Pretty new on here guys ...go easy. Background to start off....
1. I am not that mechanical..I don't do my own wrenching...I normally have to google most stuff you guys are talking about just to follow. And don't suggest I get "dirty"...I do what I can on it but I have had a broken back an I can't do that stuff anymore.
2. 99TJ (Sahara) with stock suspension. Just upgraded to 33x12.5 Duratracs on 15x8s. (love em) Daily driver and off road trails. Don't do any rock crawling.
Okay I have been trying to read all the lift stuff and get some understanding on everything. Let me throw out what I am thinking and I would like to hear what you guys think.
Almost ready to buy a Zone 3" suspension kit. I know not the best or worst on the market, but seems to get good reviews on price versus quality. Planning on upgrading to a JK in a couple years so don't want to go all out with the suspension now. So the Zone I am really leaning to. Anyone out there have any big issues with their Zone lift?? (don't brink up body lifts...not interested)
With the bigger tires do I "need" to upgrade the brakes and or lines at all??? And I am looking for a necessary versus just a nice upgrade. Don't want to if it's not really a necessity or safety issue. Maybe only the lines?? Comments??
Going to do the steering stabilizer, cam alignment kit, adjustable trac bar and quick disconnects with the lift. Is there anything that I really "need" to do once I get into this. I am paying a mechanic friend of mine just in BEER..so I don't want to have to bother him all the time to do this or that. Want to do it right the first time. Anything else to make it drive right down the highway as well as trail???
I don't have heavy armor so I don't think I need the coil spring spacers. Agreed??
What about all the vibrations you guys talk about? Is everyone installing full adjustable control arms everywhere to eliminate any vibrations after a lift? Is it pretty rare to have any trouble? Should I just not do that and hope for the best or is there another way to stop them if I get them?
All I can think of now. Would really appreciate any help you experienced guys can throw at me. Thanks a bunch!!