I agree with what everyone has said above pretty much.
i wanted to get the Rough Country 2.5 inch suspension lift and a 1 or 2 inch body lift with the steering stabilizer
For a cheap starter lift, the RC 2.5" coil lift is ok (just realize the ride that the shocks that come with that lift ride just like that brand name says: rough). Unless your stock steering stabilizer is leaking, I honestly wouldn't worry about it. I ran my stock SS out to 83,xxx miles with 33x10.5" ATs when it finally started to leak when I upgraded it to an OME. I would also consider the REBB (Rubican Express 2" Budget Boost (coil spacers)).
is there anyting elsei should get? also what are good tires for on and off roading? any help would be greatly apriciated. o and how do i put pictures on (i feel stupid)
Other than the lift, your pretty much set for getting started. I would say just wheel
it! Everyone's needs are different so you need to take everyone's (though well-informed) suggestions with a grain of salt--upgrade your TJ to meet your
needs. I would not
go any higher than a 1" body lift ... once you get above 1" you run into fan shroud problems, t-case linkage problems, etc. With a 1" BL, realize you'll have to move the holes up 1" for the fan shroud mounting bolts unless you do a 1" motor mount lift to lift the motor up to compensate.
As suggested, the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KOs are a superb on/off-road tire. It's an aggresive all-terrain tread, so it's deeper "lugs" that a normal AT tread (with more aggressive sidewall lugs), provides plenty off-piste grip (haha, skiers), and is QUIET on-road. All in all, a fantastic tire that most JF members would recommend for a DD (like mine.
With that 2.5" lift and a 1" body lift you could easily run 32" tires and maybe 33s. Also you wont need all the extras that bigger lifts do to run right.
Most people think a 2" BL or bigger looks kinda goofy, and I agree. Look for some pics for yourself.
Agreed. You can run 33" tires with that RC 2.5" lift + 1" BL with minimal rubbing disconnected (assuming you have the correct amount of backspacing on your wheels).
The best all around tire I've ever owned was a BFG All Terrain ... Not the best in mud though, it's a trade off.
Also, figure out what your gear ratio is. There should be a tag on the rear axle differential that says something like 3 07 or 3 55 or 3 73.
3.73 is the best for jumping to a 31 or 32" tire.
Stay away from goopy mud in the BFG AT ... not its best friend, as krawler said. For a 4-banger like yours, definitely make sure you have AT LEAST 3.73 gears ... 4.11's would be much better, and like krawler says, I wouldn't go any larger that 32" tires on 4.11's with the 4-banger.
i was looking through the documentation on things my dad has done for the jeep and the wheels are 15x7 pacer wheels, i dont know the exact model because the website didnt say it had a model name. but how do i know if the tires fit the rims,
Would it look bad if i powder coated the rims? and how much does that cost, ive gotten a wide range of cost
Not sure about power coating costs ... I would say give some local guys a call and just ask. They'll be glad to give you an off-the-top-of-the-head estimate. You can save money if you prep the wheels yourself.
Personally, I'm going to sand mine down nice and smooth and throw some gunmetal-colored paint on. Not dark black (I don't like it when the wheels are darker than the tires), but darker than polished aluminum, LOL.
Here's just a pic of mine (I know, picture hog) with a 2" REBB and Rusty's 1" BL on 33" x 10.5" BFG AT T/A KOs: