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3.0 lift questions

so want to put some height to the truck and want to know what wouldnt be to much for the 3.0 i was thinking 33 and 4.10? and the other question is , what would be good for a 3ich lift,
3 inch spindles and 3inch body lift ????
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thinking if i do 3inch spindles i wouldnt need a body lift? . and what would make the rear level with the front ?
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How about this... 3 inch spindles and Ford Expo springs in the rear. No blocks. But I'm only rolling 32's.


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Fabtech makes a good 3" spindle lift. I believe its like 3" up front and 2" in the rear so it levels it out nice. And it will clear 33's with no tbar crank :)

4.10 will work good for the 33's also for just dd. Wheeling you may want to change it I think to 4.56??
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Fabtech makes a good 3" spindle lift. I believe its like 3" up front and 2" in the rear so it levels it out nice. And it will clear 33's with no tbar crank :)

4.10 will work good for the 33's also for just dd. Wheeling you may want to change it I think to 4.56??
sweet cuz me have no t-bar , and dont plan on mudding just some trails here and there
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I have a 3.0 with 4.10's and I find it almost perfect. Still has enough power to get the wheels spinning off road and allows for decent mileage on the highway. If you do a lot of city driving, I might recommend 4.56. I wouldn't mind going to 4.56 sometime in the future just because it puts a lot less strain on different drivetrain components.
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I don't think you will clear 33s with a coil sprung and only a spindle lift. I have a 3 inch spindle and blocks and I had to trim a little up front for 31s. I don't no if I could fit 32s with comfort
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I don't think you will clear 33s with a coil sprung and only a spindle lift. I have a 3 inch spindle and blocks and I had to trim a little up front for 31s. I don't no if I could fit 32s with comfort
ive talked to people on here who have 33 and spindle 3'' lift they said they did have a problem
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Did or didn't?? I was told and have read that for a coil sprung with 3 inches that 32 was the max you could go. But with a body lift or the fabtech 5.5 you can run a 33. All the pics of 2wds on 33s I've seen they have had more that 3 inches. Now an edge/sport with spindle works because they are already 2 inches taller from the start
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hummmmm interesting thread
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Josh I'm telling you man....spindle- bout 300, coil spacer-30, shackle-50, and 2inch block-30......I'm rolling 33x12.50x15s no trimming at all....I installed them my self its easy as he11 man you can do it all in a day with just a jack and jack stand
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Who are your spindles from? And I'm assuming your shackles are the belted 6400, and why the coil spacer and 2inch block and not explored leaf or add a leaf, just curious? Do u have a 4x2?

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Josh I'm telling you man....spindle- bout 300, coil spacer-30, shackle-50, and 2inch block-30......I'm rolling 33x12.50x15s no trimming at all....I installed them my self its easy as he11 man you can do it all in a day with just a jack and jack stand
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Fabtech spindle coil spacer adds 2 inches up font beltech shackle and block for the rear cause I don't feel like an add a leaf yet....cause it was all cheap/free....yes I have a 2wd
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Nice so r you higher than a stock 4x4
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Stock 4x4s are only about 2 inches higher than a regular xlt with coils if I'm right.
You won't be able to fit 33s with just a spndle lift. What Andrew did though, was stack the spndles with coil spacers (essentially what is used in most leveling kits). I have 31s with a coil sprung, with a full fabtech 3" kit.I could probably fit 32s but it'd be close.
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ah, I just found some 33 super swampers with soft 8's for 250$, :/ this thread shot down my dreams lol.
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Haha. You could fit them if you do the spacers like Andrew did. Keep the dream alive!
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Stock 4x4s are only about 2 inches higher than a regular xlt with coils if I'm right.
You won't be able to fit 33s with just a spndle lift. What Andrew did though, was stack the spndles with coil spacers (essentially what is used in most leveling kits). I have 31s with a coil sprung, with a full fabtech 3" kit.I could probably fit 32s but it'd be close.
well if you wana get technical it went in this order.....spacers,shocks,spindle,shackle,block...o h i forgot to mention i do have bigger upper a-arms
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i tend to change my mind like everyday weather or not to buy spacers and run 33s. i will be due for tires in the next few months and can not decide for the life of me what to get size wise or even between MTs or Ats.
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do it man...best 30 ive spent yet lol...super easy to install
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I like mine the way it is. Next time I need tires, I'm getting 31 m/ts
I think the 31s just fill the wells so nicely
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yea i figured it was easy. i always question how long i will keep the truck or just say the more i save the bigger my next one will be. i do no that i will need tires soon tho haha.

im thinking mt but i dont really offroad. was looking at the duratracs in a 31, or the km2s etc....
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lol i need to go bigger...so im gonna bl it....
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hey man idk how your budget is but checkout those new general grabbers....
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unlimted budget really thats the scary part lol. which ones im assuming your not talking about the at2s

why do you need to go bigger man your stance is like perfect
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