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Narrow Front, Wide Rear??? Ok??

Hey Guys,

I was just wondering your opinion of running a front end that is about 3" narrower than the rear??. Because i already have the complete front end from a Scout, i was thinking of just cutting it down and running it like that. I will be running a UN-cut scout in the rear. I am not looking for a show truck, just a trail rig. What are you thoughts on this?? Any ideas or opinions??

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Re: Narrow Front, Wide Rear??? Ok??

Hey,

I have the same question. I will be putting a 78 Scout Rear under my cj and leaving the stock up front.


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Re: Narrow Front, Wide Rear??? Ok??

I put a Ford 9" in the back of my Scrambler. I measured from back side of brakes and it matched the AMC 20. However, the brakes are wider and it's longer from there out, so I ended up with a wider rear end (no jokes please). The back wheels stick out a couple inches more that the front from under the fender flares. I actually like the look, although it wasn't planned. Performs just fine - no adverse reactions.

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it is actually prefered around here for the mud holes. TThe rear will catch the edges of the rut in the mud made by the front rather than fallowing in them

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Re: Narrow Front, Wide Rear??? Ok??

I have the same thing as ScottCJ8, a Ford 9" from an Early Bronco with the stock Jeep front. The tires stick out a little farther. You get really covered with mud with the top off; but wider flares would cure that. Driveability on the street and trail are fine. Go for it!

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Re: Narrow Front, Wide Rear??? Ok??

Wouldn't this be kind of like driving a 1 ton dually truck? I've never driven a civilian dually, but if they sell them with 4wd - I'm sure someone has tried it on a trail!


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not too many people run duallies as they are so big but just for dirt roads and mud i'm sure they'd be just fine
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