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All you guys that have the 3" Doetch spindle lift!!!

What do I need to address wth installing this on my truck? I have a 00 Ranger 2WD. I've read about calipers needing to be adjusted or moved or something, and somethign about brake lines..

So you guys who have installed this lift, chime in and help me out please!
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umm i have that lift on my 04...didnt adjust the brakes or brake lines on mine...might have to trim down the LCA for better steering radius...but maybe its different for your year...
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LCA needs to be ground down a little bit or it will affect turning radius and the ABS screw things, and you will likely need a camber adjustment kit. Other than that, the spindles are a fairly easy install.
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camber adj. kit? will i need the kit or can a alignment shop fix that for me?
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I didn't need the camber adjustment kit, but I'm an edge, so I cant speak for the XLT guys.

All I know is when they say "oh yea you have to trima little off the LCA" it really means trim a whole lot! I had to cut a LOT off mine.

Yours may be different b/c your setup is different
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an how do you trim off the lca?
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Die Grinder...thats what I used
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k. ty..
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Are new springs needed with these spindles? I have the kit, just havent put it on yet.
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you can run either add-a-leaf, shackle or block for lift in the back. Shackle is easiest.
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you can run either add-a-leaf, shackle or block for lift in the back. Shackle is easiest.


I meannt like front coils? or will I need to get taller coils to go with the 3in spindles
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Your stock coils and shocks will be fine, though if you want you can add 2" coils for more lift but you will need a new upper control arm and shocks..
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its real easy if you dont have abs
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Thanks fx2.3

S-10 Killer I do have ABS but thats not a big deal. Thanks
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Thanks fx2.3

S-10 Killer I do have ABS but thats not a big deal. Thanks
My abs sensors required a small washer to space them out from rubbing.. It is a good kit, I do miss mine, though I love going fast now
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and trim alot off, if you think its good, go a half inch back its alot i gained some turning radius from not trimming enough
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