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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!

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  2. YES!

    22.8%
  3. Indecisive

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  4. HELL NO!

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  1. Aug 11, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    Chachie

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    I think people need to differentiate weather they are talking about the 3" or 6" when they say yay or nae. I love my 6". Rides great, tracks great. but i wouldn't recommend the 3" to anyone.
     
  2. Nov 10, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    Krookz truck has made me like fabtech

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  3. Nov 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    6'' Fabtech performance kit = 2k+ rear TSB springs = $0 Grillcraft grille = $150 5% tint = $110 Pioneer In-Dash DVD = $450 1 15" Kicker CompVR Subwoofer = $250 Hypertech Speedo Calibrator = $120 Scangauge II = $150 Smoked Tails and Blacked Headlights = $250 FSU Tag mod = $20 JBA Titanium Headers JBA Cat-back Exhaust EBC Sport Rotors Total Chaos UCAs Go Rhino Dominator II bars Calling it mine = Priceless ----------------------
    I have the 6'' performance fabtech kit with the adjustible coilovers, installed about this time last year, and I love it! I get compliments on the smoothness of my truck's ride all the time and with the TC UCAs it's a clean, solid lift.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    lightmup

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    I love my 6" but I don't know anything about the 3" from fabtech. If your going for the 3' get king, swayaway, coil overs for a better ride. If your goning 6" fabtech looks like a beefier product than procomp. My brother has procomp on his Tacoma and to me it looks like the fabtech is tougher .
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  5. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:18 AM
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    chad68

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    ^^^ Well if that ain't wheelin' with a 6" lift, then I don't know what is.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:28 AM
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    NAE!!! get a real suspension and you'll notice the difference in a second. more travel, better and smoother ride, lasts longer, and doesn't make your truck look like a mall crawler. I have King COs, Dakar leaf springs, TC UCAs. Couldn't be happier
     
  7. Nov 11, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    What he said ^^. Lol.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    undercover se, pop&lock tailgate, rallye 1000 hela black magic lights, black grill craft grill lower. twm m1 abrams shift knob, ap ubolt flip kit & ifs high clearance skid , timbren bumpstops, pro comp 3 inch lift, goodrich ss braklines front and rear, lr uca's, customlightz.com fx-r 55 watt retrofit, ARB deluxe bull bar, vision-x solstice pods, black wet okole seat cover,weather tech digital floor mats window visors toyota hood guard, safari snorkel, full bed rug, full putco led swap hd led flasher cf18-08, pioneer bluetooth ipod navigation double din headunit, flowmaster 40 muffler custom center outlet exhaust, regear and arb lockers, arb rear bumper if they ever fucking release one lol and arb sliders coming soon as well as a new line-xtra paint job!
    i did my research on here and talked to one of the guys who has a quality set up and he directed me to ICON now i'm abut to place an order for a stage 2 icon lift but with resi shocks. then later when i save up some more dough i will add the uca's. jeremy at icon took the time to talk with me and laid it all out for me both the pros and con's of lifting your vehicle. i believe that icon makes the highest quality lift out there for our trucks but you will pay for it. the stage 2 kit i'm looking at consists of front coil overs with no resi rear shocks with no resi and the rear add a leaf. that rings in at 1,772. now i'm going with this kit but i want resi's on my shocks. because i want to do the uca's and have the complete icon set up. i also did research on fox and king suspensions and also ome. they seem to be the only other choices for lifting a truck the correct way meaning you won't loose any drivabilty or off road capability. just my 2 cents.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    stunt man hans

