This is my first Wrangler (of many to come) and I started at the bottom. I would of preferred goin with a Sport 4.0L but decided I'd just start with an SE 2.5L. My reason for this was to actually learn about the vehicle first and not go halfass on building up a 4.0. In my opinion, the 2.5 is pretty limited with the mods you can do to it (excluding large mods such as engine swaps, etc) so I started here to do it right and also the maintenance on the 4cyl is slightly easier than on the 4.0 (again, just my opinion).
I've been looking into a few mods for her and have been searching like mad to find opinions and posts about them but haven't had much luck. I ordered a K&N filter for starters just to get a little more air flowing through but will also want to open the exhaust slightly to let the air pass more freely. So, i've decided on a muffler but would like to know the correct size to get. All the systems i look at state 2.5" but i'm guessing the stock pipe sizing is 2.25. So if someone could clarify this for me, tha'd be great!
Secondly, i've decided to go with a Skyjacker 2" spacer lift with nitro shocks to get a little more clearance and be able to put a slightly larger tire on. Would you recommend this kit? If not, what would you guys recommend? Because my SE only has the 2.5L, I'm only going to go with 30x10.5x15 tires so the motor doesnt struggle to turn the new larger tires and also why i'm not going with a larger lift. Since i'm going with a larger tire than the stock 235's, thats why i went with a new filter as well as wanting to open the exhaust a bit. Besides these few mods, there really isnt much else i'd like to mod on her besides just learning the vehicle before upgrading in the next couple years.
Sorry for my long post but just wanted to give as much info as i could...
What size is stock exhaust piping (new filter and muffler to open up exahust)
Opinions on Skyjacker 2" spacer lift w/nitro shocks