Originally Posted by 2trackin
As the title states, I ordered my jk a week ago. I currently own a tj Rubicon 6" LA on 35s.
The new jk is replacing my '11 Subaru Wrx STi as a primary vehicle.
I haven't gotten to deep into my build list yet. I am fairly set on a long arm setup 3-3.5" on 37" tires. I usually wheel just about every weekend all summer long. I have my main wheeler. The 2003 Rubicon. But as my fiance is becoming much more interested in jeepin, I'd like to have two very capable rigs. (she was able to make it through all the 35" tire/locker required trails at Rocks and Valleys here in Michigan)
I figure I want to do things right from the start. Aside from coil overs. I may have to wait on them.
I'm looking for a versatile suspension, one that can handle the slow high articulation of crawling, yet be able to handle rough terrain at speed. Or should I just say be able to tackle Michigan roads.
I had thought about teraflex prerunner 3" or maybe rock krawler 3.5 x factor.
I really don't need any crazy fancy wheels. They won't stay pretty for long anyhow. Bumpers and winch will come as well.
I'm just namely concerned with maintaining a quality ride on and offroad. With parts that can take the abuse and not break the bank.
Building a jk for 37's gets pricey, here is a quick basic breakdown with your long arm option
Gears...1400 could be more or less
4" long arm ....2000
There is 6k
Reinforce front axle...250
Reinforce rear axle 150ish...I think
Sector shaft brace...150
Front and rear drie shafts...7-800
If you plan on wheeling tough stuff...psc ram assist...2200
Rims...???...it's all in what you prefer here but let's say average 750
High lift ...65-70
Hi lift mount 40-100
This is for parts aside from regear....depending on options labor would be 4-6k on top of that.