AEV JLU Wrangler Build [SEMA 2019]

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With the 8 speed and the 37” km3 or Ko2 being a smaller tire 4.56 is perfect with the new 8 speed auto from what I’ve been hearing.
No offense but 4.56 is far from perfect with 37 even small ones. All 37s are smaller, BFG is just on the smallest end. 4.88 is the typical going gear for 37, and considering AEV build is gearing towards overlanding and heavy weight, I would argue 4.88 is probably not short enough.

On the other hand, I can see why AEV would do 4.56. The shorter gears, the harsher on pinion, so they are trying to find a balance point so their customers will not blow their pinions causing warranty issue and damaging their brands.



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No offense but 4.56 is far from perfect with 37 even small ones. All 37s are smaller, BFG is just on the smallest end. 4.88 is the typical going gear for 37, and considering AEV build is gearing towards overlanding and heavy weight, I would argue 4.88 is probably not short enough.

On the other hand, I can see why AEV would do 4.56. The shorter gears, the harsher on pinion, so they are trying to find a balance point so their customers will not blow their pinions causing warranty issue and damaging their brands.
Once I get the rig and drive it around I’ll let you guys know whether it feels peppy enough with higher loads.
 

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Once I get the rig and drive it around I’ll let you guys know whether it feels peppy enough with higher loads.
I am pretty sure you won't feel anything since the 8-speed are so good, even 4.10 can handle 37 with minimal efforts. The thing bothers me is 4.10 to 4.56 is such a small increment change, but again AEV is pretty anal about testing and quality control.

Going to higher (shorter) gear is not a one solution for all, higher gears will have more ring teeth and created issues, a lot of JKs blew their drivetrains going 5.13. Sometimes I feel people don't understand the basics and just say give me 5.13, give me 5.38, because down the road I will do 38", 40". Gears are not magical and you have to lose somethin gto gain something.
 

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LOL. Didn’t take that long for a hater to start trolling on the AEV topic.
A “hater”? I love their stuff and will likely end up with their 2.5” and front and rear bumpers... just I expect to pay a lot less that you did. I won’t have those cool emblems and stickers though. Not offended, I’d also be defensive if I dropped that money.


It’s like the troll who goes on every diesel topic on this forum and start bitching about diesel wranglers when he doesn’t own one.
That’s some nice gate keeping there.
 

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A “hater”? I love their stuff and will likely end up with their 2.5” and front and rear bumpers... just I expect to pay a lot less that you did. I won’t have those cool emblems and stickers though. Not offended, I’d also be defensive if I dropped that money.

That’s some nice gate keeping there.
The topic of discussion here is AEV SEMA builds and the fact of the matter is, I’ve researched it. I met the owner of AEV. I built it exactly how I want it. I am looking forward to getting it. And I can afford it.
 

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[QUOTE="DizzyIzzy, post: 1130427, member: 28790”]I built it exactly how I want it. I am looking forward to getting it. And I can afford it.
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Cool. I hope you’re happy with it.
 

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The topic of discussion here is AEV SEMA builds and the fact of the matter is, I’ve researched it. I met the owner of AEV. I built it exactly how I want it. I am looking forward to getting it. And I can afford it.
Agree 100%. Good for you! I for one am jealous and would love to have your jeep. Just more than I need. Get questions all the time about why I got what I got. Because I wanted it and can afford it. Period. Look forward to seeing pictures though. Love AEV! And to me it’s not overpriced. Lots of companies charge just as much or more for their parts. No one says anything. Congrats!
 

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Agree 100%. Good for you! I for one am jealous and would love to have your jeep. Just more than I need. Get questions all the time about why I got what I got. Because I wanted it and can afford it. Period. Look forward to seeing pictures though. Love AEV! And to me it’s not overpriced. Lots of companies charge just as much or more for their parts. No one says anything. Congrats!
Thanks. I wish they were doing a Hemi conversion as well. I’d pick that up in a heartbeat.
 

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Thanks. I wish they were doing a Hemi conversion as well. I’d pick that up in a heartbeat.
Have AEV drop ship it at America’s most wanted 4x4. Shouldn’t be too far from their shop. They are in MI also
 

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I just want to know where you are going to get that car dirty in Queens! And I want to come! Hahaha nice rig for sure.
 

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I just want to know where you are going to get that car dirty in Queens! And I want to come! Hahaha nice rig for sure.
Hahaha, for sure. I've got some ideas :like:. Better have some recovery gear and a portable tire inflator with you.
 








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