I completely disagree with this. If a lift doesn't increase articulation that why do people lift there vehicles, and why do people get MORE flex out of a lifted vehicle that with a none lifted vehicle. In that case, why do C/O offer more suspension travel than a stock suspension set up does. Your statement is not true.
As stated above, its the shocks that are your limiting agent. A lift comes with longer shocks which allow the wheel to droop farther. If you put a lift on and keep the shocks stock it won't flex out any farther than it did stock. Your argument is wrong, he was right.
08 Unlimited Rubicon 6 speed, 315/70-16 Kelly TSR, 1.5" Spidertrax spacers factory Moab's, Rubicon Express Flex arm 3.5" lift, Smittybilt XRC front bumper with D-rings, Body Armor Extreme rock slider steps, AEV snorkel, trimmed fender flares, Hella 8" HID driving lights
I'm also looking for a roof rack for a rooftop tent. I've looked all over the place and I can't find one that suits me. I need one that will hold the tent and 2-4 people. I would really like to find one that's easily removable and that preferably doesn't require drilling. I'll only be using the rack for the tent and maybe a few other items and I don't want to drive around with a rack on my jeep for the other 90% of the time. I can deal with having to take an hour or so to put it on and remove it. That's not a problem. I just really don't want to drill into my brand new jeep just so I can have a rooftop tent.
Please help. Also, since I've found that some racks mount to bumpers, I have the aev front and rear bumpers.
By S/C he meant Supercharger. The best thing to do is research on your own. With your 11k budget (yes I read your post unlike most of the people responding) you have an almost infinate number of options. 3.5" lift with 35's... good way to go. I have 4" with my 35's and love it. Super capable. With the amount of DD (Daily Driving) it sounds like you will be doing, don't go with something made for hard core rock crawling or desert racing. There are a lot of lifts out there that combine off road capability and on-road ride quality. Invest in upgraded steering componenets (currie tie-rod, drag-link pitmon arm etc...) this will help ensure you maintain quality drivability on the road with larger tires. As for bumbers, lights etc... that is all about what you think looks good. Many people complain about the stock head lights once you get your jeep up in the air so you may want to look into upgrading. Find a shop you trust and lean on their expertise. Most importantly, make sure the people installing your equipment are 100% capable. A new lift as well as stock steering and suspension components can be ruined by improper install.