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05-23-2012 07:55 AM
team38tim
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Originally Posted by JeezAJeep View Post
Besides price, what is the difference with the ride/handling/etc.. between the AEV Spacer kit and the 2.5 lift kit?

I went with the AEV 2.5 Dualsport XT lift check out this post. I have 35's with the lift and I feel that braking has improved mainly because there is more tire contacting the ground. The ride is better as well but I have more tire noise with the 35's. I also went with the front geometry correction brackets. I plan on adding an adjustable front track bar as the front axle has shifted towards the driver side by about 1/4 inch. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/new...ed-156302.html
05-23-2012 07:15 AM
Osage Orange
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Originally Posted by WranglerX2007
I am interested in this lift btw, so I was wondering what all came with? Did you have to change coil springs as well??
Most of your stock suspension is retained including the factory springs and shocks. Front swaybar links get swapped out and extended brackets for brake lines and shock mounts installed. Front bump stop pads are the only drilling mod required. The hockey puck like spacers are between the top of your springs and isolators.
05-23-2012 05:48 AM
WranglerX2007 I am interested in this lift btw, so I was wondering what all came with? Did you have to change coil springs as well??
05-22-2012 06:32 PM
Osage Orange
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Originally Posted by JeezAJeep
Besides price, what is the difference with the ride/handling/etc.. between the AEV Spacer kit and the 2.5 lift kit?
Mine doesnt ride much different than it did before, I cant speak for the 2.5" as Ive never ridden in one with it personally.
05-22-2012 12:58 PM
JeezAJeep Besides price, what is the difference with the ride/handling/etc.. between the AEV Spacer kit and the 2.5 lift kit?
04-24-2012 08:51 AM
twalton Sweet!!! Much better. I've got ocd and i started staring at my wheels after my lift and new aev pinter wheels. Most people would never notice and it is probably not an issue, but after a measurement(jk-project.com), i was off 5/16 in the rear and 3/16 in the front. Installed jks adjustable track bars front & rear and now i feel much better. easy to install & they are so awesome looking.
04-23-2012 10:48 PM
roxbury29
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Originally Posted by Osage Orange View Post
About that time I was driving mine with just 11 miles on it back from Chicago on oem 29"s coated in Armor All. 4 hours of driving home with it slung that crap all over my Jeep. At 1100 miles, 2 car washes and a sponge bath later, Im still finding remnants of Armor All spray.
^ - just the first day it sprayed a little, I keep soo much ( Wizards Mist-n-Shine ), when on the road I cannot help to keep her clean...
04-23-2012 09:50 PM
Osage Orange
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Originally Posted by roxbury29

Almost 3 weeks ago, I had the tires installed from DT. The armor all or whatever they used still hasn't completly wore off yet, even in 2 rainfalls
About that time I was driving mine with just 11 miles on it back from Chicago on oem 29"s coated in Armor All. 4 hours of driving home with it slung that crap all over my Jeep. At 1100 miles, 2 car washes and a sponge bath later, Im still finding remnants of Armor All spray.
04-23-2012 06:55 PM
roxbury29
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
I don't think i've ever seen a jeep with so much armorall on the tires
Almost 3 weeks ago, I had the tires installed from DT. The armor all or whatever they used still hasn't completly wore off yet, even in 2 rainfalls
04-23-2012 06:11 PM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by roxbury29 View Post
3rd- Current photo with new wheels/tires
I don't think i've ever seen a jeep with so much armorall on the tires
04-23-2012 01:12 PM
bo9roadking
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Originally Posted by roxbury29 View Post
Nice rig.. they do kinda look similar, but different..
I wanted 35's but being daily driver, I opt'd for 33's.

The RR wheels are awesome!
Thanks, yours is nice also. Almost twins. Mine is a DD too and I do like the RR wheels.
04-23-2012 12:49 PM
roxbury29
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Originally Posted by bo9roadking View Post
Your 3rd photo kind of looks like mine , except that your JKU is clean and I have 35" tires with a different lift.
Attachment 116297
Nice rig.. they do kinda look similar, but different..
I wanted 35's but being daily driver, I opt'd for 33's.

The RR wheels are awesome!
04-23-2012 11:42 AM
bo9roadking
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Originally Posted by roxbury29 View Post
Looks GREAT!!!.. Here is mine too. installed the AEV several months ago, just put on the 33's .. no change in the ride either, and 2hours to install ( I did have access to a lift ) / nice change once you add the leveling kit !


1st- stock
2nd- AEV 2" installed
3rd- Current photo with new wheels/tires
Your 3rd photo kind of looks like mine , except that your JKU is clean and I have 35" tires with a different lift.
Attachment 116297
04-23-2012 11:19 AM
Osage Orange
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Originally Posted by roxbury29 View Post
Looks GREAT!!!.. Here is mine too. installed the AEV several months ago, just put on the 33's .. no change in the ride either, and 2hours to install ( I did have access to a lift ) / nice change once you add the leveling kit !


1st- stock
2nd- AEV 2" installed
3rd- Current photo with new wheels/tires
Nice, wheels and a bit of lift really change the character for the better!
04-23-2012 10:49 AM
roxbury29 Looks GREAT!!!.. Here is mine too. installed the AEV several months ago, just put on the 33's .. no change in the ride either, and 2hours to install ( I did have access to a lift ) / nice change once you add the leveling kit !


