it worth the Rubi or just do it later when I am ready? I am thinking it will keep me better behaved and actually cost me less...
If you check out the AEV website they have prices for turn key packages. I believe you supply them with the vehicle rubicon or sport whatever you choose and then they add all of their parts. Best thing to do is check the website and call them with your questions. I have called them and they are very helpful with everything so far no complaints here! Hope that helps you good luck and welcome to the forum!
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Ok, first question: How many ft. lbs did you guys tighten the rear track bar tower? The instructions say 80ft. lbs, but it didn't seem like enough.
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Ok, first question: How many ft. lbs did you guys tighten the rear track bar tower? The instructions say 80ft. lbs, but it didn't seem like enough.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:03 PM   #78
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Ok, first question: How many ft. lbs did you guys tighten the rear track bar tower? The instructions say 80ft. lbs, but it didn't seem like enough.
80ft lbs is enough. If you do more than that you might just strip the threads off the U-bolt (talking from experience )
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:06 PM   #79
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I only have three complaints with this lift.
1. It would be nice to have proper brackets for the front brake lines rather than cable tie wraps.
2. Installing the front passenger side shock is a royal pain
3. It makes my tires (305/65R18) look too small
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:12 PM   #81
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AEV has a new fix coming for replacing the cable tie downs for the brake line on all of their kits. Check their forum for updates on the upcoming new kit.
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Finished product...

The wife can barely see into the windows now, lol.
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Looks great!!!
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Finished product...

The wife can barely see into the windows now, lol.
THAT'S what I was looking for! Thanks, how did the install go?
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It actually went pretty good considering my friends did most of the work. We also swapped out the stock front bolts for the proper bolts, but we couldn't get them all. I'll have to check the thread on here and see what we still have to do.

The only issues we had were getting the new springs in place with the bump stops and attaching the brake lines to the relocation brackets.
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It actually went pretty good considering my friends did most of the work. We also swapped out the stock front bolts for the proper bolts, but we couldn't get them all. I'll have to check the thread on here and see what we still have to do.

The only issues we had were getting the new springs in place with the bump stops and attaching the brake lines to the relocation brackets.
Gotcha. Well, this makes it official for me- 2.5 it is!
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Gotcha. Well, this makes it official for me- 2.5 it is!
Awesome! It definitely looks higher than 2.5" to me...
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80ft lbs is enough. If you do more than that you might just strip the threads off the U-bolt (talking from experience )
Thanks for the info dude!
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I know it says you don't need it, but if you guys are planning to get this kit make sure to buy the geometry drop brackets.
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AEV 2.5" lift. AEV Pintlers and 285/70R17 GY DT's installed this weekend.
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