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Old 02-14-2014, 09:43 AM
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AEV 2.5 vs Rubicon OEM suspension

Hi, I think I've decided to go with the AEV 2.5 (or 3.5) lift with the 5100 shocks. My question is - can someone tell me how it will ride compared to my stock Rubicon suspension?

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Stiffer. I like the 5100s (a firm but good shock) but I do think the AEV springs are a bit stiff too. I prefer Synergy springs. Overall, I think you will notice less body lean and a firmer ride.

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Stiffer but in a good way. The AEV lifts with the correction brackets ride well.
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Stiffer but in a good way. The AEV lifts with the correction brackets ride well.
+1. Depends what your doing with tires too. The stock MT were loud and squirmy on the highway. Not a confident feel at all. 35 Toyo AT II's and I think the ride is quieter, more planted, less body roll and a better ride. I have zero issues with the kit with relo brackets. Improved the override of the vehicle. Wife is driving it while an out of town and she likes it better over stock too!
Just not the climb up. I need to install a couple of grab handles next week.
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If you are not completely sold on the 3.5" AEV stay with the 2.5". It will avoid/delay future issues.

The 5100s are tuned for the AEV coils which provide outstanding ride and quality. The ride is as firm as the stock Rubi ride but it is more compliant when you really put it to work such as when you hit a series of small bumps (high frequency) or hit a larger bump (low frequency). With the drop brackets it also has less bump steer ( movement of the steering wheel when you hit a moderate size bump).
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