New to the forum, hoping to get some pointers from you all concerning my upcoming lift (2 months away).
Lifting a stock 2005 Rubicon TJ.
I'm currerntly planning the following:
1. Clayton LA lift 5.5" (no stretch)
2. Blistein 5100's
3. Goodyear MTRs 315/75 R16 (plan on keeping my stock MOAB rims)
Things I'm concerned about.
1. Will I be too tall at 5.5" and 35's for all purpose offroading . . . nothing specific here . . . mud, snow, rocks, lake, moon. . .
2. "while I'm at it . . ." - I don't have any underarmor other than my stock shovel plate. However - since I'm doing the Clayton lift, I no longer have any budget to buy anything nice for skid plates. Any considerations here you all would suggest - what should I target to protect, and what could I do it for $?
3. Since I'm moving to 35's, I am imaginging the spare 35 will tear my back door off after the first or second bump . . . again with the claytons I have no money . . . what's a good low cost solution for a tire bumper you all would suggest? I got my front bumper on ebay (this guy
) - I'm now convinced this might be a total POS.
4. I'm doing the lift myself to save money after the stupid claytons . . . I've heard I need to modify my muffler but can't find any specific instructions anywhere - is this something I need to take to midas or something and can't do in my driveway?
Lastly where is the best place to buy tires??? I'm seeing lower cost tires online, but I'll still have to ship and mount those. . . is there no win with tires . . .just take a hit and go have goodyear or discounttire install?
Thanks! Here's my jeep (before winch and bumper install) FLEXING!! Booh yeah!