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Old 02-11-2013, 02:20 AM   #1
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Aev high line kit with 35'

What are people's opinion of running an lj with an 4.5 RE lift and Aev high line kit on 35 inch tires?

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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It would be nice, but the AEV kit costs $$$$ I did the same for free.

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That is a lot of lift for 35's and the AEV hiline kit, IMO.

I'll try to find a pic of a 4.5" lifted LJ that the owner ended up lowering it after hiline kit went on.
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I wouldn't go more than 2" with the highline kit and 35s. You will have a ton of empty space, and more than likely will look odd. Now if you decide to go to 37's you'd probably be fine with the 4.5" lift, but IMO I'd just slide the 35s under your current lift with a 1/2" to 1" BL and call it quits, which will give you more than enough clearance at flex.
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When one of my dads coworkers wrecked his Jeep he came to me and told me he wanted to build his Jeep up and make it look stock.

2" OME HD springs, AEV hiline, 33's. There's really no huge gap in the wheel well even with smaller tires. The AEV kit is nice except for the huge fenders, but if you are going to hiline then Genright, Rokmen, TNT make so much more sense. If you whack a tree or rock with AEV fenders then that is a very expensive mistake.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #6
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It would be nice, but the AEV kit costs $$$$ I did the same for free.
Do u mind posting pictures of what u did and how it looks now
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When one of my dads coworkers wrecked his Jeep he came to me and told me he wanted to build his Jeep up and make it look stock.

2" OME HD springs, AEV hiline, 33's. There's really no huge gap in the wheel well even with smaller tires. The AEV kit is nice except for the huge fenders, but if you are going to hiline then Genright, Rokmen, TNT make so much more sense. If you whack a tree or rock with AEV fenders then that is a very expensive mistake.
It looks like it would clear 35s nicely!!! But that would take away the stock look ;-)
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I have 35s on my TJ, I didn't do AEV High line I did my own high line(free), with MCE fenders. I have a 1.25" BL and roughly 2" of unsprung lift from the full size axles I swapped under the jeep. I can clear 37s no problem up front, haven't tried 37s in the rear yet. I think 4.5" would be WAY too much lift for 35s. Sometimes I wish I didn't have the 1.25" BL but I like my TT too much to loose it. Here is a pic of my jeep with my new 36s on front and 35s in back.

another shot of my jeep next to a friends jeep on 35s
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here is a clearer one on 35s and the second is my jeep on 33s with no lift only a 1.25" BL.



35s woulda fit but I didn't trust stock axles on 35s as my DD.
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I really like the AEV high line kit. You cannot beat it if you are trying to retain a "stock" look. I am a firm believer in small lift/big tires.
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well right now I have an lj with a 4.5 super flex re lift on 33s and I want to go to 35s and I don't want to do a body lift... I was either thinking the high line kit or get a 5.5 long arm re lift... the aev kit is a lot cheaper... what should I do?
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I really like the AEV high line kit. You cannot beat it if you are trying to retain a "stock" look. I am a firm believer in small lift/big tires.
Mine looks pretty stock and I still have an extra $2K in my pocket
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well right now I have an lj with a 4.5 super flex re lift on 33s and I want to go to 35s and I don't want to do a body lift... I was either thinking the high line kit or get a 5.5 long arm re lift... the aev kit is a lot cheaper... what should I do?
do you have a pic of your LJ on 33s? I bet if you removed your rear inner fenders you could fit 35s on it noproblem. a 4.5" lift should be enough height for 35s. my buddys jeep(pictured next to mine) has a saggy 4" and he fits 35s. he does have aftermarket flares but if you needed to you could trim your flares to make room if you needed it. I would save ya a lot of money that you could put somewhere else in your jeep.
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well right now I have an lj with a 4.5 super flex re lift on 33s and I want to go to 35s and I don't want to do a body lift... I was either thinking the high line kit or get a 5.5 long arm re lift... the aev kit is a lot cheaper... what should I do?
Is there a reason you don't want to do a body lift? A 1" body lift, will get you the space for larger tires (even though you could probably squeeze 35s as is). On top of having more space, it will also be beneficial if you do a Tummy tuck, gas tank skid, etc. Underarmor will reap the most benefits if a small body lift is installed. Plus a 1" body lift is cheaper than an AEV or 5.5 long arm by a long shot.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:14 AM   #16
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Here is my jeep... The only problem I see with 35's right now is that at full flex the tire would hit the fenders before the bump stops touch... And the reason i don't want to do a body lift is because my father thinks that they are not a good idea
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Here is my jeep... The only problem I see with 35's right now is that at full flex the tire would hit the fenders before the bump stops touch... And the reason i don't want to do a body lift is because my father thinks that they are not a good idea
Your dad is right in a sense. Pretty much anything over 1" is not the best idea. They create more issues, arent as safe, and look ugly. A 1"body lift is very popular and very common in the TJ and LJ world due to the benefits of installing them. Most of the time you cant even tell they are on without looking closely.
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Would it be a good idea to do one? What all would I have to modify if I did one?
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Would it be a good idea to do one? What all would I have to modify if I did one?
With a 1" body lift, there isnt much to change. You will add a 1"puck to each body mount. While you are at, you might as well do a motor mount lift as well. This will usually keep you from modifying the fan shroud as well as help driveline angles slightly. Without the MML you will have to raise the fan shroud up as well (no big deal). In the end, I would personally say go for it. There are little to no modifications that need done for them to work (cannot say the same about 2-3" BL). The 1" will gain you tire clearance. It will also benefit you in the future if you ever decide to add an aftermarket gas tank skid or a tummy tuck. On top of all of that a BL and MML can be had for <$200...which is a huge savings in comparison to the highline or new suspension.
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All I have is an older Teraflex 4 inch lift, some trimmed flares and stock bumpstops. I have 35 MTRK's on there and they work just fine.
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Do something first to see if you actually need more room for the tires--remove the springs and unbolt the sway bar links so that you can move the axle freely. With it jacked straight up, what hits first? Tires against the tub, track bar against the diff cover or tie rod, shocks bottom out or bump stops bottom out? That will tell you if you need more room for tires with your current setup.

I run 37's @ around 2" and have over 5" of up travel. I don't see the need for all of the height and unused potential up travel with such tall springs + those fenders.
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All I have is an older Teraflex 4 inch lift, some trimmed flares and stock bumpstops. I have 35 MTRK's on there and they work just fine.
How much room do u have infront of your back tire?

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