Originally Posted by ESP
cut the bump stop plate in half, cut another 1 inch section out of one of the halves and then re weld the plates together.
You can do this on the XD-XF but not on the XA-XC, although a full inch may be excessive.
After cutting the plate very carefully
check for any suspension bind in balljoints, tie rods, UCA, sway bar etc. Do this without the spring in. The last thing you want is to have a binding balljoint.