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Old 12-12-2010, 08:25 AM
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4.5" spring hanger lift

Is anybody running the 4.5" spring hanger lift? If so then how is it? Would you recommend running one? Also post some pics if possible. Thanks
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:11 AM
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I run the Icon 4.5" hangers on my truck (of course they are in addition to a 4" leaf spring). Very nice product, extremely well built.


The Icon 4.5" system is a very nice setup. Keeps stock spring rate and you get improved shock valving. Lifetime warranty as well. IMO, the best way to lift a 99-04 to the 4" range.

Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2000-2004 FSD 4.5 Inch Lift Hanger System - 2000-2004 F250/F350 SRW 4wd Lifts - Truck Toyz Store
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:58 PM
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Does the Icon 4" suspension lift that you guys sell also keep the stock spring rate in the rear? I may be purchasing a travel trailer or fith wheel in the future and was wondering how my towing capacity would be affected. Sorry to hijack thread. I would go with the hanger syatem but my front springs are shot.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:19 AM
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Does the Icon 4" suspension lift that you guys sell also keep the stock spring rate in the rear? I may be purchasing a travel trailer or fith wheel in the future and was wondering how my towing capacity would be affected. Sorry to hijack thread. I would go with the hanger syatem but my front springs are shot.

You can configure that system in a few different ways.

1- 5" rear blocks, keeps stock spring rate

2-Icon 5" rear spring, softer spring in the rear, no block.

3-OUO 5" Traction Blocks, keeps stock spring rate and adds traction bars for axle wrap control.


For towing with the Icon 4" I would go with option 1 or 3.....and possibly add some load assist air bags depending on how heavy you tow.


Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
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im running a 2.5in hanger lift with 6in springs but looking to change it up and run 4in hanger and 4in springs to hopefully get a better ride
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:58 AM
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im running a 2.5in hanger lift with 6in springs but looking to change it up and run 4in hanger and 4in springs to hopefully get a better ride


Similar to what I run. I run a 4.5" hanger and shackle with a 4" spring. All Icon. Rides very well for a truck this tall. It would be even better if I just ran a single 2.5" diameter shock at each corner.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:30 PM
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yea i know what you mean, when i had only single shocks up front it ran pretty smooth, and i figure the less arch in the spring the smoother the ride will be. Icon springs are the some of the smoothest riding springs right?
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:01 AM
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Yes, the Icons ride great! Not as good as the stock Ford fronts or the X code's. You want the best riding 5-6" lift use 4.5" hangers with X codes..
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I used to run some with stock springs rode like a stock truck.

Contact trevor from PMF he makes some nice stuff and I think he makes a 6 inch hanger kit. So you can go bigger.
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yea i know what you mean, when i had only single shocks up front it ran pretty smooth, and i figure the less arch in the spring the smoother the ride will be. Icon springs are the some of the smoothest riding springs right?

Yep, nice progressive spring rate to them. And due to the amount of actual leafs in the pack they are able to gain some height from total pack height and not have to place so much arch to the springs.

They also have a lifetime warranty which is nice, and 100% American Made.
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