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1st & 2nd gen long travel from BTF FABRICATION for 1600, worth it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lepedog23, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aug 18, 2010 at 12:50 AM
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    hey guys i was looking through craigslist and found a couple of guys from a fabrication co called btf fabrication.

    i emailed them and the guy said he can fabricate a long travel kit for 1st and 2nd gen tacoma's for 1600 out the door. too good to be true? has anyone had their long travel made by these guys?


    he emailed me a couple of pics from one he did on a 1st gen, it includes: $1600. includes upper arms w/ 1.25" uniballs, adapters and bolts, boxed lower arms, tierod extenders and extended brakelines.
    he said price will be the same for 2nd gen.

    http://www.btf-fabrication.com/

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  2. Aug 18, 2010 at 12:51 AM
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    Not a bad price at all....

    hmmm.....

    x2 on the feedback....
    Definitely interested
     
  3. Aug 18, 2010 at 1:26 AM
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    well hello haha. i wonder if that would be for 5 lugs to?
     
  4. Aug 18, 2010 at 1:53 AM
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    i dont know their homepage link is above on first post.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2010 at 6:17 AM
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    None yet, need to finish the HEEP first
    The products BTF makes are top notch. I have a couple of their products in my Jeep and they are indestructable. If you are looking at the items on craigslist/ebay double check the items on the BTF website aswell to make sure someone isn't trying to make a knockoff product using the BTF name.

    Bacon
     
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    http://www.bluetorchfab.com/ is the company I was thinking of, NOT the one you linked. I almost feel that the BTF you linked is a knock off trying to piggy back on Blue Torch Fab's name.

    Becareful with the long arms from garage company's. Find out what kind of metal they are using, the dom thickness, type of welding done, and if possible anyone else that have used their product. Depending on the wheeling you do the A-arms take a lot of abuse and if they are looking for "guinea pigs" for their products, I would be very very warry in their product.

    Best of luck with what you decide,

    Bacon
     
  7. Aug 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    yeah i really dont know what type of metal is good or which welding is best. ill ask them, im looking for someone who may have got a lt done by these guys.
     
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  9. Aug 18, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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  10. Aug 18, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    introduce them to this forum so they can answer some questions
     
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    Don't forget about coilovers and glass. It will still be up in the 3 grand + range.
     
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    But also, I would rather buy from a reputable shop..don't want another Batch Racing incident.
     
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    hey all these fab work guys started somewhere, give them a chance, im just trying to save some cash, just wondering had anyone done their lt with them. i emailed them but guy usually responds later on in day. i asked him to open acct on here so he can answer questions...
     
  14. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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    this is what the guy from btf fab wrote back to me,
    "I use all DOM tubing, and cold-roll plate for the arms. if you look or ask around on dezertrangers.com, you will see a lot of people there that have our work on thier trucks. also, if you want to check out the nissan I am doing now, i think you'll be impressed."
     
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    Hi bacon, just to address this issue, My brother Travis and I decided on BTF several years ago, (Brandon/Travis' Fabrication) we later learned about blue torch, but we already had a little bit of a name for ourselves in the desert community, so we weren't sure if we wanted to do a name change. so when we had the website made, we just added the "-fabrication" to try to differentiate at least a little from blue torch...

    I absolutely agree that people should be wary of garage fab guys that are building suspension. it's not rocket science, but there are a lot of ways to screw it up if you don't know what you're doing.

    I can guarantee that we are NOTHING like batch racing at least as far as ethics go. I've never seen thier product in person so I can't really comment on that.

    edit: here's the nissan we are doing right now, it's a little "out of the box", so it's a fun build.
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    That rear end is sick!
     
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    Holy shit this looks promising. Might end up having lt sooner than I thought.

    Questions, I am on my phone so I couldn't go over to your site to look for answers so sorry if you have the info posted there but here they are.
    Is your kit compatible with 4x4?

    How many inches of travel would a 2nd gen kit pull.

    What are the lift and width numbers.

    What shocks/coil overs are they kits compatible with?

    How consistent are the kits.

    Is glass needed up front?

    Couple more about component but I forgot....no coffee this morning lol but I ask them later.

    BTW that rear end looks promising.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    def interested on specs on the kit... how much over per side, travel, size shock

    their kit doesn't use the factory coil bucket so i'm guessing it's a 10" shock...

    juding by the pic of that rear end they are working on you can already tell they are not another batch racing...

    def want to see more pics and info :thumbsup:
     
  19. Aug 19, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    :popcorn:

    Any other pictures of that Nissan? Looks like great work.
     
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    Yeah I know. But thats better than a kit for $2,600+ and THEN buy the other stuff.

    This is something I CAN afford...!
     
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