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This is one of those adjustments we spoke of in the story. Only after the traction bars were completely installed, and the Stainless Steel brakes (rotors and calipers) were also installed, was it apparent there was interference with the bolts holding the calipers and the leaf spring. Okay for now, but not when any maintenance would be needed. Etheredge could have sent the rotors back to SSB and they would certainly have been able to re-locate the calipers higher by an inch or two, but the simplest way was to install 2-inch lowering blocks to move the spring away from the caliper. Besides that, the car will probably look better a bit lower. Of course it meant a full disassembly of the spring hanger and traction bar mount and use of longer U-bolts. It's called "doing the right thing."