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Old 10-24-2010, 11:46 PM
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Ok, so i've been toying around with a couple of idea's for my Ranger.. I know what people say about lifted 2wd's but does anybody know of a good source to find a leveling kit thats coil spacers.. I know the leveling kit is a cheaper way to get some clearance and beefy stance, but i also like the way the Fabtech 3in spindle kit looks. SO, should i go for the leveling kit, or should i just do the Fabtech 3in. spindle kit....?
has anybody used this kit or know how well it works..?

It comes with: (from
1 3" Lift Spindles(32) (pair) FT98300-7I
2 FTS9330 Performance Front Shocks
2 FTS7333 Performance Rear Shocks
1 FTS202 2" Rear Add A Leaf (pair)
1 FTS291 Alignment Cam & Bolt Kit

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:39 AM
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:26 PM
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mine has the spindle 3 in spindle kit it comes with an add a leaf that lifts the rear about 2 in but it stiffened up the ride a little not much but enough to make me wanna use 3IN blocks instead. and of course it had a slight rake with the leafs.

these r some super cheap blocks i got from pepboys 4 30 bucks 4 mini trucks came with the pair and hardware.

i like it this way its just like the stock rake but 3 in higher.still have the leafs...
2001 2wd Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 SOHC, Fabteck 3 1/2 spindle lift front 2 in blocks rear.

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Old 10-25-2010, 05:20 PM
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go to doeshtech (sp) jason poss has their kit and i will ask him to talk more about it. Ive seen it in person and i would recommend it. ( im getting it too)
2001 ford ranger XLT/4.0 sohc./160,000
Mods:Cb/recon third brake light/air silencer mod/new door speakers and h/u / shorty console, 245-75-16 goodyear wrangler duratracs on rock crawler rims. hellas and 03 honeycomb grille.

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ya, it can get tough to get the tool to fit in the slot,
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drilling? id prefer not to drill down there.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:45 PM
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I would go with spindles only for the front, you can keep stock shocks. Then for the rear, go shackle or AAL.

Here is my 04 2wd, first pic is spindles and AAL, second is spindles, AAL and shackle.

Sold:2004 XLT 4x2 Ext. Cab. 3.0 Mods: 3" spindle, AAL, shackle, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, billet grille, clear corners, flow 40 dumped, line-x, CB/PA, traction bars, lil sound system, auto up down windows
Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:01 PM
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the doestch spindles are way beefier than the fabtechs and about the same price buying all new shocks and cam bolts and all is a waste of money. you need 3"lift spindles, shackle, and either a aal or i did explorer springs from a junk yard they are a lot softer than adding a aal and about the same price. thats it oh and bigger tires and alignment but no cams for the alignment needed. any q's just pm me
1998 Ford Ranger 2x4 XLT Forest Green
7.5 rear with 4.10's
3" Doestch Spindles
265/75/16 Pathfinder Mall Terrains
2-6" Hella's behind grille

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