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Fabtech 5.5 ultimate

does any one have the 5.5 inch fabtech on there ranger?? I want to get that lift but i want some comments about it?? I found it for $1050 with preinstalled ball joints.
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What kind of truck do you have and what model?
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1999 ranger xlt reg cab short bed 2 wd 3.0 v6
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site linakge? best i ever found was 1250 and it didnt say anything about balljoints
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Camburg 5.5 . . . http://camburg.com/fords98RangerP.html



Don't waste your money on Fabtech.

And if you decide to get a Camburg kit let me know, I can get you a discount.
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I found the fabtech lift for $1031 through Rocky Mountain. The camburg kit is nice but i think it is way out of my price range. how much can you get it for? Thanks
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Camburg 5.5 . . . http://camburg.com/fords98RangerP.html



Don't waste your money on Fabtech.

And if you decide to get a Camburg kit let me know, I can get you a discount.


what do you mean waste your money?
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Fabtech makes GREAT kits (I have an 8" dirt logic system on my 05 F-250) and havent seen quality like them from anyone else. I will say, selling those kits, that is one hell of a deal. I will honestly say i dont sell them anywhere near the price you found.
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Im buying the 5.5 inch right after i sell my dirtbikes and i pay for a new window, since i pushed my brother through a window in our house tonight.
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lmao, did you mean to push him through the window?

someone at my school has the 5.5" fabtech i think, hes not on forums tho. here's some pics of his truck, i think it looks good. i know its a fabtech, and i think its the 5.5", but tell me if im wrong.



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Don't waste your money on Fabtech.

And if you decide to get a Camburg kit let me know, I can get you a discount.
PM sent about Camburg questions...
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No i didnt mean to push my brother through a window.. But he came in my roon and slammed me into my bed and ran away. Well at the end of my hallway there is a window. (: I cant tell. That truck looks sweet. Are those 33's? Do you know if he has a bl also? thanks for the pics. My truck is just like that but dark red. Mine will look good after christmas. thanks
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I found the fabtech lift for $1031 through Rocky Mountain. The camburg kit is nice but i think it is way out of my price range. how much can you get it for? Thanks
Installed or not? Installed I might be able to knock off the price of installation so you just pay parts. Not installed I could knock off a couple hundred I'm sure.

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Fabtech makes GREAT kits (I have an 8" dirt logic system on my 05 F-250) and havent seen quality like them from anyone else.


You guys crack me up. I'm not here to start crap, but believe it or not Fabtech isn't the end all be all of suspension. They are okay lifts, if all you do is pavement pound, but if you actually use your truck the way a so-called "performance" kit entails you too, it will fail. I've had a few friends start with the 5.5 on their Xlt's only to break it not long after buying it and going with a better kit, like the Camburg 5.5. Fabtech started out as a pioneer of the offroad industry, then as lifted trucks and show trucks got more into the scene, they sacrificed quality for quantity. You get what you pay for.
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Camburg is WAY out of my price range. i can get the Fabtech shipped to my house for right around $1100. My mom has an 8" fabtech lift on her superduty and we love it. Never had any problems.
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How is that way out of your price range, it's only about 500 more than you are already preparing to spend!? But to each his own, I still maintain that you get what you pay for.
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I think that truck has the Fabtech kit Jared, only the Fabtech 5.5 kit would lift your truck that much, Camburg is centered on performance so they have a lower CG, but it might be the tires anywho . . . ?
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im stating that CAMBURG rules....opposed to fabtech.
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so how much can you get the camburg 5.5 for just the parts for me then??????
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I'll call them right now. And Jared you are very right.

EDIT: ~$1,400 out the door. That puts a dent in it at least, and if you pay in cash they don't charge sales tax.
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Get the camburg kit. You know damn well you are getting quality as well as a great looking truck afterwards. I will tell you somthing about fabtech that I live true to this day. I used to work with a guy, James Morgan, who used to race SCORE back in the day and Now he rockcrawls. Those rockcrawlers put suspension to the ULTIMATE test. He, to this day, will tell you that Fabtech is not what they used to be. They are living on their name and their name alone to the True Truck beaters. They are not even CLOSE to the product of what they used to produce back in the day. I've seen their products break, more than once. Camburg is AWESOME when it comes to quality, and their work is beautiful.
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Is he related to Cptn. Morgan?
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