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post #1 of 11 Old 08-03-2009, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Shocks?

Im looking to upgrade my shocks....

will doing this help my truck ride smoother over roads filled with potholes?
Will it be a big difference?
The roads here in Memphis SUCK!!!!

If they will help, which ones should I get?

Any recommendations? Which ones exactly not just the brand please

My knowledge of shock absorbers is limited.

Ive been looking at Icon and Fox

Im currently running the ones that came with the Icon 4.5 kit all around

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I'm in the process of buying the icon lift and they come with the icon shocks. I've done ALOT of research and I heard very good things about their shocks.

I have Sulastic dampners installed and man what a difference, my truck drives better then my wifes Lexus, No kidding!

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If you already have the Icon shocks then your not going to be able to do too much better.

How bout just move to Florida where the roads are perfect...lol

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Call mike up at Icon and tell him to get you hooked up with Icon 2.5s front and rear. Tell them you want them IVD coated too!

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i agree with rob. bilsteins are great shocks. thats what im gonna upgrade to. my shocks are worn now which are the monroe reflex's

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Thanks for all the input everyone......

Whats the deal with the Sulastic dampeners? Would they cause more axle wrap under acceleration? I am Spartan 275 tuned with no traction bars and a lift?

Looking into these or the icon 2.5 shocks
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A 2.5" diameter shock will perform better than a 2.0.


As mentioned, Icon has 2.5s available.
Let me know if you need any info or pricing on them.

Much better choice than Fox, especially at a 4.5" lift height.
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Thanks for all the input everyone......

Whats the deal with the Sulastic dampeners? Would they cause more axle wrap under acceleration? I am Spartan 275 tuned with no traction bars and a lift?

Looking into these or the icon 2.5 shocks
Yes, you will get more axle wrap. If I was U would not use them with the Spartan tuner, too much power IMO.

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If you have Icon shocks??? Nothing will make a difference.. not new Bilsteins or new Icons. Add about 600+- lbs in the back and keep your tire air pressure as low as you can.

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