For review, here's what the system looks like with the stock dogbone connecting link (nevermind the blue tiedown, it's not compressing anything yet):
When I measure the chain slack, it's at about 1,1/4", the tight side of the manual's spec of 1,1/4 to 1,5/8".
Here's what I look like with my 1" lowering link (the gold member -- hehe):
Here's what it looks like with the pivot in line with the axes
And here is how much play is left over when everything is in line under light pressure with my finger:
Everyone says it's better to be a little loose than too tight and I agree. My question is whether this is too tight still.
And here's the unnerving part. If I had another link in the chain I would have some elbow room but this is awfully close. Tires do weird things sometimes, and this is less than 1/8"