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Do not center the rear axle. This will bind up the rear suspension. With the car at ride height, loosen the lock nuts on the PHB rod. Rotate the PHB rod one way, then the other until you find the rotational location where is spins easily. Once you do, the rear axle assembly is now in the correct lateral location to minimize binding. Now tighten the lock nuts.
The pivot holes that the FCAs are mounted in, in the k-member have nothing to do with the ride height. They only affect the front suspension geometry. The height of the front lower spring perch determines the front ride height.
The S197 chassis has a terrible RLCA angle in the side view even at stock ride height. This makes relocation brackets critical on these cars. Fox/SN95 cars don't have this problem, depending on what you are using them for. For a drag race application, they could use relocation brackets. Or if they are run at a very low ride height.
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