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Old 12-27-2010
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Fabtech Suspension Lift!.. PICS!

Finally got my lift. They just got done installing them over at 4 wheel parts. I love how my truck rides now, epsecially with the bilstiens. They lowered my tbars (they were max) because the shocks wouldn't fit with the 3" and max tbar but i think the truck looks great now. lemme know what you guys think. pics of the full truck will be posted tomorrow.


fabtech spindle on right 3".. bilstien 4600 shock left

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Overall I think 4wheel parts did a great job with the install. Very impressed


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uhh can we get a full truck pic? lol
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Did they move your rear hangar for the 6400?
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uhh can we get a full truck pic? lol
will do tomorrow morning. my truck is in garage for now.
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Did they move your rear hangar for the 6400?
im not sure? how would i be able to tell?
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looks good, Cant wait for mine, what price did they charge you? just curious
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looks good, Cant wait for mine, what price did they charge you? just curious
$1400

I was saving up for mine for along while, wanted it done right and nothing less.
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$1400 is a lot, I took mine in to 4wheel parts and they quoted me $455 for the bodylift and $400 for the suspension lift, He said I will keep it under a grand but still have to pay the tax, bug difference, but I'm doing my own. SPL is easy to do, the BL is just time consuming.
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$1400 is a lot, I took mine in to 4wheel parts and they quoted me $455 for the bodylift and $400 for the suspension lift, He said I will keep it under a grand but still have to pay the tax, bug difference, but I'm doing my own. SPL is easy to do, the BL is just time consuming.
Some people can afford to pay others to do labor, its all good. I installed my own lifts but I'm generally a poor college student.
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$1400 is a lot, I took mine in to 4wheel parts and they quoted me $455 for the bodylift and $400 for the suspension lift, He said I will keep it under a grand but still have to pay the tax, bug difference, but I'm doing my own. SPL is easy to do, the BL is just time consuming.
$400 for the suspension lift is way low, you can't even get spindles for that much. Shocks are another $300 then whatever you want for rear it can add up really fast. Doesn't really make sense either that the bodylift is $455 and the suspnesion is $400 because parts for a body lift are way cheap its just labor but and parts for the suspension can go over $800

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Some people can afford to pay others to do labor, its all good. I installed my own lifts but I'm generally a poor college student.
I don't have the tools or friends that know what they are doing to be able to not pay someone for labor.. or else i wouldn't be paying it. I would like to have the satisfaction doing it myself but i get plenty of that with other various mods on my truck.
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He's talking about labor only. (I'm editing after post but I doubt he means the total cost, that'd be a low *** quote. BL i could see around 400 installed on the very low end. Suspension lift parts are prolly 400 or some ****).

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wow. im tired. didn't even think about that... WELL in that case i guess your right. body lift would be more expensive. SO if the parts alone were $800 then labor would be $400 which comes out to what i paid with alignment and what not. (cam kit)
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Labor only buddy, I have all of my parts, But I understand I may have mislead my post.


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$400 for the suspension lift is way low, you can't even get spindles for that much. Shocks are another $300 then whatever you want for rear it can add up really fast. Doesn't really make sense either that the bodylift is $455 and the suspnesion is $400 because parts for a body lift are way cheap its just labor but and parts for the suspension can go over $800



I don't have the tools or friends that know what they are doing to be able to not pay someone for labor.. or else i wouldn't be paying it. I would like to have the satisfaction doing it myself but i get plenty of that with other various mods on my truck.
i understand I could afford it pretty easily, But I just get the satisfaction of doing most of it myself. But if you want it done fast than a shop would be your best bet.

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Looks good so far man. Can't wait to see some full size pics
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Some more pics for everyone to look at.. just washed the truck and still haven't put the front valence on yet because im installing my hid's back into the fogs.









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Compared to when i had max tbars, this suspension lift isn't much higher in the front. I'd say its higher by about an inch maybe more but they did also lower the tbars, to get a better ride and what not. Overall its not a "stuff" look like it was before and i do not rub AT ALL. I don't go offroading so i may not be the best advocate but before backing out of my driveway i would rub, it was just bad.

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