Originally Posted by romeoz
Can anyone verify this seems like a good setup to start?
If you're doing this "just for looks" and are even marginally concerned about extra costs and gas mileage, then no, this is a terrible set up.
You will eventually need new driveshafts, as the lift (especially if you've got an auto transmission) is too high and will cause driveshaft problems in the long run. You will need wheel spacers, as the tires will be too wide for the stock wheels and are going to rub on turns unless you add them. You will also need a programmer to adjust your speedometer. You won't "need" to regear but if you have an auto transmission you'll hate it until you do. Even with a manual, you'll be annoyed until you do.
Finally, 35" mud tires are going to be ridiculously heavy and have a tremendous rolling resistance that will kill your MPGs.
Does this jeep
not look good enough? That's 1" of lift on 33s. Add another inch of lift (for a total of 2"), get some 15" wheels and 33" tires (like in the video) and call it a day. You won't need wheel spacers, you won't need driveshafts, you probably won't be desperate for a regearing, and you may not even really need a programmer (especially if you've got a manual transmission).
That's my two cents.