Well I finally got my AV8 on the road( only took 8 years!) and other than the occasional leak or loose bolt she runs great. Steering geometry is good. Only issue I've noticed is I hit a couple potholes, roads here are not the best , and crawled under the car to check exhaust and noticed the rear radius rods had not only dented the Smithys, but the frame rails as well. I'm running a shortened 37 torque tube, shortened radius rods, rear crossmember is a flattened 40 Ford, 32 frame, C notched , rear spring is 40 Ford(Posies). I did pull a couple leaves out of rear spring during build , and I don't have any axle bumpers yet. My question is, with the bumpers help at all, or do I need to put the leaves back in and raise the rear stance? I really like the way the car sits, but I don't think it will stand too much more pounding.