Where do you intend to be going in your Jeep?
I'm not really into rock crawling- the Jeep is my daily and also I don't want to tear it up (it's just so clean and awesome right now!!). Yes, I am a big fan of giving her a nice hand wash, wax, tire wet, the works. I like the feeling of the turning heads while I'm driving down the city streets as well as the trails. However, I have a couple buddies with jeeps and they tell me it doesn't matter how nice my jeep looks- I'll get the "fever" and mess it up soon enough. My main idea of wheeling is going on trails and taking in the scenery, climbing hills and seeing what's on the other side-taking pictures of the views, going through some streams, treadin' through some stuff that you can't get to with out a jeep, but I'm certainly not into that crazy stuff when you see jeeps go through a hill of rocks that most people couldn't even walk up!
I appreciate all the advice and tips everyone gave me. I will definitely be wheeling this summer a bunch before I mod it. Because of everyone's advice to learn the Jeep's and my own capabilities. Sounds smart enough to me, I'll do it!
If I'm not a rock crawler would you guys recommend not getting a long arm and sticking to a 3-4" short arm when I do eventually get the lift (I want 33's, no larger than that)? Also, I've been wondering about the roll cage everyone has suggested getting: is the roll bar thats already on it not strong/good enough? How many of you out there did this and where did you get them/are they hard to put on? I do have a hard top- will it interfere?
Thanks again for the warm welcome and advice- the other places I've gone online people give me the old "he's a newbie and just a mall crawler" routine. You guy's in here are all right!