Metalcloak Duroflex Dual Rate 3.5 lift with ARB $1600 (note: you will get a bunch of recommendations for AEV. I personally think they are overrated, but for your stated purpose, it will work... roughly the same cost.) Either one of these is generally accepted as giving the best daily driver ride.Lift (Please Recommend)
Adams 1320 driveshaft $460 (you could procrastinate this, since its only required once you tear your boot on the stock driveshaft)New Drive-train (How Necessary on a "Mall Crawler"?)
Not really for a mall crawler, but since you can afford it, maybe one of the new G2 Core 44s. You could probably get one for $3500.New front axle (I hear you need to upgrade to at least a D40 and put 5.13 gearing ratios)
Not for a daily driver/mall crawler. Id go 4.88 $800 for regear of rear axle.The new gearing ratios (again I hear 5.13)
Nope. Not if you get new front axle. No need.Sleeve everything
Your choice. I'd suggest JCR... I have some and they rock. Your money. They look bad ***. $800 for bumpers. $500 for Bushwackers if you really want them.New bumpers and fenders (I don't really want to change these I like the OEM but I also like the stubby bumper and Bushwacker Flat Fenders)
Either buy tire carrier with rear bumper or get the teraflex hinge with adjustable tire carrier. I have the teraflex, because an extra latch would annoy me. $450 roughlyModification to be able to carry a full size spare.
My suggestions would be well under 10K, even if you pay shop to do some of the easier stuff to do.I understand that I may be missing some things, and this is the main reason I am contacting JeepForum. I would like for you to recommend the ideal setup to get to this goal at a reasonable price (Yes my pockets are deep enough to consider reasonable as less than 10k).
Teraflex Budget Boost only. Plenty of people drive on 35s with stock everything else.I am also willing to accept advice on how to go to an intermediate step of 35's with the least additional work to finish the modification at a later date to get to 37s. (I dont want to get a 2.5 lift then turn around and need a 3.5 or upgrade my axle then need to go back in later and put new gears on it... etc(wasting money not getting to the end goal)
Hi... is that friendly enough.So if you could please respond with some friendly advice I would be greatly appreciative.
Warning: I started off wanting a mall crawler... now I pound the heck out of me jeep.