I just purchased a 99 Sahara, auto (3 speed) (dana 44 rear, 30 front) hard top and doors. I got it from a friend of the family, it has 54,000 miles and has NEVER touched a dirt road. Unfortunately I will probably destroy it over the next two years, as the work will beat it to death. I am building a vehicle for work, which will be driven 100-200 miles a day, and at least 50 miles EACH day off road. Trail conditions will go from light cattle trails to fairly rocky tight mountain trails, but no rock crawling. The roads are very rough. My final effort will need 33" (33/12.50/15) aggressive tires, 8" wide, off set wheels, with 3.5" backspacing, new chrome molly rear axles with a Detroit locker, and all re-geared to 4:11's. Am I out of my mind thinking I can remove the fenders, either purchase or make extremely lifted fenders to clear the tires, and just get away with new Bilsteins, and possibly a 1" body lift only? I want to keep this rig as absolutely low to the ground as possible, as there are Many off camber roads in this area. A big concern is good road manners for at least 100 miles of pavement pounding every day. I would love a new Rubicon, but I don't want to work for a new Jeep payment. ***Please let me know any Ideas.***has anyone tried to do this? I have wheeled for years, and am currently using a 4x4 F150 (locked in the rear)(which is really too big for these roads) and a nice early Bronco, V8, locked F&R, 35's, and its a little too tall for the off camber roads. my goal is to keep it low as possible, but be extremely capable, and reliable.