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Old 10-23-2020, 04:39 PM
Yamagucci Yamagucci is offline
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Default 4" Maxtrac Spindle Lift 2WD (Torsion) Help/Questions

Hey guys, new here to the forum and have done a lot of research within the forums about spindle lifts. I bought 4" Maxtrac spindles for this project

Last weekend I attempted to do this install on my 2006 Ford Ranger Edge/Sport T-Bar setup (Non Coil Springs)

I am also replacing: lower ball joints, upper control arms, sway bar end links/bushings, Inner and Outer Tie Rods, Brake Rotors / pads. All OEM besides the spindles.

Ran into a few issues:

Didn't seem to have cut enough out of the lower control arm to fit the spindle in. I pretty much ground the front lip of the lower control arm but did not cut 1/4" of the lower control arm itself. As the MAxtrac instructions weren't entirely clear until I came onto this forum and got some answers. I knew this because I tried test fitting the Maxtrac spindles and noticed it wouldn't turn left to right freely at all when mounted to the upper and lower control arms (Kind of a derp moment on my part)

This should be fixed this weekend

I was also not aware that in Edge/Sport models that the bump stop that rests on the side of the lower control arm needs to be cut out as well for the brake calipers to not be affected when turning.

I also bought a caster/camber kit for the upper control arms just to be sure that this all gets installed correctly and lasts for a good while without ruining any OEM parts.

I just want to make sure this is the correct way to install and if I should be aware of any other complications I may run into during and after the installation.

The truck will get a professional alignment once everything is completed.

(Pictures are from before I grounded the control arms, replaced ball joints/upper control arms)





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Old 12-11-2020, 12:10 PM
edgeman2wd edgeman2wd is offline
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Default Re: 4" Maxtrac Spindle Lift 2WD (Torsion) Help/Questions

Looking good, thank you for sharing I am going to do this same lift in early January so I look forward to updates.
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