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6" fabtech lift ...help please!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tomcoma, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    tomcoma

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    Hey everybody. I have a 2007 DCLB with a Fabtech 6" suspension lift w/285/70/r17 goodyear silent armors. I have noticed over time that its starting to feel loose. Evrytime I am in park and turn my wheel i hear a pop and sort of clunking sound. also when i reverse out of a parking spot. I do have a vibration off the start when driving. And when i press the brakes i feel a click and then when i let of the brakes and start moving again i feel a click. Is anyone having these problems? What is it? what can fix it? or did The lift installer just fuck my truck up
     
  2. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    Rippin101

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  3. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I'd go over all of the bolts of the kit and re-torque them. Sounds to me like the problem might be axle related(like maybe loose u-bolts) or maybe the kicker braces on the front are coming a little loose? Those would be some things to check.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    tomcoma

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    thanks man..im not a mechanic though
     
  5. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Dont need to be a mechanic.
    Crawl under the truck and look for these sticking out of parts of the frame:
    [​IMG]

    Then use one of these to tighten them up:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    ^^^lmao! True, it is pretty damn straight forward.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    i know that .. but most of the stuff i see and you say about i dnt know the name of.. thats what i mean
     
  8. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    lol, nice.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    If you have a question on a part, take a pic of it and post it up. We can tell you what it is. :)
     
  10. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    alright...when i have a chance tomorrow
     
  11. Apr 22, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Basically, look under the front of the truck and all of the bolts attached to the lift kit brackets should be checked over. On the rear, look on each side of the axle and you'll see the U-bolts, they're the shiny 'U shaped' bolts pointing downward in this pic. Yours probably wont be shiny, those were new ones I installed.
    [​IMG]
    Just check to make sure they're all nice and tight.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    It seems Chris has an answer for every thing.:D Some (answers) are just better than others.:rofl:That kills me. lmao
     
  13. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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  14. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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  15. Apr 23, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    relentless tacoman, i bought those hankooks you were talking about... waiting for them to arrive on monday. Thanks for lookin that one up dude. I'll post a thread next week when I get them.

    Tighten them bolts up!
     
  16. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    Whoa! What is this "sober" You speak of????

    ummm.....thanks? :eek:
     
  17. Apr 25, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    Hey, you get this figured out yet?
     
  18. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    I've got an 02 taco with a 6" fabtech and need to replace shocks/struts but no can tell me what shocks/struts will fit..???? I have tried 2 auto parts stores and called 4 wheel parts but they wanted to sell my fabtech struts for $225 each!! Can any help me out???
     
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    I would have someone turn the wheels back an forth with you outside.

    check to make sure that the steering rack isnt moving around. if the bushings on the rack are worn, it will give you a mushy steering feeling

    as for the take off shutter. a one piece driveshaft will take care of that, its axle wrap

    Justin
     
  20. Oct 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    I have a 6" Fabtech lift and had the same problem also i went and retightened all the lift bolts and used locktight on them no problems since then
     
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