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so cal guys... lift

so, as sean knows, i want to do the lift but i dont have the money. i have about $400 right now. so i want to get doestech spindles and a chevy lowering shackle. is the pro comp spindle the same, because a guy is selling it for $300 online, but i heard they were identical so i might as well buy new.

now i met a lot of you at the meet, and you are all way more mechanically advanced than i am. i cant pay for the install right now, so can any of you guys help me out with installing them? lemme know
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I'll come and watch and tell people they arent working fast enough.. ok deal!
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its not too bad...just need the right tools...which i dont have because i did my lift at my buddies...
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spindles are easy. take of the tierod. and then the upperballjoint a then the lower ball joint. put the new spindlle on then put the brakes and calipers and bearings on and wala you are done
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spindles are easy. take of the tierod. and then the upperballjoint a then the lower ball joint. put the new spindlle on then put the brakes and calipers and bearings on and wala you are done
haha for you that is... if you showed me a piture and said point out those things... i think i would be able to guess the balljoints and such but thats it
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Ill come and help but ill just be making burgers out of the back of my truck. Id go with fabtech but w/e, just don't jump your truck. Hurry up and buy it, I want burgers.
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ok well im gonna buy my lift so jared can have burgers

well fabtech new is a lot, and dont want my tires sticking out. but im with sean, i dont know a lot about my suspension, and i really need some help installing it. im pretty sure i have all the tools, just not the knowledge. i can drive down somewhere if they will help me. and yes sean and jared, you guys can come and cheer me on and eat.

do you think alon could help me do this? he installed his camburg didnt he

so im going with spindles and shackle, is that all i need, i want it to be level and i figure if i dont crank the torsion bars ill be fine. or should i throw in an AAL as well
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ill come..i got jacks/jack stands and im 24 so i can bring beer lmao...j/k u youngins..i got some tools
id buy doetch or pro-comp......go to the offroad expo on saturday when i go..doestch might be there..they give u fair discounts
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im 24 so i can bring beer lmao...j/k u youngins..
Not cool.
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where and when is it? even though this is going on in 2 threads. does anyone know how to install them? mark do you think we could do it?
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humm...maybe we should read up on it first..ive never down a a-armed ranger....
but the thing is this fri-sat-sun...over at orange county fair grounds i think..
if u want to go,hit me up ..im going in the morning
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i think im going friday to the expo and offroading saturday. maybe ill go saturday, ill let you know tomorrow night
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k cool...the expo opens at 5pm friday,but like i said.. doestch might be there and i know for a fact if they are there,you will get a discount
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It's not that hard to install spindles. I kick myself in the butt for paying 4wp to do it. It comes with good instructions also.
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heck i would do it if you were not across the country
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ya well i know there are guys in orange county that can do it. i want alon to chime in, maybe ill pm him
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i think we can do it...i mean all it is,is just some bolts..its all bolt on
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When I did it the first time the only snag I had was putting the control arm back on the spindle.
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thanks gatorblue

we have to grind the control arm too if im not mistaken.
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Just make sure to bring a BIG hammer, the bigger the better. It's not hard at all. Me being 18 and NEVER working on a car before did it and turned out fine. My dad refused to help me destroy the "newness" of my truck so he wouldn't help and figured I'd learn on my own and I did. The hardest part is getting the spindle off of the lower ball-joint and that's why you need a big hammer. Don't sweat it dude, it's easy.
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it is alittle easyier than this lmao

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alright, well theres a lot of so cal guys and so ill just make a day of it with some friends. jared can cook the burgers, and sean can cheer us on
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and ill drink up while i watch u guys bust your *** lmao..jk i guess ill help hold a wrench or somethine
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ok, well so far im gonna be doing the work, but i have a whole crowd to cheer me on. haha, but on a serious note, thanks, i think we can do this. i got to get parts now
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