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suspension lift

how much $$ would a suspension lift cost for a 2003 Edge?
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Spindles... about $300 plus, gives your 3-3.5" up front then some AAL or lift shackles in the back
Body Lift: $200 I think?? performance accessories is the brand most go with...not recommended as much if you are going to offroad your truck...
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Who said it's not recommended to offroad with a truck that has a body lift. My old 96 ranger was body lifted and i used to offroad almost two times a day with no problems at all.
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I have 3" spindles on my truck right now but next week I am going to be buying a camburg set up so if your interested in the spindles send me a pm and we can talk money

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Who said it's not recommended to offroad with a truck that has a body lift. My old 96 ranger was body lifted and i used to offroad almost two times a day with no problems at all.
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unless you plan on jumping it a whole lot, or racing... theres really no problem with a body lift...

i have had a year of beating my truck up offroad and the body lift has caused me no problems, its actually saved my rocker panels a few times i think
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Who said it's not recommended to offroad with a truck that has a body lift. My old 96 ranger was body lifted and i used to offroad almost two times a day with no problems at all.
i have just read stories...alright...ease up there...
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so out the door how mush would a 3in suspension lift cost ?
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installing yourself? about 350 for spindles, about 100 for shackles and leaves, and then about another 50 give or take if you need to rent some tools...
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if your not gonna install it yourself. go to MODS UNLIMITED or TRUCK & TRAILER USA... mods does good work, but they're the rudest guys you'll EVER deal with i had problems with them when they did my gears. i bought a KIT with add a leaf, spindles and NEW FABTECH SHOCKS

http://www.offroadwarehouse.com/Store_ViewProdDetail.asp!ProdID!15309

thats the cheapest place i found the kit.

and MODS charged me about 300 for install, cause i didnt have the time, but that doesnt include alignment($100). truck and trailer will align it for you.
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get the fabtech spindles then get either Fabtech AALs or Chevy shackles

dont get the whole fabtech kit, i made that mistake... i didnt need the alignment kit and the Fabtech shocks are good, but not that good
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Spindles... about $300 plus, gives your 3-3.5" up front ...
where are they at that price?...the cheapest iv seem were 450+
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http://www.offroadwarehouse.com/Store_ViewProdDetail.asp!ProdID!15309

thats the cheapest place i found the kit.
thats a good deal too. why didnt i see that before i bought the stuff for the back??..lol
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where are they at that price?...the cheapest iv seem were 450+
www.sporttrucksuspension.com/rangerlift.htm
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ohhh....i forgot about that place

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, that per spinlde so you would have to buy 2, so $600 for spindle, no?
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ohhh....i forgot about that place

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, that per spinlde so you would have to buy 2, so $600 for spindle, no?

why would you spend $300 for ONE spindle?!?!
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get fabtech spindles, dont get Doestch or SpringTech
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300 for both...i had no probs with those ones...
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what are some good lift spindles and coils i should get? what about the back end Blocks?
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what are some good lift spindles and coils i should get? what about the back end Blocks?
Fabtech is good for spindles (3.5" of lift and pushes tires out 1.25" IIRC).
If you're an EDGE you should have torsion bars, not coils. (that means 2" of lift costing only the time it takes to crank the pre-load bolts on them)

For the rear, if you want the same rake (rear higher than the front) get short Add-A-Leafs from summitracing and Chevrolet C1500 '88-'98 2" lowering shackles, the lowering shackles actually lift the Ranger.

The rear should cost ~$90 installing yourself
The front should cost ~$350 at most installing yourself
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would this work for him? probably not..
http://racecardynamics.com/products/...rangerfull.htm
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no hes got t-bars not coils
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