Thanks for this info!!! I'm bored waiting for my order to come in, so I'm starting a parts list. It sounds like the setup on your wife's is the way to go. What kind of 2.5" lift and bypass shocks did you install on hers? Are the 37's on her jeep the D rated 37x12.50 also?Thanks
I had the 37" tires stock, then with a 2.5" lift, now the 4" lift. The E-Rated tires are much stiffer than the factory C-Rated Rubicon tires, but they seem to track better on the highway. I really wish I had gone with the D Rated 37x12.50 rather than the E Rated 37x13.50's. My wife now has my old 2.5" lift with D-Rated 35's and the ride is much smoother.
As for the Skyjacker lift, I ditched almost all the components that came with it other than the springs/shocks. I will not cut into the lowest point in the Jeep to install the included cam bolts, and in my experience with the JK frame side track bar brackets always tend to work their way loose if not welded in place. I have since installed a ROAM high steer kit in the front(Rasied Trackbar/Draglink) and a ROAM axle side trackbar bracket & adjustable trackbar in the rear. I have a high clearance version of their long arm that I'm in the process of installing that should get my caster back in spec and re-center my axles(front/back.)
The ride is ok for now, but jumping back in my wifes Jeep I realize how nice/soft she has it. As soon as we put a set of bypass shocks on her 2.5" lift it completely transformed the ride. I should be ditching the Skyjacker shocks fairly soon for a similar set to what my wife has(Or wake up in the middle of the night and steel hers )
Unfortunately she has 35's(D-Rated), but there are plenty of D Rated 37's if you stick with the 12.50" width.Thanks for this info!!! I'm bored waiting for my order to come in, so I'm starting a parts list. It sounds like the setup on your wife's is the way to go. What kind of 2.5" lift and bypass shocks did you install on hers? Are the 37's on her jeep the D rated 37x12.50 also?
Great idea but i want to show off the red flat fact 55 hook it looks coolJust got the Tuffy Flip-up Plate on amazon and drilled holes into my DV8 bumper.