Originally Posted by hemmer
ok just got wondering that with how bad roads can be in iowa, where its flat and can get really windy in the country, would a lift cause any handling problems on icy/snowy roads? Or would it still be similar to not having a lift?
like better in winter or not?
im only planning on going 2-3" with 31" tires on my tj.
So if I read your post correctly, you have not spent a winter in Iowa yet? I don't want to be the messenger of bad news but they can get just down right brutal. I spent a few years in the mid-west and man does it get real cold and very windy.
The BFG AT's are OK to a point if you are bumbling around on short trips in town in 6" of snow. If you are doing a lot of long highway driving, you may want to reconsider winter tires. A survival kit is manadatory.
The Jeep drives like a refrigerator on wheels in the wind, it will be all over the road for sure in those heavy crosswinds so two handed driving on highways is a must. You should not have any issues with the lift. I think the height difference is negligible. Add a couple of 50 lb sand bags in the back of the Jeep for extra traction and stability. The more weight the better.