a while back, when i found out that i had a chowed axleshaft on my 12 bolt, i inquired about getting another. well all you guys had to say was 'go with a 14 bolt'....... so i did!!! anyway, how much of a difference in spacing widthwise are the springpads? since i will be running about 5" of lift... is there anyone who has changed their pinion angle when they moved the spring pads? or does this throw off the u-joint? someone gimme the breakdown! besides the plasma cutter that i don't have, whats the next best way to take the springpads off the tubes? thanks! greg PS i interact with two other message forums, rec.sport.jetski and tacoma owners assoc........ this message list blows them outta the water... CK5 (!haha!) is chock-fulla the nicest and information-divulgenest folks on the net! thanks again!