id say. if you want to retain factory ride quality, then don't touch your suspension or tires.
it will never be the same.
That's not entirely true at all. If you address the things that should be addressed when ultimately rebuilding a suspension system you should maintain your factory characteristics in regard to steering and overall handling. Of course a higher center of gravity will change the way it handles hairpin turns and such, but a stock JK is no autocrosser either.
If you're interested in adding your thoughts to ANY conversation take the time to explain why you're saying things or possess that outlook. Thoughtless comments like that are nothing more than scare tactics for someone who's learning about this stuff and don't help anyone.
Thanks for the reply.
If I was to eventually go with the 3.5" X Factor System, I assume the it is expandable to your other 3.5" systems? I notice that the max travel system has a high steer conversion. Is this something that increased on-road drivability or is it more of an off-road feature?
Dave you can add the high steer to any of their suspension systems. High steer corrects your steering angles which helps on and off-road. It helps on-road to keep your steering feeling solid and operating closer to the parameters that Jeep intended for the JK.
I was looking the the AEV system as well. I read a review on this forum that was posted a year or two ago. How do the get the geometry set up properly while utilizing the stock control arms?
AEV utilizes the stock components and basically moves them using brackets. You're going to find out quickly that there is a very definitive line drawn between folks who like the AEV and those who don't.
They make a decent suspension system that will do what you're asking of it, but leaves some to be desired in terms of adjustability IN MY OPINION. Lots of folks like their stuff and lots of folks started with it and as their Jeep got taller or used on more technical trails they have had to go back through and upgrade.
AEV will compromise a bit of ground clearance and beefier suspension components for a very simple and straight forward bolt on solution to your desire to run a larger tire. I'd rather have to do a little measuring and upgrade my control arms and such vs the alternative, but again, that's me. Doesn't necessarily apply to anyone else.