I have a 99 TJ sahara edition, it has a 4.0L and 3-speed automatic. and as far as i can tell a 3.73 front and rear and i believe are Dana 35 axle on the rear.
i want to do a 3.5" Rubicon express lift with Rancho RS9000XL and the wireless controller
now my questions are:
1. do i have to re-gear to run the larger tires(33x12.5)?
2. is my axle strong enough to handle the larger tires?
3. instead of doing some drilling for proper reposition of the track bars, would it be worth it to get adjustable front and rear ones?
4. a certain part draw's some concern on the front end:
i believe its known as a adjustment sleeve on the steering linkage. it just doesn't look like it is strong enough, actually its design makes no sense to me, would it be worth to replace this and add a drop pitman?
now i want to make sure i do this all right the first time, the plan is to collect all the parts i need threw the winter and do the lift in the spring. i am also going to coat the bottom in por15 anything i should avoid painting?
thanks for the help!