Re: More Axle Talk - 8.8 and Wrangler 44
Good points Jeff. I wish I had 25 cents for every dollar that I spent upgrading something only to replace it later. Here's my thought process that made me suggest what I did. From what I can remember of James' posts, there weren't any to indicate that he is actively building a vehicle capable of the fun stuff. That doesn't mean that it isn't in the plans though, just not actively pursuing that goal. Most of them are about LED lights, herculiner, diamond plate, and minor maintenance stuff. There was one I remember where he was committing to purchasing and installing a RE lift. Did you get it installed James and add bigger tires? I am aware of what an eighteen or nineteen year-old's budger looks like and it seems to me that money is better spent getting some clearance and articulation and go play with it. From that playing around you get a better understanding of what your vehicle's limits are and what you need to get around those limitations. Upgrading axles and such is great if you need it, but if you're not pushing the limits of what you have and won't be in the near future, it's just wasting money. Kind of like putting the cart in front of the horse. Now keep in mind that my thoughts are based purely on what James has posted. He may have the lift installed and running 33's or 35's. I have never seen a post that indicated that those things were done, so I assumed they weren't.
'75 CJ5,258 w/Howell EFI,T18a,4.27's,33's,On-board air,Warn 8274