Just an update on what I found on my 09 XL
My car has been sitting in it's normal state these days.
I was talking to a friend about the bad suspension geometry on the car.
As well as the steering linkage being out of "Time" from the factory.
I grabbed the steering wheel, with the car at full droop on stands, & turned it.
It bound up at only a few degrees of sweep.
As I forced it a little further I saw the arm raise up.
Upon further inspection I found the lower spherical bearing binding up on the cup flange.
Instead of grinding any metal off the flange I decided to toss on a couple of limit straps. I measured out that 26-1/2" should do it.
Full droop was around 27-1/2 inches. At the shock.
I got a set of 26" straps that stretched to 26-1/2" once installed.
I know, not the best way. Or proper way for that matter, to mount it.
But the simple & fastest way to eliminate the bind issue.
Being the suspension & tire combo is so light, it shouldn't be a problem.
Once installed, I swept the steering, full lock to lock, no bind at full droop.
Travel loss is minimal. About one inch at the shock.