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Unread 02-04-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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aev 2.5 or teraflex 2.5?

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Unread 02-04-2015, 05:23 PM   #2
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Love my AEV lift, the Bilsteins are great and really don't bounce around as much as some other Jeeps/lifts Iv ridden in.
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Unread 02-04-2015, 06:45 PM   #3
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Iv got the teraflex nice soft ride almost like stock
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I like the TeraFlex. I like the fact that you can have adjustable lower control arms and a adjustable track bar. Two things I am not found of with the AEV setups.

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Unread 02-05-2015, 08:03 AM   #5
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I like the TeraFlex. I like the fact that you can have adjustable lower control arms and a adjustable track bar. Two things I am not found of with the AEV setups. -Jason
On either 2.5" lift you can add a track bar and lower adjustable control arms.
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Unread 02-05-2015, 09:41 AM   #6
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Correct but the AEV usually runs without a trackbar in the front and usually runs the drop brackets for the front LCA's.

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Unread 02-05-2015, 09:56 AM   #7
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Correct but the AEV usually runs without a trackbar in the front and usually runs the drop brackets for the front LCA's. -Jason
This is true, but the real question should be is it needed? If company X can achieve a better ride/performance, I don't care how they get there.
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Unread 02-05-2015, 11:20 AM   #8
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Correct but the AEV usually runs without a trackbar in the front and usually runs the drop brackets for the front LCA's. -Jason
True, but wether the AEV or Teraflex they are both 2.5" lifts that are on the basic side. Either could be dressed up to be more complete. There's nothing forcing one to go with or with out a track bar, adjustable arms or drop brackets.

I like most, don't like all the brackets and BS on the AEV 3.5 and 4.5. I do like the handling on and off road of the AEV spring and shock pairing. I went with the AEV 2.5 and added the Synergy steering components, Synergy lower adjustable control arms and TF track bar and it's a great set up. (I'm not a fanboy for AEV.)
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Unread 02-05-2015, 01:50 PM   #9
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There nothing wrong with the AEV. We do a ton of them. It is just personal preference. I would much rather have adjustable LCA's than drop brackets. I would also rather have adjustable track bar to re-center the front axle.

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Unread 02-05-2015, 02:36 PM   #10
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If you plan on replacing driveshafts in the future, you're better off with a lift that includes adjustable controls arms from the start.
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Unread 02-05-2015, 05:05 PM   #11
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For me, one of the things that pushed me to AEV was the triple rated coils. I was adding a winch and heavy bumpers for my build and wanted something that compensates somewhat without giving up too much performance. At least that's what the multi rated coils claim anyway.

For a similar price and equipped kit, neither has adjustable LCAs or front track bar, so like ncb said, that's an add either way. I happen to have the geometry correction brackets as opposed to adjustable LCAs and it works for me. So far I've been ok with the front axle centering, even without an adjustable track bar.

The Teraflex kit does come with rear sway bar links and you move the rear to the front. On the kit I bought, AEV has brackets to extend the front links.

I'm 13,000 miles into it and I'm very happy with my lift. Don't worry, you'll be drinking heavily by the time you can filter all the differences and make up your mind.
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My vote would be for the TeraFlex, but the only reason I say that is because that is what I run and have no issues with them. Plus TeraFlex is less than 10 miles from me and I can pick stuff up at the will call and I like supporting local businesses.
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Unread 02-05-2015, 07:46 PM   #13
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I'm kind of indifferent.

AEV has a rep for the best On-road ride. But those drop brackets can be magnets for rocks.

TeraFlex is more aligned with how all the other lift kit manufacturers build a lift (with adjustable lower control arms), and has a great following (so does AEV).

In a toss up, I'd go with Tera Patrick...er, I meant, TeraFlex.
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If I could go back I'd go with this kit.

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I went with the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift. Loving it so far.
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