Originally Posted by Linton E.
I just bought an '09 Unlimited. I plan to install a Body Armor bumper, skid plate and winch. Altogether, another 270 pounds on the front end (minus old bumper, of course). Should I be looking at stiffer shocks for that weight? A lift kit is out, since GF is only five feet tall. Or am I being overly cautious?
That's a lot of weight. I'd look at putting a set of front springs on before you mess with shocks. You're going to have front end sag if you don't.
If you don't want a lift, a leveling kit should even things out and not add much height (no more than an inch, bet she wouldn't notice if you dont tell her). Get a set of grab handles and your girl wont have any trouble getting in anyways. Ace rock sliders also provide a great step-in for shorter folks as well, even with a 3 inch.