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    undercover se, pop&lock tailgate, rallye 1000 hela black magic lights, black grill craft grill lower. twm m1 abrams shift knob, ap ubolt flip kit & ifs high clearance skid , timbren bumpstops, pro comp 3 inch lift, goodrich ss braklines front and rear, lr uca's, customlightz.com fx-r 55 watt retrofit, ARB deluxe bull bar, vision-x solstice pods, black wet okole seat cover,weather tech digital floor mats window visors toyota hood guard, safari snorkel, full bed rug, full putco led swap hd led flasher cf18-08, pioneer bluetooth ipod navigation double din headunit, flowmaster 40 muffler custom center outlet exhaust, regear and arb lockers, arb rear bumper if they ever fucking release one lol and arb sliders coming soon as well as a new line-xtra paint job!
    not to mention the articulation and durability claims these higher end companies can lay claim to. check out tacovendor's build thread he has around 5,000 worth of suspension bits on his truck from icon and its only around a 2/12 lift apparently you do not need to go super tall to have a VERY capable rig. i want to eventually have my suspension set up just like his. i'm going to have icon set up my shocks and spring rates so that they are more adept at load bearing ie carrying weight added to the truck as i plan to add both front and rear bumpers to my truck and a shell in the back along with some gear. now his is a true overland build, but my rig will not be as heavily outfitted as his is. i just like the fact that i can set the suspension up ahead of time to be able to compensate for the added weight the correct way.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    stunt man hans

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    nice truck. love that bumper who makes it i cant see the logo?
     
  11. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    stunt man hans

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  12. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    Sounds like you did some homework.

    IMO there really is no correct or best way to lift these IFS trucks. Some choices are better than others but all the typical lift choices, 3", long travel, DB, body lift, etc. have pro's and con's when you decide to lift.

    A lot I think has to do with how you will use the truck.

    I have ICON's all around. I don't think it's the best way to lift but it's not the worst either.

    Plenty of people hate DB lifts and many more hate body lifts, some even hate long travel because it alters the look of the truck too much and costs too much.

    So to be cool you will have to stay at 3" of lift and like it or people will make fun of you if you go higher than 3". Oh almost forgot you also need to rattle can everything flat black, get eyelids, some mod called a sotashispaggetti something or other and debadge.
     
  13. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    undercover se, pop&lock tailgate, rallye 1000 hela black magic lights, black grill craft grill lower. twm m1 abrams shift knob, ap ubolt flip kit & ifs high clearance skid , timbren bumpstops, pro comp 3 inch lift, goodrich ss braklines front and rear, lr uca's, customlightz.com fx-r 55 watt retrofit, ARB deluxe bull bar, vision-x solstice pods, black wet okole seat cover,weather tech digital floor mats window visors toyota hood guard, safari snorkel, full bed rug, full putco led swap hd led flasher cf18-08, pioneer bluetooth ipod navigation double din headunit, flowmaster 40 muffler custom center outlet exhaust, regear and arb lockers, arb rear bumper if they ever fucking release one lol and arb sliders coming soon as well as a new line-xtra paint job!
    also i have heard alot of complaints when going up to high especially when doing so on a tight budget. cv boot issues, constant abuse to the universal joint and overall vehicle dynamics are poorer for alot of people on here. with the aforementioned icon lift the truck will still align correctly and will actually improve not only the overall ride but the on and off road handling as well.
     
  14. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    true lol! i have never even played with the notion of lifting a truck until now. changing the geometry that toyota had engineered into the vehicle is not something i'm taking lightly. i will probably go for everything at one shot uca's and all but its big money! close to five grand, but like everything else in life you pay for what you get. shit! a couple weeks ago i was telling my wife i was going to get a spacer kit lol i did not know anything about them but now after doing alot of reading on here i can't justify doing that to my truck. lol i want to enter it into 4x4 truck shows and actually win.plus have some thing i can drive over a boulder to get some giggles out of. idk i'm a snapper head
     
  15. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    i had looked at your truck at least a dozen times before your setup is fucking hot! thats what i would be going for any more and you start to run into issues either up front or down the road.
     
  16. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    fabtech does make a new 3" lift. it is their dirt logic coilovers and you can pair them with their uca's as well.

    http://performancelifts.com/cgi-bin/cart/FTS26028.html

    i do not personally have any experience with this kit. but just wanted to throw it out there that not all of fabtechs 3" kits are spacers.
     
  17. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    This is my 6"

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    Will have some better shots after this weekend. Just redid the rear end.
     
  18. Nov 11, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    haha sorry but i had to post a pic of your truck :p
     
  19. Nov 11, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    I had fabtech on my F150 and it was nice. The finish was great and the fit was perfect. No complaints here what so ever.
     
  20. Nov 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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