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Icon Stage one leveling

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by azonicbruce, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    azonicbruce

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    Well, stoked that everything came in and was finally able to get installed, however, the shop didn't bother to level them liked I'd asked them to. Even bought the spanner wrench and left it there, with the instructions.

    Am I correct that there is absolutely NO issue with lowering the Icons from the "stock" 2" lift to get the thing level? Yes, technically it will take off some preload, but even according to the instructions, they're set at 2" out of the box, but you adjust them afterwards up or down to get the level you need.

    Also, I keep reading about people needing to compensate for one side tending to sit lower than the other. Which side is it on the Tacoma? When I measured mine it seemed about .25" lower on the left.

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  2. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    No issues
     
  3. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    They tried to tell me I've have issues with the tires, but I'm running 265/75R16. Isn't that supposed to be largest tire with no rub, even with NO lift?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    Correct, you should be ok with those tires and the level.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    Truck looks good.......I'd let them settle for a week and then make your adjustments for the lean. I think I've heard at least 1" of pre-load needs to be there.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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    From everything I've read here, it seems, from stock, it requires about 1.75" to level. So seems like I'd only need them to lower it about .5" or so.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    I don't see why you wouldn't be okay. And its the drivers side that needs to be a tad higher. Maybe .25-.5" higher
     
  8. Oct 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    Called Icon this morning and confirmed no adverse effect lower. I asked about a limit, but nothing specific was mentioned.

    This evening, this is what I did. 3 full turns CCW on the left, 4 full turns CCW on the right. I have no idea exactly how much that was, but my GUESS is it's around 1/8" per full turn. so in total I went down approx 3/8"-1/2". Since it was almost impossible to find a level piece of concrete, it was really difficult to determine by measuring.

    With the above adjustments I have what looks like an ever so SLIGHT positive rake. Looks pretty good. I think with that I'll go back and have the check the alignment again.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    Looks nice!
     
  10. Oct 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    Btw, regarding alignment, here was my readout (before my adjustment this evening):

    Front: Left
    Actual---Before
    0.1---0.7 Camber
    2.0---1.4 Caster
    0.03---0.02 Toe

    Front: Right
    Actual---Before
    0.0---0.4 Camber
    2.2---1.5 Caster
    0.01----0.21 Toe

    Does this look about right? I keep reading here that the targets are the following:

    Camber - 0
    Caster - 3
    Toe - 0
     
  11. Oct 24, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    alignment looks alright
     
  12. Oct 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    That alignment looks great......do you have UCA's? I needed 2.5+ faster to keep my 285's from rubbing.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2012 at 3:44 AM
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    So unlike the 5100's that give you .85, .1.75 and 2.5 the icon stage 1 is threaded so you can adjust from 0 to 2 inches due to the threading and adjusting using the spanner wrench? I just want to level for now and if I replace the rear spring pack be able to re-level. This sounds like the way I should go as well.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2012 at 3:49 AM
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    Every true coil over (Icon, Camburg, Sway-Away, Fox, King, Radflo, etc) allows you to do that
     
  15. Oct 25, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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    Thank you, I only researched the 5100's. So much to learn!
     
  16. Oct 25, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    You've got a lot to research
     
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  18. Oct 25, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    0-3" my man! :D
     
  19. Oct 25, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    Transformation complete

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    Final Alignment #s:

    Left
    Camber - 0.0
    Caster - 2.1
    Toe - 0.00

    Right
    Camber - 0.1
    Caster - 2.4
    Toe - 0.2

    Weird thing, the Right Toe was out of spec at 0.10, so I don't know if that was from my adjustment or if it already came out of alignment since Tuesday. How often should you check your alignment anyway?

    Regardless, in the few days I've had this setup, I just can get over how awesome the Icon setup is. Fells much more stout, and can take corner WAY better than the stock setup. The few gravel roads I've been on since Tuesday have been rockin'. Worth every penny so far!
     
  20. Oct 25, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    Truck looks great man!
     
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