Originally Posted by RiverCityOffroad
So if you did it again would you use the AEV kit?
I have seen a few AEV Jeeps here, their kit is a bit more refined but I was told their customer support in terrible. Though I had a few struggles with the JSS kit, mostly getting a few missing parts in a timely manner and a lack of real instruction but their customer support is pretty darn good. Mechanically it was an easy swap.... I ended up having to buy a lot of parts roughly $2500 worth to complete the kit. One of my biggest struggles was the trans mount, their parts list was inaccurate and I ended up purchasing several parts that would not work for my application and it ended up being trial and error.
The details like radiator reservoirs, A/C and P/S lines could be better engineered as I ended up making my own at a local shop. Todd did state that their kits for the VVT motors are much more "put together" as the non VVT kits where being phased out and did not get much support from engineering. I suggest buying their radiator right away... I am currently using the the stock radiator, causes a few fitment issues with the hoses on their parts list and I am not confident it will keep this thing cool in the high heat.
The parts that where supplied where top notch including the exhaust.
I just felt like I paid a lot of money for what I thought was an engineered kit then I ended up having to do a lot of the engineering on the mechanical side.
Electronics/wiring harness is top notch, no complaints at all.
Fit and finish is pretty darn good too. Again I did have to make my own PS lines as the supplied lines did not work with my PS pump (truck motor) and I am still waiting for the rest of my A/C lines (s). I tend to be a loyal customer if treated right, that goes a long way with me. I did try to contact AEV some time back to ask about a suspension kit that they installed on a JK here. They kind of had me hacked after spending 2 hours on hold only to get hung up on. Todd will call you back if you leave a message, kudos to that.
As for those of you having any question on doing a HEMI swap.....Just the V8 rumble alone makes it worth it.