I have been reading for weeks and stoping by 1 of the 2 shops in the area and asking questions. I thought I knew where I was going (or had it down to a few options). I will be reusing some tires that came off one of by last 4x4 procomp Xterrain 315/75R16 which converts to 34.6x12.4r16. Am doing this as there is only about 700 miles on them and trying to save where I can. Now for the lift thought I would go with
1. Metal Cloak unlimited duel rate @ 2.5”
2. Rock Krawler Flex System @ 2.5”
but the shop tossed me a curve ball in that they said
1. Rubicon and how they cary parts for them and if anything goes wrong it could be a same day fix and with the others I would have to go deal with the manufacture (oh did I say that this shop is 4 wheel parts).
2. 3.5” will give me much more off-road ability and more options down the road. However, I know out the box I would have to do exaust (something: new or extensions) & driveshafts
I want a lift that is upgradable as I am now just getting into Jeeping, been into big trucks on and off in my life (Ford 250, 350 GMC 2500) all for mud and big lines but am in love with the versatility of my Jeep (2013 JK U Rubicon). I would like to have a 50/50 split in that this has to be reliable and drivable every day for work and has to fit under a 6'8” garage when I take it to work. As for off road you know I enjoy the mud already (includes water) but also like rocks, wood trails. I kinda have a big personality and like to go as big as I can.
Part of me is about to give up and just go with the stock rubicon stuff until I get so stuck I get pissed off and see where my head is at then. So that dosent happen; I would would welcome any advice I can get from all of you as I am completely confused if I should go 3.5” now and if the whole support is relay going to be a problem. OH, one more thing I am not the most mechanically inclined so probably will not do the lift by my self but can probably do repairs if and when needed.