Re: Best Setup?
I agree with leaving it alone.....except for tires.
31" will fit without a lift, if you don't mind the occasional rub under extreem flex. 31" Tires will get rid of that 'dorky' look the stock tires have.
Do not get backspaced rims. That will push your tire too far out and it will rub a lot. Use your stock rims for now.
Get to know your vehicle and figure out what you want to do with it. To be honest, it took me about 2 years to start figuring out what I really needed....remember, there is a big difference between need and want. Next time you drive, have a look out for other jeeps. After ahile you will start to see those that have a lot of BOB (Bolt On Bling)...makes it 'look' 100MPH faster on the trail but hardly slows it down...and most cases, those guys have never even seen real dirt. Case in point....some springs that will give you a 4" lift, will actually make the jeep perform worse on the trail than the same jeep with stock springs.
Your TJ is a great vehicle in stock form. It does not take much to bump it up a few notches, but you need to know the right way to do it....time to start reading. Better to learn my our mistakes than make them yourself.