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question about donahoe coilovers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by das56170, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. das56170

    das56170 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at the "icon vehicle dynamics" website formally donahoe and was looking at their coilovers. They say they're adjustable up to 3.5" of lift. But they say in the installation instructions they say they are come from the factory set at 2" and they don't recommend going over 2.5" of lift, because of aligmnment issues. I was wondering if I had the front of my truck set at 2.5" inches of lift could I fit 285/75r16 or 285/70r17 (approximately 32.8" tall) or would I have to set the coilovers for 3" of lift. Who here is running donahoe coilovers, and where do you have them set, and what size tires are you running, and do you have any problems?

    Also on a side note: how easy are coilovers to install???
     
  2. Big Guns

    Big Guns Well-Known Member

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    The coilovers should bolt right up. Loosen the 3 screws at the top, pop it out and put the Icon coil in. They can run up to 3.5 in, but that is to compensate for sag over time. Anything over 2.5 and you lose too much droop and get a very uncomfortable ride.

    And yes you can fit those tires, but might need to trim a little bit. You will rub.
     
  3. k2pow

    k2pow Active Member

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    Snug Top, Tint, American Racing Mojave Rims with BFG AT's, Icon Coilovers, Camburg UCA's, Wheelers rear springs, Icon Rear shocks with res, front diff spacer.
    hey did you ever find out info on these coil overs you were inquiring about? I'm hoping you can share your knowledge with me.. I want those coil overs and also get some improved shocks for the back. This stock ride height is killing me and I don't just want a leveler kit, I want a nice quality ride for street and dirt.

    Kenneth
     
  4. das56170

    das56170 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    from what i've read they are some of the best suspension components that you can put on your truck. The only thing is they're pretty expensive and there are cheaper methods of leveling or lifting your truck. These are a good choice if your looking for performance though. here's their web site.

    http://www.iconvehicledynamics.com/
     
  5. k2pow

    k2pow Active Member

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    Snug Top, Tint, American Racing Mojave Rims with BFG AT's, Icon Coilovers, Camburg UCA's, Wheelers rear springs, Icon Rear shocks with res, front diff spacer.
    Well I bought the Icons and Camburg ca's from wheelers on line. Think I got a pretty decent price. I also hooked up with the bilsteins for the back with a 3 leaf pack to go with it. My only concern is if the American Racing Mojave with Teflon® (Series 3981) 16x8 with 4 1/2 back space will fit over my calipers..
    I am excited for the arrival of all of my goodies..
     
  6. luni

    luni Resident Gun-toting Hippie

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    I've been waiting on my donahoe's from Wheelers for almost a week and a half. Got an email saying they're backordered. Gonna give'em a call on Monday. Just giving you a heads up.
     
  7. k2pow

    k2pow Active Member

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    Great just what I needed. Added time stacked on to me already being anxious for the arrival of them... What rim tire combo (size)are you planning on running with your coil over set?
     
  8. luni

    luni Resident Gun-toting Hippie

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    285/70/17 BFG ATs on 17x9 American Racing Series 3985 Chamber Teflons
     
  9. luni

    luni Resident Gun-toting Hippie

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    Update: Got off the phone with wheeler's earlier today and the Icon coilovers came in this morning. No idea if they're all spoken for. Mine are shipped. I'm excited.
     
  10. iwc3714

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    You'll love the Icon dynamics. They're great quality. I love mine.:D
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  11. luni

    luni Resident Gun-toting Hippie

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    Its stuff like that that keeps you from having friends. :p

    I'm impatient, time to start looking for coilovers in houses with tan carpets...
     
  12. k2pow

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    Snug Top, Tint, American Racing Mojave Rims with BFG AT's, Icon Coilovers, Camburg UCA's, Wheelers rear springs, Icon Rear shocks with res, front diff spacer.
    Do you have a picture of your truck with the coil overs on her? Rim people are saying the Mojave rims I want kinda stick out with the 0 offset? I am so confused
     
  13. iwc3714

    iwc3714 Well-Known Member

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    I really don't have the type of pictures that you need and I'll be at work till 1030pm.
    But here are a couple.
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  14. k2pow

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    Snug Top, Tint, American Racing Mojave Rims with BFG AT's, Icon Coilovers, Camburg UCA's, Wheelers rear springs, Icon Rear shocks with res, front diff spacer.
    Thanks for the picture. I found out that the rims and tires will work. Just waiting for the set up to arrive.

    Will surly post pictures when I am done
     
  15. iwc3714

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    Glad to see that it will work.:D
    BTW, I had the coilovers left at the factory setting - 2.5"
    I talked to the guy at www.polyperformance.com and he
    said if I left it at the stock settings from the factory, I
    wouldn't need a uca.
    Welcome to the Icon Dynamics club.:thumbsup:
     
  16. k2pow

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    Need? Ahh nothing on my truck is a need. All fun for me. Good to know about the UCA's but it was my way of still having camburg stuff on the truck with out going with the full long travel kit. I did like the icon's better than the camburg coil overs. I just wish it would come already. I called wheelers today and they said they are on the way to them and were going to see if they could arrange a drop ship directly to me from Icon. Thanks again for your info...


    P.s. What are you running in the rear?
     
  17. lightmup

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    I was at a local off road show yesterday and ran into a rep for icon.:cool: He said he could custom make some coil overs to fit my fabtech 6" lift.:eek: I need to go to my local distributer and have them measure it out and send it in and they will hook me up.:D:D:D:bananadance: Wish me luck !! Should be sweet!!
     
  18. iwc3714

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    I'm running Icon rear shocks with reservoirs and the add a leaf pack. Lunni, good thing their already on the truck and not lying around on my carpet.:p
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  19. luni

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    Lol yours are safe, mine are in the mail and hopefully on the truck by the end of next week. Good thing too my squad leader asked me why theres a stack of 33" wheels at the foot of my bed in my barracks room. They help me sleep at night.
     
  20. ToyoComp

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    luni - are you planning to drop the differential? May not need to do this if you're only going to 2.5 but I know ToyTec sells a very inexpensive ($29.99 I think) kit that helps return the CV angles closer to stock - translation less wear and tear. Something to consider while you have the truck up on jack stands. Good luck with the build and let's see some pictures.:cool:
     
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