Ranger: 2001 - Present
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Shreveport, LA
Bronco Info: 1979 Freewheel'n, PowrLok, ARB, OBA, and anything else I can cram in
If you have to cut off the part of the axle you mentioned, return the product and go with BC Broncos or a weld on.
Also return it if it allows any of the bearing to be exposed, ever.
In fact, if you have to cut any part of anything, return the product and get something that works. You can get weld on kits for about twenty bucks. And they weld on.
Bolt on kits, like BC Broncos are a little more expensive, but it's easy to enlarge 8 holes and bolt them on. And, once the Caddy calipers find their way into the garbage, they work great.
I took a look at the picture, and it APPEARS that the bracket mounts in the typical fashion, that is to say that it mounts on the inboard side of the flange. You are correct in thinking that if they mount between the flange and the bearing retainer, you will be having problems.
I hope that youre reading the instructions wrong, because to think that a kit could be made that's designed like that AND that people have bought it is shocking.
Good luck with it. Maybe you should see how good their customer support is...