alright, so I'm still not ready for droop, nor will I be for a while, but I did check for basic compression,
I just put a plate over the gas tank and loaded it with ~1500 pounds,
the ratchet strap idea was working alright, but it just "feels" a bit more "sketchy"
I took some measurements for my drive line, but it'll have to be adjusted some in the near future, so i'll probably do it a second time then.
the full compression is definitely good for gas tank clearance, but you need a few inches of stretch for that to ever become a problem,
but my main thing I'm thinking, is if I fully compress and droop the pumpkin, take the max and min angle, and split the middle as my perch angle,
then that might limit my axle wrap. I know everyone is all about track bars and such, but let's be honest, I'd rather do things the wrong way as always.