Thanks for the advice guys!! I did get the high steer kit upgrade.
I was planning on installing the kit with the help of my brother as he has the shop and hand tools to do it. He doesn't have pitman arm pullers, or specialty tools, etc AND there was a problem with space and availability in his shop. So I'm kind of at his mercy. Had the kit for 2 weeks now and still waiting, so I said screw it and I'll chuck out the $350-$400 (hopefully they don't try to screw me outta more) and go ahead and get this shit on as to salvage the rest of the summer weekends!!!
Obviously, I'll tell the shop not to cut or clearance anything (fenders, rails etc) without calling me. Another issue that I want to ask them is if the can do the alignment with the stock wheels and tires so they don't have to hang their alignment tools off my new wheels and scratch the piss out of them. This happened to my brother with his brand new wheels...he wasn't a happy camper!!
If everything can be set up and I can drive 45 miles home on the stock wheels and tires, then I think I'll do that. Just to make sure that the handling and everything is dialed in. If not then there's one less variable to consider. THEN I'll bolt on the new wheels and tires.
If I need to have them set it up with the aftermarket wheels and tires then I know that the Rubicon rock rails will have to be trimmed down and possibly cut and re-weld the pinch seam (it's a 3.5" kit with 37's), but I can do this at my brothers shop. Will the 37" KM2's fit just to drive it home on the highway without getting into the rock rails? Or will I need to have the installer remove the rock rails?
Sorry for the length and all the questions. I just want to make sure I have all the bases covered! Thanks fellers!!