Just because you mentioned it is about 14" I thought I would let you know I have this one which is about 14.25 as it sits. Might collapse a little more if the grease was forced out. Joints are good and it is tight enough. If it will help you, $40. shipped. I assume you took your measeurment with the tires on the ground? Is your transmission mount good (if the trans goes up, it would take more length). Also, eliminating a drop trans crossmeember kit would do the same but would increase angle.