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  • Kane creek and golden spike. I wish someone would have take a photo going up potato salad but no one thought I was going up it.

    I don't think I should be wagging the wheels in the air like that. I was manually disconnected because I thought my elect discos were not disconnecting.

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    • Originally posted by jeffd View Post
      Kane creek and golden spike. I wish someone would have take a photo going up potato salad but no one thought I was going up it.

      I don't think I should be wagging the wheels in the air like that. I was manually disconnected because I thought my elect discos were not disconnecting.
      I think you are right Jeff. I believe my low side wheels drop further than that, but it's speculation really. Yours could be flexing more than it looks. I like my 2.5" but I think all around the 3.5" is the better choice. I was buying so many parts with the V8 & all I saved on the lift. The lift parts are all the same so what could be different??
      2012 JK 2 Door 2.5" AEV lift/ Fuel Hostage17 x 9 wheels, with Nitto 295x70 x 17 Tires. Warn Vr8000, Elite Bumper, LOD rear bumper, Teraflex tire carrier. Wife's Jeep!

      My Jeep. 2014 JKU, 6.4L Hemi AEV kit, 2.5" AEV lift, 35" Duratrac's. Gen Right aluminum bumpers, Warn VR 8000 winch. Pro Rock 44.

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      • weird stuff for sure. I know one of my buddies was behind me on the first trail and said it did not look like my rear suspension was articulating very much at all.

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        • Well--- are you going to make the play or complain about it ????? I told you not to reuse the stock shocks !!

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          • Originally posted by Panhead5 View Post
            Well--- are you going to make the play or complain about it ????? I told you not to reuse the stock shocks !!
            Stock shocks? wtf you talking about? oh you mean the short billys lol. I have not had a chance to stop in and talk to Kent to see if I can get some coil length info. Sure I could pull the coils and measure but that is a pain right now. If the free length is long enough I might just get some new teraflex falcon shocks. If the free length is too short to run longer shocks then I will sell it and go with something else. Either that or I could just stick to forest service roads that might be the ticket.....

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            • Why the hell are you comparing this lift to a rock krawler lift??? Don't get on here trashing this lift when you don't know even what the hell you are talking about. This lift does what it was designed to do which is going overland off-roading. Stop whining because you failed to do your research.

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              • Was there another vehicle running the AEV suspension to compare to at the time? You still made it threw all the obstacles, right?


                I'm not sure if the Missoula facility is open to the public or not but you might stop by and talk to them.

                I'm confused by the stock shock comment, are you really running that factory shocks?
                "Dont wish for it,work for it."
                2014 Anvil Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited-Procal-Heat Reduction hood and Snorkel with prefilter-black Pintlers-Superlift 2.5 with AEV Geo brackets-buffalo key chain

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                • I think if we play this right we can get 5 more pages out of this topic !!!!!!!!!

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                  • Originally posted by HydroHRJK View Post
                    Why the hell are you comparing this lift to a rock krawler lift??? Don't get on here trashing this lift when you don't know even what the hell you are talking about. This lift does what it was designed to do which is going overland off-roading. Stop whining because you failed to do your research.
                    I live next to aev r&d and I stopped in and talked to Kent in fact I was in his office when I ordered it..he knows what kind of wheeling I do. I am not whining, I am trying to find out if I can go with longer shocks. I am not trashing the lift I am trying to find out if I can get more articulation with it LOL. My guess is your idea of overland off-roading and mine is different.

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                    • Originally posted by forsakenfuture View Post
                      Was there another vehicle running the AEV suspension to compare to at the time? You still made it threw all the obstacles, right?


                      I'm not sure if the Missoula facility is open to the public or not but you might stop by and talk to them.

                      I'm confused by the stock shock comment, are you really running that factory shocks?
                      yes the black 2 door is an aev and flexed considerably more than me. yes I made it thru the obstacles but it was pretty tipsy at times with both front tires in the air.
                      I stop in aev often in fact I ordered it while I was there, I just have not had time since getting back from moab and I am sure they are getting ready for EJS and I know Kent was heading to some overlanding expo.

                      You need to understand Bob's humor regarding stock shocks and no I am not running the stock shocks. Bob and I ran rubicon and dusy together so we like to jab at one another and this is a true story the first time I met him I invited him to Montana to go on a trail ride and bob had never had his rubicon aired down or disconnected and did not know that it would make a difference so he has come a long ways LOL.
                      Last edited by jeffd; 03-13-2017, 02:20 PM.

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                      • Well I may have not talked directly to a aev agent, I have done my research. From my wheeling experience so far the lift has met my expectations. This is an entry level off road suspension. I could not be happier with the lift.

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                        • Originally posted by jeffd View Post
                          Took about 1/2 hour to install the exhaust spacers this morning.
                          THANK YOU FOR THE PHOTO!

                          I am not a mechanic, I am a retired soldier who made a second career as an eletronics specialist. For me, a picture is worth 1000 words!!!

                          Mike -- El Paso, Texas.

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                          • Originally posted by Panhead5 View Post
                            Well--- are you going to make the play or complain about it ????? I told you not to reuse the stock shocks !!
                            I'm making a play. I have someone coming over tomorrow to buy the 2.5 lift. He offered $700 with geo brackets so kind of taking a bath but it is what it is.

                            For those who said I was full of shit I did stop by and talk to Dave and showed him the photos and he agreed it did not look right and was not flexing like it should have been flexing. He said he had the same lift on his 2 door and it flexed very well. It was right before he was getting ready for Moab so we never got back again as he was going to use a fork truck for some flex testing on his other rigs but he got real busy with other things. He gave me some ideas but they did not make a difference.

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                            • Originally posted by Mike View Post
                              THANK YOU FOR THE PHOTO!

                              I am not a mechanic, I am a retired soldier who made a second career as an eletronics specialist. For me, a picture is worth 1000 words!!!

                              Mike -- El Paso, Texas.
                              they have not loosened up one iota in 5400 miles. I finally stopped checking them.

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                              • after some belly rubbing and general scrapes in Moab I am moving on from the 2.5" and onto a 3.5" with new diff covers and maybe some skid plates (and maybe some driveshafts too).

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