Searched, but couldn't find info on this board. Found some info hinting at it on other sites regarding Jeeps, but nothing real definitive. Goal- 40" tires, low as possible. Great ride. 10" of travel or more. Truck is an almost daily driver. Need convenient in and out. I'm 6'4", short inseam, right now, it's no issue. Overall height of truck cannot exceed 6' 8" +/- 1" for parking garages. Currently, the truck measures 6' 7" at tit's tallest point. Matching R&Ps front and rear for interim, long term, change gearing again. See below. My current arrangement- 1980 Scout II Traveler, stretched 124" wheel base 35" tires on 17 x 8.5 wheels with 4.25" of backspacing 8 lug front Chevy 3/4T outers on stock SII D44 front axle 4" rough country SII lift springs SUA with reverse shackle and 6" shackles (CPT kit) GM 14 Bolt rear cab and chassis (C&C) using 2001 Chevy 2500HD rear leafs at 63" long and overloads removed, spring over. 3" body lift by previous owner SII metric steering box, drilled and tapped for hydro assist, but not used (capped off) Wagoneer pitman arm (straight/ flat) 1 1/4" DOM drag link and tie rod with GM TREs on y link. No high steer. Light Racing hydraulic jounce shocks, first release No sway bar. Don't want it. What I have to work with- Free to me chevy front dana 60 with 4.10R&P in decent condition. Differential is sound and in good shape. Outers need updating/ repair/ replacement. Already have 3/4T chevy brake parts to swap over to it. Will match current rear axle that has 4.10s. Rough as hell ride from the front. Not sure when this happened, but it's horrible. Used to be like riding a lazyboy, until I parked it 7 years ago. I started driving it again 1 year ago. Want softer front end. Springs are shot or they just suck. What I think I need to accomplish the above- D60 in SUA configuration. Sure it's possible, but has anyone done this to their Scout II? SUA would keep the ride height down. Passenger side high steer arm. Redo/ replace tie rod, drag link for new lengths. Custom spring pack to wagoneer dimensions, or chevy front leaf dimensions. Around 6" lift built in from OEM arrangement (if using Chevy) OR D60 in SOA configuration. Very common. Passenger high steer arm. Redo/ replace tie rod, drag link for new lengths. High quality, OEM wagoneer 7 leaf OEM spring pack. o" net lift. Questions are- 1.) Why would I want to get both a driver and passenger side high steer arm? Just to get both the drag link and tie rod above the springs? For above- why do I need a high steer arm? Artec and others are making bracketry for weld on knuckle connections for Ford D60s. Seems like an option, but can't find any pros or cons of either, other than welding to knuckles (I think it's fine), and linkage positioning for oil pan, suspension, etc. 2.) What kind of steering linkage arrangement? Traditional drag link/ tie rod with 2 TREs each or Y link? Benefits of either? 3.) I don't want to gain any height right now. If anything, I want to lose height. Which option is going to help me lose height? I may remove the bodylift altogether, if I can still package everything (TH 4L60, NP241C, etc). 4. Remembering the leaf spring choices I'm considering are 2 1/2" wide springs, I'll need to mod my front spring hangers and shackles. Or replace to accommodate the wider springs, regardless or the spring choice. Why do I need to consider a boomerang type shackle? Just for packaging purposes, placement on the frame? I don't think I'm breaking new ground here, or reinventing the wheel. Just been lurking and searching on multiple boards for specific answers, not really what I need. Plus, there's the Scout component to the equation. Few notes- Have to deal with Mass RMV, so no links or coils, coilovers. I'm okay cutting metal, but not much. I use my rig pretty hard. 40" tire fitment is the goal. I imagine at some point I'll be modding/ building new front and rear skins. Thanks to all.