Getting back to stock height would be optimum. But you got back 3/8" out of the 1/2" you lost. If the rig didn't feel right, I'd say transfer more weight. As it is, I think you're good.
And yes, I would want my L-brackets to be the same distance from the ball on both sides, and as close to the 32" as possible.
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
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