Well. . . Just realised I can't edit posts so that plan didn't work so well lol.
So goals for the build:
-Will be on the road 90% of the time and not a "trailer rig".
-This is a "second car" and daily commute is less than 5 miles, so obviously minimal.
-37" tires with 17" wheels most likely
-around 4" lift
-trail use will be slow speed rock crawling and trail rides. Would like the most "flex/articulation" as reasonable without a fully custom built suspension. Not opposed to thinking outside the box though or some fab work to get the best setup for my needs
-want to at least "plan" the build once and try not to build the same rig 3 different times (I know, haha, funny right, "plans")
-All fluids flushed & replaced along with d44 diff armor
-spicer joints replaced
-new synergy HD ball joints
-front wheel bearings
-C2 gussets for front d44
-filters, spark plugs, etc
Equipment Plans / Questions (everything open to debate):
-Thinking STT Pro 37" tires
-Looking at Level 8 Pro wheels (don't think beadlocks are where I want to jump to for as much on road driving I'll do). The 17x9 have a 4.5"bs so from what I've read that shouldnt require spacers as well.
-currie/synergy 8 adj "short" control arms (no plans for more thab 4" lift or bigger than 37" tires)
-drag link flip & rear track bar bracket
-extended sway links, brake lines, bump stops, and front drive shaft
-thinking evo coilovers in the front
-torn on what to do for rear suspension, doesn't seem that any of the rear coilovers are done that great given stock mount location, and don't want to fully cut the frame to french in towers. Had thought about the synergy shock extension mount with 4" coils and shock TBD
. But open to thoughts and suggestions. Also considered new weld on shock mounts and/or different upper mount point.
-still debating between weld-in or press in sleeves for d44 and/or front truss. Read conflicting opinions about welding the truss and/or how much good the sleeves really do.
-Possibly go with rcv front axle shafts
-Possibly go to PSC hydro assist steering
So, any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated. Not sure what the consensus on evo front c.o. are, or if there seems to be a better option for the control arms or rear setup than what I've been thinking. I've been reading a bunch about different builds, but definitely some bias based on which forum thinks which parts are best. But look forward to talking/thinking through this build.