Well the reason i don't plan on going off-road is because i go to the motocross track every weekend and i have plenty of fun doing that. But ill probably give this offroad thing a try eventually. (the real reason i don't want to go offroad is I'm terrified of scratching my jeep) I found a couple of good deals on my craigslist for some lightly used kits would this be a good route to take or should i go new?
on calling it what it is; ".....something we normally don't do because our Jeeps ...
" are Jeeps; not cars. No other reason. A Jeep is sort of a truck but definately not a car. There are cars , there are trucks and there are Jeeps.
as for ," I'm terrified of scratching my jeep
", well , the first trail-pinstripe or rock-rash is a toughy, but after that it is all about functionality over any form preservation . It is a lot like scars or tattoos ?
I ,too, ride bikes (and my kids have their little crfs
)but one good wheeling trip results in no further need to answer the itch with two wheels for me .... after the fun of beating on your Jeep as God intended them to be, you may want to sell your bike for better Jeep parts....ask me how I know this.... here's an older pict from near the time when being worried about 'SCRATCHING' my black Jeep no longer became a concern on mine....
if you take this good advise, please look at TeraFlex ; as good as a few of the Rough Country parts can be ( few and far between
), you don't want to put the low end stuff on your rig ( I have bought MANY RC parts ; no need to back them , guys
) even if just a spacer lift/leveling kit. It is so important to realize in more ways than one that you will get what ya pay for so spend for quality and you will be fine with whatever you choose. TeraFlex makes great intro stuff for spacer kits, leveling kits to start out with. Also, so doees Rock Krawler and Metal Cloak and Synergy. you cannot go wrong with any of those. you can even buy a poly-urethane spacer set off eBay that will suffice. Just don't go to RC and get metal spacers and cheap shock extentions. I promise you'll be grateful.
If you go with coils, look at Synergy; my Synergy 3" have not sagged or changed firmness in three years of hard wheeling and over 50,000 miles. Granted my JKUr is light ( with freedom-top and 37" spare + all recovery gear and tools and a freind , it is under 4900lbs
) but they make just awesome coil-springs. If you want level stance, either get the 3" front springs+ 2" rears( the 2" coils are not dual rate from Synergy
) ; if you want true dual rated on all four corners, get the 4 pack of 2.5" coils from Metal Cloak and add a .75-1" spacer up front to level it. Hope this helps. Welcome and Jeep On!