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What does the bumpstop hit?

On the lower control arms there is a bump stop. What is it supposed to hit? Pics are cool too.
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it hits the frame..it keeps your suspension from slamming into the frame on hard bumps kinda like a cushion
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No, I'm talking about the little tab that comes out of the back of the lower control arm It's supposed to prevent you from turning the wheels to far. I guess bump stops wasn't the right word.
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The piece in the circle is what I'm talking about

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oh i thought you meant on the top part...i hit the bumpstop when wheeling i which reminds me i need to crank down my tbars a bit lol but that piece i am unsure
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I thought that was to jack it up by
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The part you circled is a jack point, but I think you're talking about the steering stops. Theres a little grove area on the spindle that they hit.
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Here is the problem, A member I was talking to, before I lifted my truck, told me I need to grind them off because they would interfere with something in the brakes, but that's a bunch of bologna. Now when I turn at full lock I lose all brake pressure.

In the picture, the circle shows where the steer stop was and the arrow points to the part of the caliper it hits. Where is it supposed to hit?
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The part you circled is a jack point, but I think you're talking about the steering stops. Theres a little grove area on the spindle that they hit.
The front jack points are the two little "blocks" on either side of the frame that the parking brake cable "clips" into.

The thing he circled is rubber and stops the steering knuckle from going any further than "full lock".
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I had the same problem when I had my lift spindles. They failed to put a spot on the lift spindle to hit the steering stop. Without that there the caliper would hit the control arm, and I lost brake pressure as well. I never ground my stock steering stops off and it still happened. I never did anything about it though I just learned what my turning limit was lol.
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The front jack points are the two little "blocks" on either side of the frame that the parking brake cable "clips" into.

The thing he circled is rubber and stops the steering knuckle from going any further than "full lock".
The part he circled in the first pic is not the steering stop. Its the jack point for the factory jack. Look in your owners manual. Its way to far in on the control arm to be a steering stop.
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Here is the problem, A member I was talking to, before I lifted my truck, told me I need to grind them off because they would interfere with something in the brakes, but that's a bunch of bologna. Now when I turn at full lock I lose all brake pressure.

In the picture, the circle shows where the steer stop was and the arrow points to the part of the caliper it hits. Where is it supposed to hit?
Go to a junkyard and get one off another Ranger. I've never messed with them but I believe they pop in.

I'm guessing you have a spindle lift. On a stock ranger it will hit the back of the steering knuckle at full lock.

By the way, take some needle nose pliers and pull one end of that cotter pin one way around the castle nut and pull the other side the other way.
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I had the same problem when I had my lift spindles. They failed to put a spot on the lift spindle to hit the steering stop. Without that there the caliper would hit the control arm, and I lost brake pressure as well. I never ground my stock steering stops off and it still happened. I never did anything about it though I just learned what my turning limit was lol.
Dang, I was kinda hoping to fix that. I don't like to let anybody use my truck, but I really hate to let anyone use it with it like that. I know they would forget and end up hitting something.


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The thing he circled is rubber and stops the steering knuckle from going any further than "full lock".
The thing I circled is not rubber I assure you. I had plenty of shards of metal all over me when i was grinding them off, and a little blood from where I got cut too.
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I had the same problem when I had my lift spindles. They failed to put a spot on the lift spindle to hit the steering stop. Without that there the caliper would hit the control arm, and I lost brake pressure as well. I never ground my stock steering stops off and it still happened. I never did anything about it though I just learned what my turning limit was lol.
I has no ownerz manuel.
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Dang, I was kinda hoping to fix that. I don't like to let anybody use my truck, but I really hate to let anyone use it with it like that. I know they would forget and end up hitting something.


The thing I circled is not rubber I assure you. I had plenty of shards of metal all over me when i was grinding them off, and a little blood from where I got cut too.
Oh Rly? I'll have to check that out tomorrow at the shop then. I believe the one on my 98 IS rubber and hits the steering knuckle (spindle) like I stated. There's a little "dimple" on the knuckle. I'll take pictures tomorrow if I remember but i'll definately check it out.
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could weld a piece of bar stock on the control arm to hit the spindle right before the caliper does...
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I has no ownerz manuel.
https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp

now you do!
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could weld a piece of bar stock on the control arm to hit the spindle right before the caliper does...
I guess that's what I'll end up doing.
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Oh crap. I see now. You're talking about the little "L" bracket that's curved like a half circle. I thought you were talking about the little rubber bumps on the BACK of the LCA. MY BAD!!!
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Oh crap. I see now. You're talking about the little "L" bracket that's curved like a half circle. I thought you were talking about the little rubber bumps on the BACK of the LCA. MY BAD!!!
Sorry to confuse you. That IS what he is talking about, its just not what he circled in the first pic.
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Sorry to confuse you. That IS what he is talking about, its just not what he circled in the first pic.
That's why I was looking at it and I was like wtf. That's just a little rubber piece on the back of the arm.
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