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rtguy 05-27-2012 11:29 PM

Aev kit and wheels and 35's installed
 
Installed my 2.5 AEV lift with control arm brackets. Slapped some BFG 315/70
on my new AEV Savegre's and bolted them up as well. Lift went on fairly easy....lot of work and a few bloody knuckles. My dad helped out a ton too. I put about 60 miles on it so far with about 40 of those on the freeway. The Jeep rides way better than stock...alot less bouncy on the freeway, great handling characteristics too. The ride is much more solid vs. the stock sloppy feel. Handles awesome. I can't believe that I lifted it and put on 35's and it rides so much better. I have the AEV tire carrier in the garage but got called in to work tonight for the graveyard shift so I have to put that off til next weekend.

pooneej 05-28-2012 01:51 AM

Looks good - same setup I'm considering - including the BFG AT T/A's.
thanks for posting pics. Now I have an idea of what it will look like.

Showmemo 05-28-2012 05:30 PM

Looks great... Considering something similar. Have you tested for any tire rubbing?

Sandman7925 05-28-2012 05:35 PM

I would swore you're jeep was black until I looked at you're signature. I need to see one of these black forest greens in person now.
Looks great

HAFICON 05-28-2012 05:45 PM

Looks nice. was it lifted in the first photo?

KarlG 05-28-2012 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by rtguy
Installed my 2.5 AEV lift with control arm brackets. Slapped some BFG 315/70
on my new AEV Savegre's and bolted them up as well. Lift went on fairly easy....lot of work and a few bloody knuckles. My dad helped out a ton too. I put about 60 miles on it so far with about 40 of those on the freeway. The Jeep rides way better than stock...alot less bouncy on the freeway, great handling characteristics too. The ride is much more solid vs. the stock sloppy feel. Handles awesome. I can't believe that I lifted it and put on 35's and it rides so much better. I have the AEV tire carrier in the garage but got called in to work tonight for the graveyard shift so I have to put that off til next weekend.

Look's great! I have the exact same riding impressions - better than factory stock Rubi springs and shocks. Pretty amazing when you consider it's a lifted Jeep.

hayhonker 05-28-2012 05:58 PM

sweet wheels! :D

:whistling:

Kelsey73 05-28-2012 06:00 PM

how's the 35s and the 3.73s?

Kelsey73 05-28-2012 06:01 PM

oh and LOOKS GOOD :thumb:

Supercop260 05-28-2012 06:05 PM

Nice! Very clean look to it.

I have the same lift with 33"s and had a chance to get it onto the trails the other day. It's just as good if not better than on the road. You'll be very happy with that set up.

rtguy 05-28-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Sandman7925 (Post 2412195)
I would swore you're jeep was black until I looked at you're signature. I need to see one of these black forest greens in person now.
Looks great


this color changes depending on the angle you look at it....its very hard to capture on a photo

rtguy 05-28-2012 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mblue (Post 2412216)
Looks nice. was it lifted in the first photo?


yes...there is NO rake...its just the pic I took the camera was titled so it looks stinkbug...lol

rtguy 05-28-2012 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Kelsey73 (Post 2412247)
how's the 35s and the 3.73s?


the tires are totally fine with 3.73's and the pentastar. I can tell they are there, but it is not bad at all. of course i used the procal and i see why some people think it gives a power increase using it(lol)....the shift points extend so you reach higher rpm...it simply keeps you in the power band longer which totally negates the effect of larger tires. if I hammer it she still hauls ass. these tires have a street friendly tread pattern as well, so that has some effect I'm sure. absolutely no issue with powerloss...Oh and just to be sure I have already put about 100 miles on it which includes a big hill...i went up it coming home to the valley..then over it and back to and from work last night and this morning. no issue. it will stay in over drive if you keep it around 60mph, but i drive 70 so it switched to 4th. that gear change put me aroung 2700rpm instead of 2400....and I was rollin

rtguy 05-28-2012 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Showmemo (Post 2412181)
Looks great... Considering something similar. Have you tested for any tire rubbing?


don't think there will be any rubbing at all. this backspacing should allow the tires to tuck just under the fenders....i have about 1.5-2" between the tire and rear pinch seam. the airdam was close at full lock so i took it off and trimmed it....used a hacksaw and then sanded it...whole thing took 10min....looks factory.... no issues whatsoever... i didn't want the tires out too far so I went with this wheel at 5.2" backspacing.....should help with longevity of other components as well. this kit does not use the new endlinks like other kits(TF) that require the 4.5" of backspacing

Kelsey73 05-28-2012 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by rtguy

the tires are totally fine with 3.73's and the pentastar. I can tell they are there, but it is not bad at all. of course i used the procal and i see why some people think it gives a power increase using it(lol)....the shift points extend so you reach higher rpm...it simply keeps you in the power band longer which totally negates the effect of larger tires. if I hammer it she still hauls ass. these tires have a street friendly tread pattern as well, so that has some effect I'm sure. absolutely no issue with powerloss...Oh and just to be sure I have already put about 100 miles on it which includes a big hill...i went up it coming home to the valley..then over it and back to and from work last night and this morning. no issue. it will stay in over drive if you keep it around 60mph, but i drive 70 so it switched to 4th. that gear change put me aroung 2700rpm instead of 2400....and I was rollin

I'd be curious to hear your MPG as well. I know, I know, it's a jeep. Mines my DD and I still want it to be reasonable. More than 16 average.

rtguy 05-28-2012 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Kelsey73 (Post 2412541)
I'd be curious to hear your MPG as well. I know, I know, it's a jeep. Mines my DD and I still want it to be reasonable. More than 16 average.


I've been checking mpg since I bought it and I get 17.2-17.7mpg on every single tank....I reset the trip meter at every fill up then divide the miles by the exact gallons I put in. I had to fill up this morning after work so I will have a "first tank with lift and 35's" soon. I will add it to this thread here once I fill up. I think mpg can vary with tall tires depending on if u drive mostly street or highway. if you are on the highway mostly u will probably see an increase.. the taller tire reduces rpm at highway speed. the city driving stop and go stuff will suffer a bit though. I drive a solid mix of street vs. highway so we will see.

edit: I should add that I do NOT drive like a grandpa...I haul sack

rtguy 05-28-2012 09:20 PM

I forgot to mention that during the install I changed out all of the stock bolts for the northridge4x4 grade 8 hardware control arm and trackbar bolts


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