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Old 06-27-2012, 09:11 AM
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Icon 4.5 stage III on my 2012 FX4

I just had the Icon 4.5 Stage III suspension Lift installed on my 2012 FX4 crew cab.
The 2.5" Piggy-Back Shocks are supposed to make a good improvement on my ride.
I added the Carli 6 leaf add a pack leafs in the rear. I was trying to avoid
the 6" block. I had read that some people were using the 6" block to level the truck.
I also added the Icon Dual steering stabilizers.

I like the Fender flare look combined with the 4.5 offset rims so I added the Bushwhacker Flares. I couldn't make up my mind on white or black??? I went with Black. I can always paint them later. However they look pretty good to me. The rims go nicely with the Black fender flares. My opinion!!






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Nice lookin truck. So what did you add to the rear just the 6 leaf pack? How's the ride so far?
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Nice lookin truck. So what did you add to the rear just the 6 leaf pack? How's the ride so far?
I found out that the leaf pack came from Deaver not Carli even though Deaver make the Carli 6 leaf pack, Deaver can't sell Carli packs ( an agreement of some sort) or some story like that. so what I got was the Deaver version. I'm not to happy about that. Not sure that is worth the fight.

I know Deaver makes good stuff. Heck they make the springs for Carli as I am told.

Anyway, I used Basically the 4" block, Deaver add a pack leafs and the 2.5 piggyback Icon shock for the rear
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looks awesome
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looks awesome
thankyou!
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Your Truck looks great! What do you think of the ride so far? Do you have any axcel wrap with the 4 inch block?
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Your Truck looks great! What do you think of the ride so far? Do you have any axcel wrap with the 4 inch block?
None that I can tell as of yet! The 1 tons have the same size block on there axle. of course I am in heaven driving my new truck with the lift. I expect I will notice more as I settle in.
the first thing I noticed is the change in the steering. more stiff?? less sloppy?
(steering stabilizers) actually it is an improvement!
next is how stiff the truck feels.
The F250 handles better than stock now.

then as the day has gone on I have put more than 100 miles on it.
it loosened up just a little or I got used to it.

compared to my F150 that I had a 6" stage II pro comp. (I had to mod more suspension stuff to get the F150 handling just right)
I went around 95 tonight! smooth, no vibration. I drove on mountain roads. 55-60 with no problems through the turns.
I went through a dip crossing through a intersection, a large but not unsafe dip at about 40 the suspention worked well.
SO after all this today I am Happy with the choice.

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I found out that the leaf pack came from Deaver not Carli even though Deaver make the Carli 6 leaf pack, Deaver can't sell Carli packs ( an agreement of some sort) or some story like that. so what I got was the Deaver version. I'm not to happy about that. Not sure that is worth the fight.

I know Deaver makes good stuff. Heck they make the springs for Carli as I am told.

Anyway, I used Basically the 4" block, Deaver add a pack leafs and the 2.5 piggyback Icon shock for the rear
Yea I wouldn't sweat that, Deaver makes leaf packs for many different suspension vendors. Just the name of the game I guess. Usually the vendor helps in developing the springs r&d and so forth so that's one of the reasons deaver can't just sell them to anyone.
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I love the stance and the Bushwhacker Flares are great looking on your truck! ENJOY!
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I just had the Icon 4.5 Stage III suspension Lift installed on my 2012 FX4 crew cab.
The 2.5" Piggy-Back Shocks are supposed to make a good improvement on my ride.
I added the Carli 6 leaf add a pack leafs in the rear. I was trying to avoid
the 6" block. I had read that some people were using the 6" block to level the truck.
I also added the Icon Dual steering stabilizers.

I like the Fender flare look combined with the 4.5 offset rims so I added the Bushwhacker Flares. I couldn't make up my mind on white or black??? I went with Black. I can always paint them later. However they look pretty good to me. The rims go nicely with the Black fender flares. My opinion!!





Looks good buddy! Like a new version of my truck lol
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