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Old 03-08-2012
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Fabtech 5.5 help??

Ok so i just put on fabtech coils and uppers and the top of the spindle and upper ball joint are hitting the frame over the smallest little bump. they're almost touching the frame at ride height. the passenger side ones closer then the driver. is this just how its suppose to be? i didnt put the bumbstops that came with it on. have limit straps that i'm gonna use i'm just wondering if i did something wrong or if its just suppose to be like that. oh and both upper control arms are all the way forward in the slots on the mounts.

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yea thats not right... boy im glad i didnt buy fabtech. id call them and inquire, thats a serious issue.
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It does touch or is just close? Is your coil in properly?
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thats just how it ends up with increased springs and stock spindles. mine does the same cause i have spacers. get spindles.
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If he has the 5.5" kit then he already has coils.
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Old 03-09-2012
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ya i have the spindles already. it definitely touches if it moves at all. i'm pretty sure the coils are in right. one of my neighbors said i might have gotten the wrong coils. but they have the right part # on them for my truck. i might just try and pull it apart and put it back together just to make sure they're seated properly.
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Haven't had a chance to pull it apart yet with work and all but i'm thinking the pass side spring isn't in right. But I've been lookin around the internet and it seems this is a common problem and basically this kit just leaves you with no down travel. Alot of pics I'm seein look like the drivers side is sittin about right. Can i cut like a quarter of a coil off the bottom of the spring just to drop it a little bit just to try and squeeze a little more down travel out of it or will that screw it up?
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Old 03-11-2012
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any body ever trim just a little bit off a fabtech coil?? or wanna trade 2 inch coils for 2.5?
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You mean like cut out one of the coils? I would get ahold of the company if you are sure that everything is correct. If its hitting the frame then it would be there fault. But I think you have something wrong going on there. Mine never did that.
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Here you can see my kit and how far away it was from the frame.

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dont cut it period. definitely dont cut until you talk to fabtech.
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dang ok. i'm gonna try and pull it apart and make sure everythings right and its not me then. If its still all jacked then i'll make some phone calls. Thanks for the advise and pic!
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