||mount. Drove it around the block, and had a look. That took about an inch out of the wheel arch gap. You were correct, that they were binding on the upside. I needed to get both the front tires on the ground. Previously I had weight on the lift front pickup point which meant a couple hundred pounds was tipping it off the rear suspension. A big difference there. Fully weighted, both rear drive axles are three (3') degrees down.
Now I'm having difficulty tightening the remaining bolts on the inside of the uprights w/ the wheels on, so I'm going to floor jack each rear upright to compress the springs, to 3' down on the axles, and tighten those like the rest.