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squaring the front?

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squaring the front?

I'm starting my SAS saterday, putting a D30 under my '94 STX super, just wondering how/where to measure from to make sure my axle is square to the frame. I want to make sure I can have it be aligned when done. Also what alignment specs do I use? stock Ranger ones? I'm using brackets from ballistic fab with rusty's high clearance long arms if it makes a differance.
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You can take the measurements from the stock radius arm bracket. When you cut the rivets off and remove the factory cross member pick a hole and measure from the same hole on both sides of the frame.
 
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I was thinking along those lines, and also doing a cross measurement. I'm problable over thinking this as I tend to do, but is it just me or does the left front wheel sit slightly further a head of the right front wheel? or is this an optical illusion from the scissor style ttb? I just want to make sure it's right the first time.
 
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Since the rear axle is fixed and cannot/should not move , I suggest removing the rear wheels and measuring from the axle hub.
 
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