You ever feel like you start over thinking stuff? Since my hands are tied and I can't start my build until my taxes arrive (any freaking day now ffs!!!!
) I've been over thinking (maybe) some of the directions I want to take my YJ. Since I still can't return to work (my injury) I totally have Idle Hands Syndrome and it's slowly threatening to kill me from the inside out....
Anyways, I've been thinking really hard about some specific things, and I want to pick the brains of the folks that have been there done that. Here we go;
1. Overall size of this "pile 'o fun times"- I've been planning on doing everything I need in order to run 35s, but now I'm questioning whether its really worth
it. Yes you get 1" of diff clearance and tummy clearance, and yes, it looks bad as hell, but is it really worth
Where I'm at with this- I currently have a 2" BL and will be installing a 4" lift any maybe some 5/8" booms. Plenty to run 35s, but now I'm thinking maybe I could just install the lift, and delete the body lift and stay with 33s for no other reasons than the fact that I wouldn't need the BL then (seems easier/gentler on the rig) and overall, the cost of running 33s as a Weekend Warrior/DD is lower.
So has anyone moved from 33s to 35s/37s and lived to regret it? Or felt like its wasted time/money? Or ended up feeling like it really didn't improve the fun of it all? How about folks that went up and couldn't imagine going back? I want to pick some brains here....
I want to be confident in her road manners so when I get the itch to take a 2500 mile road trip, I can throw some crap and the back and go. And importantly, I can enjoy
the ride and not be white knuckled the whole time.
Also, as a side musing, I think cloaks and all that look super bad as$ but I honestly like the stock lines of YJs a lot and want to try and preserve that the best I can, meaning whatever direction I go, some flat flares
will be in order but not flat fenders or cloaks.
2. The bigger my list of mods gets, the further I realize I'm starting to plan on taking my YJ from decent DD to, "I guess it'll get us there, but be ready to re-live the Oregon Trail from the back of a covered wagon," type of ride. For those of you that DD their rig, what have you done that you wish you hadn't? Or what did you do that you cannot live without?
Anyways, any other thoughts from people that have "been-there-and-done- that, bought-the-T-Shirt-and-forced-my-family-to-watch-the-four-hour-photo-slide-show," are more than appreciated.
Thanks in advance for hearing out my internal musings