Build dilemma - how to spend the remainder of my budget?
My frame is shot and I'm going to move everything over to a good one. We're going to use this as an opportunity to do some other mods, including outboard mounts on the rear, higher shock mounts on the front, raised body mounts, and a tummy tuck. I started with a $10,000 budget but spent $4,000 on a new welder, plasma cutter, air compressor, and all my safety and welding accessories. I'm keeping a thousand for unforeseen problems, $1500 for tires and wheels, and that leaves me $3500 for parts.
We are going to be swapping my rear axle out for something else, either going cheap with an 8.8 with artec truss so I can do a few other things with my budget, or going for the g2 rock jock 60 which is going to take up most of the budget and force me to hold off on some other mods for a while.
If I go with the 8.8 which is already geared 4.10, I will be swapping in an HP 30 with 4.10s. If I go with the rock jock, I will be ordering it with 4.88s and use my current HP 30 in 2wd until I can afford to regear it. I will be going with 35" tires.
The mods I would have to hold out on by going with the rock jock would be sleeves for the Dana 30, new shocks, front and rear track bars, and taller springs. I'm currently running the h&r 1" lift with a full set of adjustable short arms, but was going to step up bigger if I went with the 8.8.