What do you guys think about this statement?
I am having a hard time deciding what to do with my Jeep.
Either a 6'' lift with 37s or a 4'' lift with 35s. Ill explain my reasoning in a second, but first, pictures
Anyways, see it stacks up like this. I am gonna be dealing used cars here soon with my fathers friend. Anyways, I think I have it almost worked out to where he will buy me whatever I want and I get to work it out. His son gets wholesale EVERYTHING. So he would buy me what I want, and I would work it off.
Now, the first picture is a Rubicon Express 5.5'' Long arm system. To do this I need alot of stuff
RE 5.5 Extreme Duty -2,800
Toyo MT 37x14.50x15 -1,500
RE 2'' BB kit - 80
Slip Yoke Eliminator - 200
One ton steering upgrade - 230
Custom driveline - 300
Vanco Big Brake Kit - 700
Chromoly Axle upgrades - 500 (x2)
Now thats to just do it correctly. I could just get the lift tires and SYE and driveline and go. But the problem is with my gear ratio in the axles my 5speed transmission would never see the bottom two speeds (4th and 5th). Because it would have to push the tires so hard... (thats what the axle upgrades are for). Id loose all power, and could do very little wheeling with this because the axle is so weak for these size tires. I could upgrade but the upgrade is (1500 USED)!!!
So see, its stupid expensive. But my delima is this. Going one size down can save me a ton of money on EVERYTHING.
I can get a get a 4'' lift and put the figures down like this. And going with this size of tires, my transmission would be fine and same with axles. This would be the least stress, because the first option everything wouldnt get done at once.
Rough Country 4'' - 500
Toyo MT 35x13.50x15 - 1100
SYE - 200
Driveline - 300
But see, the difference is height. I want like a little mini monster truck. Everyone puts on a 4'' lift and 35'' inch tires because its whats affordable. Obviously. The set up with 37s is what I want and is to large of a cost no one does it. Im thinking I should go big or go home here. And Im not the kind of guy who likes what everyone else does. I wanted to do a step up. So granted, the 4'' is cool, its just doesnt turn me on (lol) like the 6'' lift and 37s. I get such a good feeling thinking about having my jeep on 37s. But thinking about cost and such it doesnt seem reasonable at all. So then I think about 35s, and I just dont get the same tickle. As much as it would so cool to have it on 35s.Im sure I would be just as happy (but looking on the computer I just wanna go bigger)
And this isnt like computers where I can buy now upgrade later. If I get the cheap lift, I need to buy a whole new lift if I ever wanted to upgrade. Its not worth to try to mess around with 'upgrades'. So its one or the other.
But then again, I could get the big lift, and the 35'' tires and upgrade tires later. But the thing is that the 35s look a little funky because the lift is so large, and the tires look dwarfted. Maybe I am just stingy, and maybe it doesnt look that bad. (im still searching for this picture)