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KC vs Nfab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MDBigRed, Sep 5, 2009.

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Which one?

Poll closed Oct 5, 2009.
  1. Nfab Light Bar

    14 vote(s)
    77.8%
  2. KC Light Bar

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. Sep 5, 2009 at 8:38 PM
    #1
    MDBigRed

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    What are the main differences between the Nfab and KC light bars?? I am looking to put some lights on the front of my truck but I don't want to use a bull bar as I'm not a big fan. Which one do you recommend? Thanks :)
     
  2. Sep 5, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    sandman427

    sandman427 KR FAB

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    2 ten inch kicker cvt subs, pioneer deck and alpine 1000 watt class D amp, and flowmaster exhaust, 4 inch camburg lift spindles and my coilover is adjusted to 1" (5inch total) in front and 3" All Pro leafs, KING off road racing reservoir shocks and coil-overs, KR FAB CUSTOM BUMPER with three 9" HELLA 4000 Race LIGHTS , HID headlights with rigid amber LEDs , "KR Fabrication" custom built bumper, sliders and tiregate, Full size spare with matching rim, custom bed bar with two amber off road lights, cb radio, also BHLM (thanks Ray), and debagged
    i got the pro comp which is the same as the N FAB... And i like it... The KC is a straight bar right..?? Its kinda what your in the mood for..?? By the way nice truck...

    IMG_1198.jpg
    IMG_1204.jpg
     
  3. Sep 5, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    johnw

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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    could you put up pics of the bars themselves?
     
  4. Sep 5, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    sandman427

    sandman427 KR FAB

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    If im right the NFAB is the same as mine there is one more on the NFAB site... I haven't seen any KC bars other than the straight ones... Someone correct me if i am wrong..??
     
  5. Sep 6, 2009 at 4:15 AM
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    Capita

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    Price wise they are $300 in difference here in Newfoundland, Canada for the black powercoated bar. I paid $227 with shipping for my N-Fab where-as at Action Truck accessioies they were charging $520 for the K.C. I went with n-fab. I never seen the N-fab yet but judging by the pictures it look very similar to the K.C. I never had a hard look at the K.C. bar. It was on the Action company truck so I went in asked about it. After I heard the price I never went back for a second look. Ordered the N-Fab the next day from http://www.truckcustomizers.com/ Very great experience with that company.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    Capita

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    K.C. Light Bar [​IMG]


    N-Fab Light Bar


    [​IMG]


    Sorry thats the best comparison I can find
     
  7. Sep 6, 2009 at 5:20 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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    K/C here..:cool:
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:02 AM
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    MDBigRed

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    The Nfab and KC are both straight bars. I don't really want the cage type like your procomp. I really just want to drill straight into my front bumper and mount them there but my better judgement is telling me just to get a bolt on bar.

    your truck's lookin nice too! :D
     
  9. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    MDBigRed

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    Wow! that's a huge price difference. It looks like the KC bar goes around the bottom of the front bumper whereas the Nfab goes through the bottom grille. The KC looks like it might protect the bumper a little bit
     
  10. Sep 6, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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  11. Sep 6, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    wfbont007

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    N-Fab here.

    IMG_1418.jpg
     
  12. Sep 6, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    MDBigRed

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    It looks very similar to the Nfab, except it wraps around the bumper on the sides more. Also it looks like it attaches the same way to the frame. I like this one, just the Nfab looks a little bit cleaner without the metal tubing sticking out around the bumper
     
  13. Sep 6, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    MDBigRed

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    Where did you but it and how much?? looks good with 4 lights!!
     
  14. Sep 6, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    ilovetacos

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    Sold!
    I voted for the N-Fab...I had the Randy Ellis light bar. It is the same bar as the KC and I think Randy Ellis builds them for KC. The bar was well constructed and mounted very solid but I didn't like how the bar protruded from under the front bumper taking away from the already horrible approach/departure angle of the bumper.

    I just picked up the N-Fab light bar used from Darknight so I am going to have it coated with Line-X. Gotta save some cash for lights too!


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    .
     
  15. Sep 6, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    There are different sizes. Here is a pic of another TW member who has a shorter light bar (from side to side). He is the one on the far right.
    Again also a Defiant Light Bar.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Sep 6, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    MDBigRed

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    Oh ok cool! I would rather support a unique company like defiant instead of Nfab. especially if it's a better quality product!
     
  17. Sep 6, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    yeah i totally agree about the approach angle decreasing due to the metal mounts wrapping around the outside of the bumper instead of the inside like the Nfab. LineX will look sick:D
     
  18. Sep 6, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    :D Add that to your poll. Haha! Hope that helps man.
     
  19. Sep 6, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    Capita

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    The defiant looks awesome. But you can still get the N-fab for $80 cheaper. You can then use the $80 saved towards lights if you wanna be cheap like me :). Not sure about the quality of the N-Fab seeing how its still on the way. My father is a retired welder of 30+ years so I'll get him to size it up. I'll post my review when it arrives.
     
  20. Sep 6, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    I would go the N-Fab way for side steps, BUT that's another thread. Haha.
     
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