Hey, thanks to everyone for the encouraging words. Sticky on my first post. Well I'm flattered. I'll get Part II posted as soon as I can.
As for the Icons, I'm pretty happy with them. Unfortunately, I've got to get the alignment sorted out. I took it to a local, well established shop but went through a three-hour ordeal trying to get it aligned. The tech didn't think he needed my explanation as to how to adjust the UCAs. "Our guy's worked on this kind of setup before—no problem."
So after over an hour he comes out and says he's finished but that he couldn't get the camber in spec and that there was "no way to adjust the UCAs". This is when I whip out the pics I took of the UCA before I installed it and explained to him and the shop manager just exactly how they work. "Oh, I get it now."
So then another eternity passes and they tell me the alignment is complete but that they had to set caster over 3.0 to get everything straight. Geez! If I had the
equipment, I'd align it myself. It wasn't a surprise though, as I had anticipated problems. Now it doesn't drive quite as well as it did before the "alignment" and I've got a little bump steer from the excessive caster.
I'll be in Virginia Beach later this week and plan to take it to a good 4x4 shop that actually knows what they're doing (Eastern Truck & Accessories). I'll get them to verify the alignment and reduce the caster.
Long story short: Other than the alignment fiasco, I'm really happy with the Icon
setup and the new Duratracs. Bring on the snow!