1978 Scout II Lift Choice

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  1. ScoutLS3

    ScoutLS3 Farmall Cub

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    Need some help, picking the right lift. I’ve read a lot here and everywhere it seems. Scout will be a LS with auto trans. Want to run 33’s and it have good driving characteristics for wife and kids.
    2.5” or 4”?
    Rough Country sounds just like that from what I read...rough.
    Skyjacker Smooth ride, actually smooth or just marketing?
    Reverse shackle or not?

    Thanks for the help. 8AA020BE-51B9-4263-8924-5470C3CB36E2.jpeg
     
  2. Sammy

    Sammy Y-Block King

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    I had a 4" skyjacker years ago but all the lifts I see I don't like the looks of the rear tire sitting close to the front of the rear wheelwell. I know that it won't hit there just doesn't look right. You'll fit 33's with the 4". The 2 1/2" will need the help of a 1" body lift. Can't say about the reverse shackle as I've never driven one with it installed.
     
  3. Patrick Morris

    Patrick Morris Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Welcome. At the risk of being abrupt, if you've read a lot here already then we'd just be repeating what's been told in previous threads many times. Not sure what more you expect to learn at this point. I'm surprised you have not seen this recent thread:
    http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/index.php?threads/74-scout-ii-lift.145667/

    I believe most of what you're asking has answers in there.
     
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  4. 72soa

    72soa High Wheeler

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    SOA=33s
     
  5. Patrick Morris

    Patrick Morris Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Well, THAT may not have been covered in the earlier thread.

    I imagine that SOA will ensure no body rub when four-wheeling, but the OP wants to maintain "good driving characteristics for wife and kids". And he has not said why he wants 33s. If he just thinks it'll look good that way, which is the only reason for many people, then SOA (done right of course) might be overkill?
     
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  6. Sozzy

    Sozzy Farmall Cub

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    I did the Rough County 4", but i flipped the bottom spring and used CPT shackles. Rides pretty well. Could use better shocks. I fit 33s.
     

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