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Old 11-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #3901
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Duly noted and updated. I hadn't seen it outside of color swatches and just read someone's apparently incorrect speculation that it matched John Deere green.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:28 AM   #3902
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guy posted this on the JK forum....I love this combo. The color, the wheels....perfect. I dig the new wheel design (but I'm apparently in the minority).
I like the color... but not the wheels.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:28 AM   #3903
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guy posted this on the JK forum....I love this combo. The color, the wheels....perfect. I dig the new wheel design (but I'm apparently in the minority).
The commando green is a sweet color. A friend of mine is awaiting his order of a sport in that color.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:33 AM   #3904
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Got engaged in March.
congrats man! didn't think you had it in you.

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I was able to sell my Moabs (without tires) for $550. I imagine you can get a grand for your MW3 Rubi wheels with tires. That'll pretty much cover the cost of Savagres.
Yeah, I think a grand is as good as it gets. Still going to cost about $1500 out of pocket plus another $1k or so to get the tire carrier needed to hold the spare.

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What lifts are you considering?
For what little serious wheeling I'll do, I'm thinking the AEV 2.5XT kit. With a JKUR, a 3.5" lift is probably better for actual clearance given the LWB though. I like the anti-dive and on-road benefits of the AEV kits and they certainly will handle how I intend to use the rig offroad.

I'd like to move up to the Bilsteins with external reservoirs just because they're sweet looking at there are times where we'll be running extended distances on rough fireroads (where they will help) but not sure I want to spent 2.5x the cost.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:34 AM   #3905
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should say....the MW3 is now the third vehicle and doesn't get driven daily. I've got a new BMW to buy parts for as well as get a few things for the SRT8 (DiabloSport tuner, etc). this stuff adds up FAST
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:37 AM   #3906
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should say....I've got a new BMW to buy parts for as well as get a few things for the SRT8 (DiabloSport tuner, etc). this stuff adds up FAST
Baller status.


Any one have any recommendations for a 2.5" lift? How's the Teraflex kits?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:39 AM   #3907
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congrats man! didn't think you had it in you.
Thank you. She was more surprised than me, which is a pretty good start.

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Yeah, I think a grand is as good as it gets. Still going to cost about $1500 out of pocket plus another $1k or so to get the tire carrier needed to hold the spare.
Probably... but still, it will be worth it. I love my bumper/tire carrier.

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For what little serious wheeling I'll do, I'm thinking the AEV 2.5XT kit. With a JKUR, a 3.5" lift is probably better for actual clearance given the LWB though. I like the anti-dive and on-road benefits of the AEV kits and they certainly will handle how I intend to use the rig offroad.

I'd like to move up to the Bilsteins with external reservoirs just because they're sweet looking at there are times where we'll be running extended distances on rough fireroads (where they will help) but not sure I want to spent 2.5x the cost.
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Any one have any recommendations for a 2.5" lift? How's the Teraflex kits?


I like my TeraFlex lift, but I love the Fox Shox more. Once I get the rack on, then a front bumper and winch, I am thinking that a lift upgrade may be in order. Naturally, with the additional weight the vehicle will ride and handle differently.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #3908
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Thank you. She was more surprised than me, which is a pretty good start.

Probably... but still, it will be worth it. I love my bumper/tire carrier.

I like my TeraFlex lift, but I love the Fox Shox more. Once I get the rack on, then a front bumper and winch, I am thinking that a lift upgrade may be in order. Naturally, with the additional weight the vehicle will ride and handle differently.
Which Teraflex kit do you have?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #3909
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Naturally, with the additional weight the vehicle will ride and handle differently.
I know the hardcore guys love to knock AEV for a multitude of reasons, but one of the main things that has me focused on them for parts is that they design their stuff to work together. The suspension is designed for running bumpers, a winch and a 35" on a tire carrier. After having been an unpaid beta-tester for many Subaru and MINI products, I prefer not to be the guinea pig when I'm the one writing the checks.

Also...there's the matter of resale value. AEV stuff holds strong, just like Cobb Tuning stuff does for Subaru.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:55 AM   #3910
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Which Teraflex kit do you have?
3" TeraFlex suspension system with full 8 FlexArm system.

It netted close to 4" of actual lift after install and then settled by about 1/2" over the last ten months (since install).
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:58 AM   #3911
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I know the hardcore guys love to knock AEV for a multitude of reasons, but one of the main things that has me focused on them for parts is that they design their stuff to work together. The suspension is designed for running bumpers, a winch and a 35" on a tire carrier. After having been an unpaid beta-tester for many Subaru and MINI products, I prefer not to be the guinea pig when I'm the one writing the checks.

