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Finally lifted but...help

So finally lifted the ranger went ahead and bought 3 inch doetsch spindles and got the belltechs for the rear...well when i was putting everything back together i had to unbolt the brake line where it bolts up to the frame because it wasnt long enough to let me put the caliper back on well anyways went ahead and unbolted that and put the rest of the lift on ,went to drive it and it felt fine but once i turned it to full lock either way and got on the brakes the brakes all the sudden loose pressure and go to the floor and also when i turn to full lock the truck seems to want to stop but its not rubbing so my question is what do yall think could be causing this cause i checked the brake line and its not binded up of being stretched at full lock so idk what it could be so any help would be greatly appreciated seeing as this is my DD so kinda need to figure this out pretty quick..
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Typical spindle lift issue. The control bottom of the spindle is making contact with the lip of the lower control arm. I believe Fabtech had a steering stop included in their kit, but it is not really necessary. You can weld a bolt and use it as a stop or just let it be.

Some info: https://www.ranger-forums.com/f37/ne...86/index2.html

Eventually it will bang itself enough that it will no longer be an issue. That's how mine fixed itself .
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you need longer brake hoses from the frame

you are lucky that you did not tear the line from the frame
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^ Oh that's why my brake lines have torn off...(sarcasm)

But really, the real issue with all spindle lifted Rangers is that the caliper mounting is now lower so when you go to full lock the caliper makes contact with the lower control arm, causing it to compress and therefore brake.
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Dang dude....I just did the same thing you did....but I'm having no problems....if you want man I can meet you some where and give you a hand if you need it
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Ya I just went ahead and grinded that lil nipple stop off of the lower control arm and it fixed it cause that's all the caliper was hitting because the spindles have a little steering stop thing that'll hit the lca before the caliper so it's all good but thanks for all the input
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