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post #1 of 14 Old 02-20-2011, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Need opinion for new truck

I finally got my 6.7 a couple days ago (black KR short bed cc). I have a had and 07 and 08, both with leveling kits (readylift) and 35's. I want to do a 2.5 icon lift w/ 35's but this truck rides 100% better than my 08' and I don't really wanna mess the ride up. However a lot of you have said good things about the icon lift. I also noticed there are stages 1-5 for a 2.5 icon kit reaching upwards of 4400.00. Is it worth money to a stage five or just do something in between? Also looked at the maxxis bighorn tires, has anyone ran these tires before? Sorry for the long post, thanks for any help...hope to have pics in a week or so!
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The Icon kit is really a 3" kit and rides great..no reason to upgrade except you will need the adj track bar and if its a F250 the taller rear block option. Dual steering stabilizers are recomended for these trucks.

Pure Performance will also have their 2.5" kits out next month..4 link std! More $$ but a much better ride quality.

You can also add the Pure arms to the Icon kit.

We have everything..

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Ok ill look into all that thanks for the info!
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the maxxis bighorn are a great mud tire, a little noisey on the road and can get real noisey if you dont rotate them regularly. otherwise i got about 35K miles with some very abusive use. (mud,burnouts, hauling, etc)
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the tire shop is gonna get me a set of bighorns to look at tomm to see if i like them, the lift should be going on next week, i got it from a shop about 20 seconds from my work.
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The Toyo M/T is hands down the best snow/mud tire on the market. They have very little road noise and they have great even wear. I have a set of Nitto Trail Grapplers, and I would give them a close second, but nothing competes with the Toyo's.

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Thanks I am considering the toyos, or the pro comp xtreme a/t's. I know on my 08' I could run a 37 on a 2.5 lift w/ the stock tires, can i do the same w/ my 11'?
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The '11's have more room than the '08's so should be fine.

Just a FYI..I've ran the Toyos..IMO they suck..lousy wet traction and snow-ice traction and noisy..They are the only tires that in a very light rain will brake loose at 60+ mph just pasing on the freeway. With the Big Tq #'s so low of RPM on the '11 should be fun. have the P/C xtreame AT's now not much better..next tires..Goodyears Dura tracks..but I'm now just runing 35"
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i got a 6 inch pro comp lift and 35 toyo mt's and i honestly am not a fan of these tires at all... very disappointed.. got 21000 kms on them and they are about 30-35 percent tread left. 15000 kms are highway kms... wont buy them again... been debating trying the new super swamper m16's i am hearing they are pretty good on the highway.
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Wow its crazy how different opinions can be on the same tire, i think im pretty set on the procomp a/t's because honestly no mud tire is gonna last as long as an A/T, IMO. The only reason i think i want 37's is b/c the actual tire height is 36.8 vs 34.8 w/ the 35's. i measured the stock michelins and they are almost 34" and i dont want the tire to look to small when i put my 2.5" leveling kit on. The only thing is i think the 37's will rub at full turn on the radius arm, which can be aggravating sometimes...thanks for all the input so far btw
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