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spindle front susp suggestions please

looked around n i guess fabtech is gonna be my best bang.

like the sig says im an 04 edge 4x2 4.0 stock suspension with a torsion crank to fit my 32x11.5x15's on 15x10 wheels, no rub unless i jump it or do reckless things. this isn't about fitment but more looks. i cant afford to go pre runner with a nice long travel susp and i want atleast 3 more inches of lift. i like the way fabtech spindles set the wheels out more. and im hoping to get ahold of some but can find any used ones or new cheap enough. i looked aroudn and im not sure how the dt spindles sit. i can deff afford those but not sure if my wheels will move out more with these spindles anyone know about these? or suggestions to get the look i want
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Doetsch Spindles

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I don't think the Doestch spindles "stick out" very far. If at all, it's very minimal...especially compared to the Fabtech ones. If you want that look, I'd say go with them then.

Here's a pic of the Doestch spindles...


The avatar pic I have seems maybe they stick out some but I think that's more the angle. Though same could be said for this pic taken from this angle and from the rear...but basically I haven't noticed them sticking out much at all.
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looked around n i guess fabtech is gonna be my best bang.

like the sig says im an 04 edge 4x2 4.0 stock suspension with a torsion crank to fit my 32x11.5x15's on 15x10 wheels, no rub unless i jump it or do reckless things. this isn't about fitment but more looks. i cant afford to go pre runner with a nice long travel susp and i want atleast 3 more inches of lift. i like the way fabtech spindles set the wheels out more. and im hoping to get ahold of some but can find any used ones or new cheap enough. i looked aroudn and im not sure how the dt spindles sit. i can deff afford those but not sure if my wheels will move out more with these spindles anyone know about these? or suggestions to get the look i want

They don't stick out much. Here is my XLT with the Doestch spindles.

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fabtechs are the spindles which i have heard the most negativity about. "they break very easily", "they cant run stock rims", "They make my tires stick out alot farther that the rear ones and it look goofy"... honestly if i were you i would go with the doetsch spindles. you have 15x10s already, that should help with the sticking out of the tires, and depending on the backspacing of those rims, that could be another thing that helps stick them out.
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they are 4" of backspacing
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this is the most recent pic best angle i have

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