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Old 11-29-2012, 07:12 AM
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ICON Stage 1 leveling kit???

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Guys,
I am strongly looking into the ICON stage 1 leveling kit. I have an F250 so i will need the F350 rear blocks and bolts.


I talked to a vendor and they said i might need a front panhard bar adjustment? Are they just trying to get money out of me or is this legit? They said about 50% of trucks with this leveling kit the axel shifts to the passenger side and you need to make the panhard bar longer? I am just surprised for a leveling kit.

How much better will it ride?

Venders Please shoot me PM with best shipped price to 77007.


Thanks,
Mark
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:25 AM
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I suggest an adjustable track bar for any lift on these trucks to keep the axle centered. The factory track bars tend to wear out pretty quick along with the joint on the axle when lifted.

For the cost of that kit plus the track bar and the F350 blocks that you will need you will be over the cost of the Carli Starter Leveling kit or the Pure Performance 2.5 Stock Mod system with a set of Bilstein 5100's.

Both of those kits come with a track bar and use a mini pack in the rear to replace the factory overload leaf. The mini pack will help improve the ride while doing a better job of controlling wheelhop. Adding a taller block top your truck won't make it ride any better and the wheelhop will get a little worse.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:42 AM
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I've got a set of Icon springs in my garage right now waiting to go on the truck. I bought a BD adjustable track bar to keep the axle centered.

I've heard lots of folks say that they aren't truly necessary, but I'm a fan of doing it right the first time, and overkill, so this track bar should take care of both of those.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:33 AM
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I suggest an adjustable track bar for any lift on these trucks to keep the axle centered. The factory track bars tend to wear out pretty quick along with the joint on the axle when lifted.

For the cost of that kit plus the track bar and the F350 blocks that you will need you will be over the cost of the Carli Starter Leveling kit or the Pure Performance 2.5 Stock Mod system with a set of Bilstein 5100's.

Both of those kits come with a track bar and use a mini pack in the rear to replace the factory overload leaf. The mini pack will help improve the ride while doing a better job of controlling wheelhop. Adding a taller block top your truck won't make it ride any better and the wheelhop will get a little worse.
Just got off the phone with this vender, nice guy and well informed. Now you have me thinking ??? LOL.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:39 AM
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I would still like a quote from a vender on the stage 1 ICON including shiping and no sales tax (ie out of state)
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:01 AM
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You will love the ride of the ICON Stage I kit. It offers a MUCH better ride than stock and is the softest we have found on the market. Also, that vendor did not lie to you, an adjustable track bar is a good idea.

PM me your zip and I will get you a quote on the ICON kit you are looking for.
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Definitely do the adjustable trac bar NOW. I didn't and it tore up a set of tires (excessive scrubbing) and ruined the trac bar ball joint.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:20 AM
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Good talking with you Nate look forward to the return call.
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You will love the ride of the ICON Stage I kit. It offers a MUCH better ride than stock and is the softest we have found on the market. Also, that vendor did not lie to you, an adjustable track bar is a good idea.

PM me your zip and I will get you a quote on the ICON kit you are looking for.
We just had one in here the other day and the Icon was far from soft. Not bashing, it still looked like a quality system but the Carli rides smoother.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:34 AM
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We have found the exact opposite, comparing like systems (2.0 & 2.5 shocks). On every occasion, the ICON kits rode noticeably softer. Im definitely not bashing as both kits are of the highest quality on the market, just sharing our findings.
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