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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-08-2010, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Fab Tech LT Kit

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the Fab Tech Long Travel setup. I have a chance to get one and a good price but I don't know anything about them. Pro's and Con's please.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-08-2010, 11:48 PM
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they are a decent LT kit.
I've seen some really smokin (under 2500 bux) on them lately.
I don't think they are one of the top notch kits out there, but much better then stock.
guys that have them seem to like them, but again, any long travel is going to be worlds better than stock.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 07:38 AM
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I run the fabtech lt kit. It has been great with no issues thus far. I have about 1,000 miles on it. The valving is pretty spot on, but you may have to play with the spring rates if you have a four seater. All the kits are sprung for a 2 seater. The dirt logic shocks have been great.

The only downside thus far is the steering can be tough at super slow speeds.


Overall, I would recommend this kit.
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Is $2800.00 worth it for a brand new +6 LT Fab Tech kit?

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Is $2800.00 worth it for a brand new +6 LT Fab Tech kit?
2800 is a decent deal for that kit if its complete.
its way better then stock.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-15-2010, 11:18 AM
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Is $2800.00 worth it for a brand new +6 LT Fab Tech kit?
That is a very good deal for a brand new kit. There are not many used kits for that price. You will be very happy with the kit.

Does it include the spindles?
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-15-2010, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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$2800.00 shipped. No spindles.


Hey Sand Shark,

Do you have a 2 or 4 seater? I have read that the shocks are hard to dial in, is that true?

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I have a four seater. The only thing I had to do was change the rear springs to a stiffer spring. The kit comes with 200lb springs in the front and 300lb springs in the rear. The valving on the shocks was very good.

I think when the kit first came out, as with many kits, the valving was off as they were still testing.

$2,800.00 is a smoking deal and I would not pass on it. You are not going to find any brand new kit with shocks for that price. Even used kits complete are that much, if not more.

If you have a two seater the only thing to adjust is the preload to get to your desired ride height.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-22-2010, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Sand Shark,

I baught the kit. I was reading through the install and it was talking about trimming the rear wheel wells and fender flares. Did you do this?
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-22-2010, 11:25 AM
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Congrats on the purchase.

I did not trim the fenders or wheel wells. I have never had an issue with the rear wheels hitting even with my kid and an adult in the back seat.
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