Max Thickness of Material

Im new with my xcarve. So Im trying to carve into something that is 2.6" thick. The xcarve barely doesnt clear it. So I know they have z axis upgrades and stuff. I just need to clear that 2.6 thick and be able to care 1/2" into it. Will these Y axis riser plates work for what I need???

I put them on my xcarve for the same thing you are talking about

Did it work and were you able to carve into the thicker material??

Those will get it raised enough to do what you are asking. Just beaware with the stock z axes if you carve say a piece of 3/4" wood and have it flat on the waste board the vwheels could fall off the bottom of the z axes. You only have so much up and down travel. Just a thought.