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lift kit steering stops

Are these a "neccessary" item, or is it just something that's strictly optional when it comes to the installation of a spindle kit?


Not sure what role they play in limiting the amount of steering you may or may not have.
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They are a good thing to have, Just remember that if your steering stops are not properly adjusted, you will be more likely to tear a tire, break an axle, or ruin a ball joint
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Also what brand of spindle lift is it?
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I can only tell you, from the standpoint of having Doetsch spindles, that without them you have to be cognizant of how much you turn. I've gotten used to it, but I can just as easily press my calipers in and have almost no brakes after doing a full-lock turn.

The stock steering stops do very little when you're done. Contact between the lower arm and the spindle becomes your stop, or contact between the lower arm and the back of the brake caliper.

It's a definite issue and one I've not solved satisfactorily -- I just live with it.
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yeah, ive wondered this for quite a while... i want to get some doetsch spindles cuz of the price, and cuz of how bad fabtechs are (so ive heard)... but the only thing is the fabtech kit comes with everything you need, even new stops. Do you think that it would be easy to just fab up some new stops for the doetsch ones? whats really the big difference between them...?
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With using a bigger tire/lift combination....

How much turning/steering ability do I give up? Is it a drastic change, or just something very minor?
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I can only tell you, from the standpoint of having Doetsch spindles, that without them you have to be cognizant of how much you turn. I've gotten used to it, but I can just as easily press my calipers in and have almost no brakes after doing a full-lock turn.

The stock steering stops do very little when you're done. Contact between the lower arm and the spindle becomes your stop, or contact between the lower arm and the back of the brake caliper.

It's a definite issue and one I've not solved satisfactorily -- I just live with it.
are fabtechs the same way? i know that they come with steering stops, but how much of a difference do those even make? anyone with fabtech ones have this problem? I would really like to know. also, what type of possible solutions could be created to prevent the caliper from being hit? im pretty sure somebody could fab something up fairly easy? just a way of stopping the spindle alittle earlier??? anybody>!
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for whatever reason i didn't need them on my '03 edge with the fabtech spindles. the calipers never came close to being hit at full lock.
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good to know. thanks. anybody else? this is something i would really like to figure out before i make my decision with spindles.
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