Originally Posted by SierraNovember
That is weird. What if a part goes bad, do you call them direct and request it that way or can you never get one part again? Hahaha.
No it's the stock parts that suck. The factory tie rod, track bar, drag link etc. For the AEV 3.5+ lifts, they give you a factory RHD drag link end and you drill the knuckle and itself it upside down. So it's a new end, but stock quality. The rear track bar is bent to clear the exhaust with raised roll center but again it's stock quality. Most people never change the rear track bars on their kits. I have a heavy pop-up camper top so I notice the soft rear track bar.
The 2.5" kit is a great base. If you want to upgrade things later, you're mostly just replacing old stock components.
And they replace/warranty their components. I had a shock seal blow out and AEV sent the new one. I did go through the company I bought the lift from. I have heard that you can call and order some things separately. I have emailed a few times and never got any response. Which from what I read is typical. However I called a couple times when I installed the lift (the old directions were incomplete due to changes) and I always got through and got help right away.