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I maybe going the lifting route, but got ?'s first.

I was thinking of a 3 inch spindle lift with a little torsion crank if need be. I was wondering if I could just keep the Bilstein shocks that I have on now from an FX4, instead of buying a whole kit? Thats pretty much my main question for now.


And, to the members at the mudhole meet that might be reading this, you have changed my mind into possibly lifting the steed.
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you can keep the shocks and use the spindles and bars..

i think i understand what your tryin to ask....
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you can keep the shocks and use the spindles and bars..

i think i understand what your tryin to ask....
bars meaning leaf springs?
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bars meaning leaf springs?

bars as in T-bars..my bad..

but yes you can lift with spindles and t-bar crank with the shocks..
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yes i know for a fact the front shocks dont get affected with spindles at all. now for lifting the rear hard to say if the rears will get maxed out.

go with some 15x10 and some 33's hehe would look sick on a yellow truck. the 15x10 are like $435 and the COUGH buckshots are $505
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power to the people..

Brenton ran spindles and AALs in the rear lifted on 34s..15x10s with stock shocks i think..and had no problem..
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power to the people..

Brenton ran spindles and AALs in the rear lifted on 34s..15x10s with stock shocks i think..and had no problem..
with glass fenders...
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with glass fenders...
You can run 35's stock with glass fenders and no rubbing....
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you can keep the shocks and use the spindles and bars..

i think i understand what your tryin to ask....
SHAT... Alon wins this one, haha. I always thought you need to change the shocks. Guess i'm wrong.
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with glass fenders...
he had 34s b4 the glass too...he got 35s with his glass..rubbed the bed when it flexed
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thanks guys for the responces. So, which brand would you recommened for spindels, pro comp?
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SHAT... Alon wins this one, haha. I always thought you need to change the shocks. Guess i'm wrong.
You do need to change out the rears if you lift it. You WILL max them out at full downward travel. When I had AAL's, shackles, AND the stock blocks the stock shocks were atleast 4" too short with the rear suspension decompressed...
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lookin at the same setup as i have matt? it would look awesome.. glad u changed ur mind.. what size tires u gunna run?
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lookin at the same setup as i have matt? it would look awesome.. glad u changed ur mind.. what size tires u gunna run?
i might be along w/ you man...body/spindle lift on 35's w/ axle swap....hopefully someday!!!
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hey sweet... bunch of lifted rangers in fl.. nothing better lol
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thanks guys for the responces. So, which brand would you recommened for spindels, pro comp?
yepper procomps all the way
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hey sweet... bunch of lifted rangers in fl.. nothing better lol
i see a mod meet in the near future
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hmm yes hopefully soon...here in 2 weeks ill have my new seats :)
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hmm yes hopefully soon...here in 2 weeks ill have my new seats :)

hmm, I think you need a new kick panel for the passenger side for the interior. Unless you took it out for that day our something.
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You do need to change out the rears if you lift it. You WILL max them out at full downward travel. When I had AAL's, shackles, AND the stock blocks the stock shocks were atleast 4" too short with the rear suspension decompressed...

hmm, so how long would the shocks have to be for the rear, because I thought the fx4 were lifted higher in the back then a stock edge.
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lookin at the same setup as i have matt? it would look awesome.. glad u changed ur mind.. what size tires u gunna run?

I was thinking 32's or 33's nitto grapplers, but I want to see what the the walmart super center carries first.
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I was thinking 32's or 33's nitto grapplers, but I want to see what the the walmart super center carries first.
Fair warning, with you living in florida, And those mud grapplers. The rain and those tires DO NOT MIX. You will be all over the road. Just fair warning ya.
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haha ya matt i took it out to put the body lift on..never put it back in.. its sittin in the garage.. i need to put it back in
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its ok matt...i will be still be there to pull ya out :) just like do brad hahaha
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its ok matt...i will be still be there to pull ya out :) just like do brad hahaha

Maybe this time I won't get stuck in the surgar sand. By the way, you get your bumper fixed?
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