Also...there's the matter of resale value. AEV stuff holds strong, just like Cobb Tuning stuff does for Subaru.
The TeraFlex items are manufactured with a similar mindset, but I am a tad curious as to how the suspension will handle with a full load on the rack and inside the vehicle.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:47 AM   #3912
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Any one have any recommendations for a 2.5" lift? How's the Teraflex kits?
I love my rock krawler 2.5" max travel lift. Im using bilsteins for shocks. For a two door it rides really well. If you go back a few pages you can see a pic of it.....same color as yours but with a soft top
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #3913
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I know the hardcore guys love to knock AEV for a multitude of reasons, but one of the main things that has me focused on them for parts is that they design their stuff to work together. The suspension is designed for running bumpers, a winch and a 35" on a tire carrier. After having been an unpaid beta-tester for many Subaru and MINI products, I prefer not to be the guinea pig when I'm the one writing the checks.

Also...there's the matter of resale value. AEV stuff holds strong, just like Cobb Tuning stuff does for Subaru.
Dont generalize. AEV makes great products. They are not RACING products however.

If you want a street jeep you can use offroad AEV is a great choice. THier manufacturing is top notch. If you want a hardcore rockcrawler, go buy a welder and start learning... or hit the lotto.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #3914
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I wouldn't have bought a 2012 if I wanted that.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:01 PM   #3915
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I dont think aev advertises their stuff as hardcore offroaders but more along the lines of an overland type use. I do believe there are several companies out there that do a good blend off hardcore ability with street ability. Pricey yes but no more so than going out and buying a nice welder, torch,plasma cutter, pipe bender and other fab equipment. Being a weekend warrior, i will let someone else do the R&D for me.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #3916
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I dont think aev advertises their stuff as hardcore offroaders but more along the lines of an overland type use. I do believe there are several companies out there that do a good blend off hardcore ability with street ability. Pricey yes but no more so than going out and buying a nice welder, torch,plasma cutter, pipe bender and other fab equipment. Being a weekend warrior, i will let someone else do the R&D for me.
Exactly. It's "overland" type of stuff. People have bent those drop down brackets while rockcrawling.

I don't plan on using my 2012 on anything "hardcore" like I used to do with my old rigs for quite some time, but I will still be buying something other than AEV for that reason. Probably Rock Krawler.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:56 PM   #3917
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I like the Savvy stuff the most personally. I like RK, but I don't love the joints they use plus the arms aren't double adjustable.

http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/product...4&categoryId=2
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:32 PM   #3918
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I like the Savvy stuff the most personally. I like RK, but I don't love the joints they use plus the arms aren't double adjustable.

http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/product...4&categoryId=2
Never heard much about them until now.

Looks to be identical to the currie/JKS stuff, an old time favorite of mine. Expensive as hell but awesome products.

What's the diff?
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #3919
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Dunno, I just love everything Savvy made that I have installed on my heep so far. They just make awesome stuff and Johnny Joints > *
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #3920
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guy posted this on the JK forum....I love this combo. The color, the wheels....perfect. I dig the new wheel design (but I'm apparently in the minority).

Not a fan of the wheels, looks lifted btw. Also the color is off just a touch. It's needs to be a little bit darker, just a little bit.
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Like the color, hate those new wheels.
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Not a fan of the wheels, looks lifted btw. Also the color is off just a touch. It's needs to be a little bit darker, just a little bit.
Yeah... that's probably a 3.5" lift (or so).

I still like the color, it's close to Rescue Green ('07 color, I think) which I adore.
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Yeah... that's probably a 3.5" lift (or so).

I still like the color, it's close to Rescue Green ('07 color, I think) which I adore.
I think the problem is, or the way I see it, is that there is an aged element to the vintage green color that I think it should be. The 2013 color looks new.
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I think the problem is, or the way I see it, is that there is an aged element to the vintage green color that I think it should be. The 2013 color looks new.
There seems to be a touch of beige as well. I'd like to see Sahara Tan come back again. By the time that color grew on me... poof... gone.
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rescue green rocks. would have bought it if I could.

I saw a dark grey Jeep while picking up my daughter from daycare. I talked to the owner...he said it was a short run color in 2010. Looked awesome. Dark Charcoal I think. He had a lift and the spare tire and carrier removed and it made for a cool setup.
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