Originally Posted by 1398653
STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now that I have your attention, take your jeep wheeling a couple of times before you buy anything. you have an extremly capable jeep right off the lot so find a club or find some people to go to an off road park or go to a jeep jamboree.
I completely agree with this. I am in a spot where I have a 2008 4dr Rubi that is completely stock. I started asking similar questions to what you're asking and got similar answers. Well, since then, I took my Rubi wheeling and got a better idea of what I'll need should I desire to continue. (Which is an obvious yes)
I can't stress enough what looking around at the forums here will teach you. As you're planning your first off road trip, read the through the lifted 2 doors and get an idea of where you want to head visually. Read through the build forums to see where other's have gone and what they used and what problems they ran into. You're going to run into issues with anything that you do, some more than others. But adding a suspension lift is something that I rarely hear goes perfectly first time through.
Most of all, get your stock rubicon on the trails and get some off road action in. If all you want to do is moderate trails and mud holes then you don't NEED to do anything to your jeep. It will more than handle what you put it through. If you end up deciding that you want to run some rougher trails / rock climbs, then you very well might need some additions to your jeep.
Be warned, however, that 1 or 2 mods is never enough. Once you start, they'll always be something that you'll want to do, or simply do differently.
Good luck and welcome to the forum.
(Also, I agree, stop calling it a car... its a jeep and nothing else... not a truck, and certainly not an suv.)