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Old 06-23-2013, 05:37 AM
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Icon 12.5" with or without traction bars?

I was looking for some input, do I really need traction bars with an Icon 12.5" lift system? I`m selling off my f250 and was thinking of removing the traction bars and using them on my 08 dodge mega cab. I got way to much $ in my f250 and will never get iot back so I thought if I really didn1t need to the traction bars on the f250 I would take them off and use them on my dodge, theyu are a set of OUO that I bought with the 3/4" u bolts and the upper bump stop plate and they were like $1800 , hate to just give them away if the truck would be safe without them? Thoughts?!!
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:28 AM
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I'd say yes. Sure will help axle hop. Unless u drive like a grandma
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:25 AM
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I would order a few parts and fan up a set of generic single leg bars.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:42 PM
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It will be fine, it will have spring torqueing when they get too heavy on the throttle but that's something the next owner needs to take into consideration.
Don't hot rod it and you don't need them.

Then again your new dodge won't have enough power to justify the swap.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:31 AM
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Go for it. If a buddy of yours buys the truck you can suggest it would be a good upgrade.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:30 AM
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thanks guys for the input!! I think I might leave it as it is, I was also thinking of lowering it , but it will just turn into more $ going out the window,in the long run. Plus the traction black system has a 5" block and I`ll need a taller block once I`m done lift the the dodge higher. The dodge with the 6.7L cummins has way more power than the 7,3L psd. I have have done all the deletes to the 6.7 , running a smarty jr67 with ME software one tune #1 and timing #2 and man that 6.7 will go!! I have added a GDP intake manifold, mbrp intercooler pipes, single amsoil oil bypass filtering system, sinister diesel coolant bypass filter system, I have an airdog fp-100 to get installed next. Not much else to do to it till I get a bilt tranny, the stock auto will not hold a lot of extra power. I did go from 13-14 mpg on the highway to 20-21, had calculated mpg. I also have a 4" dp ss to 5" dual stacks with 5"-7" stacks exhaust. Thanks again!!
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:00 AM
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Dave will swap out blocks for you as well. Just cost you some shipping and I think a small restocking fee..
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:09 AM
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I dont know why that guy said what he did about dodges. A cummins will smoke a psd and it doesnt take much to get a ton of power/torque from a cummins. Anyway...

Layson made a good point if you want to keep your ouo traction blocks/bar setup. From what I hear, its easy to make the necessary changes and will save you money in the long run.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:54 PM
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Thanks guys! I had emailed Dave and he told me they would work with $150 worth of parts, not sure about changing out the block size, I will have to email him and find out about that. Not sure what that guy was talking about when it comes to cummins and not needing traction bars, shot the 6.7 stock from the factory is 350 horse power, not rwhp but ight and day differance between the 7.3 psd with custom tunes from elite diesel and the 08 mega cab with the 6.7 deleted and the smarty, night and day!! I plan on shotting for 650-700 rwhp once i`m done with the 08, but i have to get a built tranny first and my truck only has 44,600 miles on it right now. i have owned for for 14 months and I have only put 2000 miles on it so far, shot my 02 f250 only has 132,000 miles on it and i know I have driven it less tha 800 miles in the past 2 years. Cant wait to get the f250 sold!! Thanks again for the input guys!!
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:04 AM
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You got the bug again... open that checkbook up again...LOL
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