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Old 06-02-2021, 04:45 AM #1
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Icon Stage 1 Lift Question w/Gear...

A local 4 wheel drive shop gave me a decent price on an Icon Stage 1 kit. They said the front coilovers come set to level out the ride with the rear springs. My plan was to lower the front to a 2Ē lift and maintain factory rake.

For those of you who have installed this and not lowered the front, did you notice any sag in the rear end when itís loaded with gear? I really donít want to drive across the country nose high.

I was going to just figure this all out myself via trial and error, but figured someone might know the answer here. Iím also not sure what phrase to search to find my exact question. Most people it seems enjoy a leveled ride.

Thanks!
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Bump.

Just looking to see how these Icons behave fully loaded with gear. Not with bumpers or a winch being added.
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Installed my Icon lift through the course of this week. Dropped it down today and drove it a bit to settle the springs, flexed it out on some big rocks in the yard, and ripped it down some bumpy back roads.

The lift came somewhere around 3Ē in the front and the 2Ē in the rear. The vehicle is perfectly level. I loaded up 550lbs. of weights in the back with the spare tire. The rear sagged about 3/4Ē lower than the front with my oldest kid sitting in the rear seats.

With the wife and I in the front it might level out. But Iím considering dropping the front 1Ē. Iíll ask again, has anyone done this?
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Icon Stage 1 Lift Question w/Gear...

I havenít yet , but i got one coming this week ill hook up my trailer n let you know how it acts after I install it. With 550 and only sagged 3/4Ē thats not bad


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I havenít yet , but i got one coming this week ill hook up my trailer n let you know how it acts after I install it. With 550 and only sagged 3/4Ē thats not bad


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No, itís not too bad, but I donít want to drive across the country nose high. Haha! Cost a fortune in gas.

My factory difference was 3Ē between front and rear. 1Ē might be perfect.
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Hey FE.
Hadn't seen your post before today. I am running an Icon stage 1 with SPC UCA's. However, I have a 1/4" spring spacer on my driver's side rear to offset the driver's side lean.

Before I leveled off my truck, I did not notice any sagging when my rig is under load. I just don't like the reverse rake look so I would notice that right away.

I've got RCI skids, C4 sliders, a winch bumper/winch, and aluminum rack, plus whatever I load up for an overlanding trip. I've attached a couple of pics of my rig under load and it appears to be fine.

Hit me up if you have any questions.
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Hey FE.
Hadn't seen your post before today. I am running an Icon stage 1 with SPC UCA's. However, I have a 1/4" spring spacer on my driver's side rear to offset the driver's side lean.

Before I leveled off my truck, I did not notice any sagging when my rig is under load. I just don't like the reverse rake look so I would notice that right away.

I've got RCI skids, C4 sliders, a winch bumper/winch, and aluminum rack, plus whatever I load up for an overlanding trip. I've attached a couple of pics of my rig under load and it appears to be fine.

Hit me up if you have any questions.
Your winch and bumper would really help to counter the weight in the rear.

Mine is all stock except suspension and brakes. The majority of the weight is in the rear.

Weíve got a trip to Colorado planned early August, so I really want to get this all buttoned up ASAP. I still havenít received my rear Icon shocks so the shop gave me some RC premiums for the time being, which ride like total ass.

Just not a good year to slap together a vehicle before a 1,700 miles trip. Haha!
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