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Old 06-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #211
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i notice in the pics u do not have a spare on...this will do it. the spare u are running is around 90lbs at minimum and is alot of leverage when it hangs off the rear. it will lower the rear slightly. mine seems higher up front now after putting my AEV carrier on and hanging the full size spare.

This^^^ plus an aftermarket bumper is another 60-70lbs so between that and the tire 80-90lbs it will lower the rear slightly.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #212
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I actually have the spare on now (first one was shipped damaged so it was off for awhile). What do you guys think about spacers? Bad idea?

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #213
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Hmmm everything indexed properly in front? I can't remember if there is a spring isolator up front on top.. Did you leave that in?

Mines level, so this is weird....
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #214
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I actually have the spare on now (first one was shipped damaged so it was off for awhile). What do you guys think about spacers? Bad idea?

what are your measurements from ground to fender front and rear? measure at the center of the wheel.

this is unusual....i haven't heard of anyone getting a rake from this.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #215
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I'll get some measurements that we can chat about. Priority right now is getting my harken hoist setup.

Start taking bets now on me just being completely delusional. It's entirely possible that I'm seeing a problem that isn't there.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:53 PM   #216
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AEV 2.5" with Control arm brackets
2door sport hardtop stock bumpers w/AEV tire carrier
17" Savegre's BFG AT TA/KO's 315/70R17 @ 30psi

took some quick measurements on mine (ground to fender flare bottom edge measured at centerline of wheel)....
front drivers side = 40 5/8"
front pass. = 40 5/8"
rear drivers side = 40"
rear pass. side = 40"
ground to center cap on spare(AEV tire carrier) = 48 1/2"
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:18 AM   #217
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I'll get some measurements that we can chat about. Priority right now is getting my harken hoist setup.

Start taking bets now on me just being completely delusional. It's entirely possible that I'm seeing a problem that isn't there.
have u had a chance to measure yet? i'm curious about your rake and the overall height gained on the 4door
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:19 AM   #218
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haven't had the chance to yet, but will do it today for sure when I get home.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:35 PM   #219
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haven't had the chance to yet, but will do it today for sure when I get home.
I finally added my tire carrier about 2 weeks ago and it looks level. I have not taken any measurements but will and post them also.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:28 PM   #220
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AEV 2.5" with Control arm brackets
2door sport hardtop stock bumpers w/AEV tire carrier
17" Savegre's BFG AT TA/KO's 315/70R17 @ 30psi

took some quick measurements on mine (ground to fender flare bottom edge measured at centerline of wheel)....
front drivers side = 40 5/8"
front pass. = 40 5/8"
rear drivers side = 40"
rear pass. side = 40"
ground to center cap on spare(AEV tire carrier) = 48 1/2"
Finally got the measurements on mine: AEV 2.5" with control arm drop brackets, AEV Pintler 17" with Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ 315/70/17 tires at 32psi.

Same place for measurements as rtguy

front driver side - 39
front pass side - 39
rear drivers side - 39 1/2
rear pass side - 39 1/2
ground to center cap on spare - 48
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #221
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anyone with a model before 2011 have issues with the front brake line brackets? I didn't put mine on because it seemed like i was going to brake the hard line bending it but now i wonder if i will be able to get full articulation without snapping the line. I am heading to Rausch Creek next week and don't know if i can pull the sway bar links without this happening, I am running 32's if that helps at all.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #222
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Is it just me or did the price on this lift go up 60$? Were there any changes to it? Getting ready to lift soon, either with this lift or a RK kit.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:06 AM   #223
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Is it just me or did the price on this lift go up 60$? Were there any changes to it? Getting ready to lift soon, either with this lift or a RK kit.
Hah it did go up $60.. Guess materials are getting expensive, glad I bought mine when it came out!
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:46 AM   #224
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subscribed...mine is on its way!
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Nice...not that I am partial to AEV or anything...
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:05 AM   #226
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Resurrection! The power of the search feature.

TODAY:
I have a 2009 JKU Sahara and am currently running stock tires (32") on a TF leveling kit with stock bumpers Front and Rear. It's a DD and most off roading is trails in the midwest. I hope to someday take some road trips to CO / UT.

FUTURE:
2.5" lift
Front Bumper w/ winch
Rear bumper w/ carrier
33" / 35" tires

To all of you who put this kit in, a few questions:
(1) Do you recommend this lift with a stock set-up?
(2) How was the on-road performance and how has it changed as you changed your jeep?
(3) How was the off-road performance?
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:34 PM   #227
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Resurrection! The power of the search feature. TODAY: I have a 2009 JKU Sahara and am currently running stock tires (32") on a TF leveling kit with stock bumpers Front and Rear. It's a DD and most off roading is trails in the midwest. I hope to someday take some road trips to CO / UT. FUTURE: 2.5" lift Front Bumper w/ winch Rear bumper w/ carrier 33" / 35" tires To all of you who put this kit in, a few questions: (1) Do you recommend this lift with a stock set-up? (2) How was the on-road performance and how has it changed as you changed your jeep? (3) How was the off-road performance?
I switched out from a leveling kit to AEV 2.5 lift and I was extremely pleased. The ride and handling are even better than stock. I also recommend the geometry brackets to go with it, the whole package is excellent. I can't comment to it with a stock setup, as I had my bumpers and 35's by the time I got it.
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:43 AM   #228
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Oldie but goodie!

I have to keep my voice down because there are a lot of AEV haters int he world but the AEV lifts provide some of the best road manners and handling off road at beyond crawling speeds. If you are looking for max articulation from your suspension the RK and MC lifts can likely exceed the AEV kit. The TF kit is good balance between but not quite as good at either. Keep in mind the difference are not large but they do exist. The lift kit is designed to carry additional weight so with the bumpers and other gear you will probably be right at 2.5" up front.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:59 PM   #229
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I am strongly considering this lift myself. Stopped by a local installer on Friday, and they had two jeeps there that they were installing them on. They also used the tuned Bilstein's and geo brackets etc...
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:01 PM   #230
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I'm getting mine tomorrow and will install when I have time.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:18 PM   #231
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How does this kit compare to the new Mopar 2" kit? I'm really torn between these two kits and can't make my mind up. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Just had this lift installed on mine. I went with 35" Trail Grapplers & 17" Dropstar wheels. The ride is awesome. I think it's better than stock. Great kit for the money.

I'm going to have to trim the Fenders & Ruby Rails. This picture is the tire hitting the rails and it wasn't fully flexed out.
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:26 AM   #233
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Just had this lift installed on mine. I went with 35" Trail Grapplers & 17" Dropstar wheels. The ride is awesome. I think it's better than stock. Great kit for the money. I'm going to have to trim the Fenders & Ruby Rails. This picture is the tire hitting the rails and it wasn't fully flexed out.
Nice..., those are the tires I'm getting along with XD Rockstar 2.

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