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Old 09-18-2012, 06:36 PM
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Default 3" Spindle Lift question, what do i need!?!??!

Hey guys, so im planning on getting a 3" spindle lift, and im doing my homework on all the parts im going to change out while at it.

First of all, i own a 2004 Ranger EDGE w/ Torsion bar suspension (2WD)

I plan on getting the Doetsch Spindle, (I know fabtech has problems with the snouts...) So hopefully Doetsch has stronger ones.

I want to change out my upper control arms as well.
(What brand should i get?)

Lower ball joint.
(What brand should i get?)


Extended Stainless steel brake lines.
Which one will fit my truck?
I have had experience buying the oem rubber ones from local auto store and they turned out to be different than the OEM ones i have.

(Mine is the one that just connects to the hard line and the caliper with nothing else attached, i know there is one that has some sort of traingle shaped metal attached with the line with 2 holes)

Possibly lower control arm and tie rod end.
(If so what brand to get?)

Im also going to change out my brake caliper, because mine is all rusted.... (What brand should i get?)

I only plan on lifting the truck by 3 inch, so i'd need shacle to level out the spindle right?

And i will need a set of belltech 6400?

(I do not want to add a leaf, because it seems to be more work than the shackles... and i dont want to deal with the leafs and get new U bolts.) Shackle is just simple swap task right lol and nothing else in between?

Do i also need rear brake lines for the lift?
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: 3" Spindle Lift question, what do i need!?!??!

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I plan on getting the Doetsch Spindle, (I know fabtech has problems with the snouts...) So hopefully Doetsch has stronger ones.
they don't. swap the stock snouts to whichever brand spindles you can get cheaper. a 20 ton press is all you need

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I want to change out my upper control arms as well.
(What brand should i get?)

Lower ball joint.
(What brand should i get?)
moog

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Extended Stainless steel brake lines.
Which one will fit my truck?
I have had experience buying the oem rubber ones from local auto store and they turned out to be different than the OEM ones i have.
custom made ones

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Possibly lower control arm and tie rod end.
(If so what brand to get?)
why a lower control arm?

moog tie rod end
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Im also going to change out my brake caliper, because mine is all rusted.... (What brand should i get?)
junk yard, or whatever the auto parts store has


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I only plan on lifting the truck by 3 inch, so i'd need shacle to level out the spindle right?

And i will need a set of belltech 6400?

(I do not want to add a leaf, because it seems to be more work than the shackles... and i dont want to deal with the leafs and get new U bolts.) Shackle is just simple swap task right lol and nothing else in between?

Do i also need rear brake lines for the lift?
shackle can do that. belltech 6400 is what you want. no brake line needed.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:03 PM
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I'm getting the Moog UCA W/ ball joints etc. it's $70 on eBay.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: 3" Spindle Lift question, what do i need!?!??!

[QUOTE=doyouquaxu;1026429]they don't. swap the stock snouts to whichever brand spindles you can get cheaper. a 20 ton press is all you need



Where can i get lines custom made? i dont know any local shop that is capable of doing that type of stuff...

And the lower control arm looks old, so i figure why not just change it out, i got my eyes on the JDM upper and lower, if i get their lower do u think i still have to cut the lower control arm.

Also is the tie rod end a good idea to replace?
Im not sure if i know how to change those out, i only search up the spindles lol.
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