Would love to see what you have done, and definitely how it turns out lowered.
Follow up on the brake issue-
Pretty convinced its related to the master cylinder.
Took the passenger caliper apart, reassembled, it appears to be working properly, removed the line from the master and checked for blockages or pinches in the line between the caliper and master, no problems there.
new master came in the mail, need to bleed it and install