2-Year Plan (current specs in sig): RK 3.5 x-factor stage 2, 35's with spacers on factory wheels. Regear to 4.88, install sleeves/truss on front axle and reinforce inner c's, RCV front axleshafts and upgraded rear axleshafts. To make labor costs economical, I will be doing all at once (plus rear bumper/tire carrier) which on my budget means ~2 years out.
In the meantime, my relevant plans are finishing the RH skid system with the tfer case/gas tank/evap/muffler skids, winch, and installing a dual battery system.
Immediately, I need new shocks. I am thinking Rubi takeoffs are the way to go just to save money. However, the rig already sags with ~100lbs of gear and the engine skid, so given the additional weight coming before the lift I wonder if they are up to the task.
My questions are: Are Rubi takeoffs the best option right now given future plans, and are there different shock configurations for Unlimited/High GVW/etc. as there are for factory springs? Also, given the weight considerations, should I consider stiffer/taller takeoff springs to restore factory height? Any particular suggestions?
Ultimately I am trying to maintain factory height/geometry/alignment and keep bouncing to a minimum, as cheap as possible, without giving up too much performance to the added weight until the lift in installed.
2012 Rubicon 2dr. Mopar sway bar disconnect skid, Skid Row front LCA skids, ARB diff covers front/rear, Rock Hard engine/t-fer/gas tank skids, Kilby rear LCA skids, AEV rear diff slider. Unlimited 19/60 springs.