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Done. Well, mostly. The hangers were welded on, the shackles were bolted up, and the U-bolts had been snugged. It remained to be seen if longer front brake lines were needed, and whether or not the tie rod would hit the drag link as the springs compressed. We asked AOR for front springs that moved the front axle 2 inches forward. Pushing the front axle forward has two benefits: It adds firewall clearance when the front tires are stuffed into the wheelwells, and it gives a better approach angle.