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AEV Control Arm Drop Brackets?

Si im buying a rancho 3' lift kit w/out control arms because it was a bit out of my price range. Ive heard that the CA drop brackets that AEV makes are a good cheap substitute to correct the caster angle and correct geometry that the adjustable CA would. Anyone have any experiences with drop brackets?
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-26-2015, 01:06 PM
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yeah I have run them on my JK for the past 5 years with out any problems. I go to Moab often, this year I've been there 4 out of the 5 months. I've never hit or gotten hung up on them on any of the trails I've done. I have an AEV lift but they should work with the Rancho lift too.

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A very popular option.
PROS:
Beefy
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Easy to resell

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If you wheel a lot they hang a bit and MAY drag, but since these are a one piece design can take a beating.


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Just installed them on my wife's jeep this past weekend with the rk 2.5 stock mod and they turned out to work very wheel
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Go with the Rancho brackets. They are one piece and have more beef than AEV.


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There has been a lively discussion of the drop brackets in general going on over at this thread: https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=241161. I would recommend that you read it if you haven't already.

I'll keep my comments here brief, because I didn't over there. For now, let me just say, don't be afraid of the brackets. The argument about them hanging on things is overinflated.

I have the AEV brackets and have been very happy with them. That said, the Rancho ones do look beefier than mine -- but since mine have never been an issue, I really haven't missed the extra beefiness. If cost is similar (and specs are similar), I'd go with the beefier component. Mine came with the suspension system, and I don't believe Rancho was making their version at the time. I could be wrong on that though.

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We have been making them longer than AEV, if my history is correct. BUT and it is a big but, we didn't sell them separately until the last few years.


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There has been a lively discussion of the drop brackets in general going on over at this thread: https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=241161. I would recommend that you read it if you haven't already.

I'll keep my comments here brief, because I didn't over there. For now, let me just say, don't be afraid of the brackets. The argument about them hanging on things is overinflated.

I have the AEV brackets and have been very happy with them. That said, the Rancho ones do look beefier than mine -- but since mine have never been an issue, I really haven't missed the extra beefiness. If cost is similar (and specs are similar), I'd go with the beefier component. Mine came with the suspension system, and I don't believe Rancho was making their version at the time. I could be wrong on that though.


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Been using the AEV ones for a few year on a JK and a JKU now...they work amazingly well and are priced well enough.

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I have an acquaintance with a Jeep rental business who used to run the AEV 2.5" on all her JKURs. (Now runs the Teraflex 2.5".) She said she stopped using drop brackets on the AEV 2.5" after she had several of the brackets crack. Still uses them on her personal JKs with the AEV 3.5" & 4.5" kits and has had no issues.


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