Decisions..Decisions... Figured maybe some of yall could help me. So i recently got the mod bug so i crawled up under the jeep which was suppose to have a suspension lift come to find out its a budget boost (i think thats what yall call it). So the first thing i want to do is decide on a lift Rock Krawler TJ 3.5 Entry Level with either Bilstein 5100 shocks the site suggest or Rancho 9000 I hear good reviews about. The other lift option is Zone Offroad 4" TJ Suspension System from reviews I think I may order shocks with those to. Unless yall have something else i might wanna check out. The other decision i need to make is tires when i got the jeep it had Kumho Road Venture MT 31x12.50R15. Im thinking of going up to 33s you know you can never have big enough tires and the thought i had were either Toyo Open Country MTs or Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with the kelvar sides. Unless yall have another good mud tire for me to try. Please dont make me a geniue pig. If yall suggest anything else the likes and dislikes yall have noticed would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. Here is a couple pictures of the jeep so yall know what im working with.
10-03-2010 07:57 PM
Well more screwed up pictures by me. Sorry about the pictures again still trying to figure out the iphone camera.
10-03-2010 08:02 PM
I have the zone 4" and really like it for the money. It rides nice and havent had any problems with it goin on two years.
10-03-2010 08:09 PM
Also if you go 33's and get a full size spare dont cheap out and use the factory carrier. Plan on another 5-700 for a bumper and tire carrier. I just ordered mine for my spare, actually my fiance did for my bday:) Good luck and as for tires everyone has an opinion but what ive heard is dont get swampers on a dd, i have nitto mudgrapplers and like em but they are a little noisey not that i mind!
10-03-2010 08:50 PM
My dad had the Nittos on his cummins. I know not really a comparision but i went mud riding in it (he would kill me if he knew) and the tires became drag slicks down here in the good ol louisiana mud.
10-03-2010 08:51 PM
I installed a 4" Zone on my neighbor's TJ last year. Seems to be a good lift for the money.