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wow... Welcome to the party.
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trent, is that just parts for that price? or installed?
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I guess I am thinking the same thing faux is so I might as well share my testomony. I had fabtech spindles on my 99 tacoma mini with coils and although it got the the truck higher, fabtech is a street queen kit. I jumped my truck over a set of train tracks and although it was a radical feat, it still shouldnt have broken my spindles. They BOTH cracked across the thinnest part of the casting, thank god or who ever you worship they didnt snap because I wouldnt be typing this right now. My stock balljoint brackets should have broke and killed me but they werent even bent. We are talking 2 inch thick cast iron cracking versus 3/8s thick cut steel that is an inch and a half at best wide. I bought another pair of fabtech spindles anyways, I just wont be jumping my trucks ever again.
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trent, is that just parts for that price? or installed?
That's parts, but for installed wouldn't be much more, I could probably cut off the cost of install, so add a couple hundred to that and you'd have it installed out the door.
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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.





hes gotta have something under the hood or re-geared to light them up lol


nice truck though
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all you guys with that avatar....holy s.

what do u mean
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lol keep the thread going? bump!
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om my old 2wd edge i bent a set of fabtech spindles.. then again i slightly bowed the frame rails inward as well
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This is the 3"spindles with that 2.5" coil and UCA( FABTECH ), ridin 32" Bridgestone M/T on 15x10 eagle alloy 057 I believe. You can fit 33"s with room to spare though. In the back its a 3" block and AAL. Its my truck so if you have a question you can email, I don't get on here enough. [email protected]

***Tires are turned to where they are close as they get to touching the bumber/valance, to give you a clearance idea.
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Splitfire, been planning on getting a 5.5 Camburg kit and installing it myself, was wondering if you still could save me some $$$... we will be driving up there to get it. Already been up there last month to check out the shop and ask a few questions. Will also be getting some 4" fenders as well... and deavers later

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FABTECH ROCKS YO. you get what you pay for. and yeah that was my truck with the "fabtech" ulitimate 5.5 OFFROAD kit. oh by the way its not for "OFFROAD" use they fail to tell you that until after you break your **** and try and get it replaced.

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FAGTECH SUCKS STAY AWAY STAY VERY FAR AWAY. save up a bit more and go camburg.
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Holy S***, spindle failure?
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Holy S***, spindle failure?
yeah fagtech spindle failure can you guys now see why I and other are againt fabtech? 900 to get towed home. and then all the other expenses to fix the truck I learned my lesson the hard way.
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I havent seen a failure like that in a while, what year is your truck? I know fabtechs quality sucks, but, a friend of mine has an 04 edge with fabtechs and some custom items on it, I'll get pics for ya, but anyways, they havent snapped and we've hit some bad stuff. What were you doing when they failed?
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Ok so Fabtech sucks for offroading, are there any cheap spindles that are good for offroading and just a 3" lift?
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Ok so Fabtech sucks for offroading, are there any cheap spindles that are good for offroading and just a 3" lift?


are you planning to "prerun" your truck? are you planning to jump sand dunes?


ive, and many others have run fabtech suspension, and without actually jumping things with the truck, it has held up well
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