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.