RCD vs Fabtech

Ive been looking into getting a lift (maybe a 4" or 6") on my 03 silverado(2wd), for looks obviously, anyways my research has lead my too these two products, Fabtech seems to be a lil cheaper and seems to be
relaible and on the other hand RCD's kits includes bilstien shocks and has been getting great reviews of lately.but can make up my mind, so which one is better?
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"jmex" wrote: > Ive been looking into getting a lift (maybe a 4" or 6") on my > 03 > silverado(2wd), for looks obviously, anyways my research has > lead my too > these two products, Fabtech seems to be a lil cheaper and > seems to be > relaible and on the other hand RCD's kits includes bilstien > shocks and has > been getting great reviews of lately.but can make up my mind, > so which one > is better?
I installed a 6" fabtech in my 04 2wd 1500, I LOVE IT. Also added a 3" body lift to it aswell and 37 tires. Kit was simple to install consisted of spindles, upper control arms, coil springs, rear blocks and fabtech shocks. Make sure you fully read instructions before starting anything. I had to ream the balljoint mounting hole in spindle to get proper fit. Of course i didnt read all the directions ahead of time. It said right there in bold that due to manufacturing inconsistancies it has to be reamed. Found this out on sat night with front end fully apart, good thing my friend works for a fab. shop. I thought the shockes where great, the ones that come with the kit are adjustable for different stiffnesses and road conditions (dayly driver/off raod) But over winter shocks body have completly rusted. I plan on replacing them soon. When you replace tires make sure you upgrade rear gears to. I lost so much power when i put on tires, truck became very slugish and took forever to ket up to speed. Put in new gears a couple weeks ago and am able to excelerate much better than the day i pulled of the lot.
A great thing about fabtech is it is fully bolt off/on only thing that I had to grind off was stock bump stop mounts and drilled holes for new ones
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Thanks for the reply, so how much did everything come out to cost you, price is another issue i forgot to bring up

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RCD I do belive makes ProComp, I have looke dat RCD products and walla ProComp offers same exact item under their logo.
I'm more in line with Fabtech kits right now, they seem a better option and components. But RCD makes great bumpers etc.

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"jmex" wrote: > Ive been looking into getting a lift (maybe a 4" or 6") on my > 03 > silverado(2wd), for looks obviously, anyways my research has > lead my too > these two products, Fabtech seems to be a lil cheaper and > seems to be > relaible and on the other hand RCD's kits includes bilstien > shocks and has > been getting great reviews of lately.but can make up my mind, > so which one > is better?
This is about what I paid for everything I did with lift kit.
6" lift kit $1350 3" Body lift w/ gapguards $450 5 Toyo m/t 37x13.5x20" $2500 5 GM 6&6spoke 20" Rims $3100 4.88 gears $400 suspension total $7800
Of course you can easily do it for less money, like using stock wheels and checking different manufacturers. for example I paid just over $400 for my gears but the same web site sells a set for about $150. But Ive used this brand before in a jeep built for off roading and have never had a problem so I figure its worth the price diff. Also I did all installs myself so that saved me a bundle
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