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icon 2.0 vs icon 2.5 piggy backs

I have an icon 7" lift on my truck and have the standard 2.0 shocks that came with it but am looking to upgrade a better riding shock. Are the 2.5 piggy backs the way to go? Or would another brand like king be a better option. I want the smoothest ride out there. Thanks

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All the above just to haul the 900hp street mustang
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The 2.5" will ride a little better but if you really want a better ride quality and you don't have 4 link arms get them first. They will make a bigger difference than any shock used with the stock arms.

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No 4 link arms. What about the rear? I have considered a 4 link but whats the theory behind a better ride?

06 f350: 8" ICON 2.5 resi's, ouo ala's, pmf track bar, dual stabilizers, custom 5" exhaust, 37" BFG km2's, 4.30s, 08 tailgate w/step, 08 tail lights, coolant filter, BPB oil cooler w/p 58v ficm and radiator, ARPs, 175cc, MTW s1 billet, ported intake, egr delete, onboard air and gearhead tunes
All the above just to haul the 900hp street mustang
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Stock arms bind..hit a tire on a bump or rut and the ride gets very stiff..4 link arms don't..esp the '05-07 trucks as the front sway bar is smaller than the '08 up's. Some will want to upgrade to a larger front bar as its very flexie..on the early trucks.

rears...IMO I wouldn't upgrade the shocks to the $$$ shocks as the spring rates and tire pressure make a big difference. The earyler B codes will ride better than your F codes..
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Im running icon 5" springs in the rear and tire pressure is at 40lb unloaded. So a 4 link and a stiffer front swaybar would give the best bang for buck? Now you've got me seriously wanting a 4link again

06 f350: 8" ICON 2.5 resi's, ouo ala's, pmf track bar, dual stabilizers, custom 5" exhaust, 37" BFG km2's, 4.30s, 08 tailgate w/step, 08 tail lights, coolant filter, BPB oil cooler w/p 58v ficm and radiator, ARPs, 175cc, MTW s1 billet, ported intake, egr delete, onboard air and gearhead tunes
All the above just to haul the 900hp street mustang
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Yep.......you may like the ride with the stock sway bar..some do some don't it just depends on the individual.
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Im running icon 5" springs in the rear and tire pressure is at 40lb unloaded. So a 4 link and a stiffer front swaybar would give the best bang for buck? Now you've got me seriously wanting a 4link again
You don't need to run a 4-link to get a better ride. I don't even have sway bars even on my truck and I am running 3-link setup (One Up Offroad link arms).

Think about this, your steering setup on your axle was designed around a radius arm setup. If you stick with that it will have no bumpsteer and your truck is going to ride great.

In my opinion if you really wanted to make some improvements to your setup I would change out to the One Up Offroad ALA arms. Give you tighter steering, adjustable for all different lift heights, you can dial in your castor perfectly, they are offset so you actually will have an increased turning radius over stock, it will tighten up your steering, and get rid of the factory wander. I have pretty much the same thing on my truck and I couldn't be happier! They are spendy, but to me well worth it.

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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I have also looked at the ouo adjustable link arms because the will work with my icon radius arm drop brackets ans to do a 4 link i would have to change brackets too. They do look stout and if they can improve my ride quality id be all over it. How is install, straight forward?

06 f350: 8" ICON 2.5 resi's, ouo ala's, pmf track bar, dual stabilizers, custom 5" exhaust, 37" BFG km2's, 4.30s, 08 tailgate w/step, 08 tail lights, coolant filter, BPB oil cooler w/p 58v ficm and radiator, ARPs, 175cc, MTW s1 billet, ported intake, egr delete, onboard air and gearhead tunes
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I would call One Up, but I think you could get rid of the drop brackets with these. Very easy to install and very stout. Pretty much the same front arms are on these trucks...



2001 - 14" OUO 525 - 38x15.5x20 Toyo & 20x12 Weld Cheyenne's. Hybrids, 38R, BTS, Spearco, Terminators..


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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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No doubt OUO has marketing videos down. Can you put up a side view of the traction bars that you speak of installed in a vehicle? I think that would help me out a bit.

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