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Old 12-30-2008, 07:57 PM
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Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit Questions

I am looking for input from people that have this kit like; quality, ride, proper alignment and tire size. Thank you all in advance.

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I am looking for input from people that have this kit like; quality, ride, proper alignment and tire size. Thank you all in advance. ohh what is the proper term for the front axle moving to the side with leveling kits?
I have the Bilstein kit which is pretty much the same thing but less $$$. I like it and it rides nice. It's great quality and the coils are beafy but smooth riding. There are a few 37's that you could run on stock wheels with the leveling kit but any aftermarket wheels 35's are the biggest you'll be able to go. I would suggest adding the Icon adjustable tracbar to center the axle because the levevling kit will pull the axle over to the drivers side.
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For clarification once you add the caster cams and rear shocks to the Bilstein, there isn't a huge difference in price between it and the Icon. Especially since we do free shipping on the Icon.

We sell them both, both nice setups.


I agree that running the adjustable trac bar is a nice upgrade.
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DC how much can I get a track bar for? I don't have the lift on yet cause I need the track bar, and I'm too lazy to find a good deal on it.
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My Bilstein BTS kit was $489 shipped to me. That's the Bilstein BTS with 5100's all the way around.

Bilstein*Shocks:*05-*F250 Superduty, F350 Superduty 4WD, 2 inch Leveling Kit - Lifts front 2.25 inches, rear 0-1 inches.* - eShocks.com:

I ordered my cams from DC, and in the next couple weeks will be ordering my adjustable track bar from him too.

I'll probably do a 3" block in the rear to make the rear about 1/2" higher than the front. But level by anybodys standard.

From what I've gathered the ICON lifts the front end more than the Bilstein lift. Both run 35's. Both are progressive rate springs. Both, from what I've read, have the same ride quality. With all that info, I decided I wanted maximum tire size for the least amount of lift. While probably not a huge deal, this does keep your COG lower. (probably not by more than 1/2 inch, which is neglegable, but every bit helps when off road or when towing.)

When it came down to price it wasn't that great of a difference when compared equally. The ICON comes with the cams, and if you run the 5100's all the way around you are looking at $615 shipped from DC. I paid $489 shipped from e-shocks, but had to buy cams from DC for $102 + $14 shipping. Than means you're looking at a grand total of $10 in savings going with the Bilsteins. lol.
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