Now THAT I would drive... Of course the leaF springs would have to go in favor of a 4 link long arm setup. And maybe a nice LS7 coupled with a 4L80e and atlas III....Dana 60's(it's already got them... Notice the 8 lug pattern).
What kind of off road are we talking about? In reality the purpose built independent suspension is starting to take the cake for serious off road at both high and low speed. Take a look at the lineup for King Of The Hammers, there's a lot more out there than you'd imagine.
I hear ya... I am referring to low speed crawling like my annual trips to The Rubicon. I will leave the high-speed ( and high dollar) wheelin to the deep pocketed, adrenalin junkies. I get my rush from crawling over boulders here at Moon Rocks and Bronco Canyon.
Totally understand! Those fully independent long travel set ups are INSANELY expensive and complicated to produce. For a good old personal use crawler/trail rig you can't beat a straight axle and a few simple links!