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post #1 of 22 Old 03-05-2009, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Ready lift 2.5" or Icon 2.5"

Just kicking around the idea. Of course the Ready lift is less $$. Im not doing any off roading. Just looking for a more aggressive stance. thanks
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The Icon will ride better. They use Progressive rate coil springs and shocks valved specifically for the Super Duty to get the best ride possible. Also, the Icon includes the caster cams to correct your caster setting.
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Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2005-2008 FSD F350 2.5 inch Leveling System - 2008 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2005-2008 FSD F250 2.5 inch Leveling System - 2008 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store



For a Spacer setup, I'd recommend the BDS as it includes the caster cams. But I would recommend upgrading to the Bilstein or Icon shocks for a better ride (Click the "Configure" button to upgrade the shocks).
BDS 2 Inch Front Spacer Kit - 2008 Superduty 4wd - 2008 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store



Of course, there is also the Bilstein 2.25" system which also uses progressive rate coils and shocks valved specifically for the SD.
I would recommend adding the rear shocks and the caster cams (you can add both by clicking the Configure button)
Bilstein BTS 2.25 Inch Leveling System - 2005-2008 Superduty 4wd - 2008 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store




With any leveling kit the Icon adjustable trac bar is a nice upgrade to keep the front axle centered under the truck. This can be added to any of the systems via the Configure button.
This is not "necessary" for the install, but definitely recommended.
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The Icon will ride better. They use Progressive rate coil springs and shocks valved specifically for the Super Duty to get the best ride possible. Also, the Icon includes the caster cams to correct your caster setting.
Lifetime warranty.
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2005-2008 FSD F350 2.5 inch Leveling System - 2008 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2005-2008 FSD F250 2.5 inch Leveling System - 2008 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store



For a Spacer setup, I'd recommend the BDS as it includes the caster cams. But I would recommend upgrading to the Bilstein or Icon shocks for a better ride (Click the "Configure" button to upgrade the shocks).
BDS 2 Inch Front Spacer Kit - 2008 Superduty 4wd - 2008 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store



Of course, there is also the Bilstein 2.25" system which also uses progressive rate coils and shocks valved specifically for the SD.
I would recommend adding the rear shocks and the caster cams (you can add both by clicking the Configure button)
Bilstein BTS 2.25 Inch Leveling System - 2005-2008 Superduty 4wd - 2008 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store




With any leveling kit the Icon adjustable trac bar is a nice upgrade to keep the front axle centered under the truck. This can be added to any of the systems via the Configure button.
This is not "necessary" for the install, but definitely recommended.

Thats some good info right there....plenty of options for every budget

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Im leaning towards the Icon for sure. Just not sure if I wanna spend a litte bit extra and go with the 4.5" kit.
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Im leaning towards the Icon for sure. Just not sure if I wanna spend a litte bit extra and go with the 4.5" kit.
I am going back and forth about the same kits too. I would go with the 2.5 if Toyo made a 35x12.5x22. Otherwise it looks like im going with teh 4.5 with a 37x1350x22

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the adjustable trac bar is the pan rod correct?
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I am going back and forth about the same kits too. I would go with the 2.5 if Toyo made a 35x12.5x22. Otherwise it looks like im going with teh 4.5 with a 37x1350x22
For me, I think the 2.5 is the way im gonna go. Conservative, yet aggressive. 35/12.5/20's with some 20/9 XD's
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Put it this way.....either way its much better than stock, and hell if you wanna go bigger then you always have that option and you could easily sell the leveling kit.

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the adjustable trac bar is the pan rod correct?
Correct.
Option/Upgrade on the 2.5".

Standard with the 4.5".
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I've got the icn 4.5" and love it. I can't believe how good the ride is on and off road. I think the dual rate coil and properly valved shocks make a real difference.

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