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Old 02-14-2014, 04:19 PM   #31
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Picked up my tires today, I'll be getting the lift put on next week. Can't wait!!
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You won't be sorry with the 315s. Love mine
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:28 PM   #33
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Did you have to buy spacers?
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Nope. I got Procomp Helldorados wheels with 4.5 inch backspacing. No spacers needed. You might need need spacers if you use the stock wheels.
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I'm looking at the same lift. Looking forward to seeing how it looks on your jeep.
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:13 AM   #36
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Picked up my tires today, I'll be getting the lift put on next week. Can't wait!!
Which AEV lift are you installing? 2.5 or 3.5"??
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I've got the 2.5" along with the Geo correction brackets. Just yesterday I realized I needed some spacers if I keep the stock wheels. Now I'm looking at spacers & it will most likely be $400. I'm finding myself justifying new wheels much easier now esp if I was planning on doing it anyways on down the road.
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I like the AEV wheels and I want to get them. They aren't that much and they are made just for a JK. But I need two sets, so I was going to keep the stock wheels for studded snow tires. If I do I would need spacers. Everyone has recommended "Spidertrax". They are $100 per pair, so they would be $200.
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I would do a real good search on AEV rims. Lots of problems have cropped up over the last year or so. 4wd.com sells the spidertrax for $180 for 4 shipped. I love how pintlers look and they were what I wanted but found too much info to be comfortable. AEV has a great forum you might check out. wayalife also. there was a big issue with AEV saying how important hub centric rims were then someone discovered they were not hub centric so then aev said it was not important and that no jeep rim was hub centric anymore and then that was disproved and they are hub centric then aev said there was some miscommunications and that they were changing rim suppliers yada yada.

The owner of AEV Dave harriton does post on the aev forum and lets threads run their course even when negative which I like. He is local which I like too.
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Interested Seeing Final Pic's When You Get The Nitto Trail Grapplers On w/ 2.5 lift… Also, Interested Road Noise w/ Those Tires As Well….. I Keep Going Back & Fourth…. 2.5 vs 3.5 w/ BFG AT's But, Really Like The Aggressive Look Of The Nitto's… Decisions Decisions….
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As long as the wheel spacers are hub-centric any spacer will be fine. Ebay has them for 112$ for all 4.
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Thanks jadmt, I will be sure to look into that. I had heard some bad things before but didn't really look into it. I hope its not too much to scare me away.

jgk200, Sorry to keep you guys waiting on the lift. I have to allow the bank account enough time to heal up between purchases. I dropped off the lift and the tires at the shop that will be installing it V3 Jeep Shop | Louisville, KY | Jeep Restoration | Jeep Repair | Jeep Shop and I told them I would be back on the 27th to drop the jeep off for the day.

What drove me to get the 2.5" was the fact that I wanted to maintain as much integrity of the stock vehicle and keep it as reasonable as possible as my DD. I am not looking to ever go any bigger than 35" tires and am only wanting to tackle some obstacles that I always needed just a few additional inches of clearance. As far as the Nitto's are concerned I've heard good things about the road noise. I also preferred the D rating over the E rating and this was one of the few sizes they came in. I was very close to getting the same size GY Duratracs. Trust me, no one is anticipating this anymore than me!

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1)Deciding on Wheels-I prefer to keep it all AEV
2)Looking into the best way to sell my current wheels/tires
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Good information. Sorry but what does hub-centric mean? Don't quite understand that. Thanks for the infor on AEV site. I'll check it out.
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Ok I had a long day on the road yesterday. Got into the motel late and read your post jadmt and I was pretty bummed out. I had been following a Black Rubicon on the interstate that looked to have an AEV lift with black pintler wheels and it looked great. We are getting an Amp'd Rubicon X and I thought those wheels with a 2.5 inch AEV lift would be great. I thought AEV was top of the line. Now I am wondering. I did find their forum and I googled AEV problems. It sounds like there is a problem with the steering on the 2.5 lift. I planned on having mine professionally installed as I figured those guys would know how to do it right. They are in MT and AEV has roots in MT which I like. Also I couldn't figure out exactly what the problem with the wheels is. Any thougth would be appreciated.
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Ok I had a long day on the road yesterday. Got into the motel late and read your post jadmt and I was pretty bummed out. I had been following a Black Rubicon on the interstate that looked to have an AEV lift with black pintler wheels and it looked great. We are getting an Amp'd Rubicon X and I thought those wheels with a 2.5 inch AEV lift would be great. I thought AEV was top of the line. Now I am wondering. I did find their forum and I googled AEV problems. It sounds like there is a problem with the steering on the 2.5 lift. I planned on having mine professionally installed as I figured those guys would know how to do it right. They are in MT and AEV has roots in MT which I like. Also I couldn't figure out exactly what the problem with the wheels is. Any thougth would be appreciated.
AEV is really good stuff and they are literally two left turns and 4 miles from me. Rims have had some issues with cracking, some say it is from abuse others say they have not abused them . When AEV first started marketing thier rims they made a big issue about them being hub centric and how that was important and then someone just a few weeks ago discovered that his brand new pintlers were not hub centric and all of the sudden AEV removed the info about how important it was from thier web site and Dave came out and said that Jeep changed and no longer had hub centric rims because they were siezing on the hubs and that ended up not being true as jeep is still hub centric as measured by Spidertrax and myself. I don't think it was malicous on his part but I think they have gotten big enough he may not always be in the loop. I personally like the Pintlers and wanted them but I actually like my stock rubicon rims now that I am used to them and will keep them. I would not hesitate to get a AEV 2.5" DS lift but would not rule out other brands as well. I think Rock Krawler would be pretty high on the list as well.

