Been buying parts for my lift for a while- got an OME 1.5" lift kit off jeepinbyal, and looking to get everything i need before i look at where i'm at for tires, if that makes sense. I've still got no idea what i'm doing, but i've got some people here to help me along so, just let me know what i'm missing please, or anything you can think of^^
I have heard of people putting in extra rear isolators and front top plates with a clevis lift for extra lift, and it looks rather easy. I'm having a hard time finding the rear isolators... always see them posted but cant find them online. If someone can give me a link so I can feel stupid, please do.
Can you explain the difference between a top plate and a Front Strut Shim, which is what i assume is where people get the 3/8" from, but i've seen them say they are not compatible with certain top plates etc. I suppose people stick with their stock top plates and add in the 3/8's shim...
Will my 1.5" lift with another inch from above parts be enough to put some armor on this *****? Lost jeeps has some aluminum ones that are lighter, would those be preferable with a smaller lift like this? Are there advantages to armoring it before i lift? Will i somehow make a big mistake by doing things in the wrong order? These are questions that plague my existence. Planning on going with 245 75 16 duratracs due to recommendations and price. They are 840 for a set of 5 from tire rack, plus 95 bucks shipping. But i've always got my tires from les schwab for the obvious benefits, plus i can pay for them monthly that way. What are your thoughts on Les schwab vs tire rack?
tl;dr- ome 1.5 lift, where can i find rear iso's, explain strut shims vs top plates, armor with a small lift, and tire rack vs les schwab.