I just bought my 3rd XJ, but its been about 2 years since my last '00. I got my favorite specific XJ a 1999 Sport with np231 with 63k miles for $6500 (not bad right?). Now I have about $3,000 to dump into it and I already ordered my RE 3.5" SF and AA HD SYE and I am down to BPI or Warn for the front bumper, but I am not sure on what rock sliders and what size tires to run.
I know the standard 3" lift tire is 31s, but I figure I will get 4" with the RE lift and I will cut my fenders also. So I am wondering if a 285/75 16 will fit? What BS rims would I need, would 4.5" work? I plan to regear soon with 4.56s if I do go bigger than 31s.
and what brand rock sliders does everyone favor? I've looked at Warn and Custom 4x4s, but my old XJ had ORGS (which were the best btw) which are no longer produced.
Any help would be great.