I have read that article before and I think that it is a monumental bad idea. I don't have a problem with people going for the look without spending the money go get the function. My main problem with the article is that it promotes the use of 3" wheel spacers. Wheel spacers in general are a bad idea as they create a weak link in the drive line and add additional stress to the stock parts. When it comes to wheel spacers, a 3" spacer is very large. 3" wheel spacers, cranked tbars, and 35" tires seem like a perfect way to grenade your front end.
2000 4X4 Ranger, F-150 9.75 w/ 4:88's, Dixon Brothers Racing Long Travel Kit, Giant 64 Kit Long Travel Leaf Spring Kit, 35X12.50 BFG All Terrain KO, Custom front bumper w/ LightForce HID's, Rocky Road Outfitter's Super Sliders, Cobra CB & Alpine head unit.