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Unread 10-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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AEV 2.5 on 35s

I have a 2012 JKR and I want 35s without spending an absolute fortune. A spring lift (rather than a BB) looks like a good idea because I think that will help eliminate the brake dive that the stock suspension has. This is a daily driver with some off roading, so a good on road ride is important. Im thinking the AEV 2.5 lift is what I want, but Im not sure if 35s will fit. Many of the Jeeps I see have 35s and the AEV 3.5 or RK 2.5 (which is 3.5+). Id like to stay as low as I can while keeping the stock fenders. Will the AEV 2.5 fit 35s?

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Unread 10-07-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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That is the exact set up I have and it works fine
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Unread 10-07-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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AEV 2.5 With 315s (basically 35s)
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Unread 10-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #4
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2.5 here with flats and with regular flares. Both cleared perfectly fine when flexing



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AEV 2.5" and 35" (or so they say) MTs.



And some super cool flexing here in South Florida. haha. I got bored one day at lunch, but at least it will give you some sort of idea.

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http://www.quadratec.com/products/16190_2500_07.htm

Less expensive than the AEV. Does wonders.

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Unread 10-08-2013, 06:46 PM   #7
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/16190_2500_07.htm

Less expensive than the AEV. Does wonders.

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Barely cheaper, not progressive springs, cheapo teraflex shocks vs Bilstien shocks.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 08:34 PM   #8
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2.5 here with flats and with regular flares. Both cleared perfectly fine when flexing

Why did you get the flat fenders if they cleared the regular ones?
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Unread 10-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #9
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Barely cheaper, not progressive springs, cheapo teraflex shocks vs Bilstien shocks.
Another option that will still do the trick.

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Unread 10-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #10
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Another option that will still do the trick.

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See, this is what makes me wonder... ROCKR8R has 35's and a Teraflex 3.5" lift, MoonyJohn has AEV 2.5" but added flat fenders.

But they both say 2.5" is good.

If I get the 2.5" will I end up changing it later? Should I just get the AEV 3.5 from the start??
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Unread 10-09-2013, 11:04 AM   #11
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Why did you get the flat fenders if they cleared the regular ones?
I cut down the stocks and the police pulled me over for a fix it ticket, so I bought bushies. Would have prefered the stocks though.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #13
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See, this is what makes me wonder... ROCKR8R has 35's and a Teraflex 3.5" lift, MoonyJohn has AEV 2.5" but added flat fenders.

But they both say 2.5" is good.

If I get the 2.5" will I end up changing it later? Should I just get the AEV 3.5 from the start??
I added height because I am crazy. My lift started life as a 2.5" TF. I was going to go 37's prior to selling my Jeep. Which is why I went taller and cut my fenders. I do not like the AEV 3.5 and 4.5 lift, so no I wouldn't say go for an AEV 3.5". Plus going higher is a whole 'nother ball game. You can build off the AEV 2.5" if you wish in the future.

For my 3.5" of height I added adjustable control arms and aftermarket driveshafts.

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Unread 10-09-2013, 07:59 PM   #14
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I added height because I am crazy. My lift started life as a 2.5" TF. I was going to go 37's prior to selling my Jeep. Which is why I went taller and cut my fenders. I do not like the AEV 3.5 and 4.5 lift, so no I wouldn't say go for an AEV 3.5". Plus going higher is a whole 'nother ball game. You can build off the AEV 2.5" if you wish in the future.

For my 3.5" of height I added adjustable control arms and aftermarket driveshafts.

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Why don't you like the AEV 3.5"? Right now I'm between the AEV 2.5", AEV 3.5", and RK 2.5" Max Flex (which I hear is more like a 3.5"+).
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Unread 10-10-2013, 06:00 AM   #15
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RyanE5 - here is my '12 JK with the RK 2.5" Max Flex - I netted about ~3.25" front and ~3" rear when I installed this. It's sitting on 33's till I need need new tires, then will be on 35's.

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Sorry it's the only pic I can find currently...
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