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    Jeff Ismail

Scout II Suspension


looking for me some suggestions:
I have a 77 SII, 196 1bbl, T-19, D20, D44 front and back. Basically a stock Scout. Looking for some suggestions re:

a spring lift 4", but with a "soft" ride. I am running 31's, and would like to make the ride a good street ride, but at the same time would be doing some off roading.

Rough Country?

Thanks in advance.


I'm running the Skyjacker 4" softrides and have no complaints other than the red polyurethane bushings they came with wearing out prematurely. I'd install the black Energy Suspension bushings unless you want to change them out in a couple of years. Might look kind of strange with that much lift and 31s.
You're 31s fit fine with no lift.

I did SOA with 1.5" body lift. And currently have 32s which are way too small.

4" spring under id go min 32s but likely 33's with a 1" body lift.