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07 2WD Lift/Leveling Kits

I have found that fabtech makes a 3" and 5.5" lift for my truck but it says that I can not run factory wheels. What other opitions do I have? I want to do either a leveling kit or full lift but want to be able to kit the factory wheels. Also the fabtech kit looks to be set up more like a pre runner lift which makes the front wheels stick out farther than the rear.

Is there anything I can lift my truck with 3" or so, keep factory wheels and not have the front tires stick out?

Links and or part numbers would be great!!

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Fabtech 5.5" with 33's and stock wheels.



The reason they say that is because it is close to the UCA with the stock backspacing. But you can run it. I didn't have any problems.
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Would a spacer allow for more clearance? With that being said I'm thinking Fabtech lift with 1" spacers with factory wheels on all 4 corners. See a issue with that?

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I don't see an issue with that. I am not a fan of spacers but if your not gonna wheel it then they should hold up fine.

The site says 3 3/4" backspacing. Stock is 4.5" backspacing. I ran that and then I got crager soft 8's 15x10 with 4.5" backspacing and I was fine the whole time.
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Does the front wheels stick out farther than the rear?

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Here's the best pictures I have. They stick out a little bit farther out then the rear but not that much more.



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I don't really have a good picture of them on the stock rims. Those are all with the cragers.
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Anybody else have different brand or size lifts/leveling kits that would like to comment?

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i run doetsch race spindles. any spindle means wide track width, because it puts the pin next to the control arm, not above. can run factory wheels, but then you also need wider rims to run anything 32 and up.

i have AR 15x8's with 32's and a 3 inch spindle lift, 4" block and shackle.



and the spindle:




I have a 4" backspacing, so these kick out normaly. heres with the spindles:


and stock same rims:
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if you wanna keep track width and are just looking to lift, get a cheap body lift.

by the way, these spindles are tanks. love them.

have tons of pics of everything if you wanna see them.
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