Sounds good brother! I appreciate that very much. Believe me I'm in no hurry-- it's still only 30 degrees outside. The last few times i worked on my YJ it was dead cold out.
I think I've spent more time working on my Jeep in the snow or freezing cold than on nice days.... :-/
Ax15 install, outside in the snow. Heater core, immediately after I installed the trans n tcase by myself and still snowing at 10pm when i finished.
Battery over the winter... Up to my *** cheeks in 3.5ft of snow. Ultimately had to buy a special modern battery charger to save my 7-8yo dying Optima Yellow Top... The Ctek Multi US 7002 i bought was a great deal and really did save a few very deeply discharged batteries. A decade old Duralast red original to my YJ when i bought it was at 6 volts before the charge and wouldnt hold voltage. Fixed it. My optima yellow... Wouldn't crank Jeep or even buzz the ignition buzzer - brought the battery back from the dead.
Anyway shameless plug for Ctek chargers/maintainers. I like my Ctek MUS 7002. What a contrast from what im used to, those old shop chargers you gotta wheel around and they make noises because the fan bearings are shot... They'll cook an optima in a flash, too.
If/when im able to get these stock spring packs, my plan would be to split them up and add in a couple leaves either from my packs or ill find junkyard S10 springs and divi those up.
Adding leaves from S10 packs can give 1-2" of lift over stock, while maintaining near stock ride quality and increased flexibility. Then I'd paint the new packs and go Spring Over Axle with them.
Ohhh i hope i some rich uncle leaves me a ton of money lol
Stock springs in good shape? I regret to say i havent driven my YJ in quite a while. Having a bad issue with the starter/flywheel... Recently a drunk totaled my Subaru and I just moved... Had a lot on my plate as of late. We'll talk I guess.
She's in the shop right now. I got the external slave assembly for the clutch with bell housing, a new AX-15, fresh rebuilt 231 with SYE, and my 8.8 installed. Front gears changed to match (4.1).
It's been fun!
I took your advice and used the 4" Zone lift.