Need some quick help with lift and tire setups...
I'm in a 2001 XJ. All stock.
I''m looking for a total of 4.5" lift and 32 x 11.5" tires, and the cheapest way to do it without doing it completely ghetto.
Here were my original plans: A complete 4.5" kit w/ full spring packs and shocks, black Rock Crawlers (about 55 each...15x8" with 4.5" backspacing).
Now that I'm realizing I won't have that kind of money, I was wondering about alternatives.
I was wondering what people thought about buying a 3.5" AAL or full spring kit, and then adding a budget boost to it (coil spacers and shackles) to get me a net lift of at least 4.5".
Then, I was wondering about putting the 11.5" tires on my stock wheels and running a 1" spacer (netting a backspacing of about 4.25").
Last, but not least...are shocks required or can I live without them for a bit? Mine are in good shape, but I'm guessing it's travel that would be the issue.
Let me know if this "Plan B" will work. Thanks!
The OC, California