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can 35's fit under a spindle lift???

i checked the tire chart sticky and it said with a body or suspension lift you can fit 35's with the t-bars maxed.

my question is this:
can i fit 35x12.5 tires on 15x10 rims with just spindles? i'll have AAL/shackles in the rear and spindles up front with fiberglass fenders. i'm thinkin there will be enough clearance in the rear for them and with the fenders i'm HOPING there will be enough clearance up front too. the only place i really think it would rub would be on the cab side region of the front fender. what do you guys think?? do you know if they will fit??
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Yea, I did. But I had to run glass in the front.

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Wow, someone actually read that!!!

Well,talk to Mr. Griggs (N3ELZ) I think he's got some top secret stuff, or used to.
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Ha ha! Not so secret, lol. Yes they fit. Get Fabtech spindles IMO. I've had both the Doetsch and Fabtech designs and the Fabtechs provide more lift and I believe they are just all around a better design.
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Wow, someone actually read that!!!
haha i know huh!

well thanks for all the info guys.. i'm definitely leaning toward the 35's then.
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Yea, I did. But I had to run glass in the front.
brenton, did you have to do any trimming? cause my goal is to run them without any trimming.

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Ha ha! Not so secret, lol. Yes they fit. Get Fabtech spindles IMO. I've had both the Doetsch and Fabtech designs and the Fabtechs provide more lift and I believe they are just all around a better design.
well i was leaning more toward the Doetsch spindles but only caue they are cheaper.. but i guess you get what you pay for. i will definitely re-consider my decision!

And once again, thanks for all the info guys!
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I have 35's with just a spindle lift

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I have 35's with just a spindle lift
wow.. that looks friggen sweet. i think you just sold me on that look. i have a single cab flareside too, so that's basically what my truck will look like.. just a different color

what spindles are you running and what gears?? how's the gas mileage?
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does anyone else have pics of their ranger with spindles and 35's??
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what spindles are you running and what gears?? how's the gas mileage?
I am running the Doetsch spindles and the stock 4.10's. Gas milage sucks but it sucked before the lift and tires!
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If you have an extended cab, it won't sit as high as Andy's truck. Standard cab Rangers sit higher to begin with than extended cabs.

I don't have many recent "full" shots of the truck, but here's some pics of it from meets:

Me and TBarCYa's son:



Setting up to winch Winks out:



Pulling Travis out after he hydrolocked. Note the front flex -- no sway bar:


After I get the new tires on I'll be posting some full view shots of the truck though.
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thanks for the pics man. i love the look of the 35's but i dont' know if i'm gonna go that route. i just realized last night that i should check out my gears and see what i got: an 8.8 with 3.55 i was a little dissappointed. so my thinkin was that i would get away with 33's and those gears but 35's would definitely be a no go. so i'm not sure if i wanna get some 4.10's or possibly 4.56's as well. we'll see...
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You'd be going up about 20% in size with 35's, and about 15% with 33's. 4.10's are the closest match to those from where you are. If you go 4.56 you'll probably not like how high your RPM's are at highway speeds, but you'll save stress on your drivetrain (except the axles and diff center themselves, lol)...
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yeah i hear what you're saying. i think i would probably just go with the 4.10's if i got the 35's but for now i'll probably just get some 33's and squeeze out all i can get from the stock 3.55's.

speaking of gears tho, where can you get some at? would summit carry gears?

EDIT: nvm that.. i just looked on the summit website and found some. 139 was the cheapest for a set of 4.10's.. does that sounds about right or are there cheaper places? maybe a jy?
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Sure. Also try ringpinion.biz or ringandpinion.biz (forget which). I got mine from them and got a really good price for Yukon's when I did.
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Yukon is really good stuff. I don't think I'll ever go up to 33s or 35s, even if I do an SAS, cause I want my truck to look relatively stock and perform way beyond that... 31s or 32s will do.
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