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difference btw bl and spindles?

right now i got cheap *** 3" lift blocks in the rear only. should i just throw those out and get a body lift kit or leave em in and get spindles for the front. if thats even possible. someone please explain the difference and where exactally the spindles are located. bc obviously the blocks dont seperate the frame and body but a body lift does?ithink? its a 2001 2wd edge bythaway

update**GOT AN IDEA!- we have an auto wrecking/junkyard nearby and i know they got a **** load of leaf springs, would it be cheaper to find some outta there, if so what kind shoud i ask for bc you can call them and ask

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spindles are up front

Spindles cost alot more than a body lift
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spindels

ive got a 99 ranger with a 3 inch Body lift and ive got 31 11.50's.........but i just bought the 3 inch spindles from fabtech for a little under 700$ so i can clear my new 33 12.50's ...........so if u can afford it do both if not do the body lift....about 100 bucks.....me and a buddy did mine in about 7 hours .............and u can prob clear 32's
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Body life is blocks that go between the frame and body.

Spindles are part of the front end were your a arms mount and steering rods.

I would search ALOT more
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they do make coil spacers for 2wd's which give you a lil more lift in the front, about an inch or 2 and they are pretty cheap. you really got to do some homework on what does what and the cost of ****. you can go the eye candy route or the performance route. you can fit 31x10.5x15 no problem on your truck stock and that will give it a lil better look.
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ive got a 99 ranger with a 3 inch Body lift and ive got 31 11.50's.........but i just bought the 3 inch spindles from fabtech for a little under 700$ so i can clear my new 33 12.50's ...........so if u can afford it do both if not do the body lift....about 100 bucks.....me and a buddy did mine in about 7 hours .............and u can prob clear 32's
He has torsion bars up front so he can fit 32s stock. Also you can't put a coil spacer on torsion bars....dur
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they do make coil spacers for 2wd's which give you a lil more lift in the front, about an inch or 2 and they are pretty cheap. you really got to do some homework on what does what and the cost of ****. you can go the eye candy route or the performance route. you can fit 31x10.5x15 no problem on your truck stock and that will give it a lil better look.
You need to do homework as well. He has a Edge thus he has torsion bars up front. I don't think you can install coil spacers when there are no coils lol. He can fit 35x12.5 after a BL but I would recommend 33s.
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ok thanks, thats my ultimate goal of lifting is new tires. hopefully i will get them for my bday oct 5th, as far as tires go i just want all terrains bc i will do some offroading but not every day. any ideas? i saw these BF allterrains, look pretty nice. anywhere i can get four tires and four rims combo deal maybe? i just want somethin simple for rims kinda like yours 04blackedge
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Hey my birthday is Oct 6th. I really really like my BFGs, I would buy them again if I wasn't going bigger. Also I would recommend you take those 3" blocks out, those are a bad idea.
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ya i deff will if i get a bl, any suggestions for a place to get inexpensive tires and rims
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i have 31' pro comp all terrains. they came on the truck when i recently bought it, and it still rides really smooth.
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oh thats right sorry. and sorry im not up to date with everyone elses truck either. your so good at pointing out other peoples flaws. i thank you
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He says what he has in his first post...
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