ok so i have been saving and have 500 bucks this week to upgrade the ol zj. so far i rebuilt the t case with a new vc and 5 treadwright crawler tires all new brakes and synthetic fluid flushes.
im living in fort myers fl, here there is alot of sand and mud. my build path for the jeep is an expedition jeep so the first thing on my list would be a snorkel( i addressed traction so where to now) but then again a lift would be nice so i have the matching flex of the new tires wheeling capacity.
i think i should just save 1 grand so i dont have to buy one upgrade and spend the money on a better one later.
my main point is at the moment im not looking for axel swaps or long project ideas just bolt on kits that will really help wheeling capability and can be done in a weekend on my lift(im assuming most will suggest a lift)
the snorkel is my #1 thought. how long would a rear locker take and is my factory rear axel worth dropping a locker into? since its an expediton jeep i have gone through and done ALL needed repairs and maintenance to build on solid ground. im not an expert when it comes to jeeps so i dont know if its worth building my rear end if ill need to swap it later, i know my 249 t case will be good untill im runnning bigger than 32's so im not worried about that
so far i went factory size just to keep things simple.the trans is all sealed as well as t case. i have a massive trans cooler from a way bigger diesel truck so temps are always cool. i also just finished the durango air hat mod