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post #1 of 34 Old 04-23-2012, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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BDS or Icon

I have been searching for a couple days on lifts and leveling kits so not to ask a bunch of questions asked a dozen times before. It seems a lot of people speak highly of both brands (BDS/Icon) of kits, which kit would be the best choice to stay at or below 4 inchs of lift (for 35 tire) and still tow 10,000 lbs (tradtional hitch) without problems? I dont want to go too cheap but also not looking for a massive hi dollar lift setup either. Anyone using either of these that still tow some weight let me know what you think. Also pics of your setup would be great!

Also my issue is being in Alaska and even getting a kit from someone so if anyone can suggest a good dealer to work with (the closer to the west coast the better for shipping up here lol) would be great.


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I've got a 4" BDS with Fox shocks and it looks and rides great. Can't say much for towing because I haven't towed anything since having it but there are pics posted in the general discussion section
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I just had the 2.5" Icon Stage 1 kit installed on my truck a few weeks ago along with icons shocks, and i would not recommend there shocks, unless you enjoy listening to them over every little bump. The shop that installed mine will be swapping them to bilstien 5100's soon, the icons are very annoying!

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ICON is definitely the way to go.



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I'm in the process of doing a BDS 4" right now. Everything looks good but the shocks look kind of cheap... Don't really care, I'm doing bilstiens sometime anyway.

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I have the Icon 7"-9". It rides good and have no issues with the shocks! Worth every penny!
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I'm in the process of doing a BDS 4" right now. Everything looks good but the shocks look kind of cheap... Don't really care, I'm doing bilstiens sometime anyway.
Didn't opt for the BDS fox shocks??

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I have the Carli Backcountry 2.0 and I love it. The ride is awesome. It's a 4.5 inch lift and I'm running 37s with no rubbing


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I have been eyeing the carli stuff too, have to save my pennys for that one.
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