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Couple Lift Questions

Looking at lifting my 2000 Ranger SuperCab 2WD 3.0L. Spindle lift in the front and new leafs in the rear. My question is, how does the use of spindles in the front affect the alignment? I have always been a Jeep guy and this is my first truck ever so I am still learning. Will I need alignment cams or whatever they are called? Also, what is an AAL??

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AAL= Add A Leaf. basically you put a new leaf in your spring pack and it lifts your truck.



As far as the spindles, I imagine that the reason why spindles need an alignment is because the spindles arent made exactly to factory specs causeing an off camber alignment.
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But the alignment cams will correct the alignment to a true alignment?
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But the alignment cams will correct the alignment to a true alignment?

yes they will.
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how much lift are u wanting? u could just crank the t-bars for a front lift...and thats free....minus an alignment and etc...
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well you could crank the front t bars but anything over a leveling crank is kind of stupid. You will go through ball joints like crazy like that. T bar cranks arent what theyre cracked up to be.
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yah i know....

would u say a 2" crank is safe/ok/drivable?
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yah i know....

would u say a 2" crank is safe/ok/drivable?


no. well... its Driveable, but youre gonna go through balljoints like nuts. and the bottom BJs goin for 30 bucks a peice and uppers goin for like 120. why would you just want to buy spindles and go higher right away??
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haha, cuz i'm cheap....

if i could find a good spindle set where i could use my stock rims from around $200..give or take...id do that...
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haha, cuz i'm cheap....

if i could find a good spindle set where i could use my stock rims from around $200..give or take...id do that...


well you can be cheap all you want but ive learned that if you dont do things right the first time you will just keep paying for it.
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thas true....the pro comp spindles are expensive, and the fabtechs wont let u use stock rims....

eh...i guess i'd have to cop out for rockcrawlers...
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i think theres a spindle brand called doestch that you can use stock rims and theyre pretty cheap I hear.


search for em, and try ebay too.
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