AVID ESSENTIALS - New Jeep Products and Tire Setup

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  1. Webspells

    Webspells Member

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    Took it upon myself to contact them, as they are running a setup like I had never seen before! AVID Essentials seems to be a pretty recently created Texas based company that is coming out with all kinds of new hardware for the Jeep Renegade. Most of their product seem to be designed with compatibility in mind and will work with any model Renegade. However the exception I have found to that seems to be the front bumpers interference with the 1.4 Turbo's inter-cooler. I've seen a good deal of fellow Instagrammers installing their snorkel kits already. If anyone else has had interaction with this company, especially purchasing their products, please drop a thread with your personal experiences during your unboxing and install!

    As a bonus I've attached images of my mostly stock Limited vs their lifted Latitude!

    http://avidessentials.com/

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    Hi, I'm a fellow renegade owner up in PA. I am very interested to know what size tires your running, what you did to get the to fit, and I presume you are using spacers as well? I'd also just like to express my excitement about your offerings on this website, I will definitely be buying your front and back bumpers once I get my spring lift. thanks ahead of time for the info!
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    Hello Webspells,

    On our promo images the demo has 32/33" tires and our production 1.5" lift installed. Some trimming and bending the pinch weld was necessary and the wheel well liner has not been reinstalled for the promo images.

    On the production versions, the wheel well liner is meant to be reinstalled after trimming near the front.

    Installation is pretty straightforward and instructions should be available soon in downloadable PDF format.

    We've got some more exciting stuff currently being tested so stay tuned for more info coming up.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions and sorry about the delay in responding,

    Thank you,

    Andrew @ AVID

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  2. burnttoast

    burnttoast Active Member

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    I hustled ordered their front bumper for my 2016 2.4L 75th Anniv. Latitude. To be continued.
     
  3. millerca2

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    I have a 2016 75th too... would like to see pics and here about the install.
     
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  4. JJJetty87

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    I've got a '17 Trailhawk. My intention is to slowly make it my "end of the world" daily driver. As of today, 02/20/2018, it appears Avid is sold out of everything. I love the setup of their Promo vehicle and would love to do something similar.
     
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  5. The Danger Ranger

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    My wife is going to be mad i found this... i am loving these bumpers, but i wanted to do tires first i think... decisions decisions...
     
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  6. BadHabit2Break

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    why couldn't they just tell you the tire size and not 33"...i love the way the tires look on it.
     
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  7. EdwinG

    EdwinG New Member

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    Unfortunately the rolling IPad of a Jeep BU make for a horrible choice for a so call "end of the world" go-car, Too much electronics... But its ok for a SSOHTF (S**t sort of hits the fan) (not a full out SHTF). Anything close to and EMP event and the Toaster is toast. lol
     
  8. Mag

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    $199 for the AVID 1.5 liftkit is not bad!
     
  9. Cody Stephens

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    How many cars built after, say 1990, wouldn't be bricked by an EMP? Assuming of course someone building an "end of the world" car wouldn't build a Faraday Cage into there garage.
     
  10. vad3rw3rks

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    For any sort of SHTF or EMP type event you ideally want mechanical diesel powered vehicles. No electronics aside from a battery and starter needed and you can essentially make batches of acceptable fuel in a pinch.
     
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  11. Mag

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    what did that install run you?
     
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  12. Rio Grande Renegade

    Rio Grande Renegade New Member

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    I really think AVID has the best products out there. Trouble is, you can't seem to get them...I have been waiting for the 2" lift for months. They have projected release dates that they have missed at least twice now. Same for some of the bumpers. It leaves me wondering what the problem is? Engineering/testing, production, technical writing, legal?? something is holding these products up. AVID has stopping returning my email enquiries. I so badly want to be a raving fan but lack of communication and professionalism has me second guessing.
     
  13. RobotDwarf

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    Same here, ordered the ATP lift instead since its been three months without a restock on Avids 2 inch lift. I'm also waiting for the rear bumper with the tire carrier. Not going to order their front bumper unless I know I can get the rear one as well so that's three sales they are missing out on.
     
  14. Rio Grande Renegade

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    I feel you, I am thinking I may go the ATP route as well. Have you installed it yet? I am curious how the alignment turned out?
     
  15. RobotDwarf

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    Just ordered last Friday so its not here yet. When it shows up I'll do a project thread for it. Even tho its a bit more costly I like the springs included with the ATP kit.

    Kinda bummed, the Avid kit looks much more "complete" if you catch my drift.
     
  16. Rio Grande Renegade

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    Yes, do keep us updated. I'm sure you and I are not the only ones thinking this way.
    You must have gone for the 4.0 kit. What I really like about the ATP is I can buy the 2.0 kit and if I get real ambitious in the future I can add the springs, that's pretty nice.
    AVID uses 'offset and angled' spacers which I really like and they also replace the rear control arms (lateral links), which I also like.
    Price is not the issue here, they both seem like quality kits.
    I'm going to hold tight for a couple weeks. Give us an update on the ATP, i'm very interested to hear.
    Happy Wrenching!
     
  17. RobotDwarf

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    For those who have been waiting, the Avid 2" lift is back in stock on their site. Just checked this morning.
     
  18. Rio Grande Renegade

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    Got mine on the way!:)
     
  19. Rio Grande Renegade

    Rio Grande Renegade New Member

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    Wait! What’s this? AVID 2.5” lift “system” ?
    Just got my hands on it, looks real nice!
    I am waiting in some instructions to get started.
    I am not interested in doing an installation write up. But I am happy to keep you all posted on how it turns out, if you are interested.
     

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  20. Mag

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    which one did you get???
     

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