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I just had the PC lift installed and the turning radius is downright shameful. I searched and found that many of you are grinding down the steering stops (the stock spindle does not have the huge bump). I called PRG to verify that there are no negative effects by doing this (he said it's fine). I asked because a tech at 4 Wheel Parts (where I had it installed) told me that grinding down the stops may cause the rack and pinion to over-extend, which he claims he has seen. Has anyone else heard of this happening or is this just a bunch of BS? Attached is a photo illustrating where the steering stop is hitting the sway bar bracket (actually, it's hitting the corner of the weld of the bracket, which you can't see in the photo) and where I intend to grind down - it's a lot of material, how much should grind down? You can also see the extra support that the shop welded to the lower arm --- is this something new to the kit?? I know I'm asking a lot of questions but I don't want to screw this up! Thanks in advance!
 

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I think its BS you have just as much extension with the stock spindle as with the procomp and grinded down stop. I did mine and the turning radius and 100 times better.
 

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I have the exact same problem. I hope some others chime in. If you go ahead and do it let us know how it goes and if you experience any problems. Thanks man. Good luck.
 

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yamatitan said:
I think its BS you have just as much extension with the stock spindle as with the procomp and grinded down stop. I did mine and the turning radius and 100 times better.
My thoughts exacty! So did you grind it down flush so it looks the same as stock?
 

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My thoughts exacty! So did you grind it down flush so it looks the same as stock?
Yep i have only had it for a month, but i am pretty sure i will have no long term problems. the only problem i have seen so far is it has rusted where i grinded it. that can easily be fixed with some paint or bed liner.
 

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I grinded my lower control arm instead of spindle but I also have CST front sway bar links fom PRG..
Hmm. 4 wheel parts is just covering their A$$es..
 

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Well, since 4 wheel parts refused to do it, I went ahead and ground down the spindle and, man, what a difference! I can actually make u-turns now! I didn't grind them down all the way, though. I suppose my turning radius will be even better if I do. Can someone post a picture of their spindle after grinding so I can see exactly how far I should be taking off? TIA!
 

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I'll try getting a pic of mine tomorrow. I've never ground either part down, spindle or LCA, but after 30k miles, the two parts have done a fine job of wearing on each other, LOL.
 

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I ground mine down about 14,000 miles ago. I didn't grind too much because I wasn't sure how much was too much. I still would like to take some more off but have been lazy.
 

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Anyone got those pics of how much they ground down?

Also if you grind the LCA if you have the CST end links won't it weaken the LCA for the sway bar end link area. It seems that that part may also act as a support gusset.
 

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Well, I finally got around to posting my "after" picture (see right attachment in OP). Just grinding this small amount made a huge difference. As you can see from the photo, the sway bar bracket is still hitting the spindle....grinding this down more should greatly improve my turning radius. BUT, are there any issues with grinding too much (e.g. over-extending CV shaft, rack & pinion gear, etc.)?
 
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