Tired of Negative Nancy's... Real Feedback Please
Sorry for yet another post on a lot of the same things, but this time I'm trying to condense into one post.
OK... so everyone has an opinion (as you all will too, I know) on the mods I'm having done to the Jeep. So, I come here yet again looking for real, honest feedback. I'm looking for someone who has a newer unlimited with some (or all) of the same/similar mods that I'm having done. My Jeep is my daily driver and I would like to do some mild off roading, but I have yet to do so.
2.5" TF coil/spring lift (NOT the Budget Boost)
35" Mickey Thompson MTZ P3s with spare
17" Pro-Comp Helldorado wheels
TF HD Adjustable Spare Tire Carrier
TF Explorer front bumper with hoop
My brother has a 2000 TJ with either a 3" or 3 1/2" lift and 33s. He claims my Jeep is going to ride like shit and I'm going to be miserable. Everything from death wobble to slow off the line because I'm running 3.21s and the steering going nuts every time I stop. He acknowledges that I have an unlimited and he obviously does not. He acknowledges that mine is 16 years newer than his. So I'm not sure how much to listen to any of his concerns.
I know my MPGs will likely suffer. I know it could very well be slow off the line with my gear ratio, but how many of us buy Jeeps to race? But, am I going to be miserable driving it in the country (60ish miles southwest of the Windy City) where crosswinds can be bad and it does snow (though it snows far less than it did where I grew up about 35 minutes northeast of here)?
I've also heard plenty of mixed reviews on having a 35" spare. Obviously, the already difficult to see out of rear window will be more difficult to see out of. But, I like the look of the spare, and not having a spare at all makes me nervous. I also don't think I can see well out of the window as it is with stock wheels. My brother claims I made a mistake getting the TF HD adjustable spare tire carrier... but everyone I've seen reviews from raves about it. He claims it's too much weight to not have the carrier attached to the bumper.
Ugh... please help me clear up some/all of the negative feedback. I'm at my wits end with people telling me what they think of my decisions even when I'm not seeking their advice.
2016 JKU Sport S Granite Metallic Silver
Mods: 2.5" Teraflex lift kit with 9550 shocks, 1/2" front spring spacers, Teraflex JK 9550 steering stabilizer, Teraflex JK Front explorer bumper with hoop, Magnaflow axle back exhaust, Teraflex HD hinged carrier & adjustable spare tire, 17" Pro Comp Helldorado wheels, 35" Mickey Thompson MTZ P3s, Superchips Flashcal programmer, Freedom hardtop and Trektop NX, Brandmotion rear vision camera, Mopar slush mats and cargo mat, grab handles.