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post #1 of 9 Old 03-31-2013, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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weight question

I am getting the AEV 2.5" lift with Goodyear 35" kevlar.

To handle the new wheels and tires I am going to put on the smittybilt xrc rear bumper and tire carrier.

I am keeping the stock bumper up front so I am wondering if the additional weight in the rear without any compensation in the front is going to cause a significant lean to the back. Will it be just enought weight to get rid of the factory rake or will it be significantly more than that?

My thoughts are that the aev springs and new shocks will prevent any issues.

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-31-2013, 08:09 AM
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i have aev 3.5 on a 2 door and mine had alot more height in the front than the back i ended up buying teraflex 1 inch spacer to add to the back to make it look right so the extra weight in the back might set it right if the 2.5 is set up like the 3.5
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So you are making it sound like a bumper plus tire on the rear will cause a bit of sag? Your wording confuses me a bit... becuz u say u had to add a spacer to adjust the rear but then u say my bumper will make it right?
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Coil spacers are a cheap, easy way to balance it out. If you haven't bought the Smitty yet, I'd suggest looking for a carrier that's more sturdy. Too many people I know have their Chinese quality issues...

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Hmmm...can u recommend anything in the $1000 range? With carrier?

As for the sag issue, I just don't want to look like those pick up trucks you see with overweight trailers on the hitch causing the rear to be maxed out.

I hear the aev suspension is tuned to take in account aftermarket weight, however with me just adding weight to the rear I assume it will cause a bit of a disproportionate look.

I would like to avoid spacers becuz eventually I will get a new front bumper and weight in the front I just can't afford it all at once.



I'm just wondering if u guys have seen this and how bad it will look and if it will affect the handling at all.
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you can look at mine for refernce it is a 3.5 but it is aev has a very solid heavy front bumper(no winch though) and a standard spare on back and i had to add a 1 inch rear spacer to get this stance http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/3...-pics-1501802/
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I have the Teraflex leveling spacers (1"R/2"F) on 4door Rubi coils. I have steel bumpers and a winch, and the entire back of mine is stuffed with wheeling/camping/emergency gear (inside a Tuffy rear deck enclosure).
Here's a good "stance" photo from when I had a swing out carrier and 32" (Rubi) tires/wheels:



I got rid of the swing out. Unless I get the ORFab with the Gerry Can mounts, I don't see any reason for one personally. (don't plan on bigger tires)

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-02-2013, 06:12 AM
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Hmmm...can u recommend anything in the $1000 range? With carrier?
I can't speak first hand about the quality of this bumper, but I have not ever seen anything bad about the company or quality that they did not fix.

http://www.aceengineeringandfab.com/...rier_p_83.html
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-02-2013, 11:13 AM
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I hate weight questions.

I usually get in trouble when I answer "no dear the pants do not make you look like you gained weight, that's like blaming the scale".

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The wagon should, of course, be as light as possible, but strength should not be sacrificed to lightness, for on any but the regularly traveled roads, the wagon will get many a hard knock...
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