I've been dutiful in my research and pouring through information, but I keep finding I'm terribly misinformed or there's a whole new topic to dive down.
I'm just about completely new to offroading, but I'm in a club and trying to be as active as I can. The truck is my only vehicle, my daily driver, and I'm trying to keep it in good condition - so I keep to the easier trails, but I want to make it over your typical stumps and rocks confidently without having to say "nope, can't do this trail".
I'm looking at a 3" lift, and I'm comparing your typical 3 categories - OME, 5100s, or ICON/SAW/King/Fox/etc. For the life of me, I can't figure out what the difference is.
-OME is great, but not rebuildable. Is that a big deal, or only for the extreme guys. I hear you have to rebuild after 3 years - is that only if you are really bombing around and going each week? So far I see that and adjustability as the only diff between that and an ICON/SAW.Fox/King.
-what's the difference between a 5100 and an ICON/SAW/Fox/King? I thought that the difference was performance, but I may be wrong. Why would anyone want to pay extra if the 5100 does everything?
-WTF does the remote reservoir do for you? What type of guy do you have to be to really need it?
-why do you want adjustable springs? Is that if you add stuff later, or am I going to be under the truck dinking with it all the time?
Basically, I have the ability to buy any setup, and I'd like the truck to be more competent than I am, but I don't want to buy something where I'm pole-vaulting over mouse turds.