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Got my Commando Green 2013 JKUR just a couple months ago. First Jeep in my 39 years. Love it. This forum has been such a great resource. I have no real mechanical experience at all...but because of this forum, I decided to tackle all my mods myself.

I'll use this thread to document my first real mod: AEV 2.5" Dualsport Lift with Geometry Correction Brackets. My hope is that it will help others someday...just like this forum has been so much help for me.

As always, please chime in with thoughts, tips, opinions, etc.

Here she is in stock form as she sits today. Just three minor mods as of today:

- AntennaX Offroad
- Mopar Black Gas Cap Door
- Removed "rubicon" and "wrangler" decals



It's 5150 time...
 

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Santa Came: Kit Inspection

For the first time in my life, I was actually waiting and looking for the big brown truck today. Sure enough...some boxes showed up!

First step: Inspect everything just to make sure it's all here and all the right stuff.

I've heard these Bilsteins function exceptionally well. Well, let me tell you...they sure are pretty too :D

 

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When I put my Bilstein's on I used the rubber grommets from my stock shocks on the front. The Bilstein grommets did not fit the shock mount on the Jeep as well as the stock ones do. Since my Jeep was new like your is I just used the stock ones off the old shock. You'll see what I'm talking about when you go to put them on.
 

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When I put my Bilstein's on I used the rubber grommets from my stock shocks on the front. The Bilstein grommets did not fit the shock mount on the Jeep as well as the stock ones do. Since my Jeep was new like your is I just used the stock ones off the old shock. You'll see what I'm talking about when you go to put them on.
They fit. Install lowers and drive around. The weight of the jeep will compress the lower enough for the nut to grab :)
 

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When I put my Bilstein's on I used the rubber grommets from my stock shocks on the front. The Bilstein grommets did not fit the shock mount on the Jeep as well as the stock ones do. Since my Jeep was new like your is I just used the stock ones off the old shock. You'll see what I'm talking about when you go to put them on.
Thanks for the advice Big Fran! Can't wait to see your 35's on the 2.5" lift.
 

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Front Springs

Looking forward to seeing how the progressive springs handle. Out of curiosity/interest...took a measurement so I could see how much they compress when installed (also, to compare to the Rubicon springs that I take out). May seem dumb...but this is all Jeep Porn to me. Enjoy. Front Springs

 

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5150 love the color and can't wait to see your baby.
 

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Boxes, Me likey Boxes

So far so good :thumb:

Checked out everything and it all seems to be here.
-AEV 2.5" Dualsport Kit
-AEV Geo Correction Bracket Kit

Synergy LCA/UCA/TB Bolt Upgrade should show up in the next day or two.

 

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I installed this same lift not long ago, Very easy install, and it is a great lift.
 

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I installed this same lift not long ago, Very easy install, and it is a great lift.
Thanks Haficon...really excited to get to it...and have my Jeep grow up a little bit!
 

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I've had this set up on my jk for a little over 6 months... Can't beat it. Just installed extra weight up front--- rampage stubby and superwinch lp10000... I should have measure beforehand but I don't think I have any sag up front due to the extra weight... If anything at maybe a 1/4" but nothing a naked eye can spot (about 160 lbs in total-- not sure of stock bumper weight but its definitely lighter than the rampage)
 

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I've had this set up on my jk for a little over 6 months... Can't beat it. Just installed extra weight up front--- rampage stubby and superwinch lp10000... I should have measure beforehand but I don't think I have any sag up front due to the extra weight... If anything at maybe a 1/4" but nothing a naked eye can spot (about 160 lbs in total-- not sure of stock bumper weight but its definitely lighter than the rampage)
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I've had this set up on my jk for a little over 6 months... Can't beat it. Just installed extra weight up front--- rampage stubby and superwinch lp10000... I should have measure beforehand but I don't think I have any sag up front due to the extra weight... If anything at maybe a 1/4" but nothing a naked eye can spot (about 160 lbs in total-- not sure of stock bumper weight but its definitely lighter than the rampage)
Thanks for the info. I think the stock bumper is about 27 pounds.
 

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For the first time in my life, I was actually waiting and looking for the big brown truck today. Sure enough...some boxes showed up!

First step: Inspect everything just to make sure it's all here and all the right stuff.

I've heard these Bilsteins function exceptionally well. Well, let me tell you...they sure are pretty too :D

did you cut the blue band that was holding the shocks compressed :eek:
 
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