And the bad news, It didn't really turn out like planned, its too loud and don't drive well on the road it was all over the place on the packed snow and ice almost imposible to control at over 25 mph. I wanted it to be more of a dailly driver that can do well off road but turned out to be more of just a off road toy. but it did do really well off road.
But when I did take it out for a little fun on the 1st of the year on some near by trails, only the second time taking it off road, I ended up bending one of the rear swing arms I had built the one the bearing and backing plate bolts to and I wasn't even pushing it that hard I just slid into some sort of deep ruts left by other trucks. So long story short I just dont have the time or will to build a new rear swing arm and try and reenforce them so it don't just bend again. And try and fix all the other weird problems with this custom suspension.
So new plan is Im getting a 97 OBS from a friend of mine and will be swaping over the engine trans, roof rack, bumper and winch and brakes on to, and doing a more traditional lift and just sticking with the strut system instead of trying to reinvent everything.
Not trying to dicourage anyone from trying something new but for now I dont have the time and just want something that I know works. So hope fully this project can be some good inspiration for someone.
and some pics of the damage