CJ8Ted, are you guys still talking about my jeep? I've determined that the springs are not that shot, it's the new arc without the flip-over mod causing the problem. the perch has not been changed. The caster actually seems okay, visually speaking and by the way it drove. Adding shims would help the clearance a little(as 80CJ suggested), but I don't think I need it for caster. I can't figure out what kind of lift kit is on the this thing. It's bare min to get the correct lift (springs and shocks only). The other hardware is all original, including the lock nuts that fell apart in my hand when I loosened the u-bolts, and the cracked spring plate.
The drag link would need the same modification as the tie rod.