Originally Posted by docjake
Very well written you should see if you can sell those to ICON. I do have some questions though:
I have seen others that had to cut the coilover bucket to make room for the line on the reservoir, it looks like you didn't have to do that am I correct?
I have seen options for "extended coilovers" did you get these or could you explain the difference. I had the 2.5's on my last truck but didn't have the reservoirs I plan on getting them this time I am just trying to decide which ones I need.
Thank you and beautiful truck, makes me want to go down to Houston and look at those bumpers again when I get home.
1. Thank you.
2. You are correct, there was NO CUTTING of the upper coil mount required. It was an exact fit.
3. The Icon Stage 4 Kit that I bought includes the "5-8735 - Extended Travel Remote Reservoir Coil-over Shocks". So yes, I do have those installed. My understanding is that (don't quote me on this) they are basically the same shock, but that the extended travel version is assembled differently so that it is "allowed" to travel further. In other words, the regular shocks are physically limited (internally) from further travel whereas the extended travel versions are not. Make sense?
I think that there is probably only 1" more travel on ther extended travel shocks. Somewhere I remember seeing 10.5" (Don't quote me on that either).
Another note about the "kits" for the different stages: As I found out, they aren't really kits, but just a collection of separate parts, shipped separately. (I found out the hard way when my coilovers arrived a week and a half later than everything else). However, the "kit" was cheaper than buying everything individually.
4. Shrockworks did an amazing job on the bumper! BUT, the bumper mounts and the Icon reservoir mounts conflict with each other. Arggh! I had to cut the Icon reservoir mount (which sandwiches between the sway bar mount and the frame) to get it to go on. It works for now and is secure, but I intend to come up with a better solution one of these days.
Stay safe over there. Cheers!