Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan
Nice Jeep post some pics! I wouldnt, (personally) spend all that money on a lift in the first place. Your Jeep is very capable offroad in stock for with 31"s. You wont need a ton of clearance for rock crawling cause youre a DD.
I doubt you'll wanna break anything on the trail anyway. For practically any "trail" stock will do fine for now.
Maybe a 2.5" at most. So I'd say the Rancho. But honestly i'd go with this kit..
Rokmen - Old Man Emu - OME - Jeep TJ Suspension
LEVEL 1 Kit, its a really good deal, thats all you really need and its a great kit. And youll have like $400 extra bucks for some skids or a winch..
Huh??? I don't understand your post at all. I realize it is your opinion though.
Here is MY opinion. I would go with a long arm kit over a short arm kit any day of the week. With any kind of a lift, it will ride much nicer. 2.5" short arm and 1" BL or 4" long arm, you are looking about the same ride height.
The Jeep at stock height with 31s IS very capable for a stock rig, but for "any trail", it is not even CLOSE to being ready for that. And for a DD, I would think the more clearance you have, the LESS you will be dragging it over stuff and tearing it up.
Again, just my opinion. I have had my rig for 9+ years, from stock on 31s for 3 years, to 3" short arm kit with 32s, then 33s, to 5.5" long arm kit on 35s, then 37s, then a stretched WB on 37s, now even more stretch on 39s. My Jeep rides better now than when it was stock.