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ReadyLift vs. FatBobs

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by okspeed, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    okspeed

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    After doing a decent amount of reading on the forums, I've seen quite a few people running both of these kits. I'm just curious which of these two kits people consider better. Offhand my observations are that the FatBobs kit is cheaper and comes with rear shocks, doesn't seem like a bad way to go. Is the ReadyLift a better quality kit? Is it worth the extra $100 plus the extra $$ to buy new shocks.


    ReadyLift
    http://www.readylift.com/c-107-toyota-tacoma-5-lug-sst-lift-kit-2005-2011-2wd-275f175r.aspx

    or

    FatBobs

    http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/toyota-tacoma-2wd-5-lug-suspension-lift-kit--2005-2011-p7611.aspx
     
  2. Apr 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    They are both about the same.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    achirdo

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    fatbobs. a spacer is a spacer. and fatbobs comes with better shocks so id get that one for $100 cheaper
     
  4. Apr 17, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    fivefourstoy

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    Just installed the Fat Bob's kit on my son's 2005 5 lug....real smooth install....looks great....and it was cheaper than Ready lift....he's running 265/75R16 Falkens on 16 x 8 Pro Comp rims
     
  5. Apr 17, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    nice first post :thumbsup:
     
  6. Apr 17, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    alexmxman185

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    Black grille guard with mounted kc road lights, 31x9.5x15 AT on stock rims. My future mod list: new white front bumper, Fat Bobs 2.75 spacer lift with rear AAL, american racing Flat Black Rims, 32x11.5x15 BFG A/T, satoshi grille with road lights mounted behind it, 8000k HID for all lights, 1'' Body Lift, new window tint, blacked out headlights and taillights, custom hood scoop, weather tech floor liners, LED dash cluster replacement, Front bilstein shocks, 40 series flowmaster, paint all my badges black.
    this 5 lug section isnt big enough for the both of us texans :quickdraw:

    so get on back to your BS thread lol
     
  7. Apr 17, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    Alex I was here first. Tits or gtfo! :p
     
  8. Apr 17, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    alexmxman185 Keepin' it dirty in Texas

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    Black grille guard with mounted kc road lights, 31x9.5x15 AT on stock rims. My future mod list: new white front bumper, Fat Bobs 2.75 spacer lift with rear AAL, american racing Flat Black Rims, 32x11.5x15 BFG A/T, satoshi grille with road lights mounted behind it, 8000k HID for all lights, 1'' Body Lift, new window tint, blacked out headlights and taillights, custom hood scoop, weather tech floor liners, LED dash cluster replacement, Front bilstein shocks, 40 series flowmaster, paint all my badges black.
    :pout: ok.... only if you help plasti dip my rims at the meet :D
     
  9. Apr 17, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    I did just get a new can today :eek:
     
  10. Apr 17, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    Black grille guard with mounted kc road lights, 31x9.5x15 AT on stock rims. My future mod list: new white front bumper, Fat Bobs 2.75 spacer lift with rear AAL, american racing Flat Black Rims, 32x11.5x15 BFG A/T, satoshi grille with road lights mounted behind it, 8000k HID for all lights, 1'' Body Lift, new window tint, blacked out headlights and taillights, custom hood scoop, weather tech floor liners, LED dash cluster replacement, Front bilstein shocks, 40 series flowmaster, paint all my badges black.
    got two of them in the back seat... and more than likely ill pick up another for the meet. Cause you can never have enough plasti dip :D
     
  11. Apr 19, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    Thanks for the input, I'm leaning toward a fat bobs kit with a set of bilstiens for what I think will make a decent upgrade.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    Just a quick "before" and "after"

    2005 Tacoma.jpg

    Reece's Tacoma 2.jpg
     
  13. Apr 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    FatBob's hands down.

    Two major advantages over Ready lift.

    - $100 cheaper
    - comes with rear shocks

    There is really no reason why to go with Ready lift over FatBobs's...
     
  14. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    How is the truck handling the bigger tires?
     
  15. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    Real nice...no issues with the brakes...although his speed, power, and speed-o are off a bit as expected...we're contemplating a rear-end gear change as money permits
     
  16. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    Did you do the install yourself?
     
  17. Apr 21, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    By the way, truck looks good. My parents were amazing enough to get me my Tacoma, but the upgrades are left up to me. :) Saving up the money as we speak to get Fat Bob's and new tire and wheel combo. Can't wait!
     
  18. Apr 22, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    hey randy do you have any pics of your truck?
     
  19. Apr 22, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    I have a few in my gallery.
     
  20. Apr 23, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    ...Yep, my son and I did it in an afternoon....pretty straightforward...
     
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