Fabtech 3 In SPindle Lift good for off road? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-15-2009
Cruisin's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 65
Fabtech 3 In SPindle Lift good for off road?

Is the Fabtech 3.5 in spindle lift with performance shocks good for off roading? not like extreme desert prerunner but wheelin on some trails?
Is it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-15-2009
nbro3232's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nokomis, FL / Tallahassee
Posts: 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruisin View Post
Is the Fabtech 3.5 in spindle lift with performance shocks good for off roading? not like extreme desert prerunner but wheelin on some trails?
Is it?
Spindles don't change any suspension geometry. It will just move the snout 3 inches down which lifts the truck 3 inches. It will be just like stock except 3 inches higher. Shocks with help a bit.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-15-2009
Cruisin's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 65
i know i am getting the spindle lift with fabtechs performance shocks.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-15-2009
Pless215's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dewy Rose, GA
Posts: 473
i have no experience with them, as i am still stock, but there have been people that have had trouble with the fabtech spindles
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-15-2009
The S-10 Killer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BR, LA
Posts: 646
treat it like a stock cast spindle...no whoops at 50mph....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-15-2009
nbro3232's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nokomis, FL / Tallahassee
Posts: 784
It allows you to run larger tires. That is the only performance offroad you will gain.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-15-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Exactly. I wouldn't jump the truck and trust them not to break when you land.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-15-2009
old greg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 62
You'll be able to run a larger tire and you'll gain some ground clearance in the front. The suspension geometry did change for me, I had some bad camber issues after installing but it was fixed with an alignment. People will either say Doestsch sucks and Fabtechs are tough or the other way around. I think a lot of the failures are due to jumps or people not knowing how to properly pack/seat/tighten a wheel bearing and that neither brand is inherently bad.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-15-2009
Cruisin's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 65
i wasnt planning on jumping it or even hitting whoops above 20 mph even thats a little fast.
i was just planning on hitting up some trails and a little ocotillo wells. But i know not to do anything hard on the truck
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-15-2009
red_fx2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: lakeland, fl
Posts: 32
haha ya do a search of nelz? (john griggs) should be able to show u how far u can push spindles. lol
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-15-2009
bsheehan's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: MIssion Viejo, ca
Posts: 5
im running the 3.5 fabtech spindles on mine, and been out on some trails even down around ocotillo as well, i didnt do anything crazy with it. just know the limits on what you can and cant do. but like everyones said nothing crazy and you should be fine.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-15-2009
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
Its like most "lift kits" as they wont increase your travel or suspension performance. they simply allow you to run larger tires and give you more ground clearance... which is good for offroading.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-15-2009
gatorblue92's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,238
Quote:
Originally Posted by red_fx2 View Post
haha ya do a search of nelz? (john griggs) should be able to show u how far u can push spindles. lol


i had the fabtech ones on my ranger for about 40k miles with no problems
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More bumper pics, new off-road lights, spindle lift Goodysgotacuda Snapshots 28 03-15-2009 08:42 AM
fabtech spindle lift $ redranger04g Suspension Tech 16 07-20-2007 12:03 AM
Fabtech Edge Spindle Lift Question ScottG Suspension Tech 9 01-17-2007 10:20 PM
3" PA Body Lift kit and 3" Fabtech spindle kit FOR SALE ranger882 General Ford Ranger Discussion 11 12-03-2006 08:34 PM
Fabtech spindle lift turning Egor29 Suspension Tech 9 06-01-2006 10:41 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:46 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.