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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2000, 07:26 PM
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Suspension Lifts

yet another post about suspensions. i have a 79 scout w/ stock springs. i am currently runnin 31s but i wanna stick on some 33s. if i did a springover with the stock springs, would i have clearance? also, would it lift it enough to require driveshaft modifying? or should i use a 4" kit and keep the springunder? if a kit, which one should i use? i was thinkin about the skyjacker kit. thanks.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2000, 03:27 PM
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Re: Suspension Lifts

If you went SOA, you'd probably need new driveshafts, and you'd need to have the bump stops lowered to keep the tires out of the body.

If you went 4" SUA, you'd need to lower the bump stops to keep the tires out of the body.

Your other choice is a 1" body lift + trimming, or a 2" body lift. With or without a suspension lift, a 2" body lift should allow room for 33s.

I *had* the Skyjacker 4" lift.. the rear springs gave me less than 2" of lift.. fronts were 3.5" or so. I now have just the front springs, with a rear SOA conversion. I'm moving up to a full-on front/rear SOA when I get the time/money/nothing-else-needs-fixed.

If I were to buy a new SUA lift, I'd go with the Triangles from

"Tigger" - 4" Skyjacker front/SOA rear, 345/wideT19/4.09s/Locker&LS/33s/trimming
"Little Devil" - SOA, full-width 44s, 4.89, 31" tires, 304C/727

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-20-2000, 12:39 AM
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Re: Suspension Lifts

I can atest to the 4" TriAngle springs from SSS, I recently (within the last 6 months) put them on my scout, its full lift on both front and rear, they are pretty stiff however, so they are not the thing to do if you want a stock ride, but you can keep the original driveshafts on them.

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