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and really the spindle is actually the part that tha calipers slide onto...the beefy piece thats painted blue is the knuckle
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What do the coil spring spacers do?
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they sit on top of the coil spring basically a spacer that sits between the spring and the truck
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if you order the actual kit from fabtech it uses an add-a-leaf. not a block which personally i kinda like. i believe it comes with all new bolts for everything also. and the directions are included with the kit and are pretty simple to follow
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Okay i see, was looking on a site for spindles trying to gather information, they keep mentioning wheel travel. Anyone clue me in on what this means?
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if you order the actual kit from fabtech it uses an add-a-leaf. not a block which personally i kinda like. i believe it comes with all new bolts for everything also. and the directions are included with the kit and are pretty simple to follow

Correct me if I'm wrong but won't an add a leaf
The ride more firm, I was reading on fabtechs site just now and it said it's more for towing, does a block replace add a leaf?
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coil spacers.....
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yeah its alittle stiffer. the block is more or less just a spacer. either one works. might be hard to find just the spindles though.

wheel travel-basically you'll be getting 3" more travel up front=need for longer shocks
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ya but the site you found those at andrew sold just the spindles right?
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coil spacers.....
Ahh wow can't get any better than that. How much those cost, or they in a kit?




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yeah its alittle stiffer. the block is more or less just a spacer. either one works. might be hard to find just the spindles though.

wheel travel-basically you'll be getting 3" more
travel up front=need for longer shocks
Thanks for clearing that up, yeah the spindles are quite expensive but I'm gonna bite the bullet on this one, even though I won't be doing that much offroading I kinda refuse to go the bodylift route.. Anyone with me on that?
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lol its like 30 for both....lol im throwing a body lift on also....it needs to be bigger imo
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i am 110% with you there haha. and i'd rather have the added travel. im saving for the fabtech kit right now(well more for bigger tires haha). it really sucks i cant use my work discount for anything other than immediate family because i can get everything for $350
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where do you work
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les schwab over here in the west haha.

we actually aren't even supposed to lift rangers at work for customers because theyre so narrow but they let us order anything we want for our own stuff :)
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well get me some stuff then
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i wish i could but its against policy :/
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Hahaha I could use a discount :P

I see an f150 other day while at an intersection. As it passed I could see right through the truck it looked pretty ugly if you ask me. He also had some tires and rims but me being able to see through the truck like that have to deal with the body lift?
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haha i know i'm lucky but i still got lots of other bills to pay so it's not like im constantly putting stuff on my account


and yes that is why i don't like body lifts lol

sidenote how ya likin your toyo's? i love mine
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haha i know i'm lucky but i still got lots of other bills to pay so it's not like im constantly putting stuff on my account


and yes that is why i don't like body lifts lol

sidenote how ya likin your toyo's? i love mine
Ahh my toyos are amazing, would buy them again for sure!

You by chance know how much labor would run on installing the spindles and shackles, an estimate?
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ummmm i really have no idea. like i said at les schwab we dont lift rangers(at least thats what i've been told) but i don't really see a reason why our main headquarters made that decision. guess they think the rangers are too narrow and would get tipsy. basically any certified shop is $90/hour. its a 2 hour job tops

that's all i've ran on my vehicles. people here seem to bash them but everyone who has them buys set after set!
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ummmm i really have no idea. like i said at les schwab we dont lift rangers(at least thats what i've been told) but i don't really see a reason why our main headquarters made that decision. guess they think the rangers are too narrow and would get tipsy. basically any certified shop is $90/hour. its a 2 hour job tops

that's all i've ran on my vehicles. people here seem to bash them but everyone who has them buys set after set!
Thanks for the info, i thought it would take more than 2 hours so atleast I know what I'm basically looking at, got a good idea now.

Not sure if you know anything about this, would I need to regear with the lift from those spindles and my tires, I'm not even sure what my gearing is right now. Maybe it's not even necessary but I don't really know
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yeah its not a big deal usually haha

check here to see what your gearing is. id should be on your drivers door
Ford Ranger Axles - The Ranger Station

im assuming you're 4.10(most edges are) which will work just fine for those 285's!

4.56/4.30s might be a bit better but not really going to make a huge difference
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yeah its not a big deal usually haha

check here to see what your gearing is. id should be on your drivers door
Ford Ranger Axles - The Ranger Station

im assuming you're 4.10(most edges are) which will work just fine for those 285's!

4.56/4.30s might be a bit better but not really going to make a huge difference
Went to the link you provided me with, found out I got 4.10 you were right :) thanks for helping me out on that.

Would you suggest getting shocks? If so what kind
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I was looking into getting some shocks, the two I'm serious about
Are the procomps es3000/es9000 . Leaning more towards the es9000 because both are relatively cheap and I'd rather go with the better one, if someone can convice me otherwise that'd be great too. Also are the shocks somewhat visible While driving, I'd like to of
Course show off what I got :)

Any suggestions regarding shocks would be helpful, like if it's even necessary? Lol

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