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Pro Comp or Fabtech?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rallsp12, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. rallsp12

    rallsp12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an 08 4WD tacoma with no modifications and am wanting to put a 6 inch lift with 35 inch tires. which kind of lift would you prefer? Pro Comp or Fabtech? or are there any different you would highly prefer than those?
     
  2. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I hear good things about the Fabtech and so/so things about Pro Comp.
     
  3. CraigTRD

    CraigTRD Canadian in the South

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    I will tell you one thing.....Fabtech is a great company to deal with. I had a couple of issues with them, and they were right there to warranty some stuff. I can't complain about the company or lift quality.
     
  4. rallsp12

    rallsp12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well i talked to 2 people that put lifts on and one said fabtech definently its a lot better and it doesnt use what they called "grenade" something.... but the other place said that what your order from fabtech there have been cases where you have to order the base kit again. but they both look good i just dont know much about them and what will last and so on
     
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    Dude, If you wheel DO NOT GET THE FABTECH.

    bottom line the fabtech bracketry is GARBAGE. Procomp kit is FAR BETTER, way more stout, and the straight cross member is a much better platform for mounting skids.

    The fabtech bracket does not provide any additional clearance even with its arch, the diff is still just as low.

    I have compared both side by side, and am 100% on this.
     
  6. rallsp12

    rallsp12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    And if i have get the 6 inch lift should i take off the mud flaps because some people say it makes it look higher?
     
  7. Re8elmonk0341

    Re8elmonk0341 "Kill BABIES"

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    I have a ProComp 6" lift with 35's now...as of right now I have no complaints.....yet! hahaha I don't know too much 'bout lift and this is my first time ever owning and driving a lifted truck so Im a NB too. I went to 4 Wheel Parts and they guy said that he would only go with PC and thats all he have on his trucks.
     
  8. rallsp12

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    ya trust me i am a Newbie too and this is my first truck period
     
  10. Delmarva

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    I say PC --

    too bad you're a 4x4... you could run TC lift spindles and a mid travel C/O for 6" lift... :D
     
  11. Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    If he's running the MX c/o's then that lift is around 2600
    see here: http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/shar...ucts.asp&utm_medium=cse&utm_source=googlebase
     
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    well can you tell if he is runnin those by what he says on the description? sorry i dont know a lot about this stuff
     
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    Can I use Toytech C/O's and the 3" spacers with my lift now? To give it an added 3" lift of just go w/o the spacers and just go with the C/O's?
     
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    Alaskaflyer My other ride Hovers

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    I don't think you can stack a spacer on top of a coilover.
     
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    Can I get the Toytech C/O's instead of the way more expensive ProComps C/O's with my current lift???
     
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    If you are just going to use the truck on the street, the PC kit is perfect. Its less expensive and with the money you save you can buy a set of aftermarket coil overs to really take it to the next level! We make King and Fox reservoir replacement coil overs that will work with either kit.
     
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    billas333 They Still Love To Hate Me! - T.O.

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    I do not understand 6'' lifts at all can someone make a sticky thread about them as they have done with the 3'' lifts already.

    6" lifts are drop down brackets or something like that I dont get it
     
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    Downsouth Motorsports Downsouth Motorsport Vendor

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    6" lifts use whats called a drop cradle that takes the mounting point of the lower control arm and drops it 6"- from there they make up the difference in space between the upper and lower arm by providing a longer replacement spindle. Then the kit either has a coil spacer or replacement coil over

    3" kits usually are either replacement coil overs, coil spacers or Pre-Load struts like the Bilstien 5100's. These kits utilize all the stock mounting points for the arms and basicly force the suspension down, therefore adding lift.

    Now there are 4" and 4.5" replacement spindles that just replace your factory spindles and move the mounting of the wheel bearings down. Some people "stack" spindles and coil overs to achieve 7" of lift.

    Hope this helps answer your question-

    Jon P
     
  19. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    And the spindle lifts are only for non-4x4, right?
     
  20. Downsouth Motorsports

    Downsouth Motorsports Downsouth Motorsport Vendor

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    Yeah sorry- spindle lifts are ONLY for the 2WD models-

    Some people now are stacking a 6" cradle style kit with a longer than recommended coil over and uni-ball arm and getting 12-13" of lift...

    Sounds scary!!!
     
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