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HELP!!! Fabtech lift + Fox shocks???

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Hey everyone I just bought a beautiful 2020 TB with a "3" inch fabtech lift kit. I haven't had the chance to measure it yet because I've been at school and will update tomorrow what size the actual lift is. I thought Fabtech only made 2" and 4", but anyways, I really want to improve this trucks ride. It's an LT with the 5.3 and I was looking at Fox 2.0s for it front and rear. I don't know if that's possible based on what I've seen researching so far... This truck will see lots of dirt and mud as It's going to spend time in the everglades and then I'm taking it all over the country. Any idea if these will work together? It came with the lift already done, so I don't reallllyyyy want to take it off and restart if possible. Please let me know if anyone has insights on any higher quality shocks that will pair with the Fabtech lift (pretty certain it's the 4" lift but will confirm with photos tomorrow). I'm also open to other quality shocks anyone recommends.
 
so, something to consider when looking at lifts...on the TB, it is 2" over a stock Silverado.

if you want a 2" lift for a TB, just spec out a standard Silverado 4" front strut, coil over etc...FOX makes front coilover that is advertised as TB specific and adds 1.5" of lift


the one below is ZERO lift for a TB, but up to 2" for all standard Silverado's

this one adds 1.5" to the TB, AT4...but is advertised as 3.5" due to fitment on standard Silverado's

you could easily run these with your 4" setup, but most likely will sit .5" lower. most lifts over 3" go to a cradle drop to keep Ball Joint angles acceptable, as well as steering linkage to control bump steer.

my LEVELED TB has a super small touch of bump steer...being at 3.75" of lift, it is maxed on the steering angles most likely
 
That all makes tons of sense and is super informative :)!! Finally got to get back to mine today and this is the setup. Wasn’t totally sure how to measure how big the lift is because the previous owner had done all of the work but I believe I confirmed that it’s a 3 or 4 inch lift. That’s on top of the 2” lift that it comes with, but it could be bigger or smaller depending on how I measured. Here are the photos if they help.
 

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One other thing to add, can’t tell 100%, but it looks like you still have stock UCAs on there as well. If you’re going to be taking it off-road I’d recommend changing those out for some aftermarket UCAs.
My buddy didn’t listen to me when I suggested it to him and sure enough he snapped the ball joint while on a pretty simple trail and it cost a pretty penny to get the truck back to a shop.
 
so, in a nut shell...MANUFACtURING tries to cut cost. that center cradle could be for a 4" as well a 6" lift. the amount of your lift will be from the extensions on the front struts. IF you have a stock front strut (which it does LOOK like), that extension will give you your additional lift. the ability to do a 4 or 6 from the same parts is achieved by having varing control arm angles. ideally, a flat arm is ideal, but slightly down is not bad (all depends on ball joint type). you will see alot of aftermarket have better types of joints, and the angles they are installed are more favorable to maintain travel without bind.

i am willing to bet you have a 4" lift over stock TB...6" total to a stock silverado. It can be misunderstood, but when looking for front struts...it may be better to look for actual static numbers. IF you have a desired 6" over stock silverado, spec the strut for that.
 
Don't know much about Fabtech lift kit however from the pictures it looks a lot like just bolt on with adjusters. Looking at the website I don't see the kit you have. In looking at your pictures I'm not sure I wouldn't swap it out unless that had a transferable warranty. This is just my opinion.
 

try this...most likely this is what you have, why it is painted is beyond me.

looking at your pics, you may be able to replace you front struts, but be mindful, the body or coils may make contact with the axle shafts. just do some goodmeasuring and do some digging.
 
Thank you all so much for your help. I’ll be on soon with parts and even more photos. Finally getting back behind the wheel today!
P.S. does anyone have experience with Method wheels? Thinking about going with the MR316s for my truck with some BFG K02s. Love that tire but curious about the rim.
 

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try this...most likely this is what you have, why it is painted is beyond me.

looking at your pics, you may be able to replace you front struts, but be mindful, the body or coils may make contact with the axle shafts. just do some goodmeasuring and do some digging.
Took my truck to an offroad shop today and we concluded that Fox 2.0s will work up front and I will be replacing my rear Stealth shocks with higher performance Dirt Logics as they’re the only option that fits my lift
 
Took my truck to an offroad shop today and we concluded that Fox 2.0s will work up front and I will be replacing my rear Stealth shocks with higher performance Dirt Logics as they’re the only option that fits my lift
I put the dirt logic’s in the rear and so far I really like them. Very controlled with high speed bumps and great on the highway. Tight but absorbs every bump. Going to stick to the ranchos up front for now and may even do my UCA’s before going to the fox 2.0s. Let me know how you like them! Sounds like you have my dream setup
 

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