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Fabtech 8" Lift down to Icon 4.5" Lift
Currently I have the basic Fabtech 8" Radius arm lift and 38" Toyo Open Country tires. I bought the truck this way and though I love the way that it looks it a little impractical now for where i'm at. I'm seriously debating on going down to a Icon 4.5" coil over lift with OUO trac bars and 35" tires. What made me consider this started with the fact that I keep busting Drag link ends. I've had two on there already (both being factory replacments) and now I'm having to put another one on that I bought from raybestos. I bought it cause it displayed that it had a zerk fitting but after I got it i realized that it didn't. I have the factory trac bar with the drop down bracket that was provided with the lift and my trac bar and drag link geometry is pretty severe. I have a lot of lateral body movement also. I'm thinking that is why I keep busting them. Also the factory parts don't come with paint or any coating on them at all and rust very quickly even if you paint it with an anti rust. I'm wondering if the inside of the ball joint is rusting too causing it to pop. I haven't broken a drag link end yet but everytime I just get a lot of popping turning or going over bumps. This last one didn't last but a little over 1000mi before it started popping and pops with the consistency of pop corn going over some bumps. Too make a long story short I have 2 questions. Any suggestions on the drag link issue before I buy a whole new lift and what problems am I looking at from going from one tall lift to a smaller moderate lift.? Thanks and sorry for the long post.