Join Date: May 2008
Location: Norfolk - Old Dominion
For everything you mentioned buying other than the AEV springs (which I hear are awesome) I would contact Gerald at Savvy offroad for purchasing. He should be a bit cheaper (and tons more knowledgeable) than almost any other vendor out there. If you give him a call he can probably talk to you about some of the products you mentioned and how they will work together.
If it were me and I had the $$$ I would build to you general specs like this:
33 Bfg KM2s or Goodyear MTR kevlars for a MT, for AT go BFG AT or Duratrac
3" AEV springs
1" BodyLift /1" Motor mount lift OR Advanced Adapters SYE and Tom woods DC shaft
Currie or Rokmen arms
The Currie front upper axle end joints - If you can weld. I hear the greatly increase handling on road...
Currie antirock up front, stock swaybar in the rear
Currie track bar (talk to Gerald though to make sure it wont contact the front diff for only 3" of lift)
ZJ tie rod
Currie bumpstop kit. I have 2inch bumpstops up front and 1.25" in the rear for my 3" lift, but yours may be different
If you go the cheaper MML/BL route, you can do the SYE and driveshaft down the road and do a flat skid/tummy tuck. That would give you the belly clearance of 35s or bigger with only 33" tires.
When you go to 35s you need axle upgrades, steering upgrades, and brake upgrades. None of which are cheap.
The setup you outlined will be very capable. If you dont drive in the snow everyday, I would recommend Getting a front lunchbox locker. They do wonders offroad. I believe you can get an Aussie Locker for 249$ shipped currently from Northridge.