Hey Guys, I am new to this forum, but I joined just so I could get some advice on Lift Kits, types of lifts, and what I should do to lift my son's Jeep.
We just shipped our boy to Okinawa, Japan yesterday (U.S. Navy). I also dragged his '04 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited home with us (he was stationed in Jacksonville, Fl and we live in Tampa).
So the boy mentioned that when he gets back fro Japan he'd like to get his Jeep lifted a bit. I brought the Jeep home with us for security reasons, and also because it needs some work (rear shock broke and rattles like heck). I am rather accomplished, mechanically. My shop is complete with Oxy/Acetylene, MIG, TIG, Plasma, and the whole array of hand & air tools. Currently have a few project cars on the property ('65 Mustang Fastback & '65 Chevy Shortbed/Fleetside Pickup Truck). So I should have no problems surprising the boy bay having his Jeep lifted for him when he comes back from Japan.
All that being said, here's what I'm looking for. How much lift should I add for basically a Street Jeep, and what kind of lift kit/manufacturer do you recommend? I'd like to stay with the current tires that are 31 X 10.50R 15 LT 109S. Engine is a straight-six, and suspension is coil springs. Just want to make the profile a bit more bad-ass for the kid.
Thanks in advance for any information you might provide.
Semper Fi, Ron Gettler, MSgt, USMC(Ret)