1st- stock
2nd- AEV 2" installed
3rd- Current photo with new wheels/tires
04-23-2012 10:44 AM
Osage Orange
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Originally Posted by dkeven View Post
its literally a loosen two bolts turn sleeve slightly check and tighten job, your buddy should do it for free, plenty of write ups on centering steering wheel here, I did mine in driveway 15 min max.
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
X2 easy as cake
Looks like a 15mm wrench and a few minutes, I'll text my buddy or an available second set of eyes for an assist on watching the wheel. Thanks!
04-23-2012 10:29 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by dkeven
its literally a loosen two bolts turn sleeve slightly check and tighten job, your buddy should do it for free, plenty of write ups on centering steering wheel here, I did mine in driveway 15 min max.
X2 easy as cake
04-23-2012 10:18 AM
dkeven its literally a loosen two bolts turn sleeve slightly check and tighten job, your buddy should do it for free, plenty of write ups on centering steering wheel here, I did mine in driveway 15 min max.
04-23-2012 10:14 AM
Osage Orange
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Originally Posted by bo9roadking View Post
You should get your steering wheel centered. You might encounter the elecronic stability control going off when you are taking tight corners if you don't center the steering wheel. It can be unnerving to take a corner and all of a sudden the Jeep starts acting possessed.
Good point, I'll certainly look into that. My AEV ProCal addresses steering wheel adjustment I believe, would it be wise to take it to the dealer for the adjustment considering I'm under warranty and a faulty ESC claim might get shot down due to me having a lift without steering correction?
04-23-2012 08:55 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by bo9roadking
you should get your steering wheel centered. You might encounter the elecronic stability control going off when you are taking tight corners if you don't center the steering wheel. It can be unnerving to take a corner and all of a sudden the jeep starts acting possessed.
x2
04-23-2012 08:52 AM
bo9roadking
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Originally Posted by Osage Orange View Post
The rims are 17x9 XD Addicts, tires are 285/70R17 DuraTracs.



The steering wheel tilts just slightly to the right now even though the front wheels seem to still be on their mark, the steering wheel can be adjusted later on but not really bad enough to worry about.



Barely noticeable, most people wont even notice. I have to second guess that they're really off at all when judging, I'd say a couple millimeters without precision measuring equipment. It looks like the Jeep came from the factory this way honestly.
You should get your steering wheel centered. You might encounter the elecronic stability control going off when you are taking tight corners if you don't center the steering wheel. It can be unnerving to take a corner and all of a sudden the Jeep starts acting possessed.
04-23-2012 06:52 AM
Osage Orange
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Originally Posted by basecamper

1/2" or 1/4" off center. Rear is a half inch to passenger side front a half inch to the drivers side. It drives me crazy every time I walk up to the jeep! When I asked AEV about it they said it was not an issue and that most don't notice it. When I asked then why does the 2 1/2" kit use a bracket that also recentered the axle the phone went silent

Some have used adj. track bars to solve the problem
Mines well within the 1/4", I think results can vary. One of the guys that worked on mine has a lifted GC, he told me about extended track brackets sometimes being hit or miss on strength if I went that route.
04-22-2012 10:40 PM
basecamper
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Originally Posted by Kelsey73 View Post
You're a bad influence....

Back on track. How far off were the axles also?
1/2" or 1/4" off center. Rear is a half inch to passenger side front a half inch to the drivers side. It drives me crazy every time I walk up to the jeep! When I asked AEV about it they said it was not an issue and that most don't notice it. When I asked then why does the 2 1/2" kit use a bracket that also recentered the axle the phone went silent

Some have used adj. track bars to solve the problem
04-22-2012 06:08 PM
team38tim the spacer lift looks nice!!!! I just got the AEV 2.5" Dualsport XT with AEV Pintler 17x8.5 black wheels with 35" Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ tires hoping to get free time this week for the install! I will post before and after photos when its done.
04-22-2012 02:25 PM
Osage Orange
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Originally Posted by stevebanzai View Post
What wheels are those? I see the dealerships keep putting them on their jeeps. I see them all the time.
The rims are 17x9 XD Addicts, tires are 285/70R17 DuraTracs.

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Originally Posted by Kelsey73 View Post
How was the caster after the lift? I keep going back and forth on the 2.0 spacers and the 2.5 XT kit since my plan is to run 33s
The steering wheel tilts just slightly to the right now even though the front wheels seem to still be on their mark, the steering wheel can be adjusted later on but not really bad enough to worry about.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelsey73 View Post
You're a bad influence....

Back on track. How far off were the axles also?
Barely noticeable, most people wont even notice. I have to second guess that they're really off at all when judging, I'd say a couple millimeters without precision measuring equipment. It looks like the Jeep came from the factory this way honestly.
04-22-2012 11:08 AM
Kelsey73 You're a bad influence....

Back on track. How far off were the axles also?
04-22-2012 11:05 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Kelsey73
I dont NEED 35......I dont NEED 35s..... Just need to keep saying that
37's I hear are now are the new 35's
04-22-2012 11:00 AM
Kelsey73
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Still haven't decided yet


I dont NEED 35......I dont NEED 35s..... Just need to keep saying that
04-22-2012 10:58 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelsey73
How was the caster after the lift? I keep going back and forth on the 2.0 spacers and the 2.5 XT kit since my plan is to run 33s
Still haven't decided yet


04-22-2012 10:46 AM
Kelsey73 How was the caster after the lift? I keep going back and forth on the 2.0 spacers and the 2.5 XT kit since my plan is to run 33s
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