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will a spindle lift alone allow 35s?

I have an 05 edge 4X2, I would like to put 35's on it. Will a 3 or 3.5 spindle lift allow 35's without losing to much turning radius or gain excessive rubbing? what manufacturer would you recommend? and should I purchase anything along with this to keep from harming my baby in any way?
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You can fit 35s with a spindle lift and t-bar cranked but you won't be able to flex much if at all. Roach2004 has been running that combo for a while now and he loves it. If you stay on the street mostly it will work fine for you. Fabtech makes a good spindle kit for the Edges
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I'm running 35s with a spindle lift, I would suggest fiberglass fenders for full turning radius and no rubbing.
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I'd ditch the stock valence....but as trent said, Roach is running that set up.
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my buddy actualy has a fabtech spindle 5.5inches of lift call and ask them about it they are very costly and they are made for the edge 2wd the xlt 2wd 5.5 spindles are coming out late july but im not gonna be a test dummy and try out out... but just an idea.. call and ask them fabcraps tech number is 909-597-7800
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That post made no sense, try using correct English next time. Its a lot more helpful when people can understand your posts.
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hmmm...I may have to upgrade!
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If they come out with 5.5 spindles...mmmmm
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hey now schools out and during these 2 months of summer time i spend my life working and not training my mind with grammar studies so keep the opinions to yourself were here to help somone out with thier TRUCK not TYPING OR SPEECH PROBLEMS....

back to what i was saying... Yea they have had the 5.5in spindles for a while now well im not positive on how long the have been out but ill ask my buddy wess when i can get ahold of him and see what his comments are about them.. they must be atleast half decent considering he dawgs the holy **** outta his edge...
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hey now schools out and during these 2 months of summer time i spend my life working and not training my mind with grammar studies so keep the opinions to yourself were here to help somone out with thier TRUCK not TYPING OR SPEECH PROBLEMS....

back to what i was saying... Yea they have had the 5.5in spindles for a while now well im not positive on how long the have been out but ill ask my buddy wess when i can get ahold of him and see what his comments are about them.. they must be atleast half decent considering he dawgs the holy **** outta his edge...
The 5.5 spindles are for lifting the coil sprung 2wds, not the 2wds with torsion bars. I wasn't trying to be a grammer **** btw, it just makes it easier when people can actually understand what your saying.
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They have a 5.5 lift for coil rangers. I seriously doubt they will make spindles that yield 5.5" by themselves though.

As for the original question, you'll probably be alright with spindles and a t-bar crank, but take into consideration that you'll probably have to do some trimming, especially if you have fender flares.
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my buddy actualy has a fabtech spindle 5.5in lift they are very costly and they are made for the edge 2wd

the xlt 2wd 5.5 spindles are coming out late july but im not gonna try them

call fabtech if you want to know more 909-597-7800

but ima go check out this site and see if it helps any since im such a idiot apparently
http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/
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Trent just Pwned u haha
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i know they make a 5.5 lift for the 2wd xlts that is 2.5 coils upper control arms and 3in spindles ect..

my point was that they are making a 5.5 SPINDLE LIFT alone... for the 2wd xlt's

They have already made 5.5 SPINDLE LIFT for the 2wd EDGE rangers. you wont find these at just any web site they are more of a special order thing ask your local shop about them or call fabtech and ask about them
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5.5" spindles....hmmm......no.

Fabtech 2wd COIL SPRUNG kit consists of 3.5" spindles and 2" springs(or vice vesa)....... = 5.5".

Correct me if i'm wrong, but this isn't a coil sping thread now is it?





Edit: Fabtech Torsion bar 2wd consists of 3" Spindle. Fabtech 5.5" Coil 2wd consists of 2.5" coil and upper arm with 3" spindle.
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Not a coil spring thread...

But.... FABTECH has 5.5 SPINDLES.. for torsion bar suspension rangers a.k.a the EDGE...
im not trying to wage a war with yall about this

i know fabtech makes a 5.5 ULTIMATE LIFT for the coil sprung ranger..

my point is they are in the process of CREATING alone a 5.5in lift Spindle for the 2wd coil sprung ranger
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There is not enough room on the spindle to move the snout down that much without running into bigger problems such as caliper placement and the LCA and steering stops getting in the way. The only solution for that would be extended spindles and drop bracketry, which could be a possibility. But a spindle alone......nope.
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There is not enough room on the spindle to move the snout down that much without running into bigger problems such as caliper placement and the LCA and steering stops getting in the way. The only solution for that would be extended spindles and drop bracketry, which could be a possibility. But a spindle alone......nope.
I'm right there with ya Ryan.
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There is no 5.5" spindle made, I'll call Fabtech in the morning if you want more proof.
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its a kit ill get ahold of my buddy wess tomorrow he has like a 01 or 02 edge 2wd torsion bar suspension with

3in pa body lift
5.5in fabtech spindle lift "KIT" (not sure what comes with it)
2in Tbar Crank
35x12.50's

he has a huge freakin lift no kiddin plenty room to run 38's or maybe larger.. but he has alot of flex room
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call and ill take pictures tomorrow to prove my point...
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I know camburg makes a suspension lift thats 5.5, but fabtech does not make a spindle lift 5.5 that would be insane on everything, maybe your thinking of the fabtech suspension lift?
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its a kit ill get ahold of my buddy wess tomorrow he has like a 01 or 02 edge 2wd torsion bar suspension with

3in pa body lift
5.5in fabtech spindle lift "KIT" (not sure what comes with it)
2in Tbar Crank
35x12.50's

he has a huge freakin lift no kiddin plenty room to run 38's or maybe larger.. but he has alot of flex room
You sure he didn't add the 2" tbar crank to that 3.5 spindle to get 5.5"? there was a guy on here running 39.5s with 3.5" spindles, tbar crank, and body lift.
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I have a lot of room...my bars are all the way up and I have the stiff "f" bars. So...I wouldn't doubt that your buddy is mistaken...although I wish there really was a 5" spindle!
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