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Unread 05-05-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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New Jeep Islander JK!

Haven't been on the forums for a while since my grand cherokee I built up with 4.5" of lift and 32" tires.

Introducing the New jeep JK!

I plan on a 2.5" lift and 35" tires. I am new to the JK world and any advice would be awesome! This is my daily driver so I don't plan on going too crazy. It is a 2010 JK Islander I am only the second owner and it had about 17,000 miles on it. everything is in amazing shape. more pictures and a build thread to come

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Unread 05-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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was thinking this front bumper: http://shop.poisonspyder.com/JK-Braw...7-59-010-b.htm
this lift kit: http://www.aev-conversions.com/shop/...nsion-2-5.html
this rear bumper: http://shop.poisonspyder.com/JK-Rock.../17-61-020.htm
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Unread 06-15-2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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anyone have any experience with any of that stuff? let me know if you have any reviews for me.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 12:11 PM   #4
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I have no experience with the AEV 2.5 but I do with their 3.5 which I had on my ’08 and now 2012 JKUR. AEV makes terrific stuff and IMO you can’t go wrong with their equipment. They are on the high dollar side though and by no means the only player on the block.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:35 AM   #5
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well I don't really mind paying a little extra for a product that is going to do a better job and last longer. I have heard many good things about AEV
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Unread 06-30-2013, 07:56 AM   #6
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I've got that front bumper on my JK and love it
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97 TJ: daughter 1 - 2.5L, Auto, 2" BB, 31" GY Duratrac
98 TJ: Daugher 2 - 4.0L, 5spd, D44 rear
06 LJ Rubicon: mine - Rokmen full up-armor, 8 adjustable CAs, front bumper, sliders, corners, Shrockworks rear bumper, 3" AEV/BDS lift, Currie HD stearing and Antirock, MT/r - k 35x12.5, SuperWinch, MC Overlines, York OBA
13 JKU Rubicon: Wife's for now, Ace Rock rails & rear bumper tire carrier, Truck Lites, MC Game changer 3.5 lift, RR skids, PSC Brawler front bumper, Warn 9.5cti-s, 35" GY MTRs
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Unread 06-30-2013, 10:49 AM   #7
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One more from the grand side I see

I have the 2.5 DS XT from them and I wouldnt get anything else. Rides great on the road, and 2.5" is a good amount for fitting 35's.

One more for the poison spyder bumper, also take a look into JCR. They have some great products, their sliders are my favorite.

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X2 on JCR. I have their bumpers and sliders; top notch.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:18 AM   #9
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awesome thanks for the help guys! can anyone recommend some good 35" tires and rims?
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Unread 07-01-2013, 03:40 PM   #10
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Congrats on your new Jeep, looks good!

Welcome to the JK world!
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awesome thanks for the help guys! can anyone recommend some good 35" tires and rims?
Mud terrains or all terrains? Im kind of thinking my next set will be falkens in a 37, I kind of like the all terrain aspect of them. I have the kevlars and they are alright on the road, they dont balance very well it seems. When I had them on my WJ they wobbled and on my JK they still wobble (different set too). I had the KM2's in a 35 and they road pretty good and were quiet.

Lots of rims to choose from too, depends on what you want.
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Mud terrains or all terrains? Im kind of thinking my next set will be falkens in a 37, I kind of like the all terrain aspect of them. I have the kevlars and they are alright on the road, they dont balance very well it seems. When I had them on my WJ they wobbled and on my JK they still wobble (different set too). I had the KM2's in a 35 and they road pretty good and were quiet.

Lots of rims to choose from too, depends on what you want.
yeah I had 32" KM2's on my ZJ and really liked them, may go with them again
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I like my GY MT/R tires
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97 TJ: daughter 1 - 2.5L, Auto, 2" BB, 31" GY Duratrac
98 TJ: Daugher 2 - 4.0L, 5spd, D44 rear
06 LJ Rubicon: mine - Rokmen full up-armor, 8 adjustable CAs, front bumper, sliders, corners, Shrockworks rear bumper, 3" AEV/BDS lift, Currie HD stearing and Antirock, MT/r - k 35x12.5, SuperWinch, MC Overlines, York OBA
13 JKU Rubicon: Wife's for now, Ace Rock rails & rear bumper tire carrier, Truck Lites, MC Game changer 3.5 lift, RR skids, PSC Brawler front bumper, Warn 9.5cti-s, 35" GY MTRs
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just ordered my AEV 2.5" lift now I need some 35" tires and rims to go with them, do I remember a place that you could get the tires and rims all mounted and shipped?
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tire rack and discount tires online
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For Sale: 2013 4dr JK Painted black Hard Top JKUR 18/59 springs and shocks

97 TJ: daughter 1 - 2.5L, Auto, 2" BB, 31" GY Duratrac
98 TJ: Daugher 2 - 4.0L, 5spd, D44 rear
06 LJ Rubicon: mine - Rokmen full up-armor, 8 adjustable CAs, front bumper, sliders, corners, Shrockworks rear bumper, 3" AEV/BDS lift, Currie HD stearing and Antirock, MT/r - k 35x12.5, SuperWinch, MC Overlines, York OBA
13 JKU Rubicon: Wife's for now, Ace Rock rails & rear bumper tire carrier, Truck Lites, MC Game changer 3.5 lift, RR skids, PSC Brawler front bumper, Warn 9.5cti-s, 35" GY MTRs
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