Jump to content

Finally bit the bullet....


TimC

Recommended Posts

  • Platinum Member

...and went for a “proper lift”.

 

Been running a 1.5” Teraflex Leveling kit on the JKU for the last 18 months or so, and while it’s been fine and done the job Ihave been getting a  bit ‘itchy’ so went down to see Alex at Buzz Special Vehicles for a chat  about what AEV goodies I might like. I know I have said this before but Alex is such a nice guy, doesn’t pressure sell, gives good advice and knows his stuff. Although we priced up a few upgrade options I went  for the AEV dualsport 2.5” lift. Although it means I CAN run bigger tyres I have ( at the moment) no plans to change, I’m still running 265/70R17 on the stock rims,as in pics, and 285/70R17 on 17x8 ATX ravine rims which I got from Alex over the last couple of years. 

 

I asked Alex to do the fitting becvasuse I know he does a proper job, so dropped it in with him  Tuesday morning and picked it up later in the afternoon, all done as it should be. As said, I’m not changing tyres, and it’s only an inch taller than before, however the real difference is the RIDE, it is a huge change over the stock with the spacers that I had, it just feels so positive , so set and posed on the road, Even more of a pleasure to drive than usual, I was smiling all the way home  Can’t wait to see what it’s like off road on the Coopers. Did also sneak in a tailgate table too while I was there ?.

 

a before pic and a couple of after. I\’ll try  to post up some pics of the underside later while it’s still clean!

9CDAAB9F-700E-4F86-BE56-10BF81FA0530.jpeg

446B0736-017A-47CA-B816-2AD4636628F9.jpeg

D70EA080-1E88-4521-9FBE-895F34423854.jpeg

A71504B9-78C3-42B2-B935-4B9409AF5EA2.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Platinum Member

Dualsport 2.5 now you'll ride like mine Tim ?, except for the gaps above the tyres. You'll get there mate.

I found it took a few miles to settle in, but well worth it.

Nice one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Platinum Member
On 11/07/2018 at 20:56, jeepjimboy said:

Dualsport 2.5 now you'll ride like mine Tim ?, except for the gaps above the tyres. You'll get there mate.

I found it took a few miles to settle in, but well worth it.

Nice one.

Cheers Jim, “the gaps above the tyres” ? yes I think it will look better with the Coopers on but will stick with the Radar ATs for road use for now as now have no money! ? Love the way it drives though. Some more pics of the installed lift. I know, it’s just shocks and springs  but shows the marking up of the bolts as a check for retorquing which is a nice touch, does a thourough job does Alex. 

20BF9E9F-D0C0-43E9-B304-E6E677483027.jpeg

55EDD6CA-97DE-4B09-B7BE-C3E157B45043.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Platinum Member

Also a pic of the tailgate table which sneaked in there somehow, being put to use Today removing the grill to hose out the rad.

CE67AD85-25FB-4651-AD41-C2852799FA3B.jpeg

C419676F-3D27-412C-8A0D-E6D95042FB25.jpeg

Edited by TimC
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Platinum Member
26 minutes ago, Yellow said:

Nice Tim, welcome to the club!

Harry! ? Where have you been mate! Thought you must've sold the Hydro Blue and emigrated! Do I have to get a respray and some BFGs now then? ?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, TimC said:

Harry! ? Where have you been mate! Thought you must've sold the Hydro Blue and emigrated! Do I have to get a respray and some BFGs now then? ?

Well it would help ?

 

Tailgate table looks good, looks like you could hang some kit bags off of it

A6408FC5-4BF8-4ECA-A49A-9AFD31BF7902.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Platinum Member
44 minutes ago, neal said:

Well it would help ?

 

Tailgate table looks good, looks like you could hang some kit bags off of it

A6408FC5-4BF8-4ECA-A49A-9AFD31BF7902.jpeg

 

 

Neal,

 

The tail gate tables are great.  I've just got the Smittybilt version.  When folded up you can hang any molle pack off of it

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, fen01 said:

 

 

Neal,

 

The tail gate tables are great.  I've just got the Smittybilt version.  When folded up you can hang any molle pack off of it

Mine is the Teraflex version, really useful.

1A003E4D-A807-497F-A16E-B41820741FF3.jpeg

082757D3-8407-456A-9C13-3DC9617F2C71.jpeg

AC5CB624-CFF2-4CE3-8D61-0E905B62A53B.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Platinum Member

I'm alive Tim, just been playing around with my 2 wheeled toy in between work!bike_st_anthony.thumb.jpg.015ab40c05057be1f578c79c9c39be58.jpg

 

I have the same tailgate table as you, its great just a little slippery if you park on a slope - keep hold of your beers!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Platinum Member

Good to hear Harry ? The two wheeled toy also in Hydro Blue I see !?

So do we have a tailgate table club going as well now? ?

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Platinum Member

Good Choice Tim C. Loving the dualsport on mine. 3000 miles in the last 8 days and it served me well at 114 mph on the autobahn and axle twisting in the alps.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrators
3 hours ago, Volant165 said:

Good Choice Tim C. Loving the dualsport on mine. 3000 miles in the last 8 days and it served me well at 114 mph on the autobahn and axle twisting in the alps.

 

Jim Flexing

 

 IMG_0603.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

guidelines