been on the lookout on Craigslist (too cold to hit the U-pull yards yet) for an 8.8
I know I'll need to weld new perches on, and also want to get a 2-3" stretch in the rear. Problem for me, I can't justify to myself (or my wife) purchasing Waggy springs when just this past summer I installed brand new springs from BDS.
In looking around at perches, I came across the MORE perches which, from the size of them, I believe are designed for SOA. (they're about 7" long, I believe to help with spring wrap)
The MORE perches have 3 holes for locating the pin... centered, 1" forward and 1" back. I plan to stay SUA, so I know the 7" perch will flatten out the springs a little as they are.
What I was thinking was trimming down the back side of the perch, then drilling a new hole in the plate to increase the stretch (like the pic below). I know i'll also need to redrill (or possibly make new) the u-bolt plates, and have no problem doing that.
Anyone forsee any problems doing something like this?