Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I'll second what a lot of people here are saying. 8" lift is overkill. Even with that much lift, you are going to have to trim for 35s. So if you are going to have to trim anyway, might as well stick with a smaller, much more stable lift. Trim it and bumpstop accordingly.
A very wise man once told me it would be way smarter to be reasonable your first time around. Especially if you have little to no offroad experience. A huge lift, with huge tires can get a novice into a lot of trouble quickly. I've also learned in the little time that I've spent in this hobby that experience, driving, gearing, and lockers will get you through a lot more than a big lift and big tires.
98 XJ - 4.5" Lift, 32" BFGs, Lots other stuff