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Old 02-07-2007
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The brake issue is primarily with Doetsch spindles, but can be an issue when the front brakes are very worn and the caliper sticks out further.

I run no stops now and have no brake issues with the Fabtech either.
I measured that I have about a 1 1/2'' untill my rotors hit so tommorow or this weekend Im gonna grind off a little over a inch and see how that helps.
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so i'm putting my fabtech spindles on this weekend..should i just completely grind off my stock steering stops? that will cause no problem with breaking if i've read correctly..it doesn't seem like anyone has made it clear that my stock break lines will be too short. will they work? if there's anything else i'm missing out on here please inform me, i'm reading up but could miss something.
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anyone have an input?
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Yes, it wont hurt braking or ANYTHING if you grind off the steering stops, it actually saves you from loosing brake pressure if you make a turn too sharp. As for the brake lines, FOR A TEMPORARY FIX you can just unbolt the bracket that hold the hard line to the side of the frame and let it droop. It gives the lines enough play through flex and turning until you can get new lines or make a new bracket.
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thanks a lot..does anyone have a pic of the steering stops or can you tell me where they're located or what exactly they look like?
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They're on the backside of the lower arms about 4-5" to the inside FROM the spindle. It'll be about the size of a marble, you should see it pretty obviously.
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