|06-22-2013 11:23 AM|
Here are a couple of views of the RH and LH AEV geometry correction brackets. They drop the lower arms 2.5". Plenty of clearance between front drive shaft and exhaust crossover. This jeep is a standard transmission.
Replaced the factory axle side sway bar bolt with a grade 8, 9/16" x 3" hex bolt as so many have recommended.
|06-22-2013 10:39 AM|
|06-22-2013 09:37 AM|
|06-22-2013 01:18 AM|
|J33P4M3||appears to be a 2012 issue from what I'm reading|
|06-22-2013 12:23 AM|
|06-22-2013 12:12 AM|
|J33P4M3||I'm going to install the Teraflex 2.5" lift from Northridge 4x4 that comes with the Bilstein shocks. I wasnt told I needed an exhaust spacer with this lift... do I? I have a 2013 10A JKUR Auto. I'm getting the AEV correction brackets, so should I also add on the monster bar as well?|
|06-21-2013 04:55 PM|
This thread was helpful. I went with the 2.5" AEV lift and geometry correction brackets. Very easy install on the garage floor with a floor jack and couple of jack stands. Used a ratchet strap to pull the front axle rearward during correction bracket install. Ran around a couple of days before installing the correction brackets and the bump steer was hideous. Will keep the 32" tires until they wear out and replace with 33" tires. This kit does not eliminate the weird forward slope. Overall satisfied, learned something about these types of suspensions. No pieces difficult to access.
|05-31-2013 01:05 PM|
Thank you for contacting AEV. The shocks will only be available from AEV and we keep those in stock at all times. Please contact me if you have any further questions regarding the AEV product line.
Kent Klein – AEV Sales
1111 North Russell St
Missoula, MT 59808
(W) 406-251-2100 ext 103
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|05-28-2013 02:09 PM|
|kash||Tera Flex JK 4-door 2.5 inch Lift Kit, W/Shocks (1251000)|
|05-28-2013 01:16 PM|
Good kit. I'm conserving cash right now for other things, but I can always upgrade at later time.
|05-28-2013 09:20 AM|
|05-28-2013 09:18 AM|
I ended up going with RK X-Factor.
|05-28-2013 09:05 AM|
|woansleftpeg||How good are the Teraflex shocks? If I were to go the Teraflex route, would I be better off ordering their kit without shocks and then adding Bilsteins or Ranchos, or are their shocks pretty decent?|
|05-28-2013 08:34 AM|
|05-28-2013 07:43 AM|
PACKAGE: Rock Krawler 2.5 Flex System
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|05-28-2013 03:03 AM|
So I'm pretty much leaning toward the AEV 2.5" lift. But ... sent an email to AEV specifically asking about replacement shocks and got zero response.
Does anyone here know where on the AEV website (or elsewhere) to find replacements with the "proprietary valving".
|05-27-2013 08:15 PM|
Also you can get blisten socks on the tf kit there are places that speck them with the 5100's!
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|05-27-2013 07:28 PM|
So for the $230 you save with the TF kit you could buy the TF Monster Trackbar.
|05-27-2013 06:11 PM|
|Never2Old||I'm one of the many that installed the 2.5" AEV w/ Geo Brackets and have loved the results. The main aspect I was looking for was a lift that would be comfortable to drive, so I opted for the progressive springs, seem to make the most sense to me when looking at the various spring options. I also wanted to increase the clearance and be able to run 35's, last trip to Moab convinced me it was time for change. My jeep is my DD so ride quality was important to me. Good Luck with the decision.|
|05-27-2013 02:53 PM|
I am researching these kits as well. Not sure if this adds any useful info but here is the parts list for both hase kits from quadratec:
TeraFlex 2.5" Lift Kit with Shocks
Front and Rear Coil Springs
Front and Rear Bump Stops
Front and Rear Shocks
Rear Brake Line Brackets
Rear Sway Bar Links
Rear Track Bar Bracket
AEV 2.5" DualSport XT
Front and Rear Coil Springs
Front and Rear Bump Stops
Front and Rear Brake Line Brackets
Custom Rear Track Bar
Rear Axle Side Track Bar Bracket
Front Sway Bar Link Brackets
So not getting into quality of specific parts (which is probably pretty important), for the extra $230 the AEV kit has additional front brake brackets and custom rear track bar.
But Teraflex does get additional points for all of their vidoes .
|05-27-2013 02:43 PM|
|05-27-2013 01:18 PM|
|JTPhoto JK||Thats interesting.. I just had a look at the drop brackets on their site. They also change the location of the upper control arms as well as the lowers. I was unaware of that.. For $99, might be worth a try and see how much difference they really make.|
|05-27-2013 01:08 PM|
|05-27-2013 01:02 PM|
|jcrawler93||Teraflex 1000X >>>>>>>>>AEV|
|05-27-2013 01:01 PM|
|JTPhoto JK||How many degrees Caster is reclaimed with the AEV drop brackets?|
|05-27-2013 06:56 AM|
|Silverton34||How do you bend the brackets? I've scraped the paint off them and the rest of the suspension wheeling in Moab but with the thickness of the brackets I'm not sure how to bend them.|
|05-26-2013 11:38 PM|
|05-26-2013 11:20 PM|
|LHC30||I too, went with the AEV 2/5 kit on our '13 JKUR and love the springs and shocks....The drive was "twitchier" than stock so I was looking hard at the Geo Corr brackets but went with the (much more expensive) Rock Krawler LCA's. I am glad I did - I would have bent the brackets already - and am thinking about the rear LCA's too...|
|05-26-2013 08:55 PM|
I drove the AEV 2.5" Kit without the brackets for a few weeks, and installed them later (had to do with time available more than any desire to do a test)... Here is what I learned.
The 2.5 AEV kit was really good right out of the box.. HOWEVER I did notice immediately that it was a little twitchy in steering, and it did have a pretty noticeable bump steer.
After the Brackets were installed it was better than OEM suspension. It'd be foolish to spend the money on the AEV kit and then skip the brackets. They cost you about 1 inch of clearance at the LCA attach point, which is close enough to the front axle that its safe to say anyone with a 2.5" lift is probably not doing anything so extreme that it matters...
Sure, its an inch lost.. But really if you're driving that hard off road why are you on a minimal street friendly lift anyhow? I am a trail driver, and I occasionally stick it to my jeep in harder ways, but I'm not a crawler or doing anything outrageous - The kit works great. And on Monday - its a great street rig too.
So I guess what I'm driving at here is that a lot of people go on and on about tiny measurements here and there, and yeah, you can hit that rock. But, honestly, if you can hit the rock that is one inch taller, you can also hit the one that is two inches taller... And you'd be in the same situation either way. The brackets are great geometry - so if you're 80% street and 20% off road (like most), its the correct solution.
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