Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Hi, Bobby. Welcome to the board! There's a thread running right now about suspension packages. Follow along on it, although that discussion is about a 4" lift, which gets you into different territory. And I thought that a Rubicon would fit 31s without any lift.
Our standard advice, coming from a couple hundred cumulative years of off-roading experience, is to not change anything on your Jeep until you have a good amount of experience with it. A Rubicon especially is a highly capable vehicle, that far exceeds the abilities of a novice. You'll be a lot better off in the long run if you first learn all of its capabilities and can comfortably approach them before you try to increase its capabilities.
Your first priority should be to get your safety and extraction items together. A fire extinguisher, good first aid kit, reliable flashlight, towing eyes, tow strap without hooks, shackles, Hi-Lift jack (not an imitation) and, if you go into wilderness areas or wheel by yourself (a very bad idea), survival gear, and lastly, a good winch.
Then after a dozen or more wheeling trips, you'll know if your Jeep has any shortcomings for what you like to do. That's the time to start thinking about moidifications.