I guess... IMO 5:13s would be much better, most people are runnung 4:88s with only 35s. Those axles and tires are going to be some serious weight to move around unless you plan on being in 4low all the time...
98 XJ lifted/Locked/Geared
My Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/my-98-build-1253511/
Project GOD is underway! AKA Get outta Dodge, or in other words my Bug out Vehicle!
1999 Cherokee Limited 72k miles Perfect Interior... I was planning on Purchasing an all Stock XJ and doing the build myself however my buddy was needing to get rid of his ASAP! Needless to say I got a killer deal on a well built Platform that I just drove 106 miles back to my house with the cruise control set at 75mph! I was actually very impressed with that by itself!
Rough Country 4inch SA Lift
Maxxiss Bighorn 35x12.50s
D30 high pinion Front with 4.10 gears and Detroit Locker
Chrysler 8.25 Superior 4.10 Gears Welded
SYE with new driveshaft
The Rear has been stretched to 112"
The Rear is also Comp Cut! which is what I wanted to do!
Fuel Tank in Cargo Area
Halogen Light kit that are REALLY BRIGHT!
I have ready to install...
Full rebuild kit for the d30 and 8.25
4.88s front and rear
Spartan Locker Front
Rustys Long Arm from my previous XJ!
Overall goal for this project is to keep it some what streetable but maintain the ruggedness of my lifestyle. My wife is actually the one that convinced me to get another Jeep so she supports me 110% We want to build this XJ to be prepared for the Bath Salt Apocalypse!
Now for the good stuff the photos! For any of yall that remember me... I spend allot of time wheeling so Look Forward to TONS more photos!
Great looking rig Tex. Looks like you guys are having lots of fun with it.
I'm really curious about your roof rack. I am looking for one just like that. Not too big and fairly narrow. Do you know what brand it is? I see it's not on in the last several pictures you posted. Any chance it's for sale?
Roof rack is now on a buddies WJ, I am in the process of fabbing up a little bit beefier and larger rack to hold more luggage for camping/hunting outings. I want to say the brand was either Thule, or warrior products.
check out this site for some GREAT DEALS on roof racks!