Hey guys, I bought my Jeep a few months ago (03 TJ). I'm in the process of saving money to do some work on my girl, shes basically entirely stock right now. I'm not afraid to go on trails though, went out with some buddies at Corral Canyon which was pretty fun. Can't wait to start getting to know you all, owning a jeep automatically makes you alright in my book (I have yet to be proven wrong with that)
This is my baby for right now.
Future project includes a 3" lift, 31" tires, 8.8 axles, winch, bumpers, fender wells, skid plate, and probably way more things to come
If you plan to stay short armed I would only go with Currie.. They make the best short arm kit period! Don't waste money on an inferior lift just to end up doing it right later. Add the two together and you'll of spent A LOT more in the long run. I say Currie lift and 32's, a gas tank skid, some rockers, bumpers, cb, a SYE kit and sooner or later ditch that rear end for a 44 or 8.8. You can find a cheap xj 44 now-a-days pretty easily.
Wheel it to death, see what breaks and upgrade from there. If you are confident with just 32's then dont bother going bigger. Once you go to 35's if you ever do, you'll be opening a can of worms.
Regardless, you can do ALOT with a stock tj with a few cheap tricks/mods.
Welcome to the club and get ready to eat top ramen and PB&J once you catch the obsession. It will NEVER end!