Originally Posted by ThatFool
Alright. I will check out the spacers what is the max tire size. I want to run 33 but I don't think 1.75 is enough. Also any shock suggestions?
Bump stops if you go bigger than 31s.
Or you'll end up with some funky fresh rubbed n bent front fenders. Which will cause you to spend more money.
If you go to 33s you may start feeling the jeep seem underpowered and lugged down a bit.
Which may open the door for re-gearing and more money spending... Which wives and girlfriends don't like (unless it's for them).
If you're trying to save money stick to 31s or 32s. Get some bump stops, and follow my previous advice and have fun wheeling.
* I had more fun wheeling when I started with my almost stock SE TJ jeep going places my buddies and I bet on us not getting to (and back) than I have with my over-trail rated rubi locked lifted etc that just drives over everything.
It's almost like it's not a challenge anymore for me. If I throw more difficult terrain at it (more than double black diamond trails) I realize I should have a buggy built for it, or a cheap 80s Toyota I don't care about getting rashed up and broken, which I feel would take a lot of fun out of it for me.
In my opinion, I guess pushing capable limits is easier done closest to stock form- and seems a lot more fun... getting something there and back, that required skill and ingenuity with a little finesse, rather than big tires/lift/lockers/& winch. If ya know what I mean.
I am more impressed and entertained by a stock jeep passing through difficult terrain, than a built one just rolling right over it. There's a lot of tricks and old grampa wheeling tips that get rigs places that amaze me. I think trying to stick close to stock form is what true jeeping is all about. Your daily driver doing neat un believable stuff.
Hi-lifts are nice if you get hung up on something to get your rig up off of it and something like a log or some rocks underneath tires to get ya going again.
The come along is the poor mans winch.
That particular tool has saved my butt more times than my 10k winch has, and it's a 10th of the weight.
As for shocks, if you stick to 1.75" spacers and 31-32" tires you should be able to get by using stock ones.