2inch OME lift, keep the 249?
I just bought a 96 zj limited with the 4.0L and the 249 w/ 160k miles. I want to keep the 249 but I also want to put a 2inch OME suspension lift on it as well. I'm having a hard time finding threads where someone actually wants to keep the 249 instead of swapping it for 231 or 242. Will there be a problem having a viscous coupling if I get bad vibrations after the lift such as wearing out the coupling at a stupid fast rate? It seems there isn't an aftermarket drive shaft with viscous coupling designed for lift. It's a daily driver that I plan on taking down some dirt trails and a little offroad exploring but no rock crawling or anything hardcore. Also, light or heavy load ome? I assume a heavy duty lift will sit higher without armor (which I don't really plan on buying) but how much higher and will I get any extra travel with heavy as opposed to light? I'm trying to minimize drive shaft angle to preserve the viscous coupling so if the heavy load sits at 3" that could be a no go.