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We put the axle on the springs and first centered the axle left to right. Then we installed some new 3-inch U-bolts and the spring plates from the Cherokee and tightened them down enough to hold the vehicle's weight so we could set the pinion angle. With the weight of the vehicle on the springs, we set the pinion angle to 2 degrees under the driveshaft by putting a jack under the pinion and rotating the housing up. When we had the pinion where we wanted it, we tack welded the pads on then removed the axle to fully weld the pads and install the YJ's shock mounts.