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We’ve got nothing against cutting metal, but when we came across the part in the instructions that called for removal of 23⁄8 inches of the cast pumpkin we got squeamish. The amount that needed removal happened to be exactly where the factory cast-in spring perch was and that perch was in the way of where the new lower control arm mount needed to be. The angle makes it look worse than it is, there is still a lot of cast material there and T&T assures us the truss will more than make up for anything that was removed. The truss fits the inner C well, but we had to trim just a bit to clear the center of the pumpkin for the best fitment.