Mr. Scout lift springs before and after

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  1. Mastiff

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    I know I really wanted a pic like this when I was deciding what to do. This is with the 2.5" Mr Scout springs plus 4" shackles from IHON. I figure it nets about 3" total lift. I ordered 32x9.5 tires, hope they fit. The tires in the pic say 30" but they measure 29.
     

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    I have a 65-80 also.
    What was the total cost of the springs and shackles with shipping?
     
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    I got the kit which has springs, bushings, U-bolts and shocks. That was $850 plus a little over $100 to ship. Shackles were from IH Only North. I think they were $50 a pair. They are ridiculously heavy duty.
     
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    what else is needed. any shims to corect alignment? or extended brake lines? i know thats not a lot of lift just wondering.
     
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    I put 4* shims, but I'm not totally sure they are necessary. The shackles will change caster for the worse and shims can put it back the other way. I don't think longer brake lines are required, at least not in my case. I'm not sure if my lines are original, but it looks like the shock will bottom out first. I plan to double check all this stuff before doing any serious off-roading though.
     
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    Good before and after pics :yes:

    The Scout is lookin' good, post up another pic when you get the new tires on it.
     
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    Looks tuff. Stock Rubber brake lines stretch and blow out. Check them at full articulation. :beer:
     
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    Nit-picking, but shims don't correct alignment, they correct caster.

    My 4" lift required a longer rear line, but the fronts are ok. I'm still going to replace them though, because my replacements are stainless.
     
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    I was wondering if I should get some longer bump stops with the lift. What do you guys think?
     
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    I have about the same lift on mine and I am running 32x11.50 GoodYear MT/Rs. I get a little rub at full flex, but other than that, they run OK.
     

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    Here's a shot with the new skinny 32" tires (235/85R16). I can't pull it out because my carb is getting worked on.

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    Looks nice. I like the narrow tires. What wheels did you go with?
     
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    Just steel wheels, 7" wide, 4" backspace.
     
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    scout looks good... i like the skinny tire look too! right on!
     

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