From frame to axle on the front is 6" and on the rear it is 6.5". That is to the frame, not to the bump stops.
I was originally going to go no bigger than 33's on it and that may still be the way that I go. But, I know by the time I buy new 33's, rims, lift and so on, I will have more money invested than if I get my buddies 35's and his rims. His tires are in great shape and have at least 75% of life left in them.
He also has a nice axle, re-built, locker, bigger gears and disk brakes that I will probably get from him too. I know it will make a nice up-grade to mine.
We were thinking of doing a spring over lift and his 35's on mine. Then if needed tube the front fenders. But I am not sure if that alone will be enough lift for it. Then a little later down the road, after he gets new axles for his, swap his old axle onto mine.
Just looking for thoughts and things that you guys have run into so that I can plan ahead and have as little down time as possible.
I do have co-workers that drive right by my house everyday so if a weekend project took longer than I thought it would, (and I am sure it will), I can still catch a ride to work.