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After reading everything I could find on lift kits , I recently installed a 6 " fabtech on my 2012 ram longhorn 1500. The rear sits lower than the front, truck is 2" lower than rear of a procomp truck. I paid $ 2800 Cdn for lift cash and carry expecting a good product.I contacted fabtech tech. , he asked for pics. I sent my drop ass truck then sent procomp to show him the difference. His suggestion was to go with air bags after spending all that money just to level truck. The kit tells you the rear coils reduce load capacity . Just felt obligated to post so someone else doesn't waste their money. The tech also said some people like the nose of the truck in the air!
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I've read others saying that the Fabtech sits lower in the rear. Why not get some RCX coils for the rear? I love my RCX lift.

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I feel your pain. I installed my fabtech kit on a 2010 1500 a month ago. Same crap results. I only gained 1.5" of lift in the rear. So I went to he vendor and they got fabtech to ship new springs. Apparently "some models sit low". I call bull shit. So the new springs are in now. Still sits an inch lower than the front. They gave me some bs story about the wheel wells being cut differently and it appears to sit low. Not the case. The truck is an inch out of level over 5'.
This is a badly designed spring problem and they are not admitting it!!!
And the springs are way too soft to carry anything. I use the truck for work. As soon as I put a few pounds in the back mg headlights are pointing at the traffic lights.
I'm calling them again on Monday.
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I got the same story about wheel wells, truck sits lower in back than an f150 with 285's, hopefully others will read and stay away! Having to use another kit to level truck is disappointing .After 3 years of the same problem you would think they could redesign coils .
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After reading everything I could find on lift kits , I recently installed a 6 " fabtech on my 2012 ram longhorn 1500. The rear sits lower than the front, truck is 2" lower than rear of a procomp truck. I paid $ 2800 Cdn for lift cash and carry expecting a good product.I contacted fabtech tech. , he asked for pics. I sent my drop ass truck then sent procomp to show him the difference. His suggestion was to go with air bags after spending all that money just to level truck. The kit tells you the rear coils reduce load capacity . Just felt obligated to post so someone else doesn't waste their money. The tech also said some people like the nose of the truck in the air!
Some people like the nose of the truck in the air?
Ask him who?
Ask him the percentage of these people that like it?
Ask for his boss and get him fired for such a stupid comment...!!!
Aren't they based in Cali? That's probably why....but still. It's such a small population that like it nose high.

Fabtech makes amazing kits. It's sad they don't offer 5" lift springs on their level 1 kit. I would certainly jump ALL over their stage 2 kit in a heartbeat if I wanted to drop that kind of money on a lift.

But options for you OP....grab some 5" rear coil springs from another lift kit. RCX, BDS, ZONE, etc.
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I got the same story about wheel wells, truck sits lower in back than an f150 with 285's, hopefully others will read and stay away! Having to use another kit to level truck is disappointing .After 3 years of the same problem you would think they could redesign coils .
Grab RCX springs from their 6" kit and get your trucks ass higher. You will have a 1.5" rake going this route. So letting you know as well.
But Bilsteins can correct that if you don't like the rake.
I personally like it
The drop bracket and design of those fabtechs are great up front!
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Damn thats double what I got my RCX for and I'm pretty happy with the RCX now! Also in Onterrible
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Some people like the nose of the truck in the air?
Ask him who?
Ask him the percentage of these people that like it?
Ask for his boss and get him fired for such a stupid comment...!!!
Aren't they based in Cali? That's probably why....but still. It's such a small population that like it nose high.

Fabtech makes amazing kits. It's sad they don't offer 5" lift springs on their level 1 kit. I would certainly jump ALL over their stage 2 kit in a heartbeat if I wanted to drop that kind of money on a lift.

But options for you OP....grab some 5" rear coil springs from another lift kit. RCX, BDS, ZONE, etc.
I agree. It's probably a Cali thing! But they need to let people know this up front.
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Hey, sorry to dig up an old thread -

I'm going to be in the market for a 6" lift by spring, and am doing my initial research. Just wondering if the OP found a solution to his rear sag. I always heard Fabtech was a quality product, so I was disturbed to hear such lousy reports.

If not it sounds like the BDS 2.5 coil-over should be the way to go for running 37's

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Ram357, I know I have an earlier model truck but I just lifted my '06 with a BDS kit. I didn't go with the basic kit, I upgraded a few parts as available on their website, and I totally love it. I am running 37x12.5 Nitto Trail Grapplers and not only love the look, but the ride as well!! I looked around and spent countless nights on this forum reading reviews of kits. I cast my vote for BDS.
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