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Old 07-27-2006
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fabtech owners, i got a question

For fabtech 3.5" spindle EDGE guys, i am wondering if you can get a measurement for me. What i want is the measurement from the rim edge to the the spindle (distance). Basically im trying to figure out if my stock rims will fit becasue i still haven't gotten a yes or no, and i want to know if the rim is gonna rub the spindle. I want to know your wheel backspacing also, thanks
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The OEM Edge rim will rub after the spindles are installed. Trust me, you don't want to do this unless you come up with some spacers or something.


It happenned for me, from where the lift was installed, 4 blocks travelled to the tire shop to get the new rims and tires installed, scraped them up good.
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thanks man, thats what i wanted to know. I have some 3/16" spacers but i guess that isn't enough
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I don't think any stock ranger rim will work on any model after a spindle lift
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I don't think any stock ranger rim will work on any model after a spindle lift

thats a very broad statement


i was running lvl II rims on a fabtech spindle lift for a 98-06 xlt

also ran the stock ugly *** rms on it 2
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I don't think any stock ranger rim will work on any model after a spindle lift
procomp spindle lift says you can run stock tires but who knows
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i ran my stockers on my doestch spindles for a couple days no prob...
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procomp spindle lift says you can run stock tires but who knows
procomp spindles and doetsch tech spindles can use stock wheels, I havent tried fabtechs
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Procomp and doetesh (suspensionmax) you can use stockers.

I ran mine for quite a while.

Fabtech, can not be run. The bolt on the brake caliper will rub and gouge the rim, it can lead to a catostrophic failure.

I know the service manager of a truck shop right by me...he runs a fabtech lifted ranger on 33's, stepside, it's very nice. I'll have to dig up a pic of it. He said he blew out his tire (bolt went through the rim) just driving on it for a few miles.
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thanks, ill get the lift, then have to wait to put it on til i can buy rims then
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Go put 1/4 in spacers on there, then they'll work. They were a woping $30 for 4.

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thanks, ill get the lift, then have to wait to put it on til i can buy rims then
or get the procomps..
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so you can put some fabtechs on with 1/4 inch spacers and the stock wheels would work fine? i wanna get a fabtech lift too but i don't wanna wait till i have enough money for the lift AND new wheels haha.
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I ran my stock rims with the fabtech spindles (EDGE version). My stock rims were the 16x7 teardrops.

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IIRC, the hazzard is w/ 15's...I'm not sure about that 100 percent though.
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i forgot about this, so i was saving for my lift then remembered this, i went out and bought new wheels the next day cause it had to be done. I'm so happy with the wheels i got, looks sick on my black truck. I'm not even sure when im gonna lift my truck anymore. I kinda used it as an excuse for new wheels lol.
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Come on evan just buy the spindles and a 3 inch lift block its less than 400!
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ehhhhh i wanna buy a trail rig now, Andy. If you come across a cheap samurai or somethin, let me know. I'm pretty sure i'm gonna go with a bronco II if it happens though.
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