Bingo 8086bruce, you have it exactly :thThumbsUHere are a couple of pics of the weight bracket that I added to my old X500. This should be the same bracket the OP has put on his X530. As you can see in the pics the new weight bracket comes out and down. It hangs down a good couple inches lower than the stock front guard that the X500/X530 come with. I think this is why the OP can't get the lift he wants.