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Old 07-06-2013, 11:30 AM
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Default re: How To: 3" Doetsch Spindle Install

Did you have an issue with the spindle nut, my stock one will not fit thread?
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:55 PM
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Did you have an issue with the spindle nut, my stock one will not fit thread?
Idk why it wouldnt, mine threaded on just fine. If not they sell replacements at orielly. You can get the crown for the proper nut as well
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:19 AM
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Found out the nuts are not the problem nor the size, something happened during the machining process of the threads on the both spindles. Waiting on special thread chase die to re thread them. I am wanting my lift on so bad right now.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:36 AM
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AFter Trimming part of the a-arm and spindle:
Did you have to cut the whole lip on the other side too? I did that and I was told that its really dangerous. The dealership I took my truck to doesn't even wanna touch it!
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:24 PM
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Thank you for this! i got a LOT of helpful information from this entire thread and everyone's contributions..
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:10 PM
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I think I'm going to try to install my spindles over my fall break next week. Any helpful tips?
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:05 PM
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I put these same spindles on my 01 ranger no problem took me about 2-3 hours and everything fit right in. It's best to take apart all connecting part otherwise your going to be working harder.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:01 PM
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Ok I'm putting my spindles on as we speak but I am stuck. I can't even get the stock spindle off because it won't separate from the lower ballpoint. Any suggestions??
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:26 PM
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Ok I'm putting my spindles on as we speak but I am stuck. I can't even get the stock spindle off because it won't separate from the lower ballpoint. Any suggestions??
you have to get a ball joint separator, and I hope you got new ball joints as well because you will probably destroy them trying to get them out

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Old 11-19-2013, 02:34 PM
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you have to get a ball joint separator, and I hope you got new ball joints as well because you will probably destroy them trying to get them out Sent from my iPhone 5 using FRF App
I have a pickle fork separator that I am using but that's not even working. And yes I have new ball joints.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:47 PM
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I have a pickle fork separator that I am using but that's not even working. And yes I have new ball joints.
thats what I used, it takes a lot get a mini sledge that's what I had todo

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Old 11-19-2013, 03:20 PM
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thats what I used, it takes a lot get a mini sledge that's what I had todo Sent from my iPhone 5 using FRF App
Do I just keep pounding it in??
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:38 PM
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Do I just keep pounding it in??
iirc I pounded it in as far as I could and took one good swing downwards on it and it poped off

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Old 11-26-2013, 10:22 PM
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Default re: How To: 3" Doetsch Spindle Install

would these steps be the same for a fabtech spindle?
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:30 AM
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would these steps be the same for a fabtech spindle?
Yes, they're universal for all 2wd torsion bar spinldes. (Possibly coils too?)
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