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Old 12-27-2010, 01:33 PM
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Default Coil Springs vs Spindle lift

Ok so after about a year of waiting i think im finnaly about ready to lift my truck so i came off the whole coil spacer lift because that would be stupid so i wanted to know whether i should buy coil springs to lift my truck or even a spindle to lift it? which would be more cost efficient
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Coil Springs vs Spindle lift

what year is your ranger

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whoops nvm 01'

ive recently found out that the daystar leveling blocks fit on your truck, ive had no experiance but thats what ive been told, ive heard spindle lifts sacrifice turning radius and coils require a UCA
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: Coil Springs vs Spindle lift

its a 2001 extended cab 2wd drive
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: Coil Springs vs Spindle lift

This interests me, i have the same thing (just mazda version) and want to do a lift soon also, i havent looked too hard but i could only find body lift kits, i want a suspension lift.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: Coil Springs vs Spindle lift

I ran the spindle lift on my 04. I gained turning radius back by grinding down the LCA.

Yes the coils require a new UCA, so I would suggest the spindle lift. It is also easier to install. 01- current spindle lifts should work, just be weary of coil v. torsion bar spindles as they are different. 98-00 had a smaller rotor, so not sure if they would work or not.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:28 AM
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Default Re: Coil Springs vs Spindle lift

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I ran the spindle lift on my 04. I gained turning radius back by grinding down the LCA.

Yes the coils require a new UCA, so I would suggest the spindle lift. It is also easier to install. 01- current spindle lifts should work, just be weary of coil v. torsion bar spindles as they are different. 98-00 had a smaller rotor, so not sure if they would work or not.
They can you just have to use the smaller rotor personally I would stay with the larger rotor, deff go with the spindle lift you will be happier in the long run.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: Coil Springs vs Spindle lift

Ok cause i was gonna buy coil spacers but those are supposed to be hard on your car so i dunno about that does anyone know where i can buy a spindle for an afordable price
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Default Re: Coil Springs vs Spindle lift

Kind of an old thread to chime in on and you may have lifted it already, but no one asked what you plan on using your truck for! If you plan to offroad, go with a coil spring lift and an upper control arm. You will gain more front wheel travel and a stronger upper arm. A lift spindle only gives you lift (ground clearence too), but no more wheel travel, it is more aesthetic. The stock spindle is pretty stout, many long travel kits use the stock spindle.

Check out Doestch, Fabtech, or even Camburg for good lift coils. Canuck motorsports makes the cheapest ones, but I have no experience with them. you will have to get an upper arm though from Fabtech, doestch, or possibly springtech- but they look crappy.
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Default Re: Coil Springs vs Spindle lift

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Kind of an old thread to chime in on and you may have lifted it already, but no one asked what you plan on using your truck for! If you plan to offroad, go with a coil spring lift and an upper control arm. You will gain more front wheel travel and a stronger upper arm. A lift spindle only gives you lift (ground clearence too), but no more wheel travel, it is more aesthetic. The stock spindle is pretty stout, many long travel kits use the stock spindle.
I'm bumping a really old thread because this^ is misinformation and no one caught it. You have it backwards. With a coil lift you lose downtravel because it puts the suspension at droop by default. The suspension bottoms out alot easier and the result is shitty ass ride quality. Yeah the beefy Fabetch-style arms are technically "stronger" but that's because they have to be due to the horrible angle that a 2.5" coil lift puts your suspension at. That's why I say a coil spring lift is aesthetic and a spindle lift is functional.
A 3" spindle lift with stock coils will always have more travel and a better ride than 2.5" lift coils (or spacers) with stock spindles

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:40 PM
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Default Re: Coil Springs vs Spindle lift

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Kind of an old thread to chime in on and you may have lifted it already, but no one asked what you plan on using your truck for! If you plan to offroad, go with a coil spring lift and an upper control arm. You will gain more front wheel travel and a stronger upper arm. A lift spindle only gives you lift (ground clearence too), but no more wheel travel, it is more aesthetic. The stock spindle is pretty stout, many long travel kits use the stock spindle.

Check out Doestch, Fabtech, or even Camburg for good lift coils. Canuck motorsports makes the cheapest ones, but I have no experience with them. you will have to get an upper arm though from Fabtech, doestch, or possibly springtech- but they look crappy.
lol stock spindles on LT that made me laugh so hard
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