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Icon Lifted F250

Today a couple of buddies and me put an Icon 2.5" lift on my '09 F250 crew cab.... and this kit is awesome. It rides great! I had 2 good buddies help me do the install, and we were able to get it all set up in about 4 hours.


The hardest part was getting the steering wheel straight again, but once we figured out which way to turn the adjustment sleeve, it was cake. Also the new adjustable track bar is really nice for getting the axle centered under the vehicle.


I ended up with about 3" of total lift, and we gave it a good shake down off road to help settle the new springs out.


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This last pic is kind of a bad comparison. We put my truck nose-to-nose with another F250 that has a 1" leveling spacer and 35" Open Country A/T. The difference in heigth is hard to see because I was off the driveway a bit.



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Man it looks perfect!
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I love how big a 3" lift can make a 3/4 or 1 ton.
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How much did the kit run you?
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How much did the kit run you?
Jimmeh, the set-up you see below cost me right at $1400. It's pricey for "only" 3 inches of lift, but it rides fantastic. So much better than stock. And I'll clear 37" tires pretty easy. They shop said that with minor trimming, I could get a 38 under there. I don't believe that or their definition of "minor" is different than mine. haha

Thanks for all the compliments. Here's a few pics I took of the finished suspension.


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I elected to remove the shock boots because I've had bad luck in the past with dirt/mud/water getting trapped in the boots and not being able to get back out. That led to the shock bodies rusting out and debris getting trapped around the seal where the shaft enters the shock. I'll try my luck without the boots this time.
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very nice! i dont like to run xhock boots either. btw how do you get the underside so clean!!
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btw how do you get the underside so clean!!
About $30 at the pay & spray to get the heavy stuff off.
Then I came home and sprayed under there for a couple of hours straight with a garden hose.
Then, the next day I hit it again with the garden hose.

We have a very sandy loam style of soil down here. Some places also have a high clay content. I swear when it dries it's like adobe bricks on the undercarriage! The sand is the worst, though. Gets in everything and stays there for a while. Pressure washing gets the chunks off, but the garden hose really gets in there and flushes out all the nooks and crannies.

Hey, I wanted it to be extra-clean since my buddies were helping me turn wrenches on their Saturday off work. I figured it was the least I could do! haha
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Jimmeh, the set-up you see below cost me right at $1400. It's pricey for "only" 3 inches of lift, but it rides fantastic. So much better than stock. And I'll clear 37" tires pretty easy. They shop said that with minor trimming, I could get a 38 under there. I don't believe that or their definition of "minor" is different than mine. haha

Thanks for all the compliments. Here's a few pics I took of the finished suspension.










I elected to remove the shock boots because I've had bad luck in the past with dirt/mud/water getting trapped in the boots and not being able to get back out. That led to the shock bodies rusting out and debris getting trapped around the seal where the shaft enters the shock. I'll try my luck without the boots this time.
That's actually not too bad of a price. I've heard they ride real nice. A guy I worked with a couple of summers ago had the same kit done, and paid just a little over what you did, so I was just curious. Of course, he had it done at a shop since he's afraid of wrenches. The truck looks great!
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