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ok, i almost have all my parts gathered up to do my 3/6 drop. another week or so and i'll have my springs and shocks ( thanks, 5.3Vortec )

my question is how do you know where to cut the notch? do you unbolt the springs from the axle then raise the rear end until it hits the frame to mark the area that need to be removed, or is there another way? all my notch hardware consists of are two plates with the arc in them and two square pieces with a C-shaped piece inside them and two flat plates with 5 holes in it, one in each corner and one offset to one side in the middle.
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Flip the axle first. Once you have done that, raise the axle with a jack till you get close enough to the frame (if you lift it too much, your frame will start going with it), and just eyeball the middle of the axle with the middle of the notch. I''ve done several like that, and it works just fine. Oh yeah, and making a template really helps too.
 
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