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shocks for spindle lift

just clarifying to make sure i got this all right. my PLAN is to get a spindle from sporttrucksuspension.com, then get a chevy lowering shackle and an AAL from summit. For shocks I am going with OEM replacement bilsteins up front, and bilstein 5100s designed for a 2-3 inch lift in back. sound good, any problems with this?

also can someone give me the link to the shackle and the AAL
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just clarifying to make sure i got this all right. my PLAN is to get a spindle from sporttrucksuspension.com, then get a chevy lowering shackle and an AAL from summit. For shocks I am going with OEM replacement bilsteins up front, and bilstein 5100s designed for a 2-3 inch lift in back. sound good, any problems with this?

also can someone give me the link to the shackle and the AAL
them spindles my dad is selling come with a long aal.
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Sounds good to me. I got 3'' longer shocks for the front also but I don't think its needed.
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that should work just fine
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jared, do those longer shocks pose any threats. cuz i know that the shock location doesnt change with a spindle.

heres what i was looking at...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-Bil...spagenameZWDVW

a couply questions with this. im gonna get stock bilstein front shocks, or will the 3-6 inch lift shock be ok. im guessing not. now for the rear, it says 2-3 inch, but edges have stock 2 inch block, so should i get 4-5 inch lift shocks?
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why would you want to get oem replacement shocks? You should definitely go for bisteins for a lifted application. 3-4 inch shock up front and 3-4 inch in the back. I believe spindles for edges are 3.5 inches anyways....
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you are correct in thinkin stock replacement bils for the front. the shock location does not change with spindles. a lift shock will most likely cause bottoming issues in front, as well as allow the front to over extend causing extra stress on the ball joints.

your original plan looks fine.
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and by OEM, i meant ORM bilsteins, the ones that come on the FX4
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