Got a few questions here... I've been dreaming of doing an LCG build but am having trouble figuring out how to go about things.
I came across these fenders from Metalcloak (http://www.metalcloak.com/Jeep-Wrang...der-p/2214.htm
) and they claim you can fit 35" tires with NO LIFT. I can see how that's possible with the front since you're replacing the fenders, but how does this work for the rear? What are they leaving out? Am I going to need to take a reciprocating saw and hack the everliving crap out of the tub or what?
Also I know the rest of this is kind of covered elsewhere...but I want to keep it simple for me to reference it later when I scrape the cash up...may be a year or two due to some majorly unexpected expenses coming up.
What am I missing when it comes to doing an LCG build with 35's the right way?
Cragar Soft 8 Wheels w/ 4" BS
Upgrade the brakes--I figured if I upgrade to a premium pad like the EBC Yellows in the front and just make sure the rears are adjusted properly I'll be good to go.
Upgrade to a stronger tie-rod/steering setup (just need a good quality tie-road such as a Currie or another reputable brand...or is there more to it than just the tie-rod?)
Regear for the 35's - hopefully install selectable lockers or Detroit TrueTracs (I see a lot of snow and ice here in Ohio) at the same time.
I have the D44 rear so I think I'm fine up to 37's aren't I? What else am I missing? If I go that route, I may add a 1" BL and 1" MML just to get a little more tire clearance if necessary, but I'd love to do this with no lift as long as I'm not going to sacrifice flex in the process. Once this Jeep is paid off...I want to get into wheeling it so I want it done right the first time and not half ass it until it becomes my trail rig.