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Old 01-04-2012, 12:19 AM
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Ok so it appears I and the seller are incredibly confused regarding my spindles I purchased on craigslist. I just picked up what were listed as Doetsch lift spindles which came off of a ford ranger (2004 iirc) for $175. The part number on them (589810) directly correlates with Doetsch, yet they look nothing like them. So can somebody confirm what I actually have?





and if they are fabtech, did they come in 3" and 3.5" variants? Did I get the taller of the two?


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http://anyoffroadparts.com/i-2877260...wd-589810.html

notice the part number on my spindles and in the link above for the doetsch ones.... what the heck?
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:21 AM
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looks like a 3.5 fabtech. those look like there meant for the t-bars truck not xlt coil sprung
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:24 AM
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looks like a 3.5 fabtech
not sure if I should be happy or pissed off.....

So did fabtech make any 3" spindles? If these are the 3.5 than im happy because I wanted 4" of lift.

BUT I've heard bad things about the fabtech spindles and im not sure if I overpaid or not.....

I will say this, the thing is a hunk of solid metal and weighs a ton so im not toooooooo worried.

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looks like a 3.5 fabtech. those look like there meant for the t-bars truck not xlt coil sprung
the guy specifically told me (and was very specific) it was not for an edge model. Im pretty sure he told me it came off an xlt.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:26 AM
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not sure if I should be happy or pissed off.....

So did fabtech make any 3" spindles? If these are the 3.5 than im happy because I wanted 4" of lift.

BUT I've heard bad things about the fabtech spindles and im not sure if I overpaid or not.....

I will say this, the thing is a hunk of solid metal and weighs a ton so im not toooooooo worried.

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the guy specifically told me (and was very specific) it was not for an edge model. Im pretty sure he told me it came off an xlt.
then you should be good then if it came off a xlt.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:28 AM
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then you should be good then if it came off a xlt.
i cant for the life of me find images comparing the two different spindles. What is the difference? Do you know? Im going to see if I still have the guys number and text him tomorrow and ask just in case.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:37 AM
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this is what mine look like
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:39 AM
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they look just about identical aside from the parts number branded on mine and the knob on the side of your left one. Frick I hope these will fit my truck or im going to be devastated.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:42 AM
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they are different though. look at the snout. they might just be doestsch
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:48 AM
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didn't notice that.... now im even more confused.



Doetsch ^



yours ^



mine


it looks like mine has a doetsch snout and part number but a fabtech body???
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:50 AM
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yea look at the snouts. yours and pats snouts look the same. mine is more rounded compared to the square looking snouts on doetsch. and maybe doetsch changed there designed some over the years. you could have a older style doetsch for all we know. someone will chime in here that knows spindles to the "T"
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:11 AM
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My XLT fabtech 3.5
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:12 AM
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So I found the guys number again and he confirmed thy came off of a coil sprung ranger. I emailed fabtech and they have no idea what I have but it isn't fabtech because their parts number starts with FTS or something like that. Im going to email doetsch but it appears that I have an early model doetsch spindle, fine by me if it works!
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:41 AM
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Or you can call doestch. It might be an "off brand"
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Or you can call doestch. It might be an "off brand"
i was thinking procomp. but I'm glad you have a pair of spindles for your truck! when they going in?
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:00 PM
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Or you can call doestch. It might be an "off brand"
im emailing them right now, but the part number is Doestch's number for ford ranger spindles.

according to my thread on R-F
http://www.ranger forums .com/showthread.php?t=129830

they are infact Doetsch spindles

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i was thinking procomp. but I'm glad you have a pair of spindles for your truck! when they going in?
Definitely not procomp, those look fairly different. Im 99% sure i have Doetsch spindles and that they will fit my truck..... so Woot!

im not sure when they are going in. I know I cannot do it myself but I have a couple people with the necessary tools and no-how that can help me. The issue is that I have no money for the 32" BFG tires I want (duratracs don't come in that size ). So should I rock a 3" lift now on my tiny tires until I can afford some lift shackles and tires OR keep them in the garage as I have been until I can get it all done (which wont be until AT LEAST March unless I happen to come upon a lot of money or stuff to sell/trade)
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33" GoodYear MTR's, 8.8 swap with 4.56 gears and L/S
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