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spindle install pics?

Anyone have any pics of a spindle install?

I thought I saw a few a couple of months ago, but I searched and I can't find any. I'm going to be installing some myself this weekend and would love a couple of pics, thanks guys.
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and do you guys think a spindle lift w/ 31's will look bad? pics if you have that set up WITHOUT BL's
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and do you guys think a spindle lift w/ 31's will look bad? pics if you have that set up WITHOUT BL's
nah, it will look good. i have 32's and a BL, i dont have a spindle on yet, and my truck looks great
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31s with a spindle lift will look pretty good for your 2wd XLT. I say go for it! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of a spindle lift install, but it's pretty easy really!
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31"s with 3" Spindle lift on a 2002 XL,,

for me its the perfect height for mpg, ground clearance, and handling when driving fast

I dont have any pics of the spindle lift only the ball joint install..
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31s with a spindle lift will look pretty good for your 2wd XLT.
I imagine sport06 has a 2006 sports ranger (though I may be wrong). If that is the case his will look way different
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i know this is alot of pictures but i think its what you are looking for

my truck before


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and with 33's

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go with 32s youll be happier... not bad at all on gas... the spindle lift is not too difficult for first timers, ujst BE PATIENT and dont get frustrated.. the hardest part is the drilling and taking those old spindles off
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drilling?

there should be no drilling needed.

some grinding of the lower control arm is needed and for god sakes never use a floor jack to press in balljoints!!!
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drilling?

there should be no drilling needed.

some grinding of the lower control arm is needed and for god sakes never use a floor jack to press in balljoints!!!
I used a big ol hammer!
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awesome, thanks guys. you think pepboys would have a balljoint remover to rent? i mean is it worth installing myself or paying someone $$$ to do it?
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stay away from fork type seperators.

try using a large hammer and smack the spindle where the balljoint stud passes through, leave the nut on the balljoint at the last threads so when the spindle pops loose it dosen't hit your foot
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stay away from fork type seperators.

try using a large hammer and smack the spindle where the balljoint stud passes through, leave the nut on the balljoint at the last threads so when the spindle pops loose it dosen't hit your foot

sounds good. so there really is nothing else i need (specialty tool-wise). I bet given time i could probably do this, and I will definitely take pics and do a write- up when i'm done.
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your gonna need a grinder to grind the lip off the lower control arm
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oh yeah, i knew that, but i mean like tools that regular people (contractors) wouldnt have
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Have any of yall ever had to use the alignment cam and bolt kit?
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and you have to drill holes for the steerin stop
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drilling?

there should be no drilling needed.

some grinding of the lower control arm is needed and for god sakes never use a floor jack to press in balljoints!!!
i didn't use the jack to press them in but i did use it as a shelf... its really about 2 inches below the ball joint in the picture
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yeah i would have to use a jack to keep the lower arm compressed, cause i have coils not torsion
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hahahah, you know what I think is funny?

Doetsch has their spindles with shocks for $431 on their website, however..

on Truckaddons.com, it is $599 for the same package.

haha wtf
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yeah i would have to use a jack to keep the lower arm compressed, cause i have coils not torsion
??? no...at least i didnt...
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oh just kidding.. that was what i heard you had to do
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