Hi guys (and gals),
I just bought me a 2010 Sport 2D, manual, 3.8. Being that I live 1-1/2 hours away from the Rubicon, I wanted to see what the order of prioroty was for getting her Rubicon ready.
I should have about $4K-$5K saved up by september for mods/cosmetics. And I was hoping to get some insight on the order of my upgrades as well as a few tips on some NooB questions.
#1) I want to upgrade the tires to 35"s, are A/T good enough (obviously after I let air out) or do I need
M/T, Swampers, ect.?
#2) do I need to get the suspension lift taken care of before the 35"
#3) If I go with 35" tires what's a good gear ratio?
#4) If I go with 35"s what's a good suspension lift height?
#5) Can the Dana 30 front axel handle it? My only rubicon reference is my buddy who has Dana 60s front and rear, but he's on a Dodge truck and from what I've read that's a bit excessive for the lighter Wrangler. Should I get at lest the D44s for the front?
#6) And I noticed a lot of you get 1/4"-1/2" higher lift on the front. Why is that.
#6) And any other pointers you xperienced Studs and Stud-ets can help with.
P.S. this will be my daily driver so I'm going for a "Survive the Rubicon" mentality not "Dominate the Rubicon". I want to find that happy medium where I'm not welding on the trail,
but still enjoying my drive to work too.