BDS vs. Fabtech 6" - need help deciding!

Discussion in 'Lifted Supension - Z71 & 4x4' started by ttusomeone, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Etraeger

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    When I first got my '16 F-150, it was so new that when I ordered the lift kit no one had a coil over for it yet, but the guys at the shop told me I could always upgrade later. I had a Fab Fours bumper and a winch installed, which was much heavier than the stock bumper. I didn't know it at the time, but the front end was sagging a little due to the extra weight and the suspension was maxed out. After the inner treads started wearing more than the outside, I took it in to the shop and they told me it was too heavy and it was time to install the coil overs, which i did. however, it did cost me more to add the coil overs later than if I could have had them installed when I originally had the lift kit put on. So, if you are planning to add a heavy duty bumper and winch in the future, I would highly recommend that you go ahead now and do the coil over.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. No plans to upgrade the bumper or add a winch (I haven't seen any aftermarket bumpers for a Tahoe that I like), and realize it's going to cost me a little more to add them later because of the cost of the shop's labor. At least then if I add them I'll feel better about the decision because I've experienced the lift without them and know I need them for the ride quality I'm looking for.
     
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    Do you have any pics pf that Fab Fours front bumper on there? I'm highly considering the same thing. I may have to go customethough as it seems they've discontinued making that bumper. Maybe I can find one in stock with a retailer though.
     
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    The Fabtech is a bigger kit. It's technically a 7". I work for an aftermarket automotive company and we recently built an 18 Yukon on a Fabtech kit with 26x14 American force wheels. Not something you could have done on a true 6" kit.
     
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    I have a 2017 Yukon XL with a Procomp 6" kit, MHT Fuel Sledge 22x10 with Toyo 35x12.50x22 R/Ts and amp power steps. I went with ProComp due to their LiftShield warranty. it's a 5 year 60k mile powertrain warranty. So if the manufacturer ever denies you a claim due to the vehicle being lifted, Liftshield steps up and covers the repair with only a $100 deductible.
     
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    Undeserving Mitch and Murray sent me.

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    Never heard of such a thing but I will definitely look into it now. Been on the fence about lifting my 17 Z71 since I bought it. The warrantee is the only reason I haven’t done it yet. This may push me over the edge. Did tge 6” kit get you a true 6” and was any other mods, like NorCal or trimming, needed to clear your 35’s??
     
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    I've had multiple lifted trucks, and there has been trimming on every single one of them. It's just the nature of the beast. I cheated a bit tho, stacked a 1.5" leveling kit on the front and a 1.5" rear coil spring spacer so it sits about 7.5". No clearance issues whatsoever.

    And the ProComp warranty is the only one of it's kind. I worked for one of Procomp's sister companies for years and am very familiar with the program. It definitely sets them apart from the rest of the industry. It runs for the first 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. I'll post the link here for you to check it out, but the kit for our vehicles is included in the list of qualified kit numbers. https://www.procompusa.com/liftshield
     
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    just lifted my 2016 yukon denali 6 inch kit from fabtech today with 295 70 18 i went up exactly 8 inchs now the kit it bigger then 6 inchs call fabtech they will explain, I had the budget 4 inch lift from fabtech I hated that it only have 3 inchs of lift now I love the way it looks stay tuned will upload more pictures soon

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    with my 18x9 fuel vector wheel +1mm offset i just had to trim the corner of the airdam and no rubbing
     
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    8” of lift is exactly what I’m looking for. How does this kit affect the Magneride on your Denali?
     

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