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Old 10-22-2014, 02:12 AM   #1
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I see a lot of F150's in the mud posted on this forum, but how about us guys that live in the desert? Post your prerunner pics, here are a couple shots of mine.


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Shot at the Jean dry lake bed


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A shot in Mount Charelston


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I don't live in the desert anymore but I do have a wannabe prerunner.



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That ICON stuff is nice...and expensive. Truck looks good.

How well does that set up work? We've been thinking of carrying their products.
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Yeah, I was seduced by the bling but they offer a quality product for sure. I spent some time in an ICON truck prior to making my investment but I haven't been able to take mine out since it was finished - cancer diagnosis.

The coilovers have a much heavier spring rate than Fox or King so we opted to eliminate the sway bar. The biggest complaint folks have about the ICON 3.0s is when you encounter small sharp hits at slower speeds - a function of the heavy springs IMO. I prefer the higher rate to counter the pig iron under the hood.

Here is a vid ICON released - all the same gear on mine:

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I have no where near a prerunner. Trying to build it into one but it is expensive lol. Anyways, here is a shot of my truck in Gorman, CA. I go to the desert a lot but never usually stop to take pics unfortunately.

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Yeah, I was seduced by the bling but they offer a quality product for sure. I spent some time in an ICON truck prior to making my investment but I haven't been able to take mine out since it was finished - cancer diagnosis.
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The coilovers have a much heavier spring rate than Fox or King so we opted to eliminate the sway bar. The biggest complaint folks have about the ICON 3.0s is when you encounter small sharp hits at slower speeds - a function of the heavy springs IMO. I prefer the higher rate to counter the pig iron under the hood.

Here is a vid ICON released - all the same gear on mine:

ICON Vehicle Dynamics Raptor Secondary Testing W/ SDHQ Offroad - YouTube
I am looking at suspension now, do you want stiff or soft for going over speed bump / curb sized bumps? I have an ecoboost 2014

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I am looking at suspension now, do you want stiff or soft for going over speed bump / curb sized bumps? I have an ecoboost 2014
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VDF can probably give a more articulate response but I would go with a lighter spring rate.

Keep in mind, my shocks/coilovers aren't the same animals as what is available for your truck. Not a knock or sleight at all, just different applications, sizes and spring rate requirements.
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You want your shocks set as soft as possible without bottoming, this is much easier to get with bypass shocks as they have two or more settings. Other shocks will be a ballance.
you then choose your spring rate for your weight and your desired amount of attitude movement of the chassis. Softer springs give more traction as long as they can still can hold the truck at ride height

Keep in mind this is offroad only and based on my knowledge from racing 1/8 nitro truck and buggy (I raced pro level against ty tessman but there still just toys) so take it with a grain of salt
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You want your shocks set as soft as possible without bottoming, this is much easier to get with bypass shocks as they have two or more settings. Other shocks will be a ballance. you then choose your spring rate for your weight and your desired amount of attitude movement of the chassis. Softer springs give more traction as long as they can still can hold the truck at ride height Keep in mind this is offroad only and based on my knowledge from racing 1/8 nitro truck and buggy (I raced pro level against ty tessman but there still just toys) so take it with a grain of salt
Nope, you are spot on! (I'm an RC nut BTW - I've got 40 or so and 25ish are vintage RC10s)

He's ^^^ right. The issue with the Raptor is the front is so damn heavy that I prefer a higher rate so I can keep control at speed but my low speed suffers a bit. Some guys run Fox 3.0s but get a custom spring from Eibach that's a tad heavier. The seem very happy with that combo and have no complaints about slow speed jarring.

Ultimately I'll probably get a 650lb spring vs the 675lb I'm running now - should solve the problem.
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You want your shocks set as soft as possible without bottoming, this is much easier to get with bypass shocks as they have two or more settings. Other shocks will be a ballance.
you then choose your spring rate for your weight and your desired amount of attitude movement of the chassis. Softer springs give more traction as long as they can still can hold the truck at ride height

Keep in mind this is offroad only and based on my knowledge from racing 1/8 nitro truck and buggy (I raced pro level against ty tessman but there still just toys) so take it with a grain of salt
I raced 4WD electric 1/10th at So Cal and West Coast RC. So I am going off the same info haha


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