Hey this is my first jeep so I'm looking for advice to make my$1000 jeep fun. So far I've put a zone 4" lift, Eldorado mtz sport tires, I'm building a tube bumper now to hold my winch. ( plan on posting design for this later). But I've been playing around on the farm and noticed when I'm where I need 4wd its the wrong wheels. Do I need different axels or just weld up the diff. I'd like to go trail riding and the dunes mostly here in Michigan so any other mod ideas are appreciated.
i would definately say recovery points are more important than lockers. JMO
I would definitely have to agree with this. One of the first things I did with my ZJ was find some OEM tow hooks and install them. My Aussie in my D44a really changed the off road performance of the vehicle though. With just the rear locked, I'm able to do things were far from possible in my ZJ before I locked it. I can't wait to see what it does when I talk the wife into a Detroit TrueTrac for the D30.
I had planned on welding D-rings to my bumper and build a different rear bumper to match the front with rings. Any fab kinda stuff I can do myself already have an abundance of steel and a welder at my farm
I wouldn't say it's a "must have", but replacing your rear Dana 35 with a Ford 8.8 is a common swap, and for good reason. The 35's are weak and if your going to wheel, you can expect it to break some time. 8.8's are a much stronger axle and have a good aftermarket following.