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This really sucks! (First Post)

Got my first ranger about a month and a half ago. Its a 05 EDGE 4.0 4x2. I had intentions of putting a 3" Fabtech spindle lift, aal's and chevy shackles.

This is what sucks- Fabtech has not been manufactoring any spindles for the 05 EDGE for the last 2 months, and wont be "fabbing" them any time soon.

Anyone know of other spindle options? Im a lil scared of Doetsch/Springtech, only cause everyone here reccomends Fabtech. Camburg is just wayyyy too pricey.

Either way, if i have to go Doetsch/Springtech 3" spindle, I def want blistens shocks all the way around. 5100's seem to be the reccomended ones, but is there any other info I need to know before I place the order for the shocks?

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i cant help you out with your questions, but welcome!
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i have doestch...work great...
i dont jump with it cause its cast..its cast so is fabtech...dont forget...
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Performance Lifts has them. out of stock for right now though.
PerformanceLifts.com -- Fabtech 2001-2007 3" Lift Spindle - Edge & Sport

Theres a thread on here i read that Doetsch/Springtech lift spindles are very good. you may also get a warranty with them, im not sure though.

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i'd go with doetshe or springtech, they are out of the same mold, btw if u are gonna jump or run hardcore fast camburg ftw...btw welcome!!!
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Haha! Thanks guys but no jumping the ranger for me. Its still new(to me). When I start getting dings and dents, I'll prob wheel it more and harder. Needs off-road lights so I can see comming home out of the trails.
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Save your money up and go with a Mid-Travel Kit from Camburg. You can do a simple Entry level 6.0 or go with a Performance 6.0 that runs dual Bilistein shocks. If you do it right might as well do it once and the first time. I know some people have had good luck with doestech some have not. Me personally I should have gone with the Camburg in the first place. But my fabtech gets me around and does the job. Just my .02 cents.

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Haha! Thanks guys but no jumping the ranger for me. Its still new(to me). When I start getting dings and dents, I'll prob wheel it more and harder. Needs off-road lights so I can see comming home out of the trails.

lmao ive never seen dints and dings from a jumping mid travel truck...its not body damage or laid the fawk over...btw hid lights ftw...its worth the extra no glare penny yo!!!! i didnt thing so till i added my hid's ftfawkinw


btw...for what u pay for the fabtech $700+, you can spend teh extra change for the good shiat, ull be glad u did i promise
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I would recommend against Fabtech. All I see are bent or broken snouts. I have a buddy that works there and he would never run their stuff on his truck.
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I would recommend against Fabtech. All I see are bent or broken snouts. I have a buddy that works there and he would never run their stuff on his truck.

its all gravvy if u are a mall crawler...but what looks better than a Camburg sticker right?
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