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Icon Resi Rear shock install

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thought I'd throw together a little "How-to" for the rear Resi shock install. Many people think that because you have to drill a mounting hole in your frame, that its not an easy DIY. Truth is, it can be done in less than an hour.

    First, Jack the rear of the truck up, and place a jack stand on the driver and passenger frame rails, about 6" in front of the front leaf spring hanger.

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    Then, Remove the rear wheels, and lower the rear axel, until the truck is resting on the jack stands. Leave the jack under the rear axel, as you will use it to raise and lower as needed to install the new shocks.


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    With the rear wheels off, you then remove your old shocks.

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    Useing the supplied 19mm hardware, install the upper shock mount, then the lower shock mount. My camera guy didnt take pics of that step, but its the reverse of removing the shocks you just took off.


    Then, Hold the resi against the frame where its going to be mounted, while keeping a little slack in the hose. Hold the mounting braket up to get an idea where its going to mount.

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    Let the resi down, and hold the mounting bracket in place, and mark the center of the hole to be drilled.

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    In the case of the Icons, Use an 11/32 drill bit, and drill 1 hole for the braket bolt.

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    Using the supplied 14mm self tapping bolt, bolt the braket to the frame.

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    Dont fully toque the bolt, and place the supplied hose clamps in their respected positions. Once the hose clamps are in place, torque the bolt down. There is no torqe setting in the instructions, but I torqued to 30 ft-lbs.

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    Place the resi in the braket assembly, aligning the recessed portions of the resi with the hose clamps. Using an 8mm socks, tighten down the hose clamps until the resi is snug.

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    repete for the other side. Then, throw the wheels back on, remove the jack stands, lower the truck, and enjoy!


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  2. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    Burgman

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  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    How close is that hose to the bump stop bracket?
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    chris4x4

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    A little coomparo of the Bilstien 5100's to the Icon's

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  5. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    About 1/2" to 3/4"
     
  6. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    Good to know
     
  7. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    chris4x4

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    There is quite a bit of movement in the hose, so there wont be any issues with getting too close, or rubbing. Also, the hose has an anti wear nylon sleave to add protection.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    On my setup there's plenty of clearance if you want it. Granted, I have the older 2.0s, whereas these appear to be new 2.5s IVD just came out with.

    Anyway, nice write-up Chris. I think a lot of people underestimate how easy this install is.

    Only thing I did different on mine was forgo the self-tapping bolts in favor of a nut-bolt combo because I felt it was more secure.

    EDIT: NM, those look like Chris's tires...
     
  9. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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  10. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    I thought about going with an Nut/bolt instead, but for the sake of the write up, I wanted to use all the parts included. And Correct. Those are the 2.5's.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    Do You notice a difference between the ride of the 2 shocks?
     
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    Man those look sick. (Also jealous)
     
  14. Mar 26, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    Thanks for the writeup. I will be installing these in the next few weeks.
     
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    Chris...your truck looks bad ass man!
     
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    hows the ride feel on those icons chris?
     
  19. Mar 26, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    Not Chris, but my feedback with the 2.0s is that ride is improved, but without swapping out to a different leaf pack, things only change so much.
     
  20. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    I actually havent had a chance to take it out yet :eek:. Im hoping either Monday, or Tuesday.
     
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