4.5" Long arm, 35's. sye/cv driveshaft. regear axles. thats what i'd do...if your not wheelin a lot i would go with the dpg offroad kit. the one with the 2" or 2.5" suspension and 1.25" body (with MML) lift and the new trackbars. probably 33's and a regear. then i'd armor up if your gonna wheel.
If you are not going to do any serious rock crawling and just want an expedition type vehicle, there is no need to spend money on a long arm lift. Full Traction makes a great "Economy Lift" which works great for anything but really hard core wheeling. Add a good set of shocks and your are ready to go with 33s.
I believe you can run this lift with a set of 285-75/16s on your stock Moabs. You may have to use a couple of washers behind the steering stops, but they should work just fine. I installed a 2" BB and a 1.25" BL on mine and it offroads OK for now. I do plan to install a spring lift when the warranty runs out though.
The other obvious option is to leave it stock. I had an 03 Rubicon that I wheeled fairly hard stock for 38,000 miles. A good freind of mine had a 5 inch lift and 33s on his YJ and I went everywhere he did. Maybe not quite as easy, but I always made it.
As for a vendor, call David at Northridge 4X4. His customer service cannot be beat and his prices are usually as good as you can get anywhere.
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I've been hearing great things about those tires. You should like them. I remember holding a 33 and I was in awe of how light it was compared to other tires in that same size. You will not regret the Ultimate kit from DPG. It is a great starting place with tons of room for upgrades.
Sounds to me like you're making some solid choices. I've never heard a bad thing about those tires either. I looked very hard at them myself but they weren't offered in the size I wanted. If they did I would have bought them.
03 Rubicon | 36" Iroks | Chromo D44's w/Rear Spool | 5.5" RK LA | 5.13s | Armored Head to Toe
If you had a stock 2006 swb Rubicon and $3500 to spend on mods...what would you go with. Thanks in advance.
Here is the path I'm trying to follow ...
armor = diffs - oil pan and transmission pan/bellhousing - steering box - rocker gaurds
upgrade steering (tie rod mostly but drag link too)
chromolly Alloy Usa axles front and rear
stronger u-joints like the Yukon Superjoints ("daily driver" friendly if you grease them regularly)
5.13 gears ***5.13s with the 4:1 and stock size tires is amazing by the way... I highly recommend it
suspension & tires
If you follow that order your jeep will be super reliable and do awesome on the trails even with the stock tires and lift.
Currently I've got all that stuff covered but with a very simple and econo suspension lift to allow for 35" tires and it works great... but I'm saving now for something better from RockKrawler.