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  1. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    Count me in haha. TBH if it's who I think it is in NSW, one engineer told me they sort of get away with it, but technically they shouldn't be able to certify it (as under scrutiny it would not pass). Otherwise when I eventually replace the AEV 2.5" set up I'll have a look at some others like...
  2. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    I'm also in NSW, 295/70 tires as well. Not certified Few reasons. 1) after 1+ year of use (I assume the springs settle a bit?) and when slightly loaded, plus the way a cop would need to measure it (arch to wheel hub distance, compared to the official vehicle spec sheet), puts it just around...
  3. Front and rear bars in Australia

    I have the ARB rear bar, was never my first choice. I personally think the design is undercooked (especially the mud flaps add-on kit, which feels really cheap and disconnected from the look). I only got it because I was rear ended, and insurance assessor agreed to reimburse me for an ADR...
  4. Rugged Ridge Low/High mount Snorkel system for RHD JL

    It looks really clean when colour matched, here's mine. I have not noticed any of the issues with the non-round clamping points in the engine bay. But definitely do notice the potential gaps in the external gaskets when there's major shakes from harsh revs / bumpy roads (e.g. the lower black...
  5. Am I Crazy to want to keep Stock Wheels?

    I love the factory Rubicon black alloy rims, but yeh, 35s will be hard to fit without spacers. Especially on the export right-hand-drive version. A cool alternative I found was from a Japanese manufacturer Jeppesen. They basically make a recreation of the Rubicon black alloys in various...
  6. Recommended AT Tires for Victorian/ Melbournian Weather

    I would recommend the Yokohama Geolander X-AT as a good alternative aggressive AT tire. Relatively new tire, don't see many people running them. Travelled 30k km and they are very quiet. Offroad they do very well. Wet performance is fine.
  7. Front and rear bars in Australia

    If anyone has/is replacing their AU oem rear bar and no longer need the rear fog lights I'm willing to buy them off ya. Have a busted rear fog on the rear RH side and seems tricky to replace the lens only. PM me if possible.
  8. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    Basically I avoid any car parks that are less than 2.1mt as a rule now. Is actually not that bad, I was already avoiding those rats nest / tiny cramped parking lots before the lift anyway. Most standard lots are 2.1mt With just 295/70 (no lift), I was getting slight rubbing on one of the...
  9. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    Yeh the AEV 2.5 is closer to 3/3.5inch with light load on mine. So it will kinda pass a visual inspection (i.e. police don't really notice or care), but if measured or formally inspected it can be defected or denied insurance without engineering cert.
  10. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    The 3rd party components (suspension) will not be under jeep warranty true. But unless the 3rd party components directly affected another part, warranty is unaffected on everything else. There's a section in the owners manual about 3rd party components which covers this question. An actual...
  11. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    Had to drill extra hole for each light. One bolt could hold it but i reckon it would eventually shift during rough driving etc
  12. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    Sorry just saw this. Using two of the three bolts (there was not enough flat surface on the rubicon bar for the rear bolt). I don't do crazy send-it runs so it seems to hold up fine. Also here's another shot of the AEV 2.5 at pretty much full articulation with 33s
  13. AU Rubicon Fenders

    You always know you have the right car, when you randomly turn around to admire it before walking away/ going into your home
  14. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    I've only had second row passengers twice since getting the lift, but generally comment is it handles much better in turns (less rolling into each corner) and generally less brake dive. Handles much closer to a car on road, rather than a boat...
  15. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    I took it out for some light offroading over the weekend, AEV lift handled great. This is with a very light set up too. The OEM suspension felt a lot more soft/bouncy and always felt like you had to take it far slower to control bottoming out. So the AEV lift felt much more 'sporty', both on...
  16. Bullbars in Australia?

    Haha, fee was also $350/year less than the all letters version, JLJEEP
  17. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    I finally got my AEV 2.5 dual sport lift installed. Ride quality is great on road - much sportier and leans a lot less into turns. Will take off road this weekend to test on tracks. Comparison between stock and lifted ( both on 295/70/17 33.3inch Yokohama geolander x-ATs) Stock suspension +...
  18. Bullbars in Australia?

    I think the only one I'll wait for is the AEV bar, it looks very sleek/OEM quality. Currently happy with the rubicon bumper and Maximus-3 bar similar to xtnqx
  19. OEM Steel Bumper vs. ARB Classic (and AEV)

    Yes, ARB built their rep by first creating custom high strength bull bars to protect against animal strikes on Australian highways - eventually turned small scale operation into a massive business. Extremely solid and heavy builds- my local ARB tech had a bit of a smirk when seeing how thin my...
  20. What Suspension setups are people running in Australia?

    I've got a quote on an AEV 2.5" lift, but also checked out ARB. Apparently its listed as a 50mm/2inch lift on marketing/online/quote, but their internal product descriptions list the kit as a 3.5" lift. Kinda weird - would the winch+steel bar+150KG rear load really bring a 3.5" lift...