Originally Posted by AGNP2013
2013 stock JKU Sport S black. Only modification so far is grab handles. I am afraid of showing this plan to my wife but... the show must go on! Could u tell me the cheapest way to have those mods below? TF 2.5 lift kit + Rancho XL9000 shocks (x4) + 35" tires (I cannot find 33" Duratec or other tires) + 15" or 16" rims (x4) I will trade in my stock tires & rims while getting those mods for some $. 100% on-road, DD, live in Boston, MA. I know I'm stupid but only for better looking & smoother riding than stock's. Do I have to buy all things through on-line then go to a local shop to install? (If yes, how can I know they are good at this or not?) or go to a local 4x4 shop and buy everything & install? How much would it be including labor, roughly? I can only make $1500-2000. No skill, knowledge, place or tools to do it by myself. I know my questions are too broad to answer but... Thank you.
1) You can buy all mods online or go to a local 4x4 shop- they match online prices.
2) Do your own research prior to going to 4x4 shop. They may sell you things you may not need. There are plenty of info on this forum. Time is your friend.
3) $1500- 2000 is only enough for new shoes. Teraflex 2.5" lift with rancho shocks could be another $1000 in parts only. 4x4 shop will charge you approximately $500-600 to install. They did install for my jeep since i didn't know much at that time. I slowly learned more. If i have a new jeep in the future, i will do lift on my own.
Good luck with your project. Take your time, learn the jeep in its stock format before you start doing major upgrades.