After a few discussions with a drag racer friend from way back and talking to a local machine shop everybody believes that cutting extra threads in these will work fine. The cut will not be abrupt but tapered up to the thicker part of the rod. Tapering instead of an abrupt cut line will help prevent it from fracturing at this point. I believe that 1.5 inches of extra thread will be enough. I may devise some sort of sleeve to go inside the bushing to help strenghten it where the strut rod goes through. This is done on the later adjustable rods. Another thing that we will do is loosen the control arm bolts when pulling the caster. This should prevent any kink or bind from being set up by pulling the strut rods forward some. Now what do you all think of this?