1) This allows for the rear axle to be stretched (pushed) to the rear. You can follow the relocation kit fabricators measurements or go it your own to get the stretch. In this picture notice how the coil retainer and the shock are moved rearward.
2) This allows you to cut off the terrible shock brackets from the axle. They hang down and are prone to damage due to the location. In this picture notice how nothing hangs below the axle tube.
3) You can run a longer shock. You (the fabricator) will determine how/where the tower sits and can select a shock length.
4) You can choose to run an air shock or coil over and keep the backseat. By angling the coil over up into that cavity you don't have to cut the tub.
I bought a 2013 JK Unlimited, and although I haven't seen it yet, the Jeep is tore down pretty well right now. I ordered the Jeep from my local dealership, but had it shipped from the assembly line to AEV's facility in Wixom, MI, instead of having it shipped to my dealership. The Jeep has zero miles on the odometer. Here are a few picture that AEV emailed me.
Picture from yesterday: Note that 6.4 Hemi waiting to go in.
Not really completely torn apart, but if I had room I would have taken the body off, sure would make some things easier When the new engine goes back in, the transmission and transfer case will be all bolted together, I'll remove the front axle and slide it all under the frame, and lift it up from below.
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