You won't find a nicer guy then Kent at AEV in Missoula and he is ubber helpful and honest. He actually talked me out of a 2.5" lift and said the 2" lift would be great for my intended use. I don't plan on going heavy bumpers or 35" tires for a while and with just a winch up front the 2" does great with 34" and stock bumpers.

AEV locally is having another local shop (J and K customs) do their installs now as they no longer have a tech on site. Kent would however tell you to tackle it yourself and save some money and they are easy to install.
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So I've been price matching all morning and reading reviews on the Pintlers, obviously the better looking wheel. Seems to look more factory than the Savegre. Unfortunately a lot of reviews go right along with what jadmt is saying. They tend to crack, bend, and chip. Great on road reviews however.

THEN theres the reviews on the savegre appear to be better/stronger tire, a little bit more off road friendly. I just spoke with an AEV rep and he asked what kind of off roading I will be doing. If I don't intend to do much off roading on rocks I should be fine with the pintlers he said. Honestly most of my off roading is TN/KY mud, creeks hunting trails and farms. I may not be a rock crawler but I like the peace of mind knowing that I have the right equipment.

With all that being said I want the looks of the pintler with the strength of the savegre wheels. decisions...decisions
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So I've been price matching all morning and reading reviews on the Pintlers, obviously the better looking wheel. Seems to look more factory than the Savegre. Unfortunately a lot of reviews go right along with what jadmt is saying. They tend to crack, bend, and chip. Great on road reviews however.

THEN theres the reviews on the savegre appear to be better/stronger tire, a little bit more off road friendly. I just spoke with an AEV rep and he asked what kind of off roading I will be doing. If I don't intend to do much off roading on rocks I should be fine with the pintlers he said. Honestly most of my off roading is TN/KY mud, creeks hunting trails and farms. I may not be a rock crawler but I like the peace of mind knowing that I have the right equipment.

With all that being said I want the looks of the pintler with the strength of the savegre wheels. decisions...decisions
I agree the pintlers look better then the savegre but I have never read a failure post on the Savegres so if I were married to getting AEV rims that is how I would go. Dave did post that they were going to change rim supplies for the Pintlers so maybe wait and see how that transpires.
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Very true. The AEV Tech Rep did mention that they had some design features of the Pintler that they were looking to change but said it would not take effect in in the short time frame I'm looking to make a decision.
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Thanks for the infor jadmt. I just got home to Lewistown after 17 days in AZ working. I was able to talk to the shop in Bozeman that would install my lift kit. When I googled AEV problems I saw several posts stating that the 2.5 inch lift would cause an issue with steering. The install shop said it is not an issue with the geometry correction brackets, which are not part of the basic kit. If and when I pull the triggery on a lift I'll have it professionally installed. I'm not much of a mechanic. I figure I will only do it once, and it seems like there are little tricks and extra steps to make them right that a novice wouldn't know about. Thanks again.
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Update: Got her washed up today for lift coming next week. Keeping her in the garage until the install while I'm out of town. I ended buying the AEV Savegre wheels. I'm going for longevity on this vehicle. Even though I wanted Pintlers the Savegres grew on me & I respect the rugged look as well as the performance reviews.
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Very true. The AEV Tech Rep did mention that they had some design features of the Pintler that they were looking to change but said it would not take effect in in the short time frame I'm looking to make a decision.


AEV Argent Pintlers....not one issue.
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Your jeep looks sweet, can't wait to see the lift and wheels.
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AEV Argent Pintlers....not one issue.
I hope not they are what less then 2 months old I have not seen any good "I beat my new jeep like a 10 cent steak" yet. I doubt most will have problems unless pounding them pretty good. AEV Dave (owner) has said that the lips are fragile compared to some other wheel designs but that was the design they wanted as he said it had other advantages.
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Your jeep looks sweet, can't wait to see the lift and wheels.
Me either! It's going to look completely different
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Wheels are in! I drop her off at the shop on Thursday.
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Picked up my tires today, I'll be getting the lift put on next week. Can't wait!!
Sorry If Missed It But, What Size Nitto Trail Grapplers Did You Get? Looking Forward To Your Comments On How They Ride/ Road Noise Compared To The Stock BFG's....
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315/70/17 I'll be sure to give a full review on the lift quality difference & the tire review. These BFG's have nearly 30K and they are louder than ever.
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Those wheels look nice.
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Well I've got some bad news guys... I talked to the shop today & they said they have gotten behind on work & have to push me back a week....it's looking like next Thursday now :-(
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That sucks, we check the VOTS site several times daily and we haven't gotten out of "Production Scheduled" yet. But your lift will be on for a long time. We love the color of your jeep. Would have gotten that if it was available.

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