If your considering An Icon kit...... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-26-2011, 12:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fairlawn, Va
Posts: 443
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If your considering An Icon kit......

Just looked at Icon's site for the billionth time and noticed their prices have went up, their 2.5 kit went from 825 to 882, track bars have gone up also. Just thought I would mention this in case anyone was putting off ordering for a while. May want to order from a dealer before their prices go up also. I just ordered mine from Performancelifts.com for 799. Just thought I would pass it along. Jason
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-26-2011, 04:08 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would NOT recommend anyone buy a Icon adjustable track bar....that was the worst purchase i had ever made.There customer service sucked too.This is based off my personal experience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-26-2011, 04:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fairlawn, Va
Posts: 443
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sorry to hear that, hope mine works ok. What specifically was wrong with yours?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-26-2011, 05:28 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
They put a polyurethane bushing on the track bar end that mounts to
the frame side.It basically will wear out in less than 1000 mile,subsequently causing extreme death wobble.If they would have put a rubber bushing with a metal sleeve that extends past the rubber instead,it would never wear out i.e. (like the stock ford track bar).So I call Icon and complain about this 300 dollar part that sucks....they tell me that i need to buy the upgraded joint which is like another 100 dollars.I ended up taking the bar off and selling it.I had Trevor (PMF) build a adjustable track bar that relocates on top of track bar mount(diff side).I never had a problem since.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-26-2011, 06:06 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fairlawn, Va
Posts: 443
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sorry to hear that, Is kinda shatty on their part, I got the upgraded bar.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-27-2011, 03:48 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chambersburg PA
Posts: 528
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to skipnay
Icon also has 4'' lift also I think. Does this track bar come with it or an add on piece?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-27-2011, 06:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,058
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i think all the new track bars come with the upgraded end. It's the old ones like mine that new the new end.But on a side note icon's service and support has been great for me sent me. Fixed any issues i had with there kit asap
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-28-2011, 09:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,518
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Icon has std and upgraded track bars ends for a upcharge..sorry but their is nothing wrong with the materials it the either the installer not tighten the bolts correctly or installing into a worn out bracket. Thousands have been sold and mine have close to 70K on it and its as tight as when I first put it in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-28-2011, 04:31 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CT Performance, Inc. View Post
Icon has std and upgraded track bars ends for a upcharge..sorry but their is nothing wrong with the materials it the either the installer not tighten the bolts correctly or installing into a worn out bracket. Thousands have been sold and mine have close to 70K on it and its as tight as when I first put it in.
If there standard track bar was so perfect,why would they just now release a new "UPGRADED" end for it?????....?????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-29-2011, 03:46 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Katy
Posts: 1,350
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CT Performance, Inc. View Post
Icon has std and upgraded track bars ends for a upcharge..sorry but their is nothing wrong with the materials it the either the installer not tighten the bolts correctly or installing into a worn out bracket. Thousands have been sold and mine have close to 70K on it and its as tight as when I first put it in.
This is about like the guys on the gm boards with crapnito kits, NEVER blame the kit.

I have seen several icon kits fail for various reasons both laying blame on the installer (shop) and the kit (in more cases). Kits do fail. Back when Whiplash was in business I had one of their kits fails on my truck, had a Full Throttle kit fail as well. So it does happen and in my cases it was the kit and not the install.

Glad you have that many miles on your truck, hope it holds up.

FYI, readylift has a nice setup for a lot less money, does the same thing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors