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Spindle lift??

I have a buddy that told me about doing a spindle lift on his truck(2001 ford f150) and I was just wondering is it possible to do on my 2003 ford ranger? Not sure if the torsion bars would effect this lift or not, also if I did the swap could I just swap the spindles and nothing else? Or do I have to buy shocks, upper control arm ect ect with the spindles? Seems to be pretty easy if I could just swap the spindles
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You can just buy the spindles, and do not need longer shocks or any other components. You do have to make sure you have adequate backspacing on your wheels though. I think something like 3.75, not sure someone else will have to chime in.
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So if I add a leaf it should compensate for the spindle in the front?
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You can just buy the spindles, and do not need longer shocks or any other components. You do have to make sure you have adequate backspacing on your wheels though. I think something like 3.75, not sure someone else will have to chime in.
im running stock wheels on a spindle lift now with 32x11.5s and no rubbing, but i will say that the rim is realy close to hitting the spindle itselfbut have had 0 issues with it so far, ill have new wheels this week anyways
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I have the stock 16 inch aluminum rims, are you running 16s or 15s?
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stock 15x7
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Yes you can ad an AAL to the back to lift it, but the ride will be a lot worse. You can add a chevy 1500 shackle to the rear to lift it and keep everything else stock and riding the same. You will have to get new shocks for the rear though
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But if I add a leaf I won't need new shocks for the back? Just bought rancho 5500s, got them for stock hight, not sure if they allow any lift
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You will have to get new shocks. You are increasing the distance between the two points that a shock mounts to.
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