I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Lift Height - Part II
Hey, uum, errr, ahhhh, what are you running for a ratio in those Scout axles? They make a NICE swap...
Forget tightening the bolts on the front hubs, can them and go to studs, they stay tighter and won't back off. Best mod I ever did to the old set of axles.
I'd say you have a healthy 2.5" lift or a sagging 4" lift. I used to run just a 4" lift (Superstiff), and could clear my 33" Swampers with a lot more room. Attached is a pic. I also had to run a drop pitman arm, without it the angle of the tie rod would have been pretty noticeable. BTW, the pic is of the Caribou-Dallas run up in Eustis, Maine (near Sugarloaf USA).
The rear 1-piece axle is a good investment if you're going to keep it. A lot of us have tons of 2-piece axles around though. If you decide to go with a higher lift, I have the NAPA part number for longer brakes lines, just FYI stuff.
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
GM151/SM465/NP205 twinstick/7" Lift/33" Swampers/REP 8000/RS9000's/Scout II D44's F&R w/4.10's & Lockrights