I am a newb here so let me first thank everybody for your help both in this thread and the others I have read. I just got an '06 Wrangler that is totally stock down to the steel wheels. Oh the dreams I am dreaming! So far I have replaced the shifter knob and picked out some bumpers without too much trouble. Wheels and tires are a different story.
I am thinking of getting some 16 or 17x8.5" wheels and 31" tires. I have read that I can go 31" without lifting but would like a little just to bring it up a bit. I was thinking 1 to 1.25" body lift.
1. Would this be a good setup with 10.5" wide tires and what would be a good backspace for the wheels? I certainly don't want to rub and don't want it to look like a skateboard either.
2. Would wider tires look/handle better? I won't be climbing mountains but I would like to hit a trail now and then and sometimes on a whim i just shoot off the road when the family isn't paying attention.
3. Would I need to change anything (linkage, gas filler etc.) with this type of lift?
I'm kind of stuck with going as cheap as I can til the wife graduates so any suggestions are appreciated.