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Old 05-23-2011, 08:38 AM
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Default lift spindle snouts

Alright, I've had people on here tell me that if I put my stock snouts on the lift spindles it will make them as strong as stock. I'm pretty sure i have access to a 20 ton press at my fathers work, but I have no idea how to do it, but is it really worth all the effort? I've seen people say that they've beated theere truck just the same with the lift spindles and have no problems.
I'm going with doeschtech spindles also
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:09 AM
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Default Re: lift spindle snouts

comparing the two spindles side by side which i did the doetsch are actually bigger and are much more beefy. i think when people were talkin about it it had to do with fagtech spindles haha. heres a pic i have of the two next to eachoher
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:56 PM
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Default Re: lift spindle snouts

he's talking about the snout, not the entire spindle. the snout is the silver part sticking out of the spindle like a dude with a hard on.

while you can't see much of a difference, if you take measurements you will find that on a fabtech spindle, the snouts are thinner in crucial areas that cause them to bend and break. i have no experience with the doetsch spindles, but if you have the ability to do it, it can't hurt.

you put your stock spindle on the press, and push the snout out through the back of the spindle (side that's facing the inside of the truck when installed). on the doetsch, there may be a screw or something holding their snout in (i know some have it), remove the screw, press the snout out the back, and then flip the spindle over and press the stock snout in.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: lift spindle snouts

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like a dude with a hard on.
really now?

Attempting to transfer the stock snout to replace the aftermarket seems like a pain in the ass for little gain, and I wouldn't be surprised if it compromises the assembly as a whole, having joined parts not designed to work together.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:30 PM
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i doubt that stock snouts would compromise the integrity. i've done it on my truck, know other people who have done it on theirs, and haven't had a problem in 3 years.
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