Originally Posted by MangoTango34
I have a 2011 2 door Rubicon. Almost all stock, only real mod is KC slimlights.
Im hoping to fit 35's under it, but i might be ok with 33's. These are my ideas.
Small lift - Teraflex Budget Boost with shock adapters
Daystar 1" body lift
bed liner on stock wheels
Stubby stock bumper end caps
wheel spacers - Spidertrax 1.5"
Nitto Mud Grapplers 35's
Seat covers - Wet okole - black with full piping copper color
If the goal is cheap lift... budget boost is OK... but you aren't upgrading anything and in fact may be going backwards (except for tire clearance)
Body lift... not really needed, and a PITA.
Bed Liner? If you just want them black, try something like plasti-dip or take them somewhere to get powder coated. IMHO, you can get a nice set of black rims for <> $1000. Spacers are <> $200, so really it's only $800 for new rims.
Cutting bumper? Sure, if you are going to go crawling... that is a matter of style more than function otherwise, so you'll have to decide.
Spacers? They work fine, but if you don't like your wheels... save up and just get the wheels you like with the correct offset.
Tires? Probably the biggest expense on your list. Lots of great 35's to pick from.
Wet O Kole? Had them on my Tacoma. Looked like crap, 1000 straps to get them installed, got dirty as heck and too hard to remove them for cleaning, and $600 to boot. I'd look at leather kits before neoprene... unless you have a need for neoprene...
You need to start out with the end in mind... if you are just looking to spiff it up a bit, grab some nice AEV wheels (or whatever you like), throw 33's on there, and you're done. No need for lift if you have a 5.2 inch offset like the AEV.
Throw the extra money into a nice bumper... LoD, Spyder, AEV... there are lots... That will give you a nice looking ride, and isn't going to screw up your ride for trips to work.
If you are heading for the hills... that will still get you there just fine. Esp with a 2 door, you can go tons of places with some good tires and a winch.