10-29-2011, 08:35 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Originally Posted by WillSea
Ok so now that I have had my jeep, 2004 rubicon, for a week and had it inspected by my local jeep dealership, everything is good by the way, and now I'm ready to plan out my build. I have begun researching bumpers and winches and also started to look at lift kits. So now I need some opinions.
Newb question 1: What the heck does a "tummy tuck" entail?
Newb question 2: What type/brand of spark plugs offer the best performance and fuel economy?
Newb question 3: Do you guys run special oil for better performance, something like amsoil?
Newb question 4: What do you guys think about the BestTop HighRock 4x4 bumpers? I like it with the grille guard and approach roller.
Newb question 5: What is the shortest lift that will accommodate 33s? (I really don't think I want to go taller then 2.5" or 3")
Newb question 6: What brand of lift will improve on road driving as well as off road?
Newb question 7: What is the $2.00 fix that will allow you to use the stock rubicon lockers while in 4 wheel high?
I think that's a good start. I will have more later.
I have an 04 with 2" of " prothane" spring lift, 1" "prothane"body lift, JKS discos with 255/85/16s, and no rubbing at all, after washering out the steering stops.. Took all the rubber and plastic off of the stock bumpers and kept them... They are light, strong, and cheap to replace if you do bash em, or beatem back out with a sledge.. I've been using NGK plugs for years. And run Mobil 1 in my engine,, synthetic marine grade grease in my gun, and synthetics throughout my drive train. A belly up skid plate will gain you about 2 " of clearance for $350 bucks... I'll get one of those someday when I have nothing better to do with my money..
04' Rubi, with all the gizmos we need for long range excursions, / home modified excursion trailer;
96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
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