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    i've had my scout II for 4 years and its always leaned to the drivers side. (i'm not fat) even after i put the 4" skyjacker softrider on it. than i put add a leavs from rocky mountain suspension in the rear. nothing seems to help. even took all the leaves off and switched from drivers to passengers side and no luck any help would be great....thanks

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    There is a lot of controversy on that little spacer. Here is a write up on the BB.

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    • #3
      spacer

      never thought about it but i did pull one out of the front i thought it served no purpose guess i was wrong. thanks for the info

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      • #4
        Every time I don one I need to play with the spacers until I get it right. It's kind of a oposite corner thing.
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        • #5
          Tom and Mort,

          The spacer thing has always had me confused. My Traveler, with it's stock suspension, had the spacer under the right rear axel and the Traveler sat level.

          The Traveler now has 4 inch lift front springs, spring over rear, with no spacer. It sits square, left to right, without the spacer. The rear springs did not change, only the axel relationship to the spring.

          Shouldn't my Traveler now tilt?

          Confused,
          Mickey

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          • #6
            leans

            micky,

            I would think it would still lean, dont see anything that would make it sit even. i just found my spacer think i'mgoing to put it in the rear and see what happens...

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            • #7
              Re: leans

              Originally posted by Mort
              micky,

              I would think it would still lean, dont see anything that would make it sit even. i just found my spacer think i'mgoing to put it in the rear and see what happens...
              Mort,

              You're right, it does lean. I measured the clearance from the top of the tire to the fernder lip. In my driveway, it measures 12.75 on both sides....guess what, my driveway has a sloop....parked in the center of the cul de sac, I have 13 inches of clearance on the passenger side, 12.25 inches on the drivers side.

              Makes sence, with spring under it would have needed the spacer on the drivers side. I quess I will try it on the drivers side with my spring over.......

              Mickey

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              • #8
                Mort,

                I finally went out and put the spacer between the left rear perch and spring (SOA). Measuring from top of the axel tube, just inside the spring, I now get 11 inches on both sides! IT NOW DOES SIT LEVEL (without me in it....just not fact enough to measure it with me in it.....).

                I still don't see how the springs are mounted differently left vs, right, but they must be.

                Mickey

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by littledog1
                  Mort,
                  I still don't see how the springs are mounted differently left vs, right, but they must be.

                  Mickey
                  They're not mounted differently.. and the frame probably isn't twisted.

                  It's just that there's more weight on one side than the other, and for whatever reason it just leans.

                  My spacers were on the passenger side to "lower" the pass side.

                  On the driver's side, you have the steering box, the battery, the driver, the spare tire..

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                  • #10
                    Tom,

                    You mean your Scout doesn't have 'center steering'?

                    Your observation makes perfect sense, I never thought about it but of course the Scout does weigh more on one side than the other. Stock, my Traveler used the spacer to lower the passenger side also...now I am using it to raise the heavy side.

                    Thank you,
                    Mickey

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