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spindle/backspacing ?

I have been looking on here about information about spindle lifts and i have a question. Some spindle lifts have a recomended backspacing and others dont say. Does anyone know if someone makes a spindle lift kit that would work with the stock 4.5" backspacing?
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I'm wondering this, too. I dont have money for rims but I want a lift and if stock backspacing is 4.5" then you get by with a 1.5" wheel spacer.

Buy some for the back or swap an explorer axle in and you're ok.
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Fabtech no.. you need what over 3.75 or something along those lines
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Looking at Doetsch's site it looks like the stock backspacing would work. It says a min of 3.5 and a max of 4.5.

http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/29.asp

Is anyone running the Doetsch spindle lift with wheels that have stock backspacing? any problems?
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yes there is a few guys that have doesnt usually last long
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4 spacers adds another decent hunk of change to my lifting cost.

I'm running stock rims. The only time I will upgrade is to run better tires which is a LONG way into the future.

My Stockers are fine.
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I have the doetsch 3" spindle lift with stock rims and 31"s and it looks fine.

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