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2wd Fabtech control arms on a 4wd?!?

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I have a friend of a friend looking to get rid of some 2wd fabtech control arms. He says he bought them for his 2000 4WD to get an extra couple inches of lift but sold it before he put them on. I've done some searching but found nothing about putting 2WD control arms on a 4WD rig....any thoughts?? Thanks for reading!
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Heres the deal....

I have a friend of a friend looking to get rid of some 2wd fabtech control arms. He says he bought them for his 2000 4WD to get an extra couple inches of lift but sold it before he put them on. I've done some searching but found nothing about putting 2WD control arms on a 4WD rig....any thoughts?? Thanks for reading!
If your talking about the spindles they will not work. I'm not sure about the actual control arms

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2 wheel drive spindles will not work on 4 wheel drive.

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He is talking the control arm not the actual spindle.
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It looks like the control arms for a 2W drive Edge (torsion bar setup) and 4x4 may be the same but will not interchange with the coil spring setup. If you have the part numbers I'd call fabtech Tech Support, Toll free: 877-432-2832 or email them at [email protected] and see what they say.
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just for the comparison
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The dimensions are slightly off between the two. I remember an ex member here went by the username "D" tried to use the 4x2 UCAs on his edge and it wouldn't work. He ended up custom fabbing his own.
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It looks like the control arms for a 2W drive Edge (torsion bar setup) and 4x4 may be the same but will not interchange with the coil spring setup. .
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Heres the deal....

I have a friend of a friend looking to get rid of some 2wd fabtech control arms. He says he bought them for his 2000 4WD to get an extra couple inches of lift but sold it before he put them on. I've done some searching but found nothing about putting 2WD control arms on a 4WD rig....any thoughts?? Thanks for reading!
Are those control arms still for sale? If so I could use them for my 2wd.
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