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UPS Delivers... Truck Parts

Life is exciting when you come home from the office to find UPS boxes of truck parts at your door!


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Now's when the anticipation starts. I bought the 2.5" Icon leveling system from TruckToyz down in McAllen, TX. After talking with a gentleman on the phone for a few minutes, I was hooked up with the 2.5" progressive rate coils, castor cams, 4 Icon shocks valved specifically for the Super Duty, a new adjustable track bar, and 5" rear blocks with new u-bolts.

TruckToyz seemed to think I will probably get a little more lift than the advertized 2.5" because I have a gasoline engine. I wanted to keep the rear of the truck level or perhaps slightly taller than the front, so we decided to go with the 5" blocks over the standard 4" blocks included in the kit.

It looks like I'll have to anxiously await installation day. I'm hoping a full day ought to get the job done. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll have enough time to get to town and into the allignment shop. If anyone has ever installed this kind of thing and has any advice let me know.

I remember trashing a set of ball joints on my 2wd Ford Ranger during a spindle lift. I wish someone would have told me to be careful of the dust boots. Turns out a pickle fork is brutal on those parts in the hands of a noob. I can laugh at that now, lol It wasn't very funny 1000 miles later when my allignment went to pot.
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Nice man thats going to looks sweet. Sticking with stock wheels or going aftermarket?
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sweet! that truck is going to look great. i really like your truck. kinda wish i would have just got a brand new superduty with the 5.4l Love yours and now you are making it even better!

I think this will install fairly easy for you. Good luck!
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I'm really hoping this kit is everything it's cracked up to be on the 'net. A lot of kits that lift Super Dutys a small amount usually go with spacers, so I'm really sticking my neck out there, I feel, in paying about 3x more for the coils, track bar, and custom shocks setup.

I wasn't real concerned with the heigth, as I'm fine with the 35s I'm running now. My hope is that my suspension won't simply just be higher, it'll hopefully be better up front. The rear suspension is still kinda under evaluation. I really like the way the stock rear leaf springs handle under load, and they even flex ok for my use. I'll be anxious to see what kind of axle wrap these taller blocks bring. When it comes down to it, 5" of block seems like a lot.

Thanks for the compliments. I'm really having fun modding this truck a little at a time.
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Oh this is going to be awesome! Can't wait to see the finished pics
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i have not seen too much axle wrap on my truck with the 5" blocks. hopefully it works that way for you!
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Sticking with stock wheels or going aftermarket?
I'm sticking with the factory 18x8 rims for the time being. I'd like to grab a set of THESE but I'm thinking an ARB will probably be higher up on the mod food chain.
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dont do it! your stock wheels are killer!
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couldnt you flip your rear shackle and get about 2 inches of lift? and avoid needing the blocks?
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Hell yeah!
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Awesome, congrats! I hear nothing but good things about that icon kit, looking forward to seeing it on your truck!
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Oh and happy birthday!
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x2 happy birthday!
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