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Hello this is my first post. I bought a 02 Edge a couple years ago and was told it had a lift on it... I am not so sure any more. I believe they just cranked the T-bars and did an add a leaf in the back. i am looking to drop down from my 33" tires i have now to 235/75/15's and wanted to make sure i can simply un-crank my t-bars and remove the block in the back to drop it down some to fill the wheel well better. Also i want to make sure that i do not have aftermarket spindles. i will take a pic to show those as well. also i tried to have my tires aligned as the front left tires cups EXTREMELY BAD and was told that they can not due to the lift. thanks guys!
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i think it has bigger blocks and the add a leaf.
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i think it has bigger blocks and the add a leaf.
i believe so to as the bottom leaf is not exactly square either. im actually wanting to just remove the blocks completely in the rear.
edit: also no spindel lift correct? i really hope not as im trying to remove it the cheapest way possible. college is a 40 mile one way trip and gas is nuts especially only getting 14mpg.
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also i measured the block in the back. its 2". i believe thats the stock one that comes on the EDGE models.
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I don't know about the spindle lift. you'll have to ask someone who has one.
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those really look like lift spindles to me. post a pic from the dead front of the truck to confirm

if you are having bad cupping, buy the +/- 3 degree alignment shims and have the front end aligned properly and get into the habit of rotating the tires every oil change
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those really look like lift spindles to me. post a pic from the dead front of the truck to confirm

if you are having bad cupping, buy the +/- 3 degree alignment shims and have the front end aligned properly and get into the habit of rotating the tires every oil change
well ****! where can i get stock spindles. i want to reduce the tire size and drop it down some so it doesnt look like crap with to small of tires.
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Not sure, look around here on the classifieds or on www.car-part.com

they are edge specific
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so 100% those are lifted spindles. the t-bars look to be cranked quite a bit as well.
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anybody in the southern cali area with an 02 edge looking for lift spindles if this is the case and want to trade? haha
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on a lift spindle, the lower control arm and the spindle are almost parallel. on a stock spindle the lower control arm is about 2"-3" lower than the spindle
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