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Spindle/Body Lift

Hey, sorry in advance, lots of questions, and i found a bunch of useful info when i searched the site, but i need some more. It seems the concensous on the site is that with a 2wd truck, go with spindles, not the expensive suspension lifts. I found some fabtech spindles at performancelifts.

http://performancelifts.com/cgi-bin/...TS98200-7.html

What should i do with the back? Blocks or Add-a-Leaf? The website shows options for an alignment kit and shocks, do i need those? I am thinking about doing a 3" body lift at the same time, would that be a problem.

I also found some doelsch spindles for 100 cheaper.

http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/9.asp

What do ya'll think? Any help, comments, complaits, criticism, would be appreciated?
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429 is too much, keep your eye out and you can find some good prices through this place.

AAL is gonna be stiffer in the back but give you less axel wrap than blocks will.

there is no problem with doing a body lift at the same time, as long as you've got new wheels/tires to go along with it stockers would just look tiny.
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thanks, any particular brands i should look for for the spindles? Do i need the alignment kit or new shocks or can that wait till next paycheck?
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what size tires are u wanting to run?
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if paychecks are 2 weeks apart like mine, it can wait. some will say you do need the alignment, some will say you wont. you dont need the new shocks right away but eventually
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if i do just the spindles, 31, if i do the body lift too, 33 or so. If i do the 33's, im gona have to rear gear, right? to what?
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4:10 0r 4:56
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33's just 4:10's

look into getting the 2" coil spring lift too and you could go to 35's then I'd gear to 4:56


you planning on wheelin' at ll or just keepin it a street queen?
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I'm planning on wheelin, but i don't have anyone to go with, and don't know were to go.

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if you're in houston, you have someone to go with! str-offroad
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sweet thanks, i won't be down there till this summer though.
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so, if someone could check this for me, i don't want to waist my money on something that isn't going to work.

3" Doetsch spindles
fabtech alignment kit
2" add-a-leaf kit
3" PA body lift
regear to 4.10
run 32-33's
(new shocks on next paycheck)

anything else i'm gona need?
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so, if someone could check this for me, i don't want to waist my money on something that isn't going to work.

3" Doetsch spindles
fabtech alignment kit
2" add-a-leaf kit
3" PA body lift
regear to 4.10
run 32-33's
(new shocks on next paycheck)

anything else i'm gona need?

if you dont mind me asking, did you add up how much all that is going to cost you?
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yeah, i just got five of my paychecks for the work i did in december and over christmas breaks, 50 hours a week (three different jobs) adds up to a preatty penny! Plus christmas money and i have a b-day coming up.
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yeah, i just got five of my paychecks for the work i did in december and over christmas breaks, 50 hours a week (three different jobs) adds up to a preatty penny!
oh, well i was just thinking if you hadnt already committed to wherever youre getting them, i might be able to help you out
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im haven't committed to anything yet, any help i can get would be nice

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I suggest a locker for the rear, like and Auburn ECTED locker, since we're 4x2 ( I have pretty much the same truck) only one wheel is acutally gonna be spinning when we get in some dirt.
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im guessing i wouldn't be able to install that myself, how much would that run me?
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I dunno, Griggs did a lil write up about it his rear end adventure though.
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