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Old 07-19-2010, 02:19 PM
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2008 F-250 CC Before and After Icon 2.5" leveling kit

We installed the Icon kit Saturday night after work.

Must have items for the install:

3 bags of ice, 1 case of beer, 1 appropriate sized cooler.

I have a couple of questions I will mention below but here are the pictures.

Before:


After:


Now I have a some questions, I will list below.

1) We did not do the adjustable track bar yet. What is the specification for on center with the front axle? Or do you just eye it? Should I just select a fixed point on each side, find center point and bamm?

We mat also need to address the front axle on my friends F350. We put 2" front spring spacers on his front end for the 22.5's

2) Rear Axle position: I used the 5" rear blocks. How much did I push my rear axle back? I have some slight shutter on take off if I am turning, nothing crazy but it is there, and I am hoping I can get rid of it.

Is it alignment related? carrier bearing shim perhaps?

Should the rear tire be sitting in the center of the rear wheel well?


After I iron out the little issues and get it aligned I have decided on the 295/65/20 Trail Grappler, I think it will look nice.

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AMW
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i have the same setup, leveled f350 with 5" rear block and shutter will go away with properly shimmed carrier bearing. i believe i used 1/2" spacer.
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i have the same setup, leveled f350 with 5" rear block and shutter will go away with properly shimmed carrier bearing. i believe i used 1/2" spacer.
Great thanks for the response. I need to get track bar on my front axle is def. pulled to the drivers side.
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what are your fenders measurements? like from the bottom of the front/rear fenders to the ground?
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You will need a adj track bar as your axle has shifted 1/2-3/4". This is something that you should have been told is required.

Measure same place on both sides from the frame to the tire to check-center. Carrier bearing shim kit will fix your shudder.

You shouldn't need a alinement for a Icon level kit as it comes with Ccastor shims and only thing that will change is steering wheel centering that you can adjust in 5 min.

If you need additional help or prices please PM me.

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what are your fenders measurements? like from the bottom of the front/rear fenders to the ground?
Bottom of fenders? I will measure again. I just measured from ground to the approximate center of fender arches both front and rear. Likely to be deviation in my measurments but just an idea.

Fronts were 43 1/4"

Rears were 45"
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You will need a adj track bar as your axle has shifted 1/2-3/4". This is something that you should have been told is required.

Measure same place on both sides from the frame to the tire to check-center. Carrier bearing shim kit will fix your shudder.

You shouldn't need a alinement for a Icon level kit as it comes with Ccastor shims and only thing that will change is steering wheel centering that you can adjust in 5 min.

If you need additional help or prices please PM me.

Cary
Thank you. I do have the adjustable track bar, we just did not feel like putting it on that night. Tomorrow morning we are putting it on.
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Bottom of fenders? I will measure again. I just measured from ground to the approximate center of fender arches both front and rear. Likely to be deviation in my measurments but just an idea.

Fronts were 43 1/4"

Rears were 45"
sorry that's what I meant so they measured 43 1/4 and 45 in the center of the fenders?
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sorry that's what I meant so they measured 43 1/4 and 45 in the center of the fenders?
No worries. Yes are started from ground went straight up through what I would consider the center point of the wheel to the approximate peak of the fender/wheel well arch.

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Does this seem to fall in the same range that others have seen?

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