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Spindle lift vs. torsion keys (pics requested)

What is the pros and cons? Will you please post pics of both to show the looks of each?
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Torsion keys will not address the problem with downtravel. Your lower arms will be out near full downtravel when you lift. Only spindles will still give you a decent cycling range in both directions.

I've had both Doetsch spindles and Fabtech on this truck and the Fabtech lift it higher and don't require much t-bar tightening to get a good lift.

The main difference is when you look under the truck. Spindle lifts, unless the people are trying for even more lift, have the lower arms more parallel to the ground. T-bar adjusting, or using keys (same thing really) causes the arms to be down-angled.

You'll be much, much better off with spindles.
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Agreed with all above. Along with all that you get a better ride with just spindles because the T-bars arn't preloaded. Heres my truck with just spindles. Not really great pics though. On the first pic you can see my my A arms are parallel to the ground and now there slanted slightly.

Since then I'v cranked my T-bars 1 1/2 more inches.
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That it just sooo badass. I love the 06's lifted.
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Go to my cardomain site for pics of mine with the Fabtech lift. It's in my sig.
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That it just sooo badass. I love the 06's lifted.
, hell yea they do
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That it just sooo badass. I love the 06's lifted.
I concur.
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here is my truck with fabtech spindles and 31's






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i want more of a pre-runner look.. if i buy some spindles to lift my truck, am i gunna be able to add on more? i really want the entry level 6" lift kit from camburg, but can i do it in steps? like buy the spindles, then the rest later? nice truck yellow rhino. I got the same truck in black.
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