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Old 12-09-2018, 02:34 PM
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First, you will need rubber snubbers mounted to the bottom of the frame to limit bottom out travel. Never limit the travel with the shocks unless they are designed for that purpose, like coil overs or front Mustang II shocks. Once you have the snubbers in place, take the U bolts off the rear leaf springs and let the frame down on rear end until the snubbers are holding up the frame. With the pinion angle close to the final setting, check drive shaft clearance between fuel tank and brackets. Realize the snubbers will compress even further in a driving/bottom out situation. Or put the fuel tank behind the rear end. Better weight distribution that way.
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