Re: It\'s official...I screwed up.
What cradle are you speaking of, if its the one the motor sit in mine was close, but my 4" lift springs are real stiff and it doesn't move much I left it right there. I just finished a 5.0L swap, I didn't have the room for a "y" pipe I stuffed dual exhaust up under there between the frame rails, 2-six cylinder mufflers and with the cats welded right to the inlet side on the mufflers, have tailpipes that exit in each rear corner of my rig, only been roadable for a week, everyone that has seen it, swears its a factory install, or by some super custom shop, nope, its a birdman one of a kind install, hooked all the smog stuff backup too, probably pass in all 50 states, cant' post pic's no camera and or scanner, one thing tho, it sure runs sweet in front of the NV4500/atlas combo. Still been taking it thru some tests, Tom woods made my shafts, gave me a good deal too, my rear shaft is only 19" long, fit, and ride are real smooth. You'll get there, take your time, been fooling with mine since last august, only thing left to check is fuel pressure and I have to make my skid plate, otherwise its a done deal and I'm extremely happy with the results. Hope this helps out.
I had my headers jet-coated that cuts down on the underhood heat and they coat them inside and out for better flow, they also have a lifetime guarantee against corrosion and they will not turn blue, pretty trick set-up they have, fast turnaround too. Hope this helps out.