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Old 06-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #31
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I have to measure to make sure they will work, but if they will I'm calling to see if Qtec has them in stock tomorrow.

Thanks for another positive review.
How much lift do you have ?

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How much lift do you have ?
Is this a trick question? hahaha....

I have a Frankenlift. 19/60 springs and a 1 3/4 Daystar ComfortRide. I think I am pretty close to 4 inches from stock.

I could kick myself. I was just under the Jeep today fixing the oil pan access door (had to tap the bolt hole, which had been powder coated) on my new Rock Hard engine skid, and totally forgot to measure it.

When I received the skid, it was missing the access door, so I put the skid on, then the door arrived and the bolt wouldn't go in. Just my luck.

It is an awesome, heavy duty skid, though. Very well made, IMHO.

As for the brackets, my Jeep just really seems to want to "wander" a bit since I put the 35's and ComfortRide on 2 months ago. I hope they will fix that.

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I ordered a set of these after seeing this thread. I was getting ready to take the bolts out for the grade 8 bolts swap out anyway. I don't feel I need them but maybe I just don't know what I'm missing. The good part is they will come off as easy as they go on. I'll report back after they get here and I get them installed.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #34
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Is this a trick question? hahaha....

I have a Frankenlift. 19/60 springs and a 1 3/4 Daystar ComfortRide. I think I am pretty close to 4 inches from stock.

I could kick myself. I was just under the Jeep today fixing the oil pan access door (had to tap the bolt hole, which had been powder coated) on my new Rock Hard engine skid, and totally forgot to measure it.

When I received the skid, it was missing the access door, so I put the skid on, then the door arrived and the bolt wouldn't go in. Just my luck.

It is an awesome, heavy duty skid, though. Very well made, IMHO.

As for the brackets, my Jeep just really seems to want to "wander" a bit since I put the 35's and ComfortRide on 2 months ago. I hope they will fix that.
Not at trick question. There's a difference between "from stock" and actual lift,
Per AEV's instructions the coil measurement determines what hole to use.

I have 3.5" and using the middle hole. Caster is right where it should be at 4-4.5*

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:54 PM   #35
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Glad to see some good reviews. I am wanting to install there just concerned with their strength off road especially on rocks. Sounds like they should be ok.
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So glad I stumbled upon this thread.

I just ordered a 2.5" coil lift from TeraFlex and am awaiting its arrival.

I think I'm going to order these drop brackets ASAP so I can do everything at once. I'm also ordering a new front track bar. I understand the track bar is not "required" but helps quite a bit.

I've got quite a bit of highway driving coming up in a couple weeks and would hate to fight the Jeep for the entire 1800 mile round trip vacation.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:27 AM   #37
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So glad I stumbled upon this thread.

I just ordered a 2.5" coil lift from TeraFlex and am awaiting its arrival.

I think I'm going to order these drop brackets ASAP so I can do everything at once. I'm also ordering a new front track bar. I understand the track bar is not "required" but helps quite a bit.

I've got quite a bit of highway driving coming up in a couple weeks and would hate to fight the Jeep for the entire 1800 mile round trip vacation.
Just my opinion. I'm running the TF 2.5 coils and I think the handling is fine. I don't think you'd need these for this size lift.

Again just my opinion.
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I think once installed, you will say to yourself, "damn, they really do work"
Needed ? No
But look at the flatness of the control arms. Your caster may be ok but the horizontal placement makes a huge difference in handling. Think long arm. These brackets are beefier than the factory CA mounts and join together for rigidity. You do lose some clearance but they seem to be strong.

Goody's not here anymore but I stole some of his pics.
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I agree ken. The more level the arms are, the more bumps are transferred to the coils/shocks instead of the frame.
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Going to be hard letting go when I choose a mid arm. Or maybe long arm. Jeez...... This is going to be the ultimate mall crawler
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Going to be hard letting go when I choose a mid arm. Or maybe long arm. Jeez...... This is going to be the ultimate mall crawler
No kidding. I think you spend more time modding than you do off road. LOL
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Working to mod. I freakin work 6 days a week and dont make any time for myself That's going to change ... I promise

I sold some parts to a guy local that runs in a club. I talked to him for a while about joining.
I actually recommend 5150Rubicon and he has already been out with them.
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Just my opinion. I'm running the TF 2.5 coils and I think the handling is fine. I don't think you'd need these for this size lift.

Again just my opinion.
Point taken and I appreciate your real world experience.

I just figured, for 99 bucks, might as well do it while I'm under the Jeep doing the lift.
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Point taken and I appreciate your real world experience.

I just figured, for 99 bucks, might as well do it while I'm under the Jeep doing the lift.
I hear ya. Will stay tuned to see how it works for you.
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I put them on with the AEV 2.5 lift, didn't drive it before, but with duratracs 315 I can honestly say it handles better then stock, I know that gets thrown around allot but I've felt how a shitty lift without these drives with my last jeep and can say I made the right choices with this one
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:11 PM   #46
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I have been running these for over a year now and love them, I still have not hit them on anything yet
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #47
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I don't get of road as much as I would like anyways

My review WOW !!!

handling is really THAT much better. JK was no pleasure to drive before these cheap gems were installed.

So,..... Lifted/drives like crap .... AEV's control arm drop brackets
I really like AEV's products. Front and back bumpers are on my wish list.
Solid stuff!
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If you zoom in you can see them
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What size tires ?
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i don't know the difference w/out the aev geometry brackets since i my lift was installed at the same time w/ the brackets. With the combination of the RE 2.5 lift and the AEV drop brackets, all i can say is that my jeep feels nimble. quick left, quick right, hard braking... i feel in total control of the jeep. less physical body wander during hard turns, and very minimal nose dive when braking. thanks again kjeeper10 for the write up. it helped me tremendously in my decision making. Not to mention, its only 100 bucks.
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For the cost its totally worth it. Easily removed if clearance becomes a concern and you want adjustable control arms. Majority of jeep owners will never see the rocks where this will ever be a problem anyways. Thanks for the feedback
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I scraped my passenger side bracket on Elephant Hill in Moab two weeks ago. Also bent my exhaust tip. LOL!
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I scraped my passenger side bracket on Elephant Hill in Moab two weeks ago. Also bent my exhaust tip. LOL!
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Ask and ye shall receive. LOL!!

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But who's to say that without the brackets I wouldn't have scraped the frame mount or the arm itself.
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Here's a known Elephant Hill section to prove I was there:

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But who's to say that without the brackets I wouldn't have scraped the frame mount or the arm itself.
Good point. Those brackets hate going to be stronger than the frame mount.
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Ive been debating getting these for a while. Seems like the control arms are always a low clearance point anyway....
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Ive been debating getting these for a while. Seems like the control arms are always a low clearance point anyway....
37's problem solved
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Why not 39s
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