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Fabtech 4 inch lift pros and cons

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by JustRaptor1, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. SS308

    SS308 FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    You are my hero...:33:
     
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    you are raising an already top heavy truck 4 more inches. of course it has an effect on ride and handling, on and off road. And not in a positive way.
     
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    One big weak point on all those lifts are the shock cradle that links the shock to the LCA. I ended up bending one and breaking the bolt on the other. End up changing out all of that to custom length King coil overs to eliminate the cradle. Gave a much better ride and steering response after.
     
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    How hard were you driving to do that? Considering the BDS lift myself. Also how much did the lift and tires affect your gas mileage? Mine is a daily driver around 2k a month so I have to look at that as well. Appreciate some insight!
     
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    Mileage with a 4" lift from Rocky Ridge and 37" Mickey's....... ~ 13-14 mpg driving it a little hard around town but i can get 16 mpg if im really lazy. I was kinda surprised i would get this good of mileage with those 37"
     
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    I never did any Raptor runs or Offroad playing. The truck took a beating running oil lease roads in West and South Texas. If you have ever seen or have been down one you know what I mean. By time I was done with the suspension I have changed almost ever part of the Fabtech lift and even added bracing on the subframe lift.
     

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