Axle, gear, and suspention help needed
I bought a 86 cj7 back at the first of the year. The engine had a little miss and carb stumble pretty bad , so I done the rush upgrade ( and found it to be out of time) and installed a weber 38 on it, and got it running great. Then my t999 went from working to not working ( dropped the pan to fine peaces of metal all in it) I've been plaining a total rebuild every since I got it, so I have decided to let it set until I got the funds saved up. I plan on using it as somewhat of a daily driver but also want to get into some trail riding . When I start my build I plan on taking it down to the frame ( just to let everyone to know this is my first offroad build) and reworking the old suspension . So question 1 what would be the best way to go? A. Back with stock type of lift
B. using a conversion kit and going with YJ lift
C. Or retro fitting an long arm under it
From what I have read the axles under the cj are one of the weakest links, so what is the best way to beff them up? Do I need to just replace the axles or housing and all? P.S. would like to use ARB air lockers
I plan on using 35"to 37" tires and rebuilding the t999 so what gears do I need ?
(Now here's where it gets interesting) like I said before my t999 went out and have been thinking of building a 383 stroker with a power glide tranny. If I do this what advantages would I have ( besides the HP) if any, and then what about the gears?
I'm just in the planning stages, I'm hoping to have enough funds to start in Jan or feb 2014. All info will be very helpfully