Reserved for Phase 1 Mods...
So after a lot of research, I settled on the following:
AEV 3.5" SC
AEV Savegres in Matte Black
AEV Spare Tire Carrier & CHMSL
Mopar Fuel Door
I decided that since my Jeep would be spending 95% of its time on road, and my wrenching has to be done in others' garages, I wanted to retain the rubber bushings and not have to occasionally rebuild control arm joints. While it won't necessarily offer the best articulation, it gave me the best balance of ride and off road capability.
The Sahara Tan color never looked right with the silver wheels, so I went back and forth between the Savegres and the white steel wheels that Mopar used on the JT concept truck. Ultimately I couldn't justify the price associated with custom steel wheels and went with the Savegres in black, which I think looks great with the tan. I also transferred my TPMS over.
The AEV tire carrier was a no brainer for me. I wanted the carrier and door to operate together, and like the AEV bumpers a lot. It was nice to be able do the rear bumper in phases, and I'll save my tailgate.
The y-pipe was an easy choice over the exhaust spacers. I like the solution a lot.
The Mopar fuel door barely warrants mention, but it cleans things up nicely.
The lift install was a lot of fun. I roped into getting some help from my Dad, and with some borrowed garage space, I got the lift installed over a weekend.
The back done. I really wanted to drive around the block like this:
The lift done, awaiting high-steer and the control arm brackets. It definitely sat a little higher than expected when I took it off the jack stands.
Done, but awaiting wheels and tires:
Wheels and Tires Are On:
I still need to install the tire carrier and y-pipe...