Hey guys! My name is Jake, I'm 19 and I have been jealously lurking this place for a number of months now haha.
Anyway I don't have a jeep yet but there is a 2 door '07 (or '08 if I can get a deal) Sahara with manual trans in my future. It may be a year or two off in my future but it's there. I'm already planning the build up for after I recoup my losses on the down payment which sets it off even longer
and I was just looking for some advice from knowledgeable people who have already done it.
So right now I'm thinking SkyJacker 5 inch lift (Skyjacker 5" Standard Lift Kits for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec
) because it comes with the works. Springs, shocks, bumpstops, sway bar links, track bar relocation brackets, control arms and so on and so forth. Now I know with a lift this big adjustable control arms are a must for a proper alignment. should I get a separate pair or go big and shell out for a kit that includes them?
With a lift that tall would there be issues with drive shaft angels at all? I've heard yes, get new longer shafts and I've also heard it'll be fine. If so how long should the new shafts be? *Side Note* I went to a vocational high school for automotive and am now going to college for it as well and I want to be a technician for a living so I am perfectly capable or handling whatever needs to be done, so no matter how technical a solution may be lay it on me!
I haven't picked out specific rims and tires yet because I'm gonna change my mind 600 times by then, but I would like to go with a 35x12.5's on 17's. Anybody know what that would be in actual tire size? haha You know P???/??R17
Or maybe I should just go with the 3.5 inch lift? I know those can fit 35's but I just love the look of the extra height in between the top of tire and the fender.
Well that's all I have planned now except for some safari doors. If you are still reading this thank you haha. So yea any advice/opinions/things that would work better would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance