What did the alignment specs end up at?
Neither did I. I have the Scott Drake mid eye 4.5 leaf. When I put the 1" blocks in my car sat dead level with a level on the door sill. It actually looked odd sitting level to me. The deal breaker for me was my first drive and the bottoming out in the rear. That was a big no no. Before putting the blocks in there was 4.25" between the axle tube and bump stop, obviously 3.25" with the blocks. That 1" made a big difference. So no blocks for me.I didn't like lowering blocks on mine. It was a big improvement to just go with some mid-eye leafs from Mustangs Unlimited (RIP LOL)
The Arning is not a drop. It;s a steering geometry correction. I got NO DROP from doing it.Have you done the Arning drop to the upper A arms? If not, do that first. Then you could try cutting the coil springs down. 1/4-1/2 a coil at a time. Cut, reinstall, drive car so it all settles. Rinse and repeat till you’re happy.
Drilling new holes 1” down for the upper arm absolutely drops the upper arm down 1”. What it actually ends up at the fender lip varies. Yes, it changes the steering geometry. That’s why we all suggest doing it. It would be stupid to cut the springs first.The Arning is not a drop. It;s a steering geometry correction. I got NO DROP from doing it.
From my experience, if you don’t like the ride with mildly-cut springs, something else may be the problem.I tried cutting the springs but didn't like the ride. I ended up going with 480# springs and a spacer. I think my stance is about perfect now with the 60 series tires.