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Old 05-22-2014, 09:33 PM   #3511
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im about to do the 2" daystar leveling kit on my 2011 lariat, but im scared of running into the "clunk" issues with the EPAS.....is it GUARANTEED that you wont have the issue if you disconnect the battery?
No clue. I can only tell you that I disconnected my battery and didn't have a problem.
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Ditto...already thinking about it and my retrofit isn't even here yet!
This forum is expensive.
My last two truck's were leveled and never had any problem's so I'm thinking maybe only a 1 1/2" kit!
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do all you guys retorque your hardware every so miles? daystar claims u have to every 500 miles....seems kind of annonying to have to do
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I checked all my hardware, everything was still torqued fine.
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After first properly installing any kit and torquing everything to where it's supposed to be, you should check everything again at about 300-500 miles and make sure that nothing is getting loose. Even when you install everything "perfectly", things will tend to "settle" just enough that something might lose toque and start to loosen up.

Case in point, I had 1 of the 3 nuts start to loosen on the passenger side of my upper strut mount after putting my kit in. The other two were still torqued properly, and nothing bad was going to happen (at least not then) ... but I obviously had to re-torque that one nut. The rest were still very near proper torque specs, but I re-torqued just to get them good and tight.

On my rear blocks, I checked the nuts on the u-bolts after about 300 miles and none were really loose, but all 8 needed to be re-torqued just a little bit after everything settled in.

It's so easy to check most of that stuff, even w/out a torque wrench. You should be able to tell if something is loose enough that it needs to be re-torqued. If so, just tighten yourself, and get to a shop in the next week or so and have them use a torque wrench to finish the job to proper specs. Most places around here that are willing to install kits will do the re-torque for no charge. They know it needs to be done, even if nothing is loose, it's just good to double-check and make sure.
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Well I bought the Icon 2.5 coilovers and 2.0 rears (ICON STAGE 1) from Stage 3 Motorsports. After install......Have to say, i'm regretting it. Got a rattle in the rear. Gonna have installer check it out and if necessary have him contact Icon to troubleshoot the issues.

This post was edited. Sorry for the earlier rant. Really angry.
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Thought I was putting some of the best components on my new 2013 FX4. Bought the Icon Stage 1kit from Stage 3 Motorsports. $1619.00
Truck *** end bounces like a 1974 Cadillac and rattles like something is loose. Front has a rattle or a popping too. I purposely had the front coilovers set for only 2" of lift vs. the maximum 3". I'll likely switch it back to stock. Lesson learned. Leave well enough alone!!!!!
Gotta go with the Auto Spring kit. Less than 2hundo and doesn't hurt a thing.
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Thought I was putting some of the best components on my new 2013 FX4. Bought the Icon Stage 1kit from Stage 3 Motorsports. $1619.00
Truck *** end bounces like a 1974 Cadillac and rattles like something is loose. Front has a rattle or a popping too. I purposely had the front coilovers set for only 2" of lift vs. the maximum 3". I'll likely switch it back to stock. Lesson learned. Leave well enough alone!!!!!
Looks like you shouldn't have cheaped out and bought the stage one kit. Lets see how many different threads you can complain on!!!
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Hey guys and gals....Im new to the form and figured i would post a couple pics of my new truck. I love it so far. It's a 2013 Lariat. I picked it up about 2-1/2 weeks ago and made a few changes. Auto spring 2.5 leveling spacers, 3in. rear blocks, tint, took of the running boards, 20x9 BMF's and 295-60 Nitto Trail Grapplers, and a Bakflip cover. I love this thing so far. The more miles it gets on it the better it seems to run. I have no complaints at all.......

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