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Old 03-24-2012, 08:58 PM
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yup. Doetsch spindles plus ground-force lift shackles


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Old 03-24-2012, 09:06 PM
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yup. Doetsch spindles plus ground-force lift shackles


Where did you get spindles for $175? The cheapest I can find is $375.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:07 PM
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Where did you get spindles for $175? The cheapest I can find is $375.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:09 PM
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Where did you get spindles for $175? The cheapest I can find is $375.
used, they are everywhere on craigslist... well the fabtech ones are. They can easily be had for $300 and the shackles brand new can be bought for $40. Money very well spent compared to a BL.

with a little patience you can find them for under $200...
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3" Doetsch spindle lift, 2.5" Camburg CRS coil lift, BTF uniball UCA's, ORW limit straps
Shackles, blocks, custom leaf pack, Bilstein 5100's/5125's F/R
33" GoodYear MTR's, 8.8 swap with 4.56 gears and L/S
Baja Designs 20" OnX, HID converted Hella's

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Old 03-24-2012, 09:16 PM
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not in canada lol
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:21 PM
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used, they are everywhere on craigslist... well the fabtech ones are. They can easily be had for $300 and the shackles brand new can be bought for $40. Money very well spent compared to a BL.

with a little patience you can find them for under $200...
Ya, ive been looking around for spindles. Ill probably end up buying them new in a few months. But other do you need anything else to do the spindles or is it just replace it and go?
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:26 PM
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AAL and shackles for the back ^
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:01 PM
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Total price of my lift, front and back, $175 + $35 = $210.
If I can find spindles and shackles for that price then that is probably the best way to go - based on all the posts I have read elsewhere. Out of 10, how difficult was it to install?
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:05 PM
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Spindles are easy to install. Just need good set of tools, grinder and common sense (I know thats a super power now-a-days).
My fabtech spindles came with directions and all new bolts, cotter pins and junk witch is really nice.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:12 PM
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I did both the suspension lift and body lift on my truck and would say the suspension is easier to do. I put gap guards on it and it looks pretty good. Did that about 3 years ago and have not had a problem with it. Suspension is from Super Lift and body lift is from Performance accessories.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:53 PM
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Just to throw it out there I would take a suspension lift to body any day even on a 2wd. I personally ddont like the extra frame dangling below the cab. With or without gap guards I can spot a bodylift. God forbid you want to keep your hitch because that shit looks dumb as fuck.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:08 PM
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Just to throw it out there I would take a suspension lift to body any day even on a 2wd. I personally ddont like the extra frame dangling below the cab. With or without gap guards I can spot a bodylift. God forbid you want to keep your hitch because that shit looks dumb as fuck.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:52 PM
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See this is why I love FRF - I came into this thinking BL was the way to go but my mind has shifted toward the spindle/shackle lift, and it seems the best way to go. Thanks for everyone's input!
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