I bought this lil peach back in May. 4.0, 5 speed, d30/d44. I've only had it offroad once so far, and was super blown away by how capable it is with just a budget lift. Joined up to get advice on how to build it for what I want to do.
I honestly haven't quite figured that out. I want it to be pretty competant in the rocks, but also decently nice to drive long distances I'm thinking 33" tires would be a pretty good setup, but not 100% sureGreat looking TJ. What size lift/tires are you planning to go with?
You won't notice 1/2" body lift, that I can guarantee you, haha.
It wouldn't affect that at all. I can tell you that the 1/2" body lift wasn't even noticeable, and I'm one of those people who really hates the look of a body lift as well (though I eventually had to move to 1.25" for function over form). It's just a possibility if you ever want to explore it!@Chris I may notice it, but one of my mentors charges 10k to paint wee lil beetles, of course you can use them as a mirror afterwards, lol. So my eye for detail has been honed to a mean edge. I may consider a 0.5" body lift if it's that insubstantial. My rear bumper uses the upper holes for the stock tire carrier for a stop for the bumper mounted tire carrier how bad would the BL affect that?
I had to go 1.25" on it only to get more clearance for the tires. But before that (and before I went to 35s) I had the 1/2" body lift and it worked great! The photos on the first page of my build show it with the 1/2" body lift.
33" tires are plenty! My build thread is an example of what to do if you just can't control your spending habits! I started out very mild, but I got bitten by the bug... hard.@Chris I'm new to wheeling, I've been running with the pan dragging volksie crowd for a while, and am trying to figure out the needs and wants, I know I really want to run the Rubicon trail, I mean I've got a friend that lives in the Lake Tahoe area, so itd be super easy for me to arrange to run it. Are 33" tires enough?
Then just run a 4” suspension lift. Then you won’t need a body lift. You’d have a lot of other things to do. You’d need an SYE and DC to avoid driveline vibes. Adjustable track bars. Extended sway bar links. Extended break lines. Adjustable control arms all around. Etc... certainly something to be done, much in the line that Chris followedbut without the body lift