So my Dad has an old Cherokee that he may trade. I'm thinking of buying it cheap & building a rock crawler so that my son & I can go crawling around the backwoods where I have some forest land.
I know very little about rock crawling other than to keep the undercarriage off the big rocks. I mostly drive sports cars on tracks so I'm used to driving fast
so this slower stuff is new to me
So what are the most important things you need in a rock crawler. Obviously I'll need a large lift w enormous wheel travel, big tires, a winch, some underbody armor.
But how much hp & torque do I want ? Is the stock auto trans strong enough ? Can I swap the gears ? What else do I need ?