Fabtech 5.5" Suspension Lift Question
Okay, I'm not going to lie. I'm a cheap guy and hate spending a lot of money. But I wanted to get the 5.5 inch fabtech lift for my 2003 3.0L Coil spring front suspension ranger which is freaking $1500. But It's to my understanding that as far as the front lift goes, it's just fabtech's 2.5" coil spring/control arm lift added on to their 3" spindle lift. But my buddy owns a 4x4 fabrication shop that I work at sometimes for extra cash and he told me that he fabricates upper and/or lower control arms all the time and that he'd give me a bada** deal and do some uppers for me for a $150ish. On top of that I found a place that sells Fabtech 2.5" lift coil spring replacements for about $170ish. My question is. Can I just buy the $700 Fabtech Spindle Lift which comes with Spindles, shocks, and a rear lift block. And then buy those replacement fabtechs I found and then get my buddy to Fabricate some upper control arms and make my own 5.5 lift package? or would there be any issuses? If I could then I would just buy some chevy lowering shackles too even out the truck, any feedback would be helpful because this could save me A LOT of cash!