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Old 05-06-2013, 12:53 PM
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the spindles don't change anything that the shock feels. they stay stock, and the stock rears will prolly be fine for just 2"
Alright ill give it a try pretty soon and let you guys know how it turns out.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:04 PM
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the spindles don't change anything that the shock feels. they stay stock, and the stock rears will prolly be fine for just 2"
What about the pitman arm? Will that be fine too?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:43 AM
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What about the pitman arm? Will that be fine too?
You don't have a pitman arm 98 is when the rangers went to rack and pinon steering
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that kit won't work, sorry. it's for torsion bar suspension.

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oh, and you have rack/pinion steering, not a pitman arm.
lol! i said that my first post haha

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What about the pitman arm? Will that be fine too?
nothing changes on the steering. simply disconnect the outer tie rods from the steering knuckle & reattach to the new lift spindle steering knuckles.

one thing to consider is the brake lines. most people don't seem to have an issue, but i've heard at least one instance where the brake lines needed to be replaced with longer ones. but i think that was for a guy who disconnected his sway bar & wanted to rock crawl lol
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You don't have a pitman arm 98 is when the rangers went to rack and pinon steering
My bad I totally spaced haha

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lol! i said that my first post haha

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nothing changes on the steering. simply disconnect the outer tie rods from the steering knuckle & reattach to the new lift spindle steering knuckles.

one thing to consider is the brake lines. most people don't seem to have an issue, but i've heard at least one instance where the brake lines needed to be replaced with longer ones. but i think that was for a guy who disconnected his sway bar & wanted to rock crawl lol
Thanks guys just making sure I'm not missing anything!
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My bad I totally spaced haha

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Thanks guys just making sure I'm not missing anything!
any time!
by the way, if you haven't replaced your ball joints, it's nice to do those at the same time since it's all apart & in front of you...
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:39 AM
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any time!
by the way, if you haven't replaced your ball joints, it's nice to do those at the same time since it's all apart & in front of you...
How much do those run?
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:41 AM
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oh, the lower ball joints run $40 to $60 each iirc (Moog brand are the best IMO) and the upper ball joints actually come with the whole upper control arm. the whole upper arm is around $60 and very easy to change. the lower bjs just need to pressed out & pressed back in.

there's is a great how-to thread on this forum too
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the spindles don't change anything that the shock feels. they stay stock, and the stock rears will prolly be fine for just 2"
Can u send me a link for some 98 spindles for under 300?
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Can u send me a link for some 98 spindles for under 300?
Ebay they are $250-$260

Shackles are $30
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Can u send me a link for some 98 spindles for under 300?
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Ebay they are $250-$260

Shackles are $30
yep! like dis:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Lift-Spind...535ada&vxp=mtr
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:15 AM
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Check rockauto.com for the moog ball joints. I agree with ol' robby, they are the best. I was able to get my moogs for my truck for less than half of what they cost to walk in the parts store.
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