Thanks for reminding me to update this thread. Havent done so in ages.
I have fitted 17x8 Alloy wheels from a GU Nissan Patrol (+10 offset) and 35/12.5x17 Maxxis Bighorns. Also removed the bed and fitted a custom steel flatbed. Rear bed fenders are removable aswell.
I out the spare on the back for a little more weight at the back.
Between the top of the tyre and the underside of the tray frame i can "just" fit my fingers. At the same point the progressive rear bumpstops are starting to work and the rear leaves are starting to invert.
And a pic and vid from yesterdays wheeling trip....
and a vid of the same track -
wheeling the hell out of her now until I can afford to solid axle swap her.