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Just pulled the trigger on Icon 2.5" kit

I just ordered the Icon 2.5" Leveling kit for my 2008 F-250 today. I want to make sure I have covered everything. Let me know if I missed something.

The Icon 2.5" leveling system

Adjustable Trac bar

5" rear blocks

17" U-bolts

carrier bearing shims

I think that is everything. Please feel free to chime in if I missed something.

I ordered the 5" rear blocks as I wanted the rear of truck just a touch higher.

I did some research and I saw some people raise the issue about front castor when running larger blocks in the rear. I figured since the Icon kit adresses the castor issue with shims I should be ok. We will see, this is new territory for me.

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Where did you order the kit from?

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And why did you need carrier bearing shims?

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And why did you need carrier bearing shims?
Scratch the shims, he said not needed
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QUOTE=Strokin6Liters;1978723]Where did you order the kit from?[/QUOTE]

KLM Performance - Suspension Systems and Truck Upgrades

I am in NJ. This gentleman is about one and one half hour north. Walked me through everything. Was great with the follow up, should be here by Friday.
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congrats and with a 4" block you will be 1/2 higher in the rear on a 2.5" front. i am running a 5.5" rear block ( When it gets here... long story) with a 4.5" icon lift and will be level or 1/4" higher. So a 5" with a 2.5" leveling kit it will be like factory rake of an 350.

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The Icon kit will come with the castor shims..just change your stock ones out to get back to factory specs. You may want to get a dual steering stablizer kit.
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My truck needed shims. It had a pretty noticeable shimmy on takeoff. Hopefully your situation will be different. You will NOT be disappointed with the quality of the kit. Easy to install, and the truck rides like a Caddy now. PM me with any questions you have. Make sure you have a good pry bar, and a good brass drift to get the castor shims out. Also, make sure you put some rust penetrator on everything.

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Thank you for the responses gentleman I appreciate it. I read that I may need the carrier bearing shims but everyone said I would not. I guess we will find out.

I am looking for ward to it and I will photo up the before and afters. I am driving myself nuts now with the tire selection, OMG the more I search and read the more frustrated I get. I may just flip a coin.

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congrats and with a 4" block you will be 1/2 higher in the rear on a 2.5" front. i am running a 5.5" rear block ( When it gets here... long story) with a 4.5" icon lift and will be level or 1/4" higher. So a 5" with a 2.5" leveling kit it will be like factory rake of an 350.
Thanks, that is what I was going for.

I am going to get the kit in first then take a look at tires. I am unsure whether I should go with an M/T or A/T.

I may go M/T 295/65/20 Nitto Trail Grappler. Seems to be the appropriate size given the stock 20" wheel width.

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