That bro truck is straight bad ass man. Damn. Also thank you for the list. I have screen shotted it and will keep that in mind. I was actually thinking about it last night. The wheels that I want to run are 43 lbs and the tires are 70lbs a piece. 113lbs ain’t light so I already bought the teraflex ball joints figuring the stocks won’t last long. Do you think I’d need the cromoly shafts if I don’t wheel at all? I was told that as long as I don’t wheel on a big offset setup the axle shafts should be ok. I also have 3.21 gears so I’m not expecting this thing to be a race car either 🤣There's nothing wrong with building for a look, you just have to be willing to accept the consequences. In this case a harsher ride. But hopefully it will ride well enough to fit your needs.
That lift will be just fine for you, and don't worry about the additional arms, you're building a street Jeep. Off road they're important because when you start stuffing the back tires they can rub. If/when you decide to take the Jeep on hard terrain then you can add more arms later. For a street Jeep I'm still a fan of the brackets, but if you got fixed arms you shouldn't run them.
IMO don't compare your Jeep to the jacked up Bro trucks, they're not the same creature. And no amount of awesome Bro truck will compare to you pulling up with no top and no doors. Lets see them try that!
Here's some stuff you don't want to hear: it sounds like you'll end up with a heavy wheel/tire combo. That will (<not can, will) wear down the stock components, so be prepared to replace those items when they fail, somewhere between 20k and 60k miles. For me it was:
^some people see those as negatives, but it's the consequences of running a heavy wheel/tire combo. And it won't be a big deal if you're prepared ($$) for it. All of those things can be done with a jack, jack stands and common hand tools. There are videos that will show you how and it will help you get to know your Jeep.
- The rear axle shaft flanges bent first, they bend under excess weight. The solution is aftermarket chromoloy shafts.
- After that my ball joints failed, solution is aftermarket stronger ball joints.
- Then my drag link end and tie rods ends failed, solution is stronger aftermarket ones.
- Then we have unit bearings, they will fail every so often and there's no solution other than to change them out when they fail.
If you you have really deep pockets do like my buddy did for SEMA this year, build a big Bro truck (I believe that's 36" wheels on 42" tires) and a Jeep LOL