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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2001, 04:09 PM
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a-arm modification???

just put a 3" spindle lift on a 2000 2wd s10 and had some trouble with the brakes at full lock as some of you may have read. the problem was that the lower corner of the caliper was hitting the a-arm (both circled in yellow below) so i fixed it by adjusting the steering stops to keep the caliper off of the arm. now the problem is that my turning radius sucks, i get barely over 1 turn of the steering wheel each way. i guess i could live with it but id rather not.

so the question is, could i drill out a small hole or virtical oval where the caliper was hitting so that i bring the steering stops back down and not have brake trouble? the offending part of the caliper would pass right into the a-arm and never touch. but would this weaken the a-arm? i dont want to do it if it does.

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Re: a-arm modification???

My instructions from Fabtech told me to cut a notch in the a-arm 3 inches from the end 1" deep. Thats on my fullsize.

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That seems like it would really compromise the integrity of the a-arm. There's gotta be a way to reinforce that a-arm though if you decide to make the cuts. I'm surprised Fab-Tech doesn't offer a custom a-arm that fits better.

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Uh, they do. It's just like 500 bucks more

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hey jason, could you snap a picture of what you did to follow that step in the instructions? that would be a huge help, thanks man.



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Re: a-arm modification???

Sorry man, I didn't do that step yet. I still have the problem of full lock = no brakes. Havent had time to do it.

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