Im thinking about using a scout front end on my cj and I will have to outboard the springs. There have been post about doing that on here and I was wondering if any of you guys that have done it could post some pics?
I like to see a spring outboarding done where the front hangers are tied together...... It may just be me though, I don't trust something just attached to the frame. Consider making your front hangers and front bumper as one unit, like BTF's:
It may just be me though, I don't trust something just attached to the frame.
I understand the concern. I'll try to explain.
Mine are very similar to a friends - which is where I modeled mine from except mine have more gusseting and a much higher degree of welded area to the frame. There's ~36" of welded area just on 1 rear hanger to the frame. Stock has 14". What you don't see - is there is more gusseting added that the pics don't show.
My friends (we both do film transportation crew for KOH) has survived KOH duties which require us to drive the KOH racecourse prior to race day, and again on race day ahead of the racers. In other words - we run most of the KOH racecoarse as a team of two Jeeps prior to race day, and again on race day ahead of the racers.
What I'm trying to say is - if his withstood KOH, I'm certain mine will too. If it'll hold-up to this type testing, it should be good to go.
What kind of leaf springs are you guys using? Just about to start my one ton swap on my scrambler, and dont really want to use the cj springs......heard yj's are more flexy?
I used a set of stock YJ's for the front and some XJ's for the rear. I found the YJ's for $50 on CL. I took the extra set of springs from the YJ and added them to both sets of springs for a custom pack. When I first mounted the stock YJ's they were so soft it was scary.
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