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Old 10-05-2018, 11:39 PM
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What tires are you thinking? I've got a slight traction problem too. Hoping these Hankooks hang in there for awhile, but they're lacking in traction on all surfaces.
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Too many choices, as if that's bad. Lots of research and selection for what will work well for my conditions. Streets and highway WI MN MI, add forest service roads in the same areas, and trips to the western mountains, Rocky's of WY MT ID. Lots to consider. Straight line grip less important.The Nitto line looked interesting especially the 420's but kinda went the went another direction, still-------. The OEM Michelin's are pretty good overall otherwise and will do for a while. Want to stay with the 17x8 inch wheel but it's another consideration.Plenty of time to decide! KM

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Old 10-06-2018, 09:29 AM
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this is so awesome
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Stock attitude,


Icon Stage 1 attitude,


At installation I asked to lower the ride height as much as possible, the collars were adjusted just shy of the top and locked down, the lift amounted to 1 3/4 inches after a 100 miles for settling. Now front sits at 37 1/4 inches ground to fender lip, rear unchanged at 38 1/4 inches (and about 300 pounds of Decked drawers and stored gear in the bed.





The kit is the same for both 2 and 4wd. I figured the less weight of my 2wd would max out the lift. Hence my desire to adjust it as low as could be. Have not found anything to whine about this mod, from general handling and ride thru added response and traction (dampened a bunch of back axle wind up), it's a very good transformation. Only things needed were marking the adjustment collar with witness marks to indicate any backing off of the collar, and a headlight adjustment. KM
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I'd say it sits just right, looks good.
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I'm not a Facebook user so didn't know Kelly had posted this, kinda made my head swell a bit! KM
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Ken came into the shop earlier this week looking to upgrade the suspension in is regular cab 2.7L F150. He decided to go with the Icon setup which consists of 2.5” (diameter) coil overs up front and 2” shocks out back. Installation was straightforward. He wanted to minimize the lift so ended up lowering the fronts nearly all the way. This resulted in a 1.75” lift over stock.Casey and I test drove the truck afterwards and I was astounded. It rode like a perfectly-mannered luxury sports car. Firm enough to throw it around with total confidence, yet buttery smooth over bumps. Plus with 3.73s this tuned 2.7 freggin boogies! My only complaint was that I bought the Fox setup for my truck and now I’m jealous!
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“Thanks again, the suspension upgrade is everything I wanted! Drove home from your shop via 167 west then south on 83. The 30 mph curves at the Basilica were driven thru at 45 (had set the cruise control never let off), the 90 degree left/rights before North Lake comfortably handled above 50 mph. Improved, ride, steering response, transitioning over bumps and changing directions. Nite and day change for the better. Made it fun to carve turns again! Front lift settled to 1 3/4 inches after ride home.”If you are considering a suspension upgrade I’d urge you to spend the extra dough on the Icons. I have over 2 years of driving on my Fox 2.0 system, and while I really do like it, I think the Icon system is well worth the extra $600 compared to the Fox.Thanks for stopping up and enjoy Ken!

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It;s flattering when stuff like that happens to you. Don't let the head swell "too" much, ya might have to buy a new hat.
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John, I've been buying larger hats regularly since my grandkids were born!
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Probably the last till spring rolls around, but a new set of shoes!
Nitto Terra Grappler G2's in the lighter weight 115T 265-70-17 version. Bit larger in height and width, but conservative. After 50 miles can only say the noise and ride is as good as stock, dry grip feels better. MPH went from 1.5 mph slower than indicated to 1.5 mph higher.
They look to be a lot better in snow or rain, only time will tell.








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Waiting till my son-in-law finishes installing a gas overhead heater in his garage! Trinkets collecting so far a set of Carr SuperHoop steps and shock boots for the back. A stereo upgrade is currently wasting my winter parts search.
Still, enjoy approaching this from a cheap base and building to my desires, have not seen much of that approach. The new Nitto's surprised me in rolling traction improvement.Still need to be gentile and use the locker to get going in the slop. But once rolling there is noticed improvement in grip cornering and stopping, more stability in general. And they are quiet, as frugal in MPG, as the OEM's.KM

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