Thanks to 2 of my ex-witches my criminal record makes me looks like a dangerous madman. Pshh, I'm not...dangerous
I'm not sure I believe that
So I'll be getting my rental deposit back for my apt in a month ish. So I've started planning a lift.
As far as I can tell there are two options, buy a kit or build my own. The attractiveness of the kit is for having everything in one package, I like what comes with the RC 4.5in X series kit (http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-suspension-lift-kit-633xn2.html
) but have read all the reviews of RC and it makes me think mixing and matching would be a better idea.
Goals: Replace the completely worn out suspension components and lift to fit, at minimum, 31in tires. However, I am not thinking of 33s, lockers, 8.25 rear, regear, and lockers with my tax returns (woooo being single)
Terrain: Lots of back country camping with chunky jeep roads, some rock gardens, and the occasional trip to moab. Street/Highway driving mostly with probably 20% offroad use.
Budget: about 800$
Here's the RC Kit I was looking at
Zone Kit i was looking at too:
I'd also be willing to do no shocks on all the kits and do JK Rubi takeoffs either way
If I were to piece it together:
OME 3in rear leafs with a 1in shackle lift (would this cause premature wear on the leafs? if so what are my other 4.5in leaf options) Need to be HD or a heavier duty setup than stock. Usually carrying a couple hundred pounds of gear when I'm heading out to the mountains (Camping, Mountain biking, Skiing, dogs)
Zone 3in springs with a 1 inch spacer in the front (ACOS adjustable spacers?)
Adjustable lower (possibly upper) control arms
Adjustable track bar
ZJ Tie rod setup
YJ Front/Rear brake lines
Quick discos or home brew TJ quick disc sway bar ends
New hardware (U-bolts, Bolts, etc)
Hardware store t-case drop until I can do an SYE
JK Rubi Takeoff shocks
What am I missing? What manufacturers should I be looking at? I really think just going 4.5in now would be a good idea.