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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-30-2003, 04:20 PM
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What to do.....scored free Scout 44\'s

My friend is buying a scout and they guy is throwing in another set of axles for free.

So is this a good swap under the CJ. I've read about the zero degrees of caster issue and the knuckles/turning radius so I'm just wondering some opinions from people...

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Re: What to do.....scored free Scout 44\'s

Swap 'em in. You can cut and turn the knuclke pretty easily, and the outboarding of the springs requires some thought but overall it's a straightforward swap.

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Re: What to do.....scored free Scout 44\'s

I would swap them in. I wish i could get a set to pet up under mine. Ive heard it is a fairly easy swap but i dont have any experience with it. I cant see where it would be that hard but i dont know. Good luck if ya do it
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Re: What to do.....scored free Scout 44\'s

Swap 'em in! I just swapped in a rear scout 44 under my CJ. Just cut off the old spring perches and weld in some new ones in the correct location and pinion angle. The front is harder, but can be done. I outboarded my springs in one weekend. There is a couple of write ups in the tech section about setting the caster.
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Re: What to do.....scored free Scout 44\'s

Swap them in. A few of us on here have done the swap, it's not as bad as it sounds, and the rear is a snap.
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Re: What to do.....scored free Scout 44\'s

Did you gain any turning radius when you put in your scout front? I havent put mine in yet, but I despirately want to get more turning radius out of my Jeep. I set the stops just before the tires contact the springs, but its not enough turn for me.
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Re: What to do.....scored free Scout 44\'s

You wn't gain any steering out of this swap. The distance from the spring perch to the knuckle is the same as that distance of a CJ WT 30 (but the distance between the spring perches is wider).
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Re: What to do.....scored free Scout 44\'s

The Scout can steer sharper than the WT D30, but you also need the steering box/pitman arm as it it longer for the tighter steering.
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Re: What to do.....scored free Scout 44\'s

Any suggestions on what arm to use with CJ power steering?

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