1-2 after installing the lower i had everything to the upper,including the brackets made and bolted on to the axle,then had everything the same length for both sides and it falls into where the brackets need welded,tac it up and remove for welding,,i did one side at a time and took many measurements from front to rear and side to side.it took a while lining it all up for me to be satisfied..
3-my uppers are 32 inches eye to eye,some people make them 36 and some diffrent,i made mine to flow into my skid i made.
the lowers i made from someone elses measurments from there thread,17 3/4 eye to eye..wish i wouldnt have welded them as then i could have fudged them a lil like i needed to but it is fine.
4-i clamped it many diff ways till i found where i liked it best..i wish i would have done it my way in the first place..i should have mounted them on the inside of the frame up higher is what i wanted to do but didnt,,the ones that come in a kit with a skid usually bolt to the skid right..so me putting them on the inside at a slight angle would have worked also but better imho.
5-when you buy a la kit they dont have you move the axle bracket? but they mount inline with the t.case skid bolts and some are built into the skid plate,and that moves them to the inside some also i think.
im just a 30 yr welder and fabricator,built many motors an such,and a few axles,but this is my first time doing arms on anything so its a learning experiance for me too..im sure it may get re done a few times in the end also,but as of now the front end rides very nice,and still articulates very well..i will keep an eye on my mounts and stuff also.
i will be changing the front and rear axle in the near future also.
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