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Old 07-16-2007
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Grinded the LCA

I just got my spindle lift on today and i didnt grind enought of the LCA but my turning radius right now is tolerable. So is it ok if i leave the LCA the way it is or will i damage something without grinding it? Or is there anyway i can grind it without taking the spindle and etc off? Pics?
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ya jack it up, take wheel off. and have at it with a grinder. or just cut the wheels and get under there with a die grinder and have at it.
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I have procomp spindles and I never ground the lca. The spindles just started to do it for me (there are dents in the lip of the lca where the spindle smashed it in). The caliper doesnt hit first like on the fabtech spindles.
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Newbie question: What does LCA stand for? And, should I be concerned with grinding it down when I get the 6in \ 4in lift from this company: http://sporttrucksuspension.com/RANGERLIFT.HTM
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I have procomp spindles and I never ground the lca. The spindles just started to do it for me (there are dents in the lip of the lca where the spindle smashed it in). The caliper doesnt hit first like on the fabtech spindles.
I looked under there today and i see where the spindle is wearing down the LCA (or lower control arm, Dvious Dave). Did the spindles wear the LCA to where you have a full turning radius, nbro?
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lower control arm - and i wouldnt be concerned if you have to grind a little bit its ok .
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you are not gonna have a full turning radius with the spindles on there
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Thanks for the definition. A light bulb lite up right after my previous post. Duh!!!
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I looked under there today and i see where the spindle is wearing down the LCA (or lower control arm, Dvious Dave). Did the spindles wear the LCA to where you have a full turning radius, nbro?
Pretty sure I don't have full turning radius, it has been a while since I drove it without lift spindles. I'm sure If I took a grinder to it I could get a little more but I'm not too concerned right now. It seems to have just smashed the lip in which is all that I would grind off anyway.
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