Icon 12.5" with or without traction bars? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 06-23-2013, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
FlamedoutF250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nineveh Indiana
Posts: 137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?!!

2002 ford f250 4x4 Lariat. Dark shadow gray with custom painted pearl silver with purple flames, 12.5" Icon lift with OneUpOffroad traction bar block system , OUO driveline drop bracket,Clocked transfer case, 38" MT claws on 18x10 weld dune 8 wheels. MBRP t-304 cool dual exhaust& custom ss t-304 flame tips, AFE stage 2 CAI & custom tunes from elite diesel on XCAL2 , Killer stereo system and lots of billet and flames!! http://good-times.webshots.com/album/556844448GVUyhu
FlamedoutF250 is offline  
post #2 of 12 Old 06-23-2013, 06:28 AM
Premium Member
 
Big_Smokey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South of Kansas city
Posts: 1,350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'd say yes. Sure will help axle hop. Unless u drive like a grandma
Big_Smokey is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 06-23-2013, 08:25 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
shawnb99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: O'Fallon,Mo
Posts: 845
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I would order a few parts and fan up a set of generic single leg bars.

04 F-250 CCSB 4X4 6.0L Auto, tweaked by GEARHEAD

follow link to truck for sale
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/tru...w-80000-a.html
shawnb99 is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 06-23-2013, 08:42 PM
Fill it up again Dummy
 
mhatlen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 2,097
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Thanks: 30
Thanked 100 Times in 89 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.


2006 F250 LARIAT CCSB 4X4: Edge CS2, ARP Studs, O-Ringed Heads, X4 PHP 65 HP Custom Tow Tune, Atlas40 Ficm Tune, CAT EC-1 Coolant, IPR Coolant filter, Fass-125, turbo-back SS 4" pipe, Corsa muffler, 6.4 Banjo's, 6.4 starter,DC Power 270 amp alt, 2/0 cables, Die Hard Platinum AGM, 7" lift w: Icon Progressive Coil Springs, 2008^ Carli/Deaver rear springs on fatty-daddy 38/15.50/18 Toyo's
mhatlen is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 06-24-2013, 07:31 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
layson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,644
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Thanks: 34
Thanked 58 Times in 56 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Go for it. If a buddy of yours buys the truck you can suggest it would be a good upgrade.

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



Quote of the Day:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mannysouza View Post
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.
layson is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 06-24-2013, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
FlamedoutF250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nineveh Indiana
Posts: 137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!!

2002 ford f250 4x4 Lariat. Dark shadow gray with custom painted pearl silver with purple flames, 12.5" Icon lift with OneUpOffroad traction bar block system , OUO driveline drop bracket,Clocked transfer case, 38" MT claws on 18x10 weld dune 8 wheels. MBRP t-304 cool dual exhaust& custom ss t-304 flame tips, AFE stage 2 CAI & custom tunes from elite diesel on XCAL2 , Killer stereo system and lots of billet and flames!! http://good-times.webshots.com/album/556844448GVUyhu
FlamedoutF250 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 06-25-2013, 11:00 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
layson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,644
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Thanks: 34
Thanked 58 Times in 56 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Dave will swap out blocks for you as well. Just cost you some shipping and I think a small restocking fee..

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



Quote of the Day:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mannysouza View Post
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.
layson is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 06-25-2013, 11:09 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 867
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

03 F350 7.3L Auto CC LB Dually 410's (LS Rear)315's

PHP/Beans tuned, 250/100 FF inj's, BTS Tranny, Strictly Diesel complete fuel system w/RR & FB Delete, Pius LASB from Irate, Swamps hvhf IDM
Autometer Nexus Guages (TT,FP,BP,EGT), 4"MBRP, DieselSite Coolant filtration system/billet housing/HP X-Over line, Baldwin PA2818(6637) RR Boots, 26 row 6.0 Tranny & PS Cooler, LarryB's Denso Starter
INFRNL is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 06-25-2013, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
FlamedoutF250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nineveh Indiana
Posts: 137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!!

2002 ford f250 4x4 Lariat. Dark shadow gray with custom painted pearl silver with purple flames, 12.5" Icon lift with OneUpOffroad traction bar block system , OUO driveline drop bracket,Clocked transfer case, 38" MT claws on 18x10 weld dune 8 wheels. MBRP t-304 cool dual exhaust& custom ss t-304 flame tips, AFE stage 2 CAI & custom tunes from elite diesel on XCAL2 , Killer stereo system and lots of billet and flames!! http://good-times.webshots.com/album/556844448GVUyhu
FlamedoutF250 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 06-26-2013, 09:04 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
layson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,644
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Thanks: 34
Thanked 58 Times in 56 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You got the bug again... open that checkbook up again...LOL

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



Quote of the Day:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mannysouza View Post
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.
layson is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome