Ok so regular +2 arms and shocks for me.Long travel is more suited for big jumps and high speed whoops.
For trails, standard length shocks are fine, just set the suspension sag correctly on either.
Interesting point about the rear end being wider than the front. Is there advantage at all to widening the rear any amount? Or just stick with the wider front end and leave the back end stock?+3" overall on the axle is fine, as that keeps the front 1" wider overall.
Do not make the rear as wide or wider than the front, or it will negatively effect turning and overall handling.
Make sure suspension sag is correct front and rear. One directly effects the other.
And, if the chain is too tight, it'll limit rear shock travel and throw off front And rear suspension.
Having Jocaga Suspension respring and/or revalve all 3 shocks for Your weight and riding style is the best handling upgrade you can do to it too.
Otherwise, you don't need any other parts than A-arms with longer lines and the axle itself.
New rear bearings are a good idea with a new axle though.
The width of the rear vs the front is personal preference and how the handling feels(again as long as the front is wider).Interesting a
Interesting point about the rear end being wider than the front. Is there advantage at all to widening the rear any amount? Or just stick with the wider front end and leave the back end stock?