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Old 04-04-2008
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3'' suspension lift, 31'' BFG AT's

The guy down here at the offroad shop says that with the 3'' spindles my stock coils and shocks will do fine and i wont have any major steering problems with 31'' BFG AT's....its not that i dont trust the guy at the offroad shop, i just want a second opinion. Is he right?
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im pretty sure hes right. i think the spindles just lower where the tire acutally mounts(dont know what is called) but change the shock or spring mounts any.

you should put your location, you never know there might be some fellow ranger guys around you that would be willing to help you install the spindles instead of paying some shop to do it.
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The minute you start customizing your truck in anyway, it's going to need work done to it.
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Ive got a freind of mine (who posts on here as Shaklakan) and hes in my auto shop class, hes going to help me put the spindles on in my drive way. Hey, "Prerunner-Ranger" Do you have any problems with your fabtech spindles? Because im going to be getting the 3 inch fabtech spindles myself along with the 31 BFG All Terains. Have you had any problems?
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Ive got a freind of mine (who posts on here as Shaklakan) and hes in my auto shop class, hes going to help me put the spindles on in my drive way. Hey, "Prerunner-Ranger" Do you have any problems with your fabtech spindles? Because im going to be getting the 3 inch fabtech spindles myself along with the 31 BFG All Terains. Have you had any problems?
No problems, but I would suggest getting extended steel braided brake lines since the stock rubber ones will be stretched out a bit. Other then that I haven't had any issues with the fabtech spindles.
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What kind of truck do you have?
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What kind of truck do you have?

Yeah alittle info on your truck would help us help you man.
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Old 04-07-2008
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Sorry, ive got a 1999 Ranger XLT 3.0 FFV
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your only going to put on 31s you can easily fit 32s or maybe 33s.



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What wheels are you running? I ran 32s on my spindle lifted 04 xlt, with just an AAL in the back, I rubbed when tucking in the rear, but with the shackles on top of that it was fine. Up front i only rubbed on the valance a little at full lock going in reverse and only on one side.

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my wifes 99 3inch spindle lift on 31s

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i ran 31's bfg a/t's stock on a 2000 ranger 3.0l 2wd with no rub accept the occasional deep rutt where my truck flexed out but thats just my luck i guess
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