Spilling over with ideas

3 days shy of a 4 month wait and the jeepfan.com Wrangler Unlimited JK Rubicon is finally here waiting to be picked up tonight. Already I find myself thinking and scheming…what to do first.

Normal, sane people would buy a new vehicle and drive it for a while, but NOOO, that doesn’t work that way for people with Jeep on the brain.

I am tormenting myself already with lift kits, tires, accessories, yada, yada. I am trying to take it slow. I think a 2″ ish lift is good for now. I like the full out Skyjacker lift 2.5″ lift that includes new springs, arms, and shocks. X-Treme 4X4 just did a 4 door buildup and it looked good. Jesse is OK in my book;)

The jury is still out on tires. I think I want something in the 33″ range for daily driving. I am torn on the mud variety of Toyo, BFG, or Mickey Thompson. Opinions? I am concerned about the BFG’s not having siping. Siping is small cuts in the tire to allow better grip, mostly useful in snow and rain.
I have this grand plan…buy 35’s on 16″ rims for my CJ using the 5 on 5.5″ wheels. Put 33’s on the JK for everyday us. If I want to go wheeling with the JK put the 35’s on the JK using a set of Spidertrax wheel spacer/adapters. This plan allows me to wheel with a bigger tire and rims (on either Jeep) that I am not afraid to scuff up and put the smaller tires to save on power and fuel.


  1. Congrats on your new Jeep! Well, owning a new vehicle really gives you ideas on how to make it look better and more appealing. You can do a lot of things. One of which is to upgrade the Jeep wheels and add some car accessories. Of course, all car modification would depends on your budget. Anyways, good luck on your project and hope you’ll post some pics when you’re done with it.

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