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post #1 of 18 Old 06-18-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Aev 3.5inch lift

Ive heard lots of great things about this lift but want to see if anyone has had trouble with it
Thinking about upgrading just want to hear every side

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post #2 of 18 Old 06-18-2013, 05:40 PM
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I have an AEV 3.5 in lift and love it. I have had no problems at all. The road manners are above my expectations and better than stock. I have no bad news to share just good. The off road ride is equally great.
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How does it flex any pictures would be awesome
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I ran the AEV 3.5 on my ’08 JKUR and loved it so much I installed one on my 2012 JKUR. I can’t speak about other lifts for the JKs because I haven’t any experience with them but it (AEV 3.5) works great off road and flexes just fine. You will probably hear about how the geometry brackets give up ground clearances and technically it does to some degree, but I have yet to make any contact with them even while doing limited rock crawling.

The only negative thing I can say about the lift is that they started shipping with a gas charged stabilizer shock. Running it can cause the steering to have a very slight pull to the drive side. I took mine off and reinstalled the OEM shock and it handles like a charm. Their coil springs are amazing too.
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Just be aware that its not a suspension designed for constant flex and rock crawling - it's designed for cross country Offroad travel

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post #6 of 18 Old 06-19-2013, 11:17 AM
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I have the AEV 3.5" lift and have had no problems with it. I will have to try and find a pic with flex.
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post #7 of 18 Old 06-19-2013, 08:19 PM
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Just ordered the SC version today from Desert Rat for my wife's 13' 4d Rubi. I'm hoping for a little better handling in the Oklahoma wind over the factory setup for my wife's sake. I have a fellow Jeeper with a full blown AEV 4d conversion with the little hemi that rides nice on 35's and I'm pretty sure its got the 3.5 on it. I want something that won't sag in the rear loaded down for a trip to the river, or the mountains.

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I have the 3.5" AEV lift and have had it for over 3 years. No issues and I do some pretty difficult trails and rock crawling. It does flex pretty good. I have a recent picture if I can get it off of my phone to show you.
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Whats the deal with the exhaust mod you have to do to make some clearance for the front driveshaft? Is it a easy fix?

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Did anyone have to replace drive shafts or joints bc of the distance ad angles
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Whats the deal with the exhaust mod you have to do to make some clearance for the front driveshaft? Is it a easy fix?
It's just an exhaust extension kit you can buy for under $50 and you only need it for 2012 JKU and up.

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Whats the deal with the exhaust mod you have to do to make some clearance for the front driveshaft? Is it a easy fix?
I installed the aFe Y pipe. The exhaust spacers from TeraFlex will not work with lifts over 2 ˝ inches.
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I installed the aFe Y pipe. The exhaust spacers from TeraFlex will not work with lifts over 2 ˝ inches.
works just fine with mine

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I have the AEV Dualsport 3.5 RS lift paired with JKS adjustable Track Bars both front and rear and Currie Anti Rock Sway Bars both front and rear and I have no complaints. The kit flexes well and drivability is way better than factory when on and off road. I am not running the AEV front lower control arm drop brackets due to loss of ground clearance and future plans for a set of Currie Control Arms. I also added a Rubicon Express Front CV Driveshaft as I am a 2008 with an Auto Trans. I have been out on the trails every weekend for the last month and time after time the AEV lift just keeps on going with no faults. Here are some pics of the lift in action....







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I have the AEV Dualsport 3.5 RS lift paired with JKS adjustable Track Bars both front and rear and Currie Anti Rock Sway Bars both front and rear and I have no complaints. The kit flexes well and drivability is way better than factory when on and off road. I am not running the AEV front lower control arm drop brackets due to loss of ground clearance and future plans for a set of Currie Control Arms. I also added a Rubicon Express Front CV Driveshaft as I am a 2008 with an Auto Trans. I have been out on the trails every weekend for the last month and time after time the AEV lift just keeps on going with no faults. Here are some pics of the lift in action....
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