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Thread: 4" lift - drive shaft problems?

  1. #1
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    Default 4" lift - drive shaft problems?

    I would like to put a 4" life on my 1980 scout II. It's still going to be a spring under axle so are there going to be any problems with drive shaft length front or rear with length? It just a daily driver on road and some off road nothing too rough.
    thanks,
    Michael

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    Neither of the axles will be too short for daily driving on a 4 inch lift. Your rear will handle it just fine, but the front won't be able to allow for much travel in off-road situations. As a driver though you'll be fine.

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    I realize that I am not a rock crawler, however, for a woods rig the front has plenty of articulation of for me.

    I like the simplicity of the SUA install. I have seen some other rigs with spring over and actually like the look (cleanliness) better.

    There is a SOA here locally running 35's. I am running 31's and can't make contact anywhere that i can see. I am planning on 33's soon, just got to get someone to buy my 31's.
    Desperately trying to get rid of the Scooby stripe and recently ordered lift!


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    Sweet then you can throw bullet hole stickers and stuff on em and drive around saying RAWR!!!!!!!!!

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    the driveshafts will be fine i ran a sua for over a year with 4 inch springs, to not rub with 33s you will have to run a body lift or cut fenders. i gave mine more than it wanted and eventually broke both driveshafts but it was my falt the stock shafts will hold up to a good deal of off roading. espeacially if you'r open front and rear i was welded. eventually you can take your driveshaft to a shop and they can lenghten them for about 150
    ---LESS WEIGHT= LESS BROKEN PARTS---

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