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Doetsch Vs Fabtech

Im going to do a spindle lift soon and I found Doetsch spindles for 350 shipped with a rear lift and the fabtech are like 430 shipped just the spindle. Im sure that fabtech is a better spindle or mabey its just paying for the name. I just want to make sure that the 3inch doetsch is the same lift hight as the 3.5 fabtech. I plan on running the same setup that daytonabchranger is but i just wanna make sure i can fit the 39.5's with the cheaper doetsch 3inch spindles. I know it can be done with the fabtech 3.5inch spindles/ body lift combo
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I've heard fabtech to be a little weak. Plus they stick out a bit on the front tires. I kind of like them, but I wouldn't get them if I were you for

1. the price
2. they stick out
3. you can't run stock rims if you have to (i.e. spare, etc)
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I love Fabtech products and the prices are actually going down. I am lowering the price on all of my already below-anyone-else prices once again. 435 for a spindle is pretty expensive but when you think about it, you can get the whole kit with rear add a leafs and all parts needed for less than $650
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I have the Doetsch and have beat the living crap out of them with hard offroading, jumping, banging, and all on 35" tires. Can't speak for the Fabtech but my Doetsch have really held up so far.
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I love Fabtech products and the prices are actually going down. I am lowering the price on all of my already below-anyone-else prices once again. 435 for a spindle is pretty expensive but when you think about it, you can get the whole kit with rear add a leafs and all parts needed for less than $650
Thats a pretty good deal! You know how much it would be with everything seperate?

Spindles
AAL's and/or blocks
Shocks
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Thats a pretty good deal! You know how much it would be with everything seperate?

Spindles
AAL's and/or blocks
Shocks
etc
Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] so that I can better answer that and not forget about it. I wont be able to answer until Sunday, my day off, so it'll be easier to send you prices using the e-mail. Thanks a lot man.
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I just read a thread about a guy having a fabtech spindle break on him.
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I have the Doetsch and have beat the living crap out of them with hard offroading, jumping, banging, and all on 35" tires. Can't speak for the Fabtech but my Doetsch have really held up so far.
how long have you been running that spindle tire app?????
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I like my doestech spindles and you cant beat the price!
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how long have you been running that spindle tire app?????
About 15 months.
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I'm going Doetsch soon, I tried to get some info from the Fabtech guys and they were sarcastic and rude. I asked a Doetsch rep a dozen questions and she helped me out big time.

Spindle lift, tires, regear, and chevy spring swap are my next big mods.
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I haven't had any problems with my Fabtech. the ONLY Fabtech product that i will ever buy is the spindles, their other stuff is crap.

Mentioned above is the fact that they stick out(1/2"). This was a big issue for me when i first got them, BUT after having them on i have to say that i love it. the reason being that it just makes my truck handle soo much nicer with the wider stance, this is that i can corner on the street better then most people
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yeah i like that they stick out but i dont wanna pay an extra 2hundo for it
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I love my Doetsch spindles and upper control arms.
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thanks for all your help guys!!!!!!!!
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Does Doetch make a full kit like Fabtech thats a 5.5" ?
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yeah i think so but thats for the non torsion bar suspension
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Who carries Doetsch kits?
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Ebay, I think!

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yeah i think so but thats for the non torsion bar suspension
I dont have Torsion bars

and I'm not buying a lift off of Ebay. I'll buy old ninja turtle figures off ebay, not something that effects the ability to operate my daily driver.


I'll glady pay an extra couple hundo for customer service
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Oh **** I got my account back I thought I got banned anyways Im the same guy as wouldyablow me just so yall know.

There is to companies that sell doetsch on ebay just look up ranger lift.

Fabtech 5.5 is like 1100 bucks or sumthing but you get uper controll arms ball joints and coils so not bad.

I think im gonna get fabtech now I found some used for like 200 bucks
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if you did something worthy of bannishment, then I suggest you chill for the designated time cuz if you really did get banned as soon as a mod comes across this you'll be right back out again.

if that was a joke and you just couldn't access your old account for some reason PM Skot or christian so they can figure it out for you, because multiple accounts are against the rules
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ahhh who knows im just gonna use this account from now on if they wanna ban me then ill get another email and join up with a dif name
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Ebay can't be the only place. And from what I've found on ebay, they don't sell the complete kits, just the spindles and blocks.
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can i run my stock wheels with my fabtech spindles? I havnt installed mine yet and the guy i bought them from said i can
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