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Old 10-14-2009, 07:05 PM
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Shock adapter..what did you use??

What did you use to convert the stud (stock) application to the more common eye type shocks??
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Here are some from EBAY. I think ICON makes some (I know Donahoe used to) but couldnt find them anywhere.

Pro Comp Loop-to-Stem Shock Conversion Mount Kit:eBay Motors (item 390100233054 end time Oct-29-09 15:29:35 PDT)

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I saw those.... I am just wondering why the Icon ones are so expensive if these are pretty much the same thing... Will these work or does it take some special type of adapter? i have seen some for Jeeps that have some sort of a degree offset.

This lift is driving me crazy. I have the Rize 4-link 8" front sittin in the garage. I just ordered these tonight Ford F250 F350 4WD Leveling Lift kit 2005-2009 1.5":eBay Motors (item 110443893656 end time Nov-08-09 09:52:55 PST) to make my lift a total of 9.5" (wanted to stay under the 10" crossover steering issue). All that is left are some rear icon springs and block, icon shocks and 38" Toyos or Kumhos to go on my 20x12 Pacer 185p rims.
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The ICONS are higher cause they are a much higher quality product. Put the two side by side and you can immediately tell the difference.
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I agree with you on that but is it worth 4 times as much? Here is a prime example of namebrand mark-up.

$40 plus shipping
add some paint and a name and you get to pay an extra $100 to get something like this

I am sure there must be some differences, but this a pretty low tech part.
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The stem to eye adapter pictured is simply some bent flat stock.

The Icon is machined aluminum:
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2005-2008 FSD Stem to Eye Conversion Kit - Front Shock Mounts - Truck Toyz Store
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True, but that little bent peice of carbon steel (or aluminum depending on who's kit you buy) is plenty strong enough. It's a shock adapter, sure a little stress is applied to it but not enough for it to matter. Some things need not be overbuilt/re-designed, why change something that works just fine. But if you want it to look good and shiny then the rize is for you.

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