11-14-2012, 12:15 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: El Paso, Texas
A grinder can be your best friend here, but if it looks like you may have to take off more than a 1/4" of material then you may want to rethink the original position of the bracket. To find out clearances, it just takes a ditch and about 30 minutes.
-Remove the shocks.
-Drive into a ditch at an angle while in 4wd.
-Balance the vehicle so that you have a front tire and the opposite rear tire -almost- off the ground.
-this should show you max droop and max 'stuff' for both the front and the rear.
-apply the e-brake, leave the vehicle in gear and shut off the motor. This should hold the vehicle in place while you look underneath and take measurements.
This is also a great way to find out just how long/short you need when you are measuring for shocks. I would do this after every suspension change...
in old El Paso...