try to think slippy slidy over rocks when you are making your frt brackets. imagine pulling up to a 4 foot boulder and really wanting to get your frt tires on it. with a custom 4 link it's easy, the tires are the first thing to hit.
with leaf springs or even most things with a steering box you will have other "stuff" that will be meeting that rock before your tires will.
you want to make sure the things that are meeting that rock before your tires will want to easily slide up that rock until your tire has the opportunity to get some traction on it and start climbing.
every little bit helps. you can't believe how many tourists i've seen show up with this super awesome crazy travel 4 link coil over suspended and rediculously expensive custom made machine that has 4 link bracket crap dragging on the ground all over the place and gets hooked on a rock every 10 feet.
make everything as smooth and slippery as possible [smiley=beer.gif]
I thought of that too, and it would be the logical thing to do, and you are 100% right, and I appreciate you pointed it out, and I appreciate all the advice you give me, but the hangers are staying :(.
I put a tape on it today and decided on a 108''ish wheelbase.