I recently acquired a 2012 JKU Rubi that's pretty much stock. I'm ready to start the modifications.
I'm looking at around 3" to 3.5" for suspension lift. My local 4x4 shop only carries the BDS 3". It's $1k out the door installed. In all my research online, it seems like this will be a fairly decent (not the best, but also not the most expensive) for what I need. I have an appt. Thursday to get this done.
However, while looking at pictures online, it seems like with the tires that I want, I might want just a bit more space. I'm 90% certain I'll be going with Goodyear Duratrac 315/70r17 (35s). I came across a build thread of someone who was running pretty much that exact same setup (BDS 3" & Duratrec 35s) but he also had a 1" body lift added. I loved the look and clearance and pretty much want to achieve the exact same thing.
I called the shop and asked them about how much extra that'd be to add a 1" body lift on there as well while it's in there Thursday. He kinda squirmed at that and mentioned that'd probably run another $600 and that honestly the best thing he could recommend if I got the tires on there and wanted more space would be to just add 1" coil spacers and that would only run me around $150.
So, the advice I need, is to achieve basically the same look and clearance as the build I saw, would that be the route to go? Or is there any advantage to doing the 1" body lift instead of the coil spacers? If I do the 3" BDS and the 1" spacers, will my ride quality and dynamic change for the worse vs. the body lift?
Sorry for all the incredibly dumb questions, I'm very new at this, but would really appreciate the help.