Ok. The mod bug has been eating away at me lately, so I think I'm going to start by upgrading the suspension. I've got 45k miles on the current setup, so it would need to be replaced soon anyway (self-validation for upgrades
). I'm on the fence between the OME 2.5" and the OME 4". The more I read about both, the less I am able to decide.
The Trailblazer kit from Rocky Road can be found here
and runs $699 and includes: OME Springs/coil spacers, RRO shocks, front and rear adj. track bars, rear lower shock mounts, and a t-case drop kit. Don't think I'd end up doing a body lift with that.
The OME 2.5" kit can be purchased at Northridge
for $828.85 and includes a 1" JKS body lift, 1" JKS BMML, front/rear coil springs, OME nitrocharger shocks, rear bumpstop extensions and a rear trackbar relocation bracket.
I guess it comes down to what I'm looking to build for. I see 33's in the not too distant future (though I hear you should always build to 35's
), but I would also have to regear at the same time. My biggest hesitation right now withe 4" kit is that I don't currently have a budget for a CV/SYE upgrade. Some say similar results regarding vibes can be achieved with a MML and 1/2" t-case drop, though opinions tend to vary. I believe longer brake lines would also be an issue (though not a big one).
So I guess at this point my question would be- why not go with the 4" kit? If I were to do that, I think I'd get the HD kit because I'm considering aftermarket bumpers/tire carrier in the future. I guess I'm trying to leave myself with an open ended build... and not make a decision now that would limit my options in the future. Opinions? What things am I failing to consider here?