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Hello all, is anyone running the Fabtech 6" Lift Kit?

I will get this is in the near future as part of my next generation upgrades but I have some questions for now:

Do you use standard size/length shocks on the front?

Is this kit a straight bolt on?

What are the largest diameter 16" tires that can be fit with this kit?

Is the 6" lift only with the kit or is it say 4.5"/5" lift plus larger tire size?

Been dragging my b elly too much in the Victorian Alps, got some decent dints in my TJM 150L. Fuel tank and want to lift this baby up quite a bit.

All the best, Ozroder
 

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I am running this kit and so far I'm happy with it. It's basically a bolt on kit, but there is some cutting required and best to have this done in a shop. You will need an alignment when you done for sure.

Yes, I still have stock shocks in place. Ultimatley I will replace with radflo but will stick with stock length.

I am running 295/75/16 - so basically 33.4" Probably could go bigger they say 35" with some trimming, but without gears this was big enough for me.

Is the 6" lift only with the kit or is it say 4.5"/5" lift plus larger tire size? No, my front bumber was 6" higher after lift was installed (with stock tires) now with bigger tires I'm up about 8"

Been dragging my b elly too much in the Victorian Alps, got some decent dints in my TJM 150L. Fuel tank and want to lift this baby up quite a bit.

Yea, I hear ya. Hope you got some protection under there.
 

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I am running this kit and so far I'm happy with it. It's basically a bolt on kit, but there is some cutting required and best to have this done in a shop. You will need an alignment when you done for sure.

Yes, I still have stock shocks in place. Ultimatley I will replace with radflo but will stick with stock length.

I am running 295/75/16 - so basically 33.4" Probably could go bigger they say 35" with some trimming, but without gears this was big enough for me.

Is the 6" lift only with the kit or is it say 4.5"/5" lift plus larger tire size? No, my front bumber was 6" higher after lift was installed (with stock tires) now with bigger tires I'm up about 8"

Been dragging my b elly too much in the Victorian Alps, got some decent dints in my TJM 150L. Fuel tank and want to lift this baby up quite a bit.

Yea, I hear ya. Hope you got some protection under there.
Thanks for that info bro...........I did a search after putting up this thread and saw where you advised about your setup elsewhere ...............do you know what work has to be done to fit the setup as I want to do this myself this time......

I will run with a 2" body lift also if I can get one as I want to run tires that are 34.5/35" without issue..................my current setup get my right wheel rubbing on right hand corners and its a pain...............but I will check this out after I do the lift.

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do you know what work has to be done to fit the setup as I want to do this myself this time......
I paid to have this done casue the work and tools required was way over my skill level. So I can't give first hand info. Also the instructions for our truck don't seem to be online, but here http://www.fabtechmotorsports.com/pdfs/instructions/FT26016i,17,18 060407.pdf is a link to the instructions for another vehicle. They look similar to what I got with my kit, so they should give you a better idea of what is involved.

I will run with a 2" body lift also if I can get one as I want to run tires that are 34.5/35" without issue..................my current setup get my right wheel rubbing on right hand corners and its a pain...............but I will check this out after I do the lift.
They claim you can run 35" tires with this kit (with minor trimming). I am running 33.4" and had to remove the mud flaps, and did some minor trimming. At some point I will post pix of how where we trimmed. But you would never notice it. The bigger problem with 35" tires will be your gears, that's why I opted to stay around 33" and frankly it's big enough.

All the best, Ozroder[/QUOTE]
 

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Hello Bigdog, thanks for that link to the Fabtech pages, yes there is an amount of fabrication required that I do not wish to perform too.

I think from what I have seen that the Fabtech kit is the better of all out there but I am not happy that it is not a direct bolt in arrangement, this will cloud my wishes quite a bit so again thankyou for the insite into fitting a Fabtech setup.

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BigDog, you have answered this question partly for me, but I wanted to get others opinions who might have this setup without starting another thread in redundant fashion.

Does anyone out there who has the Fabtech 6" suspension kit have AAL's or shackles and AAL's for the back, and/or is it even possible? I don't hear good things about blocks and really would like a true suspension lift back there.

One more thing... At what point do you have to extend the drive shaft on the truck?
 

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I am running this kit and so far I'm happy with it. It's basically a bolt on kit, but there is some cutting required and best to have this done in a shop. You will need an alignment when you done for sure.

Yes, I still have stock shocks in place. Ultimatley I will replace with radflo but will stick with stock length.

I am running 295/75/16 - so basically 33.4" Probably could go bigger they say 35" with some trimming, but without gears this was big enough for me.

Is the 6" lift only with the kit or is it say 4.5"/5" lift plus larger tire size? No, my front bumber was 6" higher after lift was installed (with stock tires) now with bigger tires I'm up about 8"

Been dragging my b elly too much in the Victorian Alps, got some decent dints in my TJM 150L. Fuel tank and want to lift this baby up quite a bit.

Yea, I hear ya. Hope you got some protection under there.

sorry but i had to ask how does 33.4 tires give you 2 inches?? 1 inch bigger than stock, you have to cut it in half, so every inch is about .5 inch of lift or alittle less.
 

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sorry but i had to ask how does 33.4 tires give you 2 inches?? 1 inch bigger than stock, you have to cut it in half, so every inch is about .5 inch of lift or alittle less.
Well, I know and this is the funny thing about it, but also ask how does a 4" spacer give you 6" of lift. Obviously there is a certain amount of leveling too. I measured a specific spot on my front bumber (where the 2 pieces meet) in a specific location of my driveway before and after the lift. Here are the pictures:

before


after


The results were a 6" increase at this point in the bumber. then after tires I measured again and it was 8.5" Maybe this is because a 295/75/16 is 33.4" when sitting on a 10" wheel (295mm = 11.6") and when on a 7" wheel they stand taller. I don't know the answer, its not what i expected.

Stock for me wass 30" and I went to 33" that should have been an additional 1.5" but it turned out to be 2.5" maybe now that they are mounted on 8" wheels I should measure again. I set up the same shot tommorow and post it here. Be interested to see the results.
 

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I am running this kit and so far I'm happy with it. It's basically a bolt on kit, but there is some cutting required and best to have this done in a shop. You will need an alignment when you done for sure.

Yes, I still have stock shocks in place. Ultimatley I will replace with radflo but will stick with stock length.

I am running 295/75/16 - so basically 33.4" Probably could go bigger they say 35" with some trimming, but without gears this was big enough for me.

Is the 6" lift only with the kit or is it say 4.5"/5" lift plus larger tire size? No, my front bumber was 6" higher after lift was installed (with stock tires) now with bigger tires I'm up about 8"

Been dragging my b elly too much in the Victorian Alps, got some decent dints in my TJM 150L. Fuel tank and want to lift this baby up quite a bit.

Yea, I hear ya. Hope you got some protection under there.
 
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