As for new tires, these still have life left in them. When I do replace them, I'll stay with 31/10.50's.
I thought the front was going to be a real pita. It turns out the rear was the most trouble. First I had a hard time getting the bolts out of the top of the rear shackles. Stupid fuel tank was in the way. I put them back with the nut on the inside. Also the hole in the bushing on the front spring hanger was larger in diameter than all the rest of them and the kit did not come with larger ones so I had to torch the old one out to get the steel sleeve. Then I had to drill out the new bushings to fit the sleeve in. Also by the time I got to the rear I was getting tired. I'm old you know!
The lift has only been on since yesterday so any feedback I give will be limited. I did not install a Tcase lowering kit and so far have no vibration issues. The shocks I used are the ones that came stock with the kit. I also left the trac bars off. I think with a few more modifications I will be happy. I plan to trim the fender flares at the molding line. I am running 31/10.50's and I am planning on staying with them. I intend to use the Jeep for fire roads and moderate trail use.
I would say I could put 33's on it with a 1" body lift. I am also going to trim the factory fender flares off by about 1 1/4 ". I'll get before and after pics.
By going with a 2 1/2" spring lift and 1" body lift you don't strain the rest of the suspension, brakes, steering, bearings etc as much as you do with a 4" spring kit.
Hey buster can you measure the clearance from the ground to the bottom of the rockers for me, I'm thinking about doing the same lift and want to see how much I would gain. Thanks btw any vibs yet without the tcase drop?