Originally Posted by johnczyk
Lost here. also do you think if I brought it to my regular mechanic he could give me advice? m\
Welcome John. I wouldn't necessarily really on a normal mechanic unless he really knows something about jeeps. The folks on here are probably the most knowledgeable, but sometimes there are various opinions. I have not yet lifted my jeep, but I will throw my 2 cents out there and others can hopefully correct me if I'm wrong. I'm currently looking at the same setup for my 98 sport. I want 33x12.50s for a little off-road use, but probably nothing to extreme that I couldn't do with stock. Also, I am biased against the bodylift. Anyway, my plan is to get the "Rubicon Express 3.5" lift with the RE monotube shocks. There are two variants of this lift: standard (~$600) and superflex (~$900). I will most likely go with the superflex. Because of the amount of lift the transfer case will need to be dropped. Some will say that a SYE/driveshaft will be needed and others say it will not. With a bodylift combination this can be avoided. So something to keep in mind. Other things to keep in mind: Speedometer correction, fender coverage laws, gearing (I'm leaving mine alone)... Total cost I expect to incur is $2500. $3500 if things don't go as expected. Someone correct me if I'm way off here. Also, I do plan to do the work myself in my small garage with my common set of tools... fingers crossed for good luck.
As for tipping over, the 12.50" wide tires gives a 6" wider stance while the lift I mentioned puts the jeep 5" higher (3.5" from the lift and 1.5" from the tires). It still ain't a sports car though. My guess is you've got to do something stupid to tip one... I could be wrong though.