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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-23-2000, 11:51 PM
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Shackles and Block

I have a 79 Scout II. Will shackles up front and blocks in back give me enough lift to clear 31x12.50's. I know it's not the best way to get a lift, or the best tire set-up for that matter, but I'm kinda broke, and want to do something. Thanks For you help.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-24-2000, 02:54 AM
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Re: Shackles and Block

According to http://www.off-road.com/~jweed/liftkits.htm you should be able to run 31's with no modification.

If you go with extended shackled make sure they have a crossmember. It should look like an "H" the extra stability is a must. I have not heard very good things about blocks.

I have a combined 3" lift. With new 31x11.50 BF Goodrich All-terrains I encountered moderate rubbing from the rear at extreme articulation and slight rubbing at the front when turned to maximum but only when the tires were new.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-24-2000, 11:07 AM
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Re: Shackles and Block

I wouldn't reccomend extended shackles in front unless you cut and turn the front axle - longer shackles
reduce caster, and your Scout has either 0 or 2.5 degrees of posative caster. If you wind up with
negative caster, your handling will be terrible. Also, blocks aren't going to help you on a springunder
suspension. Why not go with 31x10.5s - you should be able to fit them without any lift.

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Curt

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-30-2000, 07:57 PM
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Re: Shackles and Block

I have 31 10.50's on a SII with no problem... and the suspension sits bottomed out, I'm about to install new springs on mine, so... since I had to put new springs on anyways.... why not put 4" lift springs on?! there is no way you can get 31 10.50's to rub on a stock scout if they don't rub on one that is bottomed out
-Ryan M. '78 Scout II 4x4

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