Ok I gotta get this out, so I don't forget what I want. its not spring yet but I've got some plans for the truck. I want some input and opinions of stuff I'm missing. Starting from the rear,, im in the process of design to make a one off specialty rear hitch/bumper. It will fit underneath my stock bumper as a hitch would, but it will be slightly longer, heavy gauge tube and have a bunch of usefull recovery attachments... and a nice swing out spare tire carrier. It will be pretty
bed will come off for a while to remove the spare tire carrier under the bed, and reinforce the rear frame for the new heavy recovery hitch. I may likely do an easy short arm cantilever type setup on my rear springs to give an easier rear flex out,, like '034x4' had done on his ranger long ago (i notice a lot of scary body roll flexing on trails) if the rear flexed easier it would keep the body less tipsy. The rear axle needs to be addressed, my shock setup has some bad angles. I will relocate the shock tabs so I quit smashing shocks, and create a new frame mount for the shocks also which will help give me more droop. I also have major intensions to install an onboard air system on the truck capable of running tools and inflating tires
A skid plate is really wanted for the t case, I gotta find one or make something before I ruin it. I also will reinforce and plate the rails under the cab for making some one off sliders that will double as a running board. I may build a skid plate off of these to tie in the under carriage. The front axle and springs will come off and be serviced. I need a stronger tie rod as I dropped my front on a rock during a trip a few weeks ago. I also have plans for a front hitch with recovery gear. I'll still retain the stock valance but I will do as I need to attach some kind of winch hitch, tow hooks, and tie in a frontal bush guard set up that can take some good hits.