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Icon vs. OME

Discussion in 'ICON Vehicle Dynamics' started by Griff 99 TRD, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Jan 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    Griff 99 TRD

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    Any opinions on which suspension lift kit is better: OME or Icon? I'm looking to install a 3" suspension lift on my 1999 Tacoma TRD. I've saved up $1,800 and want the best kit that will allow me to not only drive everyday, but go off-roading. Thoughts?

    Just a quick sub-note, I'm a novice when it comes to all things automotive...so please bear with me. I joined this forum to learn from all of you experts out there.

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  2. Jan 13, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    i went with the Icon. More expensive but ive heard alot of good things, and so far im loving it
     
  3. Jan 13, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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    Depends on what you want to do. I've heard the OME is good for slower woods stuff. The ICONs are great for some desert running. They soak up whoops nice. ICON is valved in a digressive format vs KING or Fox that are progressive.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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    Sporty heretic,

    Yea, I've heard good things about both brands so I'm in jam now. Icon is definitely more expensive (appx. $700 difference). What kind of off-roading do you do?
     
  5. Jan 13, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    ntilehman,

    At this point, I don't really know what kind of off road adventures I'll be doing...I just want a suspension that will promote any and all kinds of adventures; however, that being written, I don't foresee me in the desert in the near future since I'm in GA. lol
     
  6. Jan 13, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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    Its my DD, mostly paved roads. Ive taken it up to Tahoe to play in the snow a few times and took it on a few dirt trails. Just got it installed in Nov12, haven't had a chance really to test its capabilities.

    And i love watching Elmo thanks to you ntilehman.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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    Mitch

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    I went through the same decision and decided on Icon.

    1. Its rebuildable where OME is not
    2. Its a true coil over
    3. Its adjustable, OME is not
    4. Talked to a Sonny at DSM, he sold me.

    Its been well worth it. Very easy to install, feels good on road. And worked perfectly this past weekend offroad
     
  8. Jan 13, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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    Mitch,

    Does the Icon come in a Heavy Duty version that will allow me to add a winch and bumper?

    What do you mean by re-buildable?
     
  9. Jan 13, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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    Sporty,

    Sounds good, man! Thanks again for your time!
     
  10. Jan 13, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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    You can run whatever spring rate your heart desires. When the shock is old worn and faded you can tear it apart and rebuild it
     
  11. Jan 13, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    OME suspension and a full race coilover like Icon is no comparison.

    The OME stuff is just a higher performance replacement type option. Coilovers like Icon, sway away, king, fox, etc...are high end performance coilovers designed to soak up the rough stuff and perform great off road.

    The ome kits are great, and perform great, but nothing like a full coilover.

    Coilovers are also adjustable and you can get a lot of heights out of them, while with the OME you pick a coil and are stuck with that height.

    It depends on what you do with your truck, and your budget.

    Plus like other said, Icons and most other coilovers are rebuild-able. When OME wears out, you throw it away and get more. Coilovers can have seals, bearings, shafts, coils, etc.. replaced and run them season after season.
     
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    Gotcha!! How long does it usually take before a shock becomes old and worn?
     
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    Icon FTMFW!!
     
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    That depends on how you drive it. Icon told me about 20-50k miles before a rebuild

    And everyone above this beat me to the answer for your question
     
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    Honestly, its should come down to what you want/what you plan on doing with your truck. And your spending limit. If its under 1200 go OME (thats with rear Dakars for springs), if its under 2000, go Icon (thats RR from and rears on the Icons)
     
  17. Jan 13, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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    Icon here, works great on road and great off-road. I live in the desert, but like mild off-roading. the Icon extended travel is very nice for me. BUT you don't want to crank them as high as you can as they will top-out and ride horrible. I am running the standard 650 lb springd with a front plate bumper, winch, steel skid plate, ang sliders. Ride heigth is perfect for me as set up bt DownSouth Motorsports.I am at 2" lift over stock suspension wth Icon mini pack in rear.
     
  18. Jan 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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    Put your numbers here please

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/248975-2nd-gen-icon-lift-heights.html
     
  19. Jan 13, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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    So, I would need to get Heavy Duty front springs? In other words, how would I alter the spring rate?

    Just checked out your build...NICE TRUCK, MAN!!!
     
  20. Jan 13, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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    You can substute the stock 650lbs 13.5" spring on the Icons with a King 14" 700lbs 14" spring which will allow you to have less preload at the same height
     
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