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Old 01-04-2012
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Spindles identification help

Long story short i bought some spindles off CL. I was told they were Doetsch, and the parts number branded on them confirmed that.... or so I thought. Upon further investigation my spindles appear to be identical to fabtech, yet with a doetsch part number of 589810 on them. So first question, why? Is that a universal part number?

Second, and most important, are these spindles for an XLT truck instead of an edge? He told me they are not for an edge model but I don't exactly trust what he said.


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So what do i own? How do i know the difference between a spindle built for a torsion bar equipped ranger or a coil sprung one?
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Edge (torsion bar) and XLT (coil spring) will have a different size hole for the upper control arm. The Edge has a bigger hole, XLT is smaller.

Your spindles look exactly like my doetsch
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Yeah the upper balljoint hole is smaller for an XLT. I'm not sure what the exact dimensions are though. To me the spindle looks a lot like Fabtech, but I haven't seen any recent pictures of the doetsch spindles.
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Edge (torsion bar) and XLT (coil spring) will have a different size hole for the upper control arm. The Edge has a bigger hole, XLT is smaller.

Your spindles look exactly like my doetsch
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And, yes, they do look like Doetsch spindles.
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Yeah they look like Doetsch to me too. They don't look too much like my old Fabtech spindles.
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those look alot like my springtech ones...which I believe is the same as doetsch
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