October 6, 2004
Let me be the first to welcome you to this money pit, er, I mean wonderful sport/hobby of off-roading!!!
I would say that if you are wanting to do light four-wheeling then the 265's you have will do just fine. Buy an AT tire that has the most agressive pattern you can find, or do what I do and buy Goodyear MT/Rs and keep them rotated every 5,000 miles and you will get LOTS of miles out of them. (i am on my second set, first ones got 43,000) These tires have an aggressive pattern that will supply you with all the traction you will ever need.
As far as lifts go, I personally would go with a suspension lift if you can afford it. That is the best looking/performing thing you can do as far as suspension goes. If you are on a budget, you can do a body lift, but it doesn't look near as good, and the performance level of your vehicle is no better than stock, since it changes nothing but the height of the body to allow larger tires. (usually 33's or even 35's w/ a little bumper trim)
The rest is up to you. Wheels, your choice, bumper/grille guards, your choice, roof rack, your choice...you get the picture.
Fix your ride up to do what you want it to do, not what some of the people on here will tell you it needs to do.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO HAVE FUN!!!
Enjoy the time you spend working on your ride,