This is a (2) part thread.
I am a looking at 2 different Jeeps at the dealership and am having trouble pulling the decision trigger.
I am going to buy a 2013 Wrangler Unlimited within the next 2 weeks and it is between the Sahara and Rubicon. This will be my daily driver for work. I am a construction engineer so I frequent muddy terrains daily. Realistic percentages would be 65-70% highway 20% city 10-15% off roading/construction sites. There is also potential that the construction sites percentage could increase depending on the next job I'm allocated to.
I plan on putting a 3.5-4.5" lift on it with 37" tires in the very near future. The Sahara comes with 3.73 gears where the Rubi has 4.10. Gear ratio tables tell me that between 4.56 and 4.88 would be ideal when making the switch from 32" to 37". Would the Rubi handle it fine or would I have to swap out the gears in either regardless? Please weigh in on this along with any other thoughts or concerns which come to mind.
I am stuck between (5) different Long Arm lift kits all around the $3k mark aside from the Synergy which may be a little above my price range:
1. Synergy 4.5" Stage 4
2. RockKrawler 3.5" X Factor
3. Rubicon Express 4.5" Extreme Duty
4. Teraflex 4" LGC
5. Skyjacker 4"
I reconize Skyjacker as a good name for TRUCK lifts, not sure how their reputation is in the Jeep world. Teraflex seems to be the lift of choice with the dealers in the South West states I contacted when I was deciding if the Jeep was right for me. RE, RK and Synergy are the lifts most people seem to talk about on the forums.
With my prospective driving habits, aftermarket add-ons and general all around quality, please slam me with as much info as you can. Google is my friend, if you get technical, Im sure I can figure it out.