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Help me decide on which Icon set-up

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ToeKneeSock, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Nov 30, 2014 at 11:09 AM
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    ToeKneeSock

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    Hey all,

    Looking to jump on the black Friday deal on Icon suspension, but I'm torn between two set-up. I don't do any form of off-roading at the moment. I do however want to run bigger tire (275-65R18) and a smoother ride.

    $1457 - Icon Stage 1 w/ Icon AAL
    $1634 - Icon Stage 2

    The only difference I see is that Stage 2's rear shock has the remote reservoir. Is that really needed? I can save $177 that can be spent elsewhere on the cheaper set-up .


    Tony
     
  2. Nov 30, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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    CruisinE2W

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    Do you have any desire to start hitting some trails and taking the truck off road? If so, it might be a good investment. You're spending a decent amount already, why not get some extra performance at all four corners? Even with the res. the shock is a bolt-on piece in the stock location so it's not like it requires a whole lot of extra work.

    That said, Stage 1 is still an upgrade and if you would rather spend the extra coin elsewhere, go for it.

    FWIW, I have Stage 2, Camburg Ball Joint UCA's, and 265/70/17 Terra Grapplers on my commuter/weekend warrior and could not be happier. Completely different truck after the suspension went on. :cheers:
     
  3. Nov 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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    303tacoma

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    I have the stage1 w AAL..LR UCA I love the way my truck rides soooo much better than stock
     
  4. Nov 30, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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    ToeKneeSock

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    I would like to go on trail/off-roading at some point since I got the 4x4, but in what scenario does the remote reservoir become beneficial over the non version ones? They do look cool tho, but at an addition $177 I can probably get me some WeatherTech floor mats.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2014 at 7:05 PM
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    The remotes hold more liquid to keep the shock cooler
     
  6. Nov 30, 2014 at 10:29 PM
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    Icon stage 1, 255/85/16 KM2
    Same and I love it.

    You should be fine without resis.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2014 at 2:38 AM
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    Sublime

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    Deff get the resi......your in Cali where you'll need it with that terrain.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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    ToeKneeSock

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    Thanks for all the input. I ended up getting just Stage 1 without the AAL. Will just level it out for now and hopefully it's a much nicer ride.
     

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