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3 inch spindles help newbie

ok i have a regular cab short bed 99 ranger 3.0 5spd to start i found a set of 3 inch lift spindles on craigslist for $75 if i bought these what else would i need to finish the lift..shocks? steering?? and for the rear im just gettin 3 inch blocks or maybe 2.5 any help is greatly appreciated
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for the front you need nothing more than the spindles

use 3" blocks in the rear with stock 4x4 rear shocks and possibly a 4x4 rear brake hose from the frame to the axle
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ok does anyone what a write up of how to do it or anything
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I wouldn't use blocks. A 2 inch block completely "W" my rear springs in only a month. Not cool....

Do this for the rear instead...
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f59/ho...nstall-105818/

Little more work, but much better outcome. Looks like this...

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That's my 00' with spindles, 32's and the expo springs with Belltech 6400 shackle.
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belltech shackle> lift blocks
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ok what year explorer should i get the springs from and the shackels??
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how did you find them for $75
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craigslist i havent picked them up yet i wanted to make sure i wouldnt have to change out much more but i think im deffintly goin to get them now
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craigslist i havent picked them up yet i wanted to make sure i wouldnt have to change out much more but i think im deffintly goin to get them now
First order of business is getting those spindles...If they're not gone already. I know if you don't get em I will.
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Are they pretty much universal?
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Are they pretty much universal?
Nope. There's a few different ones. Some for coil spring, t-bar, big brakes, little brakes... As long as you get ones for the appropriate suspension type you can make them work.
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Nope. There's a few different ones. Some for coil spring, t-bar, big brakes, little brakes... As long as you get ones for the appropriate suspension type you can make them work.
Oh and Fabtech no longer makes them for the little brakes like I have. Have no fear, buy a set of big brake rotors and that's all you need to run the 11.25 brakes instead of the 10.25.
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