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Thoughts on the Fab-Tech K7050-m?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by proachman, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Jan 30, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    I am not familiar with it. Have you looked at @ToyTec Lifts ?
     
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    I know everyone on here loves toytec... and I have no issues with them.. but the shop I am using said they prefer this lift. so I wanted to make sure it is up to snuff....
     
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    so nobody has any input on the Fab-Tech line?
     
  6. Jan 30, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    Just looking at the kit it looks like they're changing out the UCA's and knuckles but keeping your stock shocks and adding a spacer? Your ride can only get worse.
     
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    Jason, that lift kit and I think most of Fabtech lifts do not work with your OEM Wheels. I was looking going that route (Spindle Lift) till I came across that. Guess it comes down to what your doing with your truck. I know guy's running Fabtech with full Icon coilovers and rears, the list goes on. Is it a bad lift :notsure:. Good luck
     
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    They probably make more margin on Fab Tech, but maybe I’m just cynical. The only guy on here that I know of with Fab Tech on a Tundra is @LibertySand.
     
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    :popcorn::popcorn:I'm high maintenance when it comes to popcorn. Movie attendants ask to take their break when they see me in line. I need my popcorn buttered, salted, layered :devil:
     
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    I was under the impression you didn't want to go with lifted spindles if you have 4x4 something to do with front axle angle.
     
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    Exactly.....^^^^^^^
     
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    You are correct Steve a spindle lift is for 2wd only, but with the particular kit in question you need aftermarket wheels.
     
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    Still can't hurt to call ToyTec for guru advice only. Don't have to buy anything.......
     
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  14. Jan 30, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    It's a good thing my wife is usually beside me. :rofl:
     
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    So stock wheels don't have enough offset to clear the spindles ?
     
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    No , @ +50-60 offset and that set up, it will not work. I believe the knuckles are the problem. That's why they suggest aftermarket wheels. Similar to my set up with the 6112's keeping stock wheels @ +60 and moving up to 295/70/18's I had to go with spacers to pull the wheels away from the control arms.
     
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    Gotcha they have to much offset that makes sense
     
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    So I decided to run with FabTech, but I upgraded to the package with the Dirt Logic coil overs and rear shocks... I was upgrading the wheels anyways so it wasn't an issue for me. Waiting 3 weeks until fabtech fabricates more coil overs to send to my installer, I'll post pics in a few weeks when finished... now I need to decide 34" or 35" tires... I guess there will be less "trimming" with the 34's.. I'm not even sure what is being "trimmed" so any input on tire size would be great...

    here is a link to the lift https://fabtechmotorsports.com/product/4-budget-uca-system-w-rear-dirt-logic-shocks-k7050dl/
     
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    Nice Jason, don't know how many guy's are running Fabtech, so :popcorn:. Them Dirt Logics look nice. As far as rubbing , the 34's may hit your lower mudflap . Nothing serious. As far as the 35's can't comment but someone will chime in. Post pics after install :thumbsup:
     
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    So when you sat not many people running fabtech... that's what scares me... why aren't they? What am I missing?
     
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    I dunno but "budget" and suspension rarely go together imo
     
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    The o my difference is the uniball on the other model, I said the same thing myself, I hate the word budget... makes it sound cheap.... but it is the only difference...
     
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    Well Jason, to ease your mind. We had 4 Lifted Tundras @ our 1st and only Tundra meet up in Richmond. They all ran Fabtech lifts 6" and 7". They ran icon coilovers . I think you will be just fine. If I remember I believe cusviper said he ran them Dirtlogic shocks. Maybe he'll share his thoughts .
     
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    I've seen a lot of broken Fabtech stuff in my years. Avoid them.
     
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    any update? that kit looks to be well made. Thanks
     
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