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Old 07-25-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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My current set up:



I bought my icons about 3 months ago and unfortunately to get the ride height that i want, i had to crank up the coilovers, as u can see in d picture, resulting to somewhat of a stiffer ride. What are my options to be at my current ride height or higher (max 3 inch of lift) but putting my coilovers back to zero or just at 1 inch? I was doing research here and im really liking how d spindle lift looks but i unfortunately i have a 4x4 truck and it said spindles dont work with 4x4? Did i understand that right? Ultimately, i also want to add the Allpro 3in leaf pack for the rear, so any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again
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I bought my icons about 3 months ago and unfortunately to get the ride height that i want, i had to crank up the coilovers, as u can see in d picture, resulting to somewhat of a stiffer ride. What are my options to be at my current ride height or higher (max 3 inch of lift) but putting my coilovers back to zero or just at 1 inch? I was doing research here and im really liking how d spindle lift looks but i unfortunately i have a 4x4 truck and it said spindles dont work with 4x4? Did i understand that right? Ultimately, i also want to add the Allpro 3in leaf pack for the rear, so any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again
Get a higher spring rate coil. You can lift with less preload.
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My current set up:



I bought my icons about 3 months ago and unfortunately to get the ride height that i want, i had to crank up the coilovers, as u can see in d picture, resulting to somewhat of a stiffer ride. What are my options to be at my current ride height or higher (max 3 inch of lift) but putting my coilovers back to zero or just at 1 inch? I was doing research here and im really liking how d spindle lift looks but i unfortunately i have a 4x4 truck and it said spindles dont work with 4x4? Did i understand that right? Ultimately, i also want to add the Allpro 3in leaf pack for the rear, so any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again
Your correct about the spindles, they are for 4X2.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:13 AM   #4
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Get a higher spring rate coil. You can lift with less preload.
How do i go about doing that? U mean I change out my current coils to the higher spring rate coil. Can any shop swap d coils or i have to send it to icons. Thanks again
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:04 AM   #5
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How do i go about doing that? U mean I change out my current coils to the higher spring rate coil. Can any shop swap d coils or i have to send it to icons. Thanks again
Call Downsouth Motorsports (or a local shop if you have a GOOD local off road shop). You can either get a higher rated coil or a taller coil (or both). That way you can get the lift you want without the preload. If you want a softer ride, I'd go for a taller coil at the same spring rate.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:07 AM   #6
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Call Downsouth Motorsports (or a local shop if you have a GOOD local off road shop). You can either get a higher rated coil or a taller coil (or both). That way you can get the lift you want without the preload. If you want a softer ride, I'd go for a taller coil at the same spring rate.

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What rims are you using in that pic? Like them
Thanks man, they are mickey thompson sidebiter 17x9
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Thanks man, they are mickey thompson sidebiter 17x9
nice, im guessing the tires are 285/70/17s too?
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:31 PM   #10
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nice, im guessing the tires are 285/70/17s too?
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They're 285/70R17 BFG KM2s
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You'll have the same issue with any coilovers cranked too high......its for performance and minimal lift unfortunately. I lowered my icons to 2.5" and have AP's in the back....there's some rake but it looks good! Try lowering them 1/2" and see how they ride!
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You'll have the same issue with any coilovers cranked too high......its for performance and minimal lift unfortunately. I lowered my icons to 2.5" and have AP's in the back....there's some rake but it looks good! Try lowering them 1/2" and see how they ride!
Thanks man and yah dats wat DSM said as well, either lower it or change it to a longer coil which is about $190 plus d install cost and might not even dat much of a difference to what i have now ride wise. U said u hav d allpro leafs in d back, do u have the 3inch? Thanks again
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Sublime, u have more picks of ur truck with icons? I want to see difference with mine thanks
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I'll take pics in the am......how much thread do you have showing between the top and the collar? Are they ext travel?
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Oh dont worry about it man, no rush. I have the pic on top of dis page. Is dat how urs look like?
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:13 PM   #16
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Lol....ya! I'm 38" up front from ground to fender with 285 km2's!
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Yah mine are extended travel. I have 7" from top of tire to my fender i havnt measured from d ground to my fender. U dont hav a build thread so i can see ur truck stance?
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Looks good right there . Is that the stock leaf pack ?
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Looks good right there . Is that the stock leaf pack ?
Yup stock leafpack with the toytec 2" AAL
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Here you go man.....I'm on a slight incline so it's a little more raked than normal. I think 2.5" up front rides better, the rake is closer to factory and still looks good!
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