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Fabtech: Yay or Nae?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by LeadFootCaliKid, May 27, 2010.

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Would you run Fabtech suspension on your truck?

  1. I already do and love it!

    12.1%
  2. YES!

    22.8%
  3. Indecisive

    29.9%
  4. HELL NO!

    35.2%
  1. May 27, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    I'm just kind of curious what the general consensus is about Fabtech. Yay or nae?

    I personally think that they are only good for making trucks look like they can be ran offroad and for having a pretty blue paint job.
     
  2. May 27, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    I dont have any experience with them on Tacomas but my buddys jeep has one and it rides very nice on and offroad.
     
  3. May 27, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    My buddy works there and he says he would never run anything of their on his truck. He also says the Jeep stuff is good.
     
  4. May 27, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    jandrews

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    Fuck nay.

    If you're going to bother lifting, buy something quality.
     
  5. May 27, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    ktmrider

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    6 inch maybe, any of their shitty 3 inch hells no
     
  6. Jun 9, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    famousfernando

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    i dont get whats so bad about fabtech lifts?:confused:
     
  7. Jun 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    BigBawlzTaco

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    I wanna know this too.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    jandrews

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    Mostly spacer lifts, which is bad enough by itself, but in addition, their quality is nowhere close to what you can get for a couple hundred dollars more (OME).
     
  9. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    famousfernando

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    what do you mean by spacer lift and are all lift kits spacer lifts:confused::confused:
     
  10. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Google and no.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    famousfernando

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    well i dont get it it seems like most all kits use some kind of a spacer to lift the truck but whatever I have a fabtech lift and i havnt had no problems
     
  12. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    Timicha

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    i love my fabtech lift. never had any problems with it before and i wheel the shit out of my truck on occasion
     
  13. Jun 14, 2010 at 5:27 AM
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    tacosuprem

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    yay? in fl that is a name for something white and powdery that goes up people noses...
     
  14. Jun 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    PowTaco

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    stock for now...more to come
    Fabtech is more for looks.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    Hunter.V.White

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    What do you all think about the Fabtech 6" lift kits? I hear so many conflicting opinions that aren't supported by anything; I would really appreciate it if someone could explain why any particular lift is better/worse than others :) I'm still trying to learn all of this stuff, and I don't have any experience with any of the kits.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2010 at 12:48 AM
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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    i love my fabtech coils, but what can i say i never been in another lifted taco with different suspension rofl.
     
  17. Jun 18, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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    i failed.. FAILED at life and now im suffering running their 3 inch adjustable lift on my 2002 taco.. my truck got even bumpier and shakier and the ride quality sucks. their smooth body shocks for the rear suck even more. i want to shoot the guys who sold me the lift. i mean my truck looks nice but doesnt ride like it should. offroad its like driving during a 10.0+ earthquake.. its that bad
     
  18. Jun 18, 2010 at 1:06 AM
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    supremetaco2

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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    man maybe your right LOL! when I go offroading my truck is hella shaking bouncing can hear the frame clunk, i thought it was suppose to be like that! but i guess not ROFL. but some advice to you, i got rid of the blocks and swapped in some deavers and it made all the difference, i also swapped out their crappy shocks for bilstein 5100's but the ride is still kind of stiff... btw i also want to shoot the guys at the place that showed me the lift as well, i wish they informed me of other options....... live and learn always gotta be the hard way for me :thumbsup:
     
  19. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    Not a fan of their shocks. Used their recommended shocks for the 3" level kit on my old F250 and they turned to crap within the first year of use.
     
  20. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    I have installed mine 3 weeks ago and i love it so far. No regrets. Believe me or not it rides like almost as stock. I'll recomend it..
     
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