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Questions on Fabtech Lift (Cutting or Welding?)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ILikeTacos, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Apr 14, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    ILikeTacos

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    I have an '08 2wd Prerunner long bed. I have an opportunity to purchase a used Fabtech 6" lift kit (says its for an 05 and without shocks) for $600. I really would like to get the RDC 4.5" lift kit, but money is tight right now and $600 for the Fabtech sounds like a steel. Does anyone know if I am going to have to cut or weld to install this kit? I know you have to on the 4X4, but do you have to on a 2wd? I don't know the model # for this kit, but I was wondering if they were all the same when it comes to the db. If you have the answers or can lead me to a good write up, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    You will not have to cut the crossmember for a pre runner. You only have to do that if it is 4WD.

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  4. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Thanks for the info. Hey BBB1, do you have a Fabtech lift on your Taco? Is it a 2wd Prerunner? In the install instructions it looks like you have to cut and weld on both the 2wd & 4x4. The only steps you skip is obviosly the removal of the front diff. Maybe I should just get the model # and call Fabtech just to be sure. I am trying to avoid and cutting and welding as crazy as that may sound.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    Im pretty sure there was just a thread about this the other day. If I'm not mistaken cutting is only required for 4x4 because the front diff has to drop down but on the 2wd model it just simply bolts on. But you can't go wrong if you just call them and ask.
     
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