I know some people who really like the TeraFlex 2.5" lift. It seems like good quality for cheaper than the MC stuff. I would upgrade the steering components before I did skid plates or a cage, especially if you're going to 37s. If you go plastic on the fenders, just trim the stock ones and you can gain the same clearance for free. Personally I would go aluminum, I have the MC Overland aluminum fenders and they can take some abuse. You might want to look at upgrading the brakes as well.
I think my brother has the Tera Flex on his 2 door.
I've yet to see a good looking fender trim job. In aluminum the MC stuff seems great. I like the hardline aluminum. I end up driving through a lot of cattle country and have lots of cow poo slinging going on at times. Being a ex-cattleman myself I don't really mind, but if the doors and top are off I can smell funny or like money depending on where you are from!
Any suggestions on steering components?
Looks like a great list, 37 inch tires.. I would hate to change one of those on the trail LOL. Having flashbacks of the last time I changed out a tractor tire, that's a lot of weight on the old spine :-p
I don't think I would want to toss a 37 incher on a tire carrier at this stage of the game. Maybe 10 years ago hahaha Especially if you are doing all your own 5 tire rotations like I do.
Agreed! My brother has 37" KM3's on Hutchenson bead locks and tows it all over. No issues.
For what I intend to do 35" is probably great. Heck, I never got past 33" tires on my LJ and it got me where I wanted to go just fine.
High clearance flares should be the first step. It doesn't make sense to add a bunch of bump stop and limit up travel. If you don't have fender laws the cheapest is to cut your stock fenders. I had BushWackers then upgraded to Poison Spyder aluminum standard width. I went with them because of the look I wanted. The rears have a curve to the to unlike others that have a flat top. I spent a lot of money just for aesthetics.
Yes, flares and tires first to set the suspension.
You have 4.10 gears, do you think you will need to regear? If so 4.88's wouldn't get you much.
Me thinks going with 37" tires 5.13 would work great. But I'll try the tires first then re gear if need be. But like I said above, probably 35".
The tires I run now are KO2's in the 10:50X34 size. They are actually a tad less than 33" tall.