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Old 04-27-2008
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having trouble with lift install! help quick!!

so i had my 2" spindle lift on the truck and took it off to install the 2" lift coils now i cant seem to get the upper control arm (stock) into the top of the spindle.... it seems too far and also the upper balljoint seems too big for the hole in the top of the spindle and doesnt want to slide in? wats going on?! how do i fix this
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2WD and 4WD/Edge trucks use different spindles and upper arms. Sounds like you've got something on there that doesn't belong.

You posted no info about your truck model, year or anything. How do you expect help? We have no idea what you're working with, brands of lift stuff -- nothing!
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are you putting the stock spindles back on or the lift ones?

When i put in my 3" coils I had to jack up the lower control and actually have someone sit in the truck to get it to compress enough to get the arm down low enough. I also had trouble getting the upper balljoint into the lift spindle on the passenger side. I had to file it down a bit and beat the upper control arm down with a sledge.
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so i had my 2" spindle lift on the truck and took it off to install the 2" lift coils now i cant seem to get the upper control arm (stock) into the top of the spindle.... it seems too far and also the upper balljoint seems too big for the hole in the top of the spindle and doesnt want to slide in? wats going on?! how do i fix this


um, you have a 3inch spindle, not 2

and the reason you can use your stock upper arm, is the 2inch coil is pushing the lower arm down to far. You most likely need aftermarket upper arms to match the 2inch coil.

And if you are using the spindle and upper arm that you started with, the balljoint will fit, maybe with the help of a BFH
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yea i meannt 2" coil with my 3" spindle... the spindle was on before i took it off to put the coil in and now i cant get it back in... i have a 98 2wd xlt... the joint fits the spindle i had it on there before... and i didnt change the upper joint cept it doesnt seem to wana fit now?

and ive read a a thousand times of ppl doin 2" coils on stock arms
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