I'm wanting to build an all purpose type rig.. something that has plenty of ground clearance for the axles without lifting 10-12" to run a 40+ inch tire just to gain a few inches on diff clearance, a daily driver, and tow rig with a strong motor (i'm currently building a new block and collecting parts, but looking at around a 550hp range..)
so my questions..
1: anyone have any info/opinions on MOG 406 axles? I like the ~5" of diff clearance they offer..
2: which would be better, a built BTS trans.. or a zf6 with a upgraded clutch, short throw shifter etc..
3: tires? i'll probably keep my 4 inch lift with the mogs (or something similar) so that would be about a 9" lift with tons of diff clearance so could clear a 40" tire easily.. best ones for airing down, taking abuse, then airing back up and driving back home on the highway..
4: fender flares? about all i've seen are bushwacker, and i'm not a fan.. any other similar flares for tire coverage and maybe a cut out? any writeups/tips for rolling fenders (like the old hot rods <-- dad mentioned that lol)
5: on board air? I run a york compressor on my old s10 for tools and tires and such.. anybody fit one to our trucks? maybe with the use of the second alternator bracket? i'm running dual tanks in a modified job box bolted in my truck that i plan on eventually hooking up to my air horns..
6: leaf springs.. i currently have rough country 4" lift springs, and they're exactly that, rough.. any springs that are softer, but not bouncy, that can flex when needed and not beat you to death on the trail, but still give a good ride down the highway?
I think that about covered it.. if i think of anything else, i'll ask later.. but open to all opinions but please, no bashing..
UPDATE/EDIT:: Views on expo and daily usage have greatly changed since I started this thread, so the first few pages are now irrelevant, but there is a great wealth of info on cb and ham radios, along with a few other subjects. Everything is still open for discussion, so if you have any info you want to add.. feel free