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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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Originally Posted by Homer J
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.

bcubed said:
Who did you get it from? Seems it should have had a mounting template with it .. or made so that you use an existing bolt hole as a guide.

I think he's talking about some of the Flip kit parts... at least the 5 holed plate is. The c shaped things might be for the flip kit as well, but i'm not sure since you didnt discribe them very well.

As far as the notch goes...... Install the flip kit AND new shocks. then Measure it after and mark where the axle perches will hit the frame when under suspension compression. Do it after you install it all because you axle is going to move slightly back with the flip kit. Then cut the frame section out with a sawzall or cutoff wheel.... the hardest part of the bolt on notch is drilling out all the holes. Make sure to get some Good drill bits.
 
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