The only way to figure it out truly is to jack buggy up to desired height, unborn tie rod, axle nut and balljoint, let the tire slide out to where it's level, then measure from balljoint to balljoint hole.
haha....cant WAIT to see what ya do. Hopefully there will be bikini babes in the pictures you'll be taking...hahahahaim done being lazy stuff is bout to happen
True but only 3/16!?! if I PERSONALLY was building it, it'd have 1/2 plate. LOL i build everything heavy...guess its just a habbit from years of "wheeling" and making stuff smash proof. haha oh and wrenching on heavy equipment....nothings LIGHT on those..you may have a point WagZ, over doing it is cheep insurance, but we really can't be talking about a lot of distance, 1/2" to 1" at the very most and adding a 3/16 plate over the existing plate that could be welded back into the A-arm legs would surely be an improvement over the stock arrangement! The stresses applied to this point are mostly lateral since the strut tower takes most of the "jolting" vertical force.
Good point..very good point!!just a thought...do we have enough threaded shank on the ball-joint to get the nut back on and the cotter pin in with 1/2"?