Hey everyone, I'm looking to join the Jeep Wrangler community here in the near future and had some general questions that I am hopeful someone can answer for me... this will help me gauge what type of Wrangler to pick up.
I'm looking at buying a JK and am unsure about the "aftermarket" investment that might be in the future for me. Let me start off by saying that I wish I knew all about what is involved in lifting a jeep, what the right terminology is that you all use, etc., but I'm literally as green as it gets. I've never owned a Jeep before and I don't have many friends that have one, so my exposure to them has been limited to fantasizing about having one and that's really about it. I am interested in finding out what really is involved in "lifting" a Jeep. Please keep in mind that I live in Tampa and we literally have no hills, the vehicle will see 99% paved roads (unfortunately).
Any suggestions for maybe a basic lift and tire combination that will help me put together a Jeep that stands out, but isn't going to be tens of thousands of dollars of aftermarket investment?
I have been googling 2-4" lifts and the different wheel/tire combos and just going basically off pictures to see what I like but I have no clue what really is involved in this. Is it as simple as buying a lift kit and new wheels/tires and being done with it? Or are there a number of other things that are "hidden" that I'm going to end up finding out about after the fact?
Anyhow, sorry for the rant, but I look forward to getting to know you all on here and become a TRUE Jeep enthusiast!