Now where I stand...
As nice and well built of a kit SKY puts together it's disappointing their customer service is as vague as it is. It takes days on end to get a response through an email, the tech line never picks up, they're only open Monday-Thursday, and the emails I've gotten only lead to more questions because nothing is discussed thoroughly. After spending 800+ with a company and having this kind of service I'm not satisfied to say the least. THERE'S no specific instructions for this kit, and when asked for a guideline I was answered with this is a DIY kit you put it where you want it to go.
Issue number one: all pictures on sky's page (different vehicles/designs by the way) installed the crossmember with the V opposite of the way I installed mine and with it against the sway bar mounts. This centered my axle unbelievably too far back. By moving it as far forward the frame horn that I could it still left it 4 inches rearward. Flipping the crossmember took care of 2 inches, I decided I wasn't going to fuss about 2 inches until I tacked everything and put it on it's weight. Long story short it is still closer to the rear, but It's not overly noticeable and didn't give me clearance issues.
Installing the rear shackle flip kit went smoothly until tightening the bolts where the factory rivets were. The gas tank was in the way and an all-saw was used to cut small access holes in the rear crossmember behind the gas tank. (I'll work on getting pictures of this)
The Sterling apparently had a 3" block after observing the difference in ride height. I didn't think it looked factory when I was painting it but I decided I wouldn't know what looked correct anyhow. I wasn't able to find factory length U-bolts today so it looks like I'm acquiring an online shopping list. Based on the height this was the biggest 4 inch kit I believe I've seen. I didn't take before measurements and I know going from a worn 35 to a like new 37 would make a difference but I'm betting I've gained 8 inches overall just in the front and 11 with this block installed in the rear.
I'm currently figuring out the steering components I need. I was told I need a 97 f350 tie rod end and a pitman arm from an early 99 super duty. The question is if that assumed I'm using the stock Bronco drag link/tie rods. I have the heavier duty super duty steering components from my donor axle which I'm planning on running. I'm curious which pitman arm will allow me to bolt up the super duty components to my stock gearbox.
Also, I haven't gotten the exact specs of the U-joints I have but I'm under the impression I need a 1330-1410 conversion joint. The rear I think will bolt up just fine but my front shaft appears to need a section of my transmission crossmember to be modified.
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Acquired more patience than I ever thought possible with this Bronco. 82 Bronco Custom: 351W roller motor bored .030, .498 lift Elgin 302 HO cam, air gap dual plane high rise intake, port and polished heads, C6 w/ stage 2 kit, Edelbrock 600 4 bbl carb, and just about everything else is new on her.