02-15-2008, 10:09 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Texas
You gave a pretty complete list of equipment that you want to put on your TJ.
"what I know so far is....I need
a 4" lift
10,000 lbs winch
16" offroad wheels
rock sliding rocker guards
and a bikini top......"
To add to your financial woes, if you go with 35" tires you want to regear and probably will need to add a SYE. Since you are equipping your ride with trail gear (like sliders and winch), you will need to have a front bumper that can take the stresses and strains like winch pulls. I don't believe that tubular bumpers are rated for that kind of pull. Also unless you plan to go off road without a spare then you're gonna need to consider what you plan to do with the spare. You can't hang a 35" tire off of the stock spare holder (at least not for very long - the weight will sag the tailgate badly). You will need a stout rear bumper with a tire rack that can support the weight of the 35" spare and I don't think that tubular bumpers offer that kind of structural strength.
Don't know about SoCal but in TX, tube bumpers are for wannabes.