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Edge 2WD lift?

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I got a 05' edge 2wd with some 285/75/16 tires. They fit good and all but I also have my front valence off, with it on it would rub every turn. Keep in mind I have a torsion crank that was maxx but probably has sagged since then.

I basically am looking to lift my truck , not a body lift..
Then comes a custom bumper. I would like to get spindles and shackles but I'm a noob when it comes to this. Also I like the looks of the shocks and stuff when you look into the wheel well versus a body lift. What should I look for? Brands? Kits? Also I won't be installing them myself, would take them to a shop.

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go with a spindle and shackle set up man....
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Cool I see you got fabtech spindles and shackles. I know this sounds ridiculous but what do they look like installed. I think I know but this is y first time looking into a lift.
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you want after lift pics dude?
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if you can find spindles for a 05 and up ha
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you want after lift pics dude?
Yeah if you got pics of the actual shackles and spindles :)
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if you can find spindles for a 05 and up ha
What do you mean by this?
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Quick search on google I came up with this 2001-2005 Ford Ranger Spindle - Fabtech

What's labor go on installing these? What sort of shackles shall I go with?
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Yeah if you got pics of the actual shackles and spindles :)


What do you mean by this?
haha a guess i wasnt looking in the right places
PerformanceLifts.com -- Fabtech 2001-2009 Ranger 3" Spindle Lift
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crap you have T bars
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andrew you can do it your self man....shackles go with the beltech 6400
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Quick search on google I came up with this 2001-2005 Ford Ranger Spindle - Fabtech

What's labor go on installing these? What sort of shackles shall I go with?
make sure it will fit with t bars
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i dont have any of the actual spindles and shackles....but i have plenty of pics after instalation
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and andrew those spindles you found are exctly what i have on my truck man
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Alright so what does me having t bars got
To do with spindles? What all am I looking at here.. Spindles.
Shackles and the belltech 6400.. Could I go with u bolts for the back or something?
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and andrew those spindles you found are exctly what i have on my truck man
I like them quite alot
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Alright so what does me having t bars got
To do with spindles? What all am I looking at here.. Spindles.
Shackles and the belltech 6400.. Could I go with u bolts for the back or something?
some sites say it will not fit
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some sites say it will not fit
Hmmm so depending on the site or the spindle?
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the beltech 6400s are gonna be your shackles...50 bucks or so on ebay....you can also go to autozone and get a 1 2 or 3 inch block and u bolt kit for 30 bucks....blocks go under the leaf springs just incase you didnt know.....if you want a little squat in the rear id go with just shackles and spindles 3 in the front and 2 in the back... re crank your t bars a hair and youll be at about 3.5 in the front and 2 in the rear
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Hmmm so depending on the site or the spindle?
ha looks like it
im doing the same lift as soon as i get some cash up
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herer how bout we just trade trucks and then you wont have to worry about a lift lol
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the beltech 6400s are gonna be your shackles...50 bucks or so on ebay....you can also go to autozone and get a 1 2 or 3 inch block and u bolt kit for 30 bucks....blocks go under the leaf springs just incase you didnt know.....if you want a little squat in the rear id go with just shackles and spindles 3 in the front and 2 in the back... re crank your t bars a hair and youll be at about 3.5 in the front and 2 in the rear



I was trying to stay away from the look of being able to see through the truck at certain angles, like a body lift or blocks. Not sure if that's correct though. If I use shackles do I need a u bolt, or a block? Don't really get that part.

On my list so far I got those fabtech spindles, belltech 6400 shackles.. What else is needed
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I was trying to stay away from the look of being able to see through the truck at certain angles, like a body lift or blocks. Not sure if that's correct though. If I use shackles do I need a u bolt, or a block? Don't really get that part.

On my list so far I got those fabtech spindles, belltech 6400 shackles.. What else is needed
theres a mod for that
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could you tell if i had blocks or not?.....




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you see where the leafs end and are connected to the body by that connector piece...thats the shackle it pushes the leafs further away from the body
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Oh okay I see. Andrew if you don't mind me asking how much was your setup? I love your truck! If I were to do this myself what would you say the hardest part is?
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thanks man, well i searched craigslist for literally 6 to 7 months til something popped up...i got the spindles and longer beefier upper a-arms for 50 bucks....shackles for 50 bucks....i previously installed some coil spring spacers by daystar... and i had some of the welders at work cut me some 2 inch blocks...those were free lol...but like i stated previously you can get a block and ubolt kit from autozone for 30 bucks......the hardest part for me was taking off the front brake calipers and rotors...i didnt want to mess anything up you know....be sure to have some extra grade 8 bolts before you do the install...cause the factory bolts will get buggered up in the process of disconnecting the upper a-arm from the stock spindle....
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