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Unread 02-03-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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2010 JK Unlimited Rubicon lift help!? Aev 3.5" with 35s or 37s?

Been doing a lot of research and it seems the the Aev premium lift would suite me best, however I would like to hear other's thoughts and opinions. The 3.5" kit should work great but then comes the question of whether I run 35x12.50 or 37x12.50? Anyone running this setup with any input and pictures would be much appreciated! I've been looking into Nitto trail grapplers but any other suggestions for tires would be great as well! Thanks for your time.

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Unread 02-03-2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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You can run 35s with stock fenders and 37s with flat fenders. If going the 37s route make sure to look at what you might want to do to beef up the D44.
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Unread 02-06-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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What exaclty would i need to beef up?
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Unread 02-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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I have a 2010 JKUR with AEV 3.5" lift and 35" tires.

I've just upgraded to 5.38 gears and had the front axle sleeved and gusset'ed.

After the gearing, I'd say I am 110% satisfied.

BTW, if you're asking these questions, go with 35" tires. Once you wear out the 35" tires, you'll know all you need to in order to decide if you want to go to 37s.
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Can look at inner/outter sleeves, c-gussets, HD ball Joints, axle shafts, HD knuckles, truss and I am sure there is more. I went with everything above other than the truss and I am going to order new axle shafts at some point, probably after I break the stock ones. There are alot of guy on here with more knowledge than myself. I have read numerous reports on the stock ball joints being junk and the front D44 having issues with the tube and Cs with 37s (bending an twisting under the load). Some guys on here will tell you that you need to start looking into to hydro assist as well. I personally have no plans for it at the moment.
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Unread 02-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #6
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Can look at inner/outter sleeves, c-gussets, HD ball Joints, axle shafts, HD knuckles, truss and I am sure there is more. I went with everything above other than the truss and I am going to order new axle shafts at some point, probably after I break the stock ones. There are alot of guy on here with more knowledge than myself. I have read numerous reports on the stock ball joints being junk and the front D44 having issues with the tube and Cs with 37s (bending an twisting under the load). Some guys on here will tell you that you need to start looking into to hydro assist as well. I personally have no plans for it at the moment.
Thanks a lot i'll start looking into those options!

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I have a 2010 JKUR with AEV 3.5" lift and 35" tires.

I've just upgraded to 5.38 gears and had the front axle sleeved and gusset'ed.

After the gearing, I'd say I am 110% satisfied.

BTW, if you're asking these questions, go with 35" tires. Once you wear out the 35" tires, you'll know all you need to in order to decide if you want to go to 37s.
Any Pics? What was the cost of the lift and tires? And cost to regear? Just trying to get a rough estimate if i can thanks i appreciate it.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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I'm running the AEV 4.5 with 37x12.5 MTZ's- re-geared to 5:13
If you plan to offroad you will rub with 3.5 and 37s.
I have not done anything yet to strengthen the D44. To my knowledge, most of the guys that change inner/outter sleeves, c-gussets, HD ball Joints, axle shafts, HD knuckles, truss etc. have problems with running the D30 stock with 37's. I could be wrong though as am I am sure there are a lot of guys here who know better.
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I'm running the AEV 4.5 with 37x12.5 MTZ's- re-geared to 5:13
If you plan to offroad you will rub with 3.5 and 37s.
I have not done anything yet to strengthen the D44. To my knowledge, most of the guys that change inner/outter sleeves, c-gussets, HD ball Joints, axle shafts, HD knuckles, truss etc. have problems with running the D30 stock with 37's. I could be wrong though as am I am sure there are a lot of guys here who know better.
WOW !!! great looking rig and thanks for your input ! How much would you say it cost you to lift, get tires, and regear?
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Unread 02-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #9
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You can run 37's on the 3.5" AEV suspension with oem fenders if you use the interchangable rear bump stops in the 4.5" position, this according to AEV. And Dave Harriton drove a 3.5" lifted, 37" tire 2 door diesel at EJS last year....

I run AEV's 4.5" suspsension and 37's on the stock D44 and no issues so far. Rather than beefing up the oem D44, if/when I bend the tube I'll upgrade to a Dynatrac. It's the tubes that are the real weak point.

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White_Rubicon16 -
Thanks...
Doing the work yourself can definitely save - as I did... If you have it done, figure $15K which includes front and rear bumper/tire carrier with winch. I did it for slightly less.
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Re-gearing typically runs around $1200. +/-
Wheels/tires depends on type but AVE + 37 MTZ's ran around $680 ea. set
4.5 AEV Lift alone w/o install $1800 - (recommend upgrading to reservoir shocks +$)
Hope this helps...
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Just lifted mine with the 3.5" and 35" Duratracs. Threw in some 5.38's as well. It rides great. I am very satisfied. I will try and get some pics soon.
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Re-gearing typically runs around $1200. +/-
Wheels/tires depends on type but AVE + 37 MTZ's ran around $680 ea. set
4.5 AEV Lift alone w/o install $1800 - (recommend upgrading to reservoir shocks +$)
Hope this helps...
According to Dave Harriton, AEV chief and founder, you don't need the remote reservoir shocks unless you spend a lot of time running fast washboard, like the long desert trails where mono tubes can experience fade from heat build up...

I have the AEV 4.5" suspension and 37's and in 42k miles I have experienced no fade on the mixed terrain I have run with the mono tube Bilsteins, and fade is what the remore reservoir shocks are designed to prevent.


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Thanks for all your input, great info!
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Can look at inner/outter sleeves, c-gussets, HD ball Joints, axle shafts, HD knuckles, truss and I am sure there is more. I went with everything above other than the truss and I am going to order new axle shafts at some point, probably after I break the stock ones. There are alot of guy on here with more knowledge than myself. I have read numerous reports on the stock ball joints being junk and the front D44 having issues with the tube and Cs with 37s (bending an twisting under the load). Some guys on here will tell you that you need to start looking into to hydro assist as well. I personally have no plans for it at the moment.
I'd say hydro assist is pretty close to a must. I'm just running 35's and have been in plenty of situations where I wished I had it...its on the short list.
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