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Old 08-10-2017, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default New 4in suspension, New problems

I just added the 4in Rough Country lift to my 79' Scout 2. Springs went in well, but the front plate that attaches the two shackles together had to be pushed all the way back toward the cab. When it had the factory springs in it was pushed forward away from the cab.

What is going on with that? Will this affect anything?

Also, should the shock line up perfectly with the top hole, where they bolt into? As of now with the new Ubolt plates I have to push it in at a slight angle in order for it to line up with the hole.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: New 4in suspension, New problems

I know it's an old post, but how is it driving with those leafs?
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: New 4in suspension, New problems

with lift springs the spring gets more arch so it is shorter. that why that bar is more toward the cab at a different angel
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: New 4in suspension, New problems

How do the front sway bar plate and front shackles look when the Scout is sitting on its wheels? Your old springs were probably pretty worn and sitting flat, which pushes the shackles towards the front. The 4" lift spring leafs are most likely longer, they don't use the same leaf lengths and just make them with a tighter arch. If the shackles are pointing too much towards the front, when the spring compresses and gets longer, there is a possibility of "flipping" the shackle, which is a bad thing. So to answer one of your questions, having them point a little to the back is a good thing. If you have installed caster shims, it alters the geometry where the bottom of the shock bolts to the u-bolt plates, so you will see a little misalignment.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:47 AM   #5
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This post was originally from last August so I would assume this guy got it figured out.

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