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D.R. Icon suspension questions

Hey guys I am interested in putting one of the Icon 4.5 lifts on my truck but am tore between the shackle lifts or the full leafs. Anyone have the kit with leaf springs? How does it drive/handle. I have done some lifts before and been pretty dissapointed with ride quality. The 350 rides rough enough already. Looking for pros/cons from anyone. Appreciate any input
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I have a Rubicon 4.5" lift on my 01 F-350 CC SB. The kit is all springs, I did not want spacers or shackles. The ride quality is very nice actually. But it's still a 2001 one ton striaght axle front end 4x4, so it ain't a real soft ride to begin with.

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Icon's soft ride springs are 10x better then our stockers. My truck with a 12.5" lift kit rides as good or better then a stock truck...

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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well thats good to hear i would hate to spend so much money than be dissapointed and have to get rid of it.
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Yeah I know what you mean. You won't be dissappointed. Just make sure you get a good set of shocks.

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loving mine, and i got the springs...i wouldnt say it rides BETTER, but for sure not WORSE

past trucks...
72 F350 2wd 390/auto
85 C10 4x4 (first & last chevy)
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75 F100 4x4 460/auto & 38" Hawgs
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89 Eddie Bauer Bronco
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93 Lightning with KB 2.2
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