Originally Posted by WHOMPWHOMP
CAPT D u already seen how capable a stock jeep is there is no way i would go that extreme with a 6"lift let alone go to cutting and welding on a new jeep,i would just stick a nice 4" coil spring lift with 35's and let her eat.....IMO though
I hear ya, and you are right the Rubi is very capable... With that said we want to go with 37's... Now I understand we don't "really" need them for this area, but there is a big difference between need and want. With that said, I considered the spring lift but there are some inherent issues with a 4" spring lift the biggest is the fact that it's difficult, if not impossible, to get a good alignment. Secondly, this will be Jess's DD and as such it needs to handle as well if not better than stock and the only way that I have found that will accomplish this is with a long arm kit. To that end I narrowed my choices down to three options. First option was the TeraFlex kit which I think will give us the best street ride and a tough kit for the trails (best of both words). Second option was the Rubicon Express and what I didn't like about it was the fact that you have to drill 8 large holes in the frame and there is little or no welding. This kit I believe would give a good ride on the road but wouldn't be as tough on the trails (and I have heard it squeaks...). Third choice was the Rock Krawler 5.5" long arm kit with Coil overs. This kit is geared towards extremely hard wheeling and I think that although it would be the best off road, it would be less than desirable on road.
Now down to the 4" or 6" lift... The 4" lift will allow me to fit the 37's and make for a great kit, but our plan is to make this a dedicated off road Jeep in about 2 years. Once the Jeep becomes a dedicated wheeler we are planning to go with 38's (most likely) at are at least 14.5" wide. In order to do this we will have to have the 6" lift. So we need to decide if we want to get the 6" now or the 4" and upgrade later...
Lastly (and sorry this is such a long response) is why 37's... We believe that if we had a standard JK (non-unlimited) we would have 35's, but due to the break over angle we feel that we need the extra hight to be even close to the same capability (and they simply look bad@ss