Originally posted by fnfalman
Don't get too wild with the lift kit or otherwise it'll look silly.
Don't wear matching leathers with your crotch rocket or you'll look silly
Why not go with 6" lift and some Bushwacker cutout fender flares to increase room for the tires instead of more lift that; while not looking silly, would lead to more serious issues such as new driveshafts, decreased drivability, and a bunch of little extra costs that will make it not very fun to own?
You could probably just install the fender flares and then have enough room to run 37's. Since your buddy is a paint guy, you could probably bribe him with a couple cases of beer to paint and install the flares. It would probably run you under $300, which is mucho cheaper than the lift, shocks, driveshafts, pitman arm, brake lines, etc.