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Old 04-20-2006
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big show off

k i got the 3.5 inch spindals for my ranger edge but i wanna go higher like show off high
what can i do
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dont quote me on this, but i am almost positive that the largest spindle you can get is a 3.5, Now since you already have that all you can do is add a 3" BodyLift. With both on you would be able to throw 35s under.
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i talked to the guy at t 4 wheel drive shop he said no body lifts were made for my year
wtf you know
so where can i find a body lift for my 2001 edge
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Link for body lift

oh and never go back to that shop that said a lift dont exist, they seem to be morons.
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on my old 01 EDGE 2wd i ran 38" TSLs
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wow how did you fit 38s?
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wow how did you fit 38s?
all you need is your spindles and a body lift. they fit.
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thats tight i only have 35s on my bronco and thats a 6 inch
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3.5" spindles, 3" body lift and i believe these are 39.5"s
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whats a 3 inch body lift run? money wise
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couple hundred bucks.
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Is it safe to run 38's on the stock axle? I've heard that technically speaking you are secure up to 36's. I'd do a little more research before putting anything bigger than 35's on.
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Yeah, I think I heard an explosion somewhere when I saw that pic....

Not to mention the sound of a bumper going BRRRAAAPPP!!!! on the tires when they turn... or just go.
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He's been running that set up for a while now, but he doesnt post here often so who knows what problems he's ran into, but I'm pretty sure he trimmed the bumper.


just to double check, you do have your T-bars cranked too right? and Don't forget to regear when you go above 33's

and for the rear get yourself some chevy Drop shackles and and a k1500 leaf pack that will bring the *** end up a bit, and its up to you to remove or leave the blocks in the back depending on how much axle wrap you want
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I don't know too much about edges, but I am getting a 2.5" C Arm and coil lift for the front, and have spindles already, mabye that could work for you as well, but like I said I don't know much so do some asking around or research.

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I don't know too much about edges, but I am getting a 2.5" C Arm and coil lift for the front, and have spindles already, mabye that could work for you as well, but like I said I don't know much so do some asking around or research.

as far as i know the edge package with t-bars pretty much gives you that extra 2.5" that the arms do on an xlt, i dont think those arms mork with edge trucks. so to put it in a nutshell. an xlt with the 2.5" control arms and 3.5" spindles is the same as an edge with 3.5" spindles give or take. correct me if im wrong fellas
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I've heard bigger than 33's are a mistake on 98+ rangers and 35s on a pre-97 ranger... but hell, what do I know, I'm running 36s on my 97 w/ no problems so far, even though I will be doing a SAS very soon!
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dam, 39's look huge on that truck
body lift cost abot 200$
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that has to be more than spindles and a body lift.. has to be right???? with 39.5s
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that has to be more than spindles and a body lift.. has to be right???? with 39.5s
just some minor trimming, unless hes not telling us everything, and i know at least 1 other member has seen it in person and he never said anything differant, so i believe it.
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i have the same set up as the red ranger but on 38s

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Yeah, I think I heard an explosion somewhere when I saw that pic....

Not to mention the sound of a bumper going BRRRAAAPPP!!!! on the tires when they turn... or just go.

yea seriously someone please explain this uber lifted 2wd show truck thing, cause i just dont understand it.
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yea seriously someone please explain this uber lifted 2wd show truck thing, cause i just dont understand it.
i have a 2wd b/c i didn't need 4x4 in south florida...but, i like lifted trucks...so i'm lifting it. I guess more for looks though...

trust me, i'd trade it for a 4x4 tommorow

although I don't NEED it...it would help not to get stuck every single place


i'm kinda with ya...all i want is mine lifted enough to clear 33x12.5's...b/c they look good and I will be able to get to some offroad places I can't get with no lift (extra ground clearance)
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you can get up there, just takes money
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yea seriously someone please explain this uber lifted 2wd show truck thing, cause i just dont understand it.

My truck is two wheel drive and no it is not a show truck I do use it, I just posted some pice from mudfest in the pics and videos section so go check it out. I have a 3.5" suspension lift, a 3" body lift and crancked torsion bars (no secrets) and I am running 39.5X15.5 tsl super swampers on 15x10 wheels. I trimmed about an inch off of my front bumper on the lower inside, other than that no other trimming, and the only rub is if you turn the wheel all the way the biggest *** on the tire just barely touches the t-bar, but even me old 35x12.5 mud terrains did that, because I never installed the steering stops that came with the fabtech spindle kit. As for problems, I have had the tires on my truck since march of '05 and have put 27k miles on the truck with those tires, including towing trailers and highway driving, RyanRebel can vouch for me on that, and I have no problems at all. I have the stock 8.8 rear end with the stock 4.11 gears and limited slip, no modifications to the power train at all, and truck will drive on the highway at 85-90 mph with no problems. I just drove to Okeechobee from Daytona without stopping at 85+ mph this weekend and the truck was fine. So its up to you how big you want to go, all depends on your budget.
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