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Lifted Single Cabs

I wanna see some pics.

No body lifts ether. All suspension.
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wrong section....





but, i gotcha some....

some might be double lifts....mixture of 2wd edge, 4x4, and coil sprung trucks...





















My favorite...


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Wow.. a lifted single cab looks so.... jeepish, dare I say?
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here are a few more











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My exact truck. Hotness.

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most of the trucks above are 2wd with spindle lifts, not a true suspension lift.

heres a 4x4 with a body lift

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my truck is sexy!
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you need to change your sig to "spindle lift"
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you need to change your sig to "spindle lift"
me?
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yeah you dont have a "suspension" lift
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aal and shackles arent suspension?
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that could be lol
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that could be lol
ok so my sig is 70% right, sounds cooler though

pics are on my cardomain page in my sig
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Ok glad this came up.

My truck is a SC, 2wd, with the torsion bars. aka 4wd suspension.

Now why do people do spindle lifts, and not suspension lifts?

If some of us 2wd'ers have the same suspension as a 4wd'er, why not do the full suspension lift?

Price?
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um hmm you must not understand how 4x4 suspension is.

ok i know these arnt ranger but same concept.



thats 2wd spindle lift. 2wd the rotor rides on 2 wheel bearings that ride on a spindle you see sticking out of the spindle "arm"



ok here is 4x4



you see the knuckles "spindle arm" has a hole in it and no "spindle" per say on it. 1998+ 4x4 has a sealed wheel bearing assembly like so:



that bolts onto the knuckle. the axle goes through the wheel bearing and turns it.


know knowing this you cant run a 4x4 "spindle" on a 2wd.. that is why... see how a spindle lift works is the 2wd spindle we will say is in the middle of the arm. the new arms are casted so the actual spindle that the wheel bearings ride on is now 3.5" lower then stock on the arm. thus raising the truck up
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i feel left out even though its a spindle lift
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my suspension lifted ranger

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how exactly is a spindle lift not a suspension lift? is the spindle not a suspension component?
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Oh yeah, I'm well aware of the difference in the front end of a 2wd vs a 4wd (I am a mechanic)

I just don't know jack **** about lifting/trucks.

I've spent my life in a slammed, subframe scraping VW. This is my first truck.

Thanks though.

Where can one acquire a spindle lift?
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So I looked around, and found this.

Now, With a 3" spindle lift, I would obviously need to raise the back up.

This website offers ether a, 1.5" block, 2.0" block, or a 2.0" aal.

Still missing 1.0" to make it even. Or does it even out for some reason?
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how exactly is a spindle lift not a suspension lift? is the spindle not a suspension component?
dosent alter the suspension, rather lowers the spindle location, you know better lol
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haven't seen this one yet.

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