Smurfette the 2wd B2

zachwabbit

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Go rubber on the bushings. Poly doesn’t like the twisting motion the beams will see.
Bronco II’s have a little spot in my heart.


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Yeah that’s exactly what John said. Figured it was still worth getting another opinion though before I shell out the cash.
 

zachwabbit

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So might be picking up some used F31 Deavers soon, really would like to keep the ride height below 4” though. Can this be achieved without flipping the hangers? Wouldn’t a longer shackle with the stock hanger result in a lower ride height? Or would that force the leaf pack into an undesirable wider arc? Still planning to run the 10” shocks I have with longer mounts under the bed, and an Expo 8.8.
 

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Here's what a BII looks like with F31's flipped shackles and 33" tires. I think he moved the hangers back and longer shackles which helps with the way the leafs cycle.

Haha that’s funny I just messaged him on Instagram asking about his setup yesterday. Giant hangers and 6” shackles if I remember right
 

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Had an idea for no apparent reason.. my last two brain cells eek out useful stuff sometimes. What if I run the F31’s in a spring under configuration instead of spring over? Stock I’m spring over, but since I’ll be swapping to an Expo 8.8 and Expo’s are spring under, couldn’t I theoretically leave the stock Expo spring plates and end up with a lower rear ride height? I’ve seen Expo’s with spring under Deavers that seem to work well, so why not?
 

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Had an idea for no apparent reason.. my last two brain cells eek out useful stuff sometimes. What if I run the F31’s in a spring under configuration instead of spring over? Stock I’m spring over, but since I’ll be swapping to an Expo 8.8 and Expo’s are spring under, couldn’t I theoretically leave the stock Expo spring plates and end up with a lower rear ride height? I’ve seen Expo’s with spring under Deavers that seem to work well, so why not?
I imagine your spring mounting width would be too narrow, to fit on the factory perches, I know rangers are. And I think you will also run into clearance issues between your axle:frame and differential:floor.


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