New to me, stock 2004 Rubicon
I just bought a new stock 2004 Rubicon. My end goal is to have 33” Cooper STT. I’m looking for a tire that is aggressive offroad, but still good on the streets. I have an ’83 CJ-7 w/ 33” KM2’s and while they’re great offroading, you can tell they’re not that good on the hwy.
For lifts I was thinking about 2” coil spacers, longer shocks, 1.25” body lift and maybe 1” motor lift. Other forum members have remarked on here that it’s a good entry level lift and would meet my desire for 33” tires.
I’ve researched TeraFlex 3” Premium Suspension System and have found mixed reviews. I’ve also been seeing a lot of great reviews about Iron Rocks TJ 3” Ultimate Short Arm Lift Kit. (which is also about $1000 cheaper even when you upgrade to the Blistein 5125 shocks over the stock hydro shocks) Rubicon Express 3.5" Superflex Suspension looks ok, but that's another 0.5" taller?
I have a good friend who installs suspensions, so he’ll help me install it for a song and dance. So I have a chance to go ahead and do it right the first time.
I live in FL and my other Jeep is great mudding. I want this Jeep to be fine hitting the trails around FL, but when I desire I want to be able to drive it to CO, offroad the Rockies and drive home. Am I shooting to high with the 33’s? With a really good lift kit, can I still have the great road control? Should I drop down to 32’s?
Any thoughts or advice would be great appreciated.