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Can you lower a 6-inch Fabtech?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tpreston06, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Jun 4, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    Tpreston06

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    I have an 03 ex. cab with a 6- inch Fabtech lift. This might be a dumb question, but i am pretty new to all of this. Is there any way to lower a 6-inch lift down to maybe a 4 inch lift without just buying a completely new lift kit?
     
  2. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    beastlytaco

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  3. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    Should be interesting since I suppose it's a DB lift.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    Tpreston06

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    Excuse my newbness.. but what do you mean by "DB" lift?
     
  5. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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  6. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    Op post pictures of your lift/truck probably help to see what you have done to your truck
     
  7. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    Alright. The only way that i have found that would be possible is to just get a whole new lift, but im not trying to spend another $2,000 for that! Does it matter the the crossmember had to be cut inorder to install the 6 inch?
     
  8. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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  9. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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  10. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    Nice looking truck man!
     
  11. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    Thanks, I bought it because it is really mechanically sound truck with only 113,xxx miles on it. but i just feel like the 6 inch lift is a little overkill, i really like the look of the 4 inch
     
  12. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    Problem with DB is most require removal of the crossmember. It's usually not economically feasible to reverse this lift.
     
  13. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    so I would have to pay to replace the crossmember and buy a four inch lift?
     
  14. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    Yeah you're gonna have to drop some serious coin in order to reverse this
     
  15. Jun 4, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    Well since were all here anyways, do any of you know how 33s look on a 6 inch lift? im trying to decide between keeping the 35s or dropping to 33s. Im not going to be doing alot of offroad as this is my daily driver and being a college student i dont havemuch money for repairs
     
  16. Jun 4, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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    Dang that's a nice looking truck. 35's probably drink gas but look cool, and 33's might look a little small but probably better for power, fuel economy, and cv axles too for that matter. depends on your priorities. But welcome to TW and congrats on the truck!:D
     
  17. Jun 4, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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    sounds good! thank you for the help, im excited to be part of it!
     
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    Before you drop to 33's find out if it was regeared for 35's.
     
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