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Old 04-18-2010, 11:44 AM
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Icon/38s vs Fabtech/40s

I am planning on purchasing a lift for my truck finally. But since this is my first lifted truck, I am not sure what to do. I have been doing my homework, but now I just need advice. I am stuck between to set ups.

The first setup I am considering is the Icon Vehicle Dynamics 4 link 7-9" lift with Coilovers. Running the One Up Offroad Traction bars with their block in the back. For tires it would be 38/15.50/20s Open Country MTs with chrome 20x12 Fuel Offroad Octanes.

The other set up is the Fabtech 10 inch 4 link w/4.0 coilover on 40/15.50/22 Open Country MTs running 22x14 fuel offroad octanes.

Please give me suggestions. The truck is a daily driver, I know these are not the cheapest lifts out there, but I have been waiting to do the right lift and saving instead of going out and just buy a junk lift. Please just tell me the pros and cons so I can make up my mind.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:13 PM
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remember the larger the tire the harder it is on your trans.

also going from 35s to 37s you lose 2-3 mpg. i'm sure 38-40 will have the same effect.

are you tuned?
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:17 PM
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yeah I am running spartan with a full delete. dropping a suncoast in it eventually. I just know know what to do. 38s with 20s is a lot cheaper but 40s are just awesome. your truck looks amazing by the way.
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thanks man. And if you're getting a suncoast and not concerned with your mileage, then this is what I think you should do

22s/40s
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:32 PM
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yeah his truck looks really good. is it worth spending the extra money for Coilovers? and that 22x14 wheels I want to run.... is that TOO wide. Like I said, I love trucks, but I am new to actually be able to do what I want with one.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:43 PM
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Have you looked at air suspension? I am changing mine over to that right now....not as pricey as you would think.

I had mine at 10"/38s and then most recently 10"/40s and I liked it very much with the 40s....I daily drive mine..and tow regularly...from a utility trailer to a 11K toyhauler......zero issues.

Air lift thread---> PMF Air Lift
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I vote for the 10" fabtech coilover conversion w/ 22's & 40's. Here is a pic of another members truck w/ that setup.
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:06 PM
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Have you looked at air suspension? I am changing mine over to that right now....not as pricey as you would think.

I had mine at 10"/38s and then most recently 10"/40s and I liked it very much with the 40s....I daily drive mine..and tow regularly...from a utility trailer to a 11K toyhauler......zero issues.

Air lift thread---> PMF Air Lift
I never really look into air suspension because I was always told there is a lot that can go wrong with them. What kind of prices do those run? I dont want to go cheap, but I dont want to spend a lot of cash on parts that arent great quality. That kit you go there looks great. as for towing, I never tow anything big, just a Rzr, shifter kart, or dirtbikes to races.

and yeah Jakes truck looks incredible.
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The air lift like mine is not nearly as expensive as Kelderman...but IMO, built better, and looks better...get with Trevor for some pricing...as for things going wrong...I dunno...the bags are the same as on an 18 wheeler...Goodyear 10K per bag rated....

Nothing wrong with coilovers or just coils though.

IMO the 10" and 40s is a great "bigger than most" daily driver...perfect size...and stll real usable...mine now....probably not so usable..lol
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What do you think of running 22x14s on it? And I see you ran black wheels and chrome. I'm thinking black is easier to keep clean and I would powdercoat them, but chrome on wheel with that big of a lip would be crazy. What do you think?
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