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Which would you prefer?

  • 6" Fabtech

    Votes: 9 64.3%
  • 6" Trailmaster

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5" Tuff Country

    Votes: 5 35.7%

  • Total voters
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Discussion Starter #1
6" Fabtech or Trailmaster
5" Tuff Country

Best what order and why?

Looking for opinions...
 

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Fabtech, Quality over quantitie.
 

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the poll didn't include: NONE OF THE ABOVE, SFA or PROCOMP
I vote NONE OF THE ABOVE
SFA swap!!!!!!
 

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Packoo said:
6" Fabtech or Trailmaster
5" Tuff Country

Best what order and why?

Looking for opinions...
I don't like the grenade BJ spacer that Fabtech uses or the strut that TM uses. The longer spindle by Tuff Country is the best design IMHO. Now if they could only design a model for manual hubs... :rolleyes:
 

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I thought fabtech uses a new longer spindle, what do you mean? and whats a grenade BJ spacer?
 

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local shops refuse to put on trailmasters or sell them because of what they call "difficulty" getting replacement parts or parts in a timely manner... also "they dont last long" which makes getting parts a major problem...

please explain "grenade BJ (?) spacer"
 

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I don't like the grenade BJ spacer that Fabtech uses or the strut that TM uses. The longer spindle by Tuff Country is the best design IMHO. Now if they could only design a model for manual hubs... :rolleyes:
Fabtech does use a longer spindle....it's huge, weighs like 50lbs or something, put the Tuff Country next to it and i believe the Fabtech would dwarf the TC spindle...I don't know if that's a good thing or not but it's the facts...no spacers used here.
 

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I don't like the grenade BJ spacer that Fabtech uses or the strut that TM uses. The longer spindle by Tuff Country is the best design IMHO. Now if they could only design a model for manual hubs... :rolleyes:
The Fabtech lift does not have the ball joint spacer but the pro-comp has it. The only thing that I do not like about the tuff country unit is that it has no front bump stops
 

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Packoo said:
6" Fabtech or Trailmaster
5" Tuff Country

Best what order and why?

Looking for opinions...

I have the 6" Fabtech. Here are the reasons I bought it:

I didnt like the TM 2nd strut spacer design or the design of the front drop bracket.

The tuff country is a good lift, but I dont like how there arent bump stops. It uses nice spindles and strut spacers, which were neutral to me.

For the fabtech, it seemed like the most complete as it had all the components of the TC (extended knuckles) and extended strust, so no spacers. Also, I was able to compate it directly toi the TM drop brackets, and thought the Fabtech was stronger overall. There are 2 drwabacks though, the differential isnt dropped the full 6". So you cant add as much lift to it as a TM or TC. And having the diff up a little doesnt do much for ground clearance as the rear x-memebr still sits low.
 

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I want to thank everyone for their input...

I am close to a decision and heavily leaning to Fabtech... BUT, Donahoe in addition with a 3inch BL is my other choice... If there opinions on this combo vs the fabtech, I am all ears....
 

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Packoo said:
I want to thank everyone for their input...

I am close to a decision and heavily leaning to Fabtech... BUT, Donahoe in addition with a 3inch BL is my other choice... If there opinions on this combo vs the fabtech, I am all ears....
how about tuff country lift with donahoe coilovers ?
 
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I don't like the grenade BJ spacer that Fabtech uses or the strut that TM uses. The longer spindle by Tuff Country is the best design IMHO. Now if they could only design a model for manual hubs... :rolleyes:
To the best of my knowledge, you can run manual hubs with the Tuff Country lift. There was much discussion on the old board about it and I think that was the final verdict.
 
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Packoo said:
I want to thank everyone for their input...

I am close to a decision and heavily leaning to Fabtech... BUT, Donahoe in addition with a 3inch BL is my other choice... If there opinions on this combo vs the fabtech, I am all ears....
I would not recommend a body lift unless you dont really go off-roading. I have seen too many people that have problems with large bodylifts. I just talked to a guy that was having serious problems with the spacers tearing through the sheet metal on his cab with a 3 inch bl. For street use, fine. If you go off-road, do it right.
 
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