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Unread 06-23-2013, 01:37 AM   #1
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CJ-7 VS Scout II

What are the pros cons? What is better for wheeling?

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Unread 06-23-2013, 07:15 AM   #2
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My only experience with Scout II's is back in the early 80's in college. My buddy had one with the 345 with headers and side pipes. I think the "wheeling" question would be way too subjective to comment on. Pros- Freaking cool! More room for hauling "stuff". Cons- Rust was included from the factory; IH aftermarket parts/support is limited compared to CJ's.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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Lots of common parts. The Scout can be more weather tight. My CJ is smaller and it's easier to remove the top than the Scout. Aftermarket parts availability goes to the Jeep. More room in the Scout. Both came with rust and a "Cool Factor" as standard equipment.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 08:51 AM   #4
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The Scout's most definately have the better axles. Still a little too big for my type of wheeling.
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Scouts are HEAVY, I had a Scout II before my CJ7. They are rare and cool and I think they look awesome once the rust has been fixed.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 10:54 AM   #6
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A couple of thoughts- I have had three IH-73,74,& 77. I like the size better of the Scout for all around use and as a Daily Driver. Con-They do sit very low stock, the 304 is a little under powered for the weight of the Scout- a 2bbl to a 4 bbl adapter and that helps. Find the 345 and that would be better. Did not like the transfer case as much as my Jeep, just harder to shift. Top is heavy to get off the truck and my inside door handle always needed to be tighten.

I like open air driving and the Jeep cant be beat for that alone.

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Unread 06-23-2013, 11:11 AM   #7
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I'd think body repairs to a Scout would be harder, unless you aren't worried about trail damage.
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A Scout II was a very worthy off road vehicle back in the day, as was the Toyo Landcruiser. Both still have a good following but not like the iconic Jeep CJ series.
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I like the Scouts but they don't make them any more last one was in 1980.
There is a huge Jeep following and support gotta go with the Jeep.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:04 AM   #10
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always a jeep. scouts are big although ive always liked the scouts, much nicer than the old broncos. now if you want to take the kids, camping gear, the dog and your 14' fishing boat then the scout.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:46 AM   #11
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CJ's have better lug nuts.... Sell you CJ and buy a Scout or Bronco and end these stupid threads....
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i bought a traded a bike for a 72 bronco, already had a 351, put power steering, added front disc brakes, then sold it, you can see it next to my jeep.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 11:03 AM   #13
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CJ's have better lug nuts.... Sell you CJ and buy a Scout or Bronco and end these stupid threads....
I love my CJ to much. I want another vehicle that's a better wheeler cuz I don't want to beat the crap out of a darn nice CJ that I love.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 11:57 AM   #14
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Any of them can be made into a better wheeler. Most of the "better" in a better wheeler is driver related. Then it comes down to what equipment (lockers, gears, etc) the particular rig has along with tires. You can build any of them to be better so it comes down to personal preference when selecting the vehicle to begin with.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 12:05 PM   #15
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Any of them can be made into a better wheeler. Most of the "better" in a better wheeler is driver related. Then it comes down to what equipment (lockers, gears, etc) the particular rig has along with tires. You can build any of them to be better so it comes down to personal preference when selecting the vehicle to begin with.
Very well said. I think I can get the best of both and rock my CJ and a scout II
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