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Old 02-29-2012
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Hello Camburg, nice to finally meet you.

Well, a couple days ago my wife was driving my truck and was backing out of a parking spot and the spindle snout snapped. No offroading since these spindles were put on, only street driving. This is the 3rd set of spindles to snap on me, 2 fabtechs, and 1 pro comp.





3rd time of being lucky and not getting hurt or being on fwy when this happened. I'm tired of this lame **** snapping like this on these crappy fabtech and pro comp spindles.

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I went with the entry level kit because I don't offroad hard if at all anymore since I flooded my last engine so this will do me well and won't have to worry about snouts breaking off. POS.

I'm excited.
It's getting installed now and will keep you updated with pics when complete.
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Awesome upgrade! Those look beef.
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Shouldn't have any problems with those!
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Nice, that is the 5.5 kit right?
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yea thats a 5.5 kit. and awesome upgrade from fabtech. this is the kit i want!
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Bad luck with spindles but the new ones look good.
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First picture i saw was "oops"
that last one i was like, "thats more like it"
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It's actually the 6.0 kit.
http://www.camburg.com/ford/ranger-e...d/entry-level/

Thanks all!!! =)
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oh right, edge. so youre gonna run the dual shocks?
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Just single. Dual isn't that much different and im not working right now. Used my tax check to get this :(
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have you been able to get any compensation from fabtech or procomp for the spindles snapping? this is such a big problem with these kits and it is putting some serious danger into driving any vehicles with their systems on it. this very easily could have hurt or killed you or someone else. i would ----ing freak if i have three different spindles snap off from two different companies!
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have you been able to get any compensation from fabtech or procomp for the spindles snapping? this is such a big problem with these kits and it is putting some serious danger into driving any vehicles with their systems on it. this very easily could have hurt or killed you or someone else. i would ----ing freak if i have three different spindles snap off from two different companies!
I was wondering the same... have you contacted them at all?
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you do realize the pin is pressed in, and the pin throughout all the makers is a ford OEM part right? camburg actually requires you to take your stock pin and have it pressed into their spindle. so in turn, the snout is no stronger. Ive gotten air with my Doetsch spindles, without a single problem.

post some pictures of the camburg 5.5 kit on there, id love to see it. oh, buy the gusset kit, your frame will thank you.
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have you been able to get any compensation from fabtech or procomp for the spindles snapping? this is such a big problem with these kits and it is putting some serious danger into driving any vehicles with their systems on it. this very easily could have hurt or killed you or someone else. i would ----ing freak if i have three different spindles snap off from two different companies!
Well I would but technically I'm in the wrong. Those spindles are rated for 32' tires nothing bigger. I was running 35's the first 2 times, and 33's now, so they would just tell me my tire was too big.
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you do realize the pin is pressed in, and the pin throughout all the makers is a ford OEM part right? camburg actually requires you to take your stock pin and have it pressed into their spindle. so in turn, the snout is no stronger. Ive gotten air with my Doetsch spindles, without a single problem.

post some pictures of the camburg 5.5 kit on there, id love to see it. oh, buy the gusset kit, your frame will thank you.
Gusset Kit?
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you do realize the pin is pressed in, and the pin throughout all the makers is a ford OEM part right? camburg actually requires you to take your stock pin and have it pressed into their spindle. so in turn, the snout is no stronger. Ive gotten air with my Doetsch spindles, without a single problem.

post some pictures of the camburg 5.5 kit on there, id love to see it. oh, buy the gusset kit, your frame will thank you.
Do you have a source for this? Camburg forces you to reuse OEM spindle snouts because of their strength, and I do not recall any incidents of anyone breaking the OEM snouts when used with the Camburg kit. I have no proof, but always thought Fabtech and Procomp did not use OEM snouts.
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Gusset Kit?
For the upper control arm mounts, I still haven't even done it. Definatley some piece of mind if you do go off road
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Do you have a source for this? Camburg forces you to reuse OEM spindle snouts because of their strength, and I do not recall any incidents of anyone breaking the OEM snouts when used with the Camburg kit. I have no proof, but always thought Fabtech and Procomp did not use OEM snouts.
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OEM snouts are put under tests by law, aftermarket snouts aren't.
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Nice! Should fill out the fenders nicely.
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Nice! Should fill out the fenders nicely.
Thats what she said!

Looks great man. Just remember that Grease is cheap, bearings aren't.
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Thanks guys, should I remove my sway bar or keep it on?
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id remove it. the trucks ride 10x nicer without it. just watch the corners at high speed, she will lean. if your debating it, take out one link and see how it goes.
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Just got her back and it's sooo solid. I love it. Just got an alignment too.

Pics to come...
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