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epic3
01-09-2010, 10:52 PM
Ive been tossing the idea around lately to coil/link the front of my scout )and eventually the rear but have never taken on something like this. Ive got the tools and feel I got got the skills to knock it off succesfully but am unsure what style of suspension to do.
75% of my driving with my truck is pavement 20% is destination camping involving logging roads mild trails an such and 5% is wheeling. I have no cage and dont put myself in trails where one would be required and I dont like to fuck up my sexy body either.
The problems Id like to address with my front suspension are excessive axle wrap in the front when climbing, poor tracking and diving under heavy braking.
The latter two being street issues.
Most of you know my scout is a 73 and has full width axles. Ive already done a shackle reversal which was an improvement in most regards over original but my axle wrap as gotten worst since then.
The front of my truck is HEAVY the 345 is similar in size and weight to a big block.
experience and suggestions pls

BeerBaron666
01-10-2010, 09:56 AM
I'd keep it simple with the front, a 3 link I think would be best, it's simple and it works find an old for f150 pull the coil buckets out bolt them in and build some radius arms and a trac bar and your done[cheers] sounds easy doesn't it :D

Apathy
01-10-2010, 10:54 AM
do some search on a 3 link Phil.

with the weight, maybe look at a performance lift for an 03 or newer superduty.

epic3
01-12-2010, 06:30 PM
ford style radius arms or doesnt RE use a radius arm setup in there jeep lifts?

Apathy
01-12-2010, 06:31 PM
ford style radius arms or doesnt RE use a radius arm setup in there jeep lifts?

F250 gas engine radius arm lift mang. (04,05, etc)

Your scout weights twice as much as a jeep.

BeerBaron666
01-12-2010, 06:53 PM
Just get some DOM and build some arms yourself , I know you got the skill Phill to build the a lift yourself theres not that much to a 3 link set up, I think finding and older set up would be cheaper and I'm just talking the coil buckets top and bottom the rest is just some mounts you can make[cheers] but thats just my opinion :dontknow:

BeerBaron666
01-12-2010, 07:01 PM
http://www.funinbc.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=35487&d=1164687572

BeerBaron666
01-12-2010, 07:03 PM
Heres a better pic of my front setup:dontknow:

http://www.funinbc.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=38203&d=1167291812

epic3
01-12-2010, 11:21 PM
Yeah I was thinking making my own links and mounts. I'm to cheap (poor) to buy em.
When I was refering to RE type ones I was thinking of duplicating that on a larger scale.
I guess f150 coils and buckets would be best like you said but would TTB coils be best? I've heard they are stiffer so I'm thinking better at supporting the weight of my truck.
And what about bushings, can I use bushings for everything or am I wasting my time?

BeerBaron666
01-13-2010, 05:58 AM
I think the ttb ones would be to stiff, they make almost anything as far as springs fro the f150 and bronco that I'm sure would be fine, I doubt your truck is much heavier than my 78 with the stock 400m 351M block in it. I just used chevy leaf bushings and RE joints for mine and it seems to flex ok. bushings are cheaper and will work but the RE joints or similar would be better[cheers]

epic3
01-13-2010, 12:09 PM
will the bushings last?
I'm hoping to use em for obvious cost benefits.

England
01-13-2010, 12:34 PM
Ok o ok ok ok ....I will place a coiler on each corner for free !!!!! I cant beleive no one said that sooner !

BeerBaron666
01-13-2010, 03:41 PM
will the bushings last?
I'm hoping to use em for obvious cost benefits.

I don't see why not, they work in a leaf spring for years :dontknow: I wouldn't run them on the mount to the frame but they should work fine on the diff end it's not like your looking for monster flex or anything like that.

epic3
01-13-2010, 03:49 PM
I was thinking of using them for everything so I only have one part number rattling around in my brain

B
01-13-2010, 04:04 PM
you will end up replacing them constantly you can only get away with using them at one end ... and even then its going to take em out alot faster than in leafs


links and leafs do not move the same way that shoukld be simple for you to visulize ... oh and come get you tube clamps all ready [f]

Happypants
01-13-2010, 10:46 PM
Radius arm setup but with a johnny joint,flex joint of some sort at the frame end, radius arms do flex but over time that stud/bushing thing at the end is a bitch to replace, easier to drop a link down, grease a flex/johnny joint and then put it back in and done, definitly 3 link or radius arm setup in the front, it will look sweet,

yoda thrills
01-13-2010, 11:15 PM
i just dropped a huge coiler, kinda stinky but definetly coil form