My serious answer to your joking question is that a rope ladder should be used. I play with combines and tractors for a living and ripping off ladders/steps is fairly common. I've personally damaged a couple.If I do a 148" lift (figure that should clear most small buildings) do I need to regear if I just keep the stock tires? I want to terrorize the neighborhood, but don't want to spend too much time/money on this. And should I use a fixed ladder, or maybe just a homemade rope ladder? Thanks!