So I've done some searching for some upgrades across the board. Been cruising the forums for a while now. Not too much seems to pop up or it gets going great then just dies off or gets hijacked and goes off from what I'm trying to find. Maybe I'm just an idiot with the search or maybe I can't get the "keywords" just right, so I wanted to try this and see if this works out better. I'll try to keep it brief for now and let it develop. If this is in the wrong section, please let me know and I'll change it asap.
I have a completely OEM '95 ZJ i6. It will remain the family DD. I plan to build it up so it can still be a perfect family DD but also be a decent(if not pretty great) shtf/bug out/medium trail use vehicle. in line so far is, obviously, a 3.5-4.5" lift kit, upgraded tires(possibly 32"), roof rack, bumper upgrades(probably ARB), spare tire rear bumper attachment, skid plates, winch(swappable to front/rear bumpers) and a possible rear axle 'upgrade' to 44a(for compatibility and simplicity).
What other upgrades could you all suggest that would make this as much a beast as possible? There are a few things to consider, low budget to work around, must remain family friendly and be a good DD, will be used half in virginia mountains half in florida highway types of terrain, will be taken out on occasion to more remote areas for camping, fishing, etc. Lastly, I don't have a full mechanics shop at my disposal so please think of stuff that can be done with some more basic tools, an air compressor, and a single car garage. i can't begin to count how many threads I've seen, the advice given almost requires a 4 bay pro shop with every tool you can think of >_<
A few more things I have considered but couldn't get anything too conclusive to my intended uses: swapping 249 for 242 tc(which is better for all the typical things a dd/offroader would hit, personal experiences between the two!?), changing out the differentials but not sure of best types to get(lsd, elocker, combinations, etc), frame reinforcements, onboard air supply systems, spare electricity(extra batteries w/ solar?)
Opinions, thoughts, comments, anything to add?
These are what I've found and am hoping to expand a bit. If you think something is stupid and I shouldn't do it, feel free to do so, just please explain why. If you know other good resources that might expand a bit on this some, please share away! Thanks!