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ICON 6" Suspension Lift Questions

I have decided to go with a 6" Icon suspension lift kit for my truck. After reading posts on here, it appears that a 37" tire will work with this lift. However, in their advertisement, it states that the kit will only allow for 35"s. Are they just stating this to cover themselves or will I need to go with a little bigger lift?

I plan to run 20" XD Diesel wheels w/ 37x13.5" Toyo's. Will this lift work with my tire/ wheel combo?

Also who has these kits the cheapest? The best I have seen is around $1800.

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I believe they use the smaller tire since it offers the most suspension travel and will not contact the truck is used off road. Look up Truck Toyz, contact DC SPECIAL for pricing.


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We tend to agree w/ Icon on the tire size. We have installed 37s w/ 6" and they will rub some. We like the 7-8" range for 37s....but again, it can be done.

TruckToyz is a good choice. We carry Icon as well and would be happy to get you a quote if you wanted one.

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We tend to agree w/ Icon on the tire size. We have installed 37s w/ 6" and they will rub some. We like the 7-8" range for 37s....but again, it can be done.

TruckToyz is a good choice. We carry Icon as well and would be happy to get you a quote if you wanted one.

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I think the look of a 6" lift on 37's is perfect so I don't mind some rubbing. I won't be offroading and I used to have a dropped Tahoe on 24's - now those would rub.

Another question: I went to truck toys and looked at the lifts but there are so many options. What the difference in ride quality between the lifts priced at approx $2,400, $2,300, & $1,800? Please explain as I have never had a lifted truck.

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The 6" all spring setup rides and flexes the best.

For towing the 6" setup with rear block is better as it retains factory springs and load capacity.

Icon rear springs will sag a little more than stock under the same load. You may or may not need traction bars with either setup.

37/13.50s under the 6" may require some slight trimming or shimming of the front bumper and pulling back the inner fender liner.

Here are pics of that combo:


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The 6" all spring setup rides and flexes the best.

For towing the 6" setup with rear block is better as it retains factory springs and load capacity.

Icon rear springs will sag a little more than stock under the same load. You may or may not need traction bars with either setup.

37/13.50s under the 6" may require some slight trimming or shimming of the front bumper and pulling back the inner fender liner.

Here are pics of that combo:



I will be pulling a 6,000 lb boat so the rear block kit would be the way to go? Is tha the $1,800 kit? I am also interested in doing traction bars. Doing a little trimming and modding to keep from rubbing won't be a problem.

Do you know what wheel backspacing I should run? I want to go w/ 20" XD Diesel's w/ 37 x 13.5 Toyo Open Countrys but don't want the wheels and tires sticking insanely far out like some trucks I see.

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Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2000-2004 FSD 6 inch Suspension System - 2000-2004 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store

We can do One Up Offroad traction bars.

You'll want 4.5" Back Space.
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Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2000-2004 FSD 6 inch Suspension System - 2000-2004 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store

We can do One Up Offroad traction bars.

You'll want 4.5" Back Space.
I am planning on the traction bars as well and have already started looking. I didn't see that ICON made them so I have been checking other manufacturers. I want the traction bars that look like ladder bars so I can get them powdercoated white to match my truck. I am looking for some like on this truck: 2004 Ford F350 Front Left Photo

Do you know what brand these may be? I can make them work with a little fab work but these are right along the lines I am looking for. Those one up's look nice to so I will need to price both kits. By chanch, do you know what the one up's run for a set?

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Those are most likely a custom one off set of bars.

For OUO bars:
One Up Offroad Configurable Traction Bars - 1999-2009 F250/350 & Excursion - Rear Traction Bars - Truck Toyz Store

Click the Customize button. Short beds can either use the 64" or Adaptable length. Long beds have to use the Adaptable Length.

U-bolts and top plates aren't needed....simply an option if you wish to upgrade.
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