Heres my end goal:
Phase 1: 33's, RE 4.5 SF w/ 3.5" spring
Phase 2: 35's, RE 4.5 LA coil overs/air shocks
Phase a: Golen Stroker
(Phase a has no real place in the timeline, its more like whenever I decide to do it)
Heres what I have now:
'99 TJ Sport, 4.0L I6, 32RH automatic tranny, NP231 t-case, D30/35, stock suspension
For this build, I'm willing to spend more $$$ on a part if it means saving in the long run.
***Example: Buying a stronger T-Case in the beginning if the NP231 can't hold up to a stroker and 35's. I don't want to buy a SYE just to have the case explode, nor do i want to purchase a driveshaft if its going to be too long or short when i get the stronger T-case.***
Lets start w/ phase 1:
Issue 1: Transfer Case
*Can the 231 w/ a SYE hold up to a stroker and locked 35's? If not, I will buy a Stak D300 before dealing w/ driveshaft length.
Issue 2: Driveshafts
These are the scenarios that go through my head:
*one driveshaft will work for both lifts, and it wont matter if i have the HP9 or D30/35. result = 1pr of shafts bought, doesn't matter which axle is being run
*one driveshaft will work for both lifts, but the axle does make a difference result = 1pr of shafts bought but i have to get the HP9 before installing d-shaft.
*one driveshaft will work for the short lift and the D30/35, AND it will work for the taller lift and the HP9, but not interchangably result= 1pr of driveshafts bought, HP9 needs to be put on w/ taller lift
*one driveshaft will NOT work. result= can't save money by only buying 1pr of shafts
Issue 3: Engine
I want coil packs on my stroker. I will be getting a block designed for '00+.
*The only way to do that is to use a computer from a '00 or newer TJ, correct?
*Since I have an automatic, the computer also needs to be compatible with the 32RH, correct? or is there a seperate computer for the tranny?
*is there a sensor problem, since '00+ had aditional catalysts and various other exhaust changes?
*Will a completely new exhaust be neccessary?
Issue 4: Suspension
*I'm thinking 10" or 12" coilover/air shocks would work well w/ the RE 4.5 LA kit. Am I wrong? (I still want it streetable, and relatively safe).
*Is there a single shock that can be adjusted to perform the same as a typical 3.5" AND 4.5" spring/shock combo?
*Based on pricing from the RE website, the shocks and coils are ~$1000, I could apply that (or most of it) toward the coilover/airshocks.