How do you properly stretch a wheelbase? There are a few different approaches. You can move the front wheels forward. You can add a section of framerail between the front and rear suspensions. The method shown here is perhaps the easiest and is very effective. Shawn started his stretch by remounting the spring hangers well behind their original location. Stock hangers can be used, but they pale compared to the desert-ready strength used here. The axle centerline used to be here (arrow).