AEV Jeep Gladiator Build [SEMA 2019]

  1. DeVoTee

    DeVoTee New Member

    First Name:
    Brad
    Vehicle(s):
    Rover, JKU on Roids, JL, JLU, JT
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2019
    Location:
    68069
    Posts:
    2
    Liked:
    0
    Does this include Suspension?

    Thanks for all the coverage of SEMA
     
  2. jrf

    jrf Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    J.R.
    Vehicle(s):
    2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Launch Edition (White), 2001 TJ Sahara (white)
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2019
    Location:
    PA
    Posts:
    259
    Liked:
    189
    Garage Profiles:
    2
    Would love to know that too. It was odd in his video that he said the "extra load" spring package would be shortly behind the "already" new lift he was proud of. But never said a date for the release of said 2.5" lift....
     
  3. DeVoTee

    DeVoTee New Member

    First Name:
    Brad
    Vehicle(s):
    Rover, JKU on Roids, JL, JLU, JT
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2019
    Location:
    68069
    Posts:
    2
    Liked:
    0

    DITTO:like:
     
  4. MoparDave

    MoparDave Active Member

    First Name:
    Dave
    Vehicle(s):
    2020 Gladiator Rubicon (ordered), 2018 Dodge Demon, 2019 WB Scat Pack Challenger 6 speed manual
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2019
    Location:
    New York
    Posts:
    36
    Liked:
    31
     
  5. JeepRealtor

    JeepRealtor Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Jeff
    Vehicle(s):
    2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Launch Edition (Bright White), 2019 Ford Expedition Limited Stealth Package (Magnetic)
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2019
    Location:
    West Bloomfield, MI
    Posts:
    45
    Liked:
    57
    Occupation:
    Realtor
    I’m local to AEV and have attended a big local open house event they did recently. At that time it was mentioned to expect the 2.5” JT suspension and Front bumper by February. I already asked, they are working on a solution for the trail cam. Should be easy for them to do well, and price at a premium.
     
    Nate and Bacon like this.
  6. mojocho

    mojocho Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    '13 JKU 10A Rubi
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Location:
    Ohio
    Posts:
    108
    Liked:
    120
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    Good info. The for sharing
     
  7. Texops

    Texops Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Todd
    Vehicle(s):
    2014 JKU Sport
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2019
    Location:
    LaPorte Texas
    Posts:
    373
    Liked:
    524
    Occupation:
    Refinery Operator
    Garage Profiles:
    2
    they called it Greasy Green
     
    Ichthus likes this.
  8. MotoBrad

    MotoBrad Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Brad
    Vehicle(s):
    2012 Subaru STi, 2001 BMW M5, 2014 Yamaha WR250R, 2010 BMW R1200R,
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2019
    Location:
    Victoria BC Canada
    Posts:
    62
    Liked:
    44
    Occupation:
    Heavy Duty Mechanic
    Their suspension kit is definitely my new front runner, depending on how it is priced. At first I hated the AEV front bumper, and then I loved it, but with it blocking the trail cam, I think I'll pass.
     
  9. Bacon

    Bacon Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle(s):
    JTR-LE
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2019
    Location:
    North NJ
    Posts:
    45
    Liked:
    25
    Could you elaborate on why it’s your front runner? I’ve been heavily researching lifts and was very happy with my previous AEV lifted JK, but I can’t find anything about what they’re going to offer for the JT. I know I want a bushing-based system over heim joints given my expected on/off-road balance, appetite for suspension noise and maintenance.
     
  10. jrf

    jrf Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    J.R.
    Vehicle(s):
    2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Launch Edition (White), 2001 TJ Sahara (white)
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2019
    Location:
    PA
    Posts:
    259
    Liked:
    189
    Garage Profiles:
    2
    First, AEV has had a Jeep truck around for years (The Brute) so if anyone has already spent time tuning a suspension for a Jeep truck it's the AEV team.

    I haven't seen details but I'm expecting the exact same front setup as their JL lift. Basically stock control arm relocation brackets. The "magic" of the AEV lift usually is in their spring/shock package. They generally spend a considerable amount of time making them really really good. Dave has a way making a great spring/shock combo. That's my expectation based on what I've seen. So who knows maybe they will come out with something completely different. However I do think I heard it called their "Dualsport" suspension so based on that I'd assume it's similar to the JL one.
     
    MotoBrad and Pat2Alaska like this.
  11. Bacon

    Bacon Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle(s):
    JTR-LE
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2019
    Location:
    North NJ
    Posts:
    45
    Liked:
    25
    I support the logic, I was just curious if more information had surfaced about the kit. :)
     
    jrf likes this.
  12. Kross

    Kross New Member

    Vehicle(s):
    1993 W250, 2006 XK
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2019
    Location:
    USA
    Posts:
    1
    Liked:
    1
    I love that green. Would get that color for sure if Jeep came out with it
     
    Ichthus likes this.
  13. Ichthus

    Ichthus Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Jeremy
    Vehicle(s):
    2014 JKU
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2019
    Location:
    Indiana
    Posts:
    337
    Liked:
    361
    For the price, they don’t skimp on the engineering...but the loss of ground clearance from those Geometry Correction Brackets concerns me. Of course, I’ve not installed a lift on my last couple Jeeps at all, trying to maintain an LCG, so my perspective wasn’t gained from experience on a trail, just driveway installs on other people’s Jeeps
     
    MotoBrad likes this.
  14. jrf

    jrf Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    J.R.
    Vehicle(s):
    2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Launch Edition (White), 2001 TJ Sahara (white)
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2019
    Location:
    PA
    Posts:
    259
    Liked:
    189
    Garage Profiles:
    2
    #44 Nov 12, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019
    Agreed, I've never considered the AEV lifts to be for your hardcore rock guy. They still use the stock bushings and setup which aren't going to give you nearly the flex a lot of the higher end aftermarket lifts will. The AEV lift design is to get you the lift you need for some larger tires while generally improving on the on-road ride you got from the factory. Which for most installing lifts, the on-road time in the Jeep is 99.5% of the miles.

    I, like you, prefer a lower COG if possible. AEV subscribes to this also hence their original TJ highline kit. Now we have a JT Rubicon using higher fenders that fits 35s with NO lift and 37s with 2". I'd say that's keeping a pretty low COG.

    The fact that you said you haven't installed a lift on your last few Jeeps says a lot. Meaning...you really don't need to anymore for your average occasional off-roader. Throw 35s on a Rubicon JL/JT and you've got a Jeep that most were trying to built 20 years ago just to get that!! 35s were considered huge back then. If you really aren't trying to do gnarly trails...you're done. Did a quick search and found this..which made me laugh - What do you need to do to put 35s on a TJ

    Now however...you can literally just put them on your stock wheels on a Rubicon.
     
    Bacon and BK_Yeti like this.
  15. jurfie

    jurfie Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2014 Granite Crystal Metallic JKR; 2016 Daytona Grey Audi A5 Competition Package
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2019
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts:
    317
    Liked:
    282
    Agreed, AEV seems to have figured out how to make a lifted JK (my only experience) drive better on road than stock, while still performing decent off road (for my type of trails, at least). Are there better suspensions for rock crawling? Absolutely, but when I get the JT, it will replace my daily driver and be an occasional weekend warrior/camping rig; it will see some decent trails, but I doubt it will often see serious rocks.

    I need to know it will handle great on the road, so knowing how AEV's designs work both on and off road makes it a contender for me (and likely great for 95% of JT owners).
     
    MotoBrad, Bacon and jrf like this.
Loading...

Share This Page