Hey Jeepers. I need help trying to figure out what would be best for my level of offroading. My 2008 wrangler x is my daily driver and is stock mechanicly. I don't ever see myself doing any extreme rock crawling, however I drive down every dirt trail that I can find.
I like hitting muddy trails, back roads, and alot of which have deep wash outs and ruts. My setup is fine as is while creeping in 4hi taking it easy, although I worry about breaking the suspension. I would like to have better offroad performance all around but I'm not trying to be a pro. I really want to improve the look of my jeep and am leaning toward a 2.5inch lift. And at some point would like to get new wheels and tires. I think 33's - 35's would be more than sufficient for me. Anyways, I've been doing alot of browsing on the inter-web and found there are several types of lift/suspension kits. I don't want to spend more than 500$ and would be happier under 400$ if possible. So my question is , would a spacer system work? Are my stock shocks fully off road capable? Would a spring lift w/shocks be better? I'm looking at a Rubicon Express 2.5 inch standard coil lift without shocks for 380.00$ if my stock shocks will work. Please give me some advice. I just want my jeep to be more aggresive offroad without spending a shit ton of cash on a setup that will not be utillized.