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Old 04-27-2017, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Frame Height

Just put some roller wheels/tires on my scout and it looks way too high. Looking for some comparisons. How high is the lowest part of your frame (about under the seats) from the ground? Need to know tire size as well so I can take that into account (rollers are only 31's).

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Old 04-28-2017, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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about 21 to 22" on 42's
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22.5 inches on 38's stock waggy springs mounted backwards. Rough stuff 64" spring swap kits frenched 1".
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm sitting at 23" on 40's. Needed lots of fender cutting to clear the tires. Spring hangers are mounted outside the frame instead of underneath.
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Right about 20.5" sitting on 39 reds
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys.

I am at 21 with the 31 inch tires on it which will put me between 23 and 25 with the final tires. That puts me at the high end of the spectrum. Running Waggy springs up front and 53" chevy springs in the rear.

May look at frenching the mounts or out boarding them to get down a couple inches. Rear seems easy enough to outboard. Front may be more of a challenge as I wanted to run reverse shackle.

Any other suggestions to get it lower? Not opposed to fender trimming if I can get the CoG down.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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french, try some sliders instead of shackles, spring under. Ditch leaves.
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Forgot about sliders. Think there was a build for a shackle reversal using them on here. Will search that one out.

Been staring at the suspension last few days and I think if I go spring under on both front and rear then outboard the rear I can get the height down 3-4 inches and keep the rig fairly level. I may have to do some trimming of my oil pan to clear the front diff but that's not a big deal.

Ditching the leaves wasn't something I was planning to do, at least not right away. Wanted to get the thing on the road with leaves and enjoy the scout since its been in my shop for damn near ten years now. Can plan a link build and a front axel upgrade after that.
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Mocha Mike did sliders but I think he had issues with beating them up. I need to lower mine somehow.
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Mocha and dboy did sliders, and I put a set under the 800. Mocha was bending them landing on rocks, he talks about husseting them in his build. Dboy likes to use 2x4's on his .

I did 53"Chevy under the frame front and rear on the 800, it's a little taller than I expected but not hideous. I don't remember the frame height off the top of my head, it might be in the build thread on it somewhere. If not I'll get a measurement on it when I get it in the shop in the next month ish.
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Great!!

Now I got sliders on the brain.

Now I just have to talk the wife into buying me two sets of the Liquid Iron. Also going to have to relocate the hydro assist ram.
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22.5 inches on 38's stock waggy springs mounted backwards. Rough stuff 64" spring swap kits frenched 1".
About the same here: 22" to bottom of the frame, 28" at the rocker (mini boatside rockers) D60/14B SOA w/ 37s.
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