I also tried to stay at 3" and 31s. I then wanted 33x10.5s, idk why but the look kill sme everytime i see it. Not too sure my final ride height, but its a re 3.5" coil up front, rear is custom 3.5" deavers, HD offroad no lift relocators and a custom shackle. Revamped it all from a ome coil and spacer and ome leafs. Not even closed to finished, but ill start a thread soon.
It's getting plated front to rear is 11 gauge, which is 1/8". 2x6 rocker replacement, its already trimmed up a bit. Possibly even more in the front now lol.
I think 3" & 33x10.5/ is perfect with trimmed fenders. Locked up front and rear, perfect little jeep that can get it, yet still small and comfortable enough to love driving everyday. I went far on mine, 9", wj swap, locked front & rear, geared, custom flat belly ect ect. But keeping it low and using off the shelf parts such as tres or bushings or alike was also key. Nothing sucks more than waiting a week for a custom part, especially on a expo rig when out exploring.
Overlanders do it over land via overlanding because they like to overland?