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Just ordered the complete set of ICON 2.5s front and rear. Going to run with on 295 Toyo AT on Stock 20s wheels for now. Also doing 3" block in the back.
 

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Would love to see a pic of the new setup once you get everything installed. Is there a reason why you went with ICON over some of the competing brands?
 

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Here are some pics of the rears.
 

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Its going into the shop on Friday to get:

Icon 2.5 Front Coils
Rear 3" Block and Icon 2.5 Rear Shocks
Toyo AT 295/60R20 going on stock wheels.
 

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@wreedsvt don't forget to upsize your spare tire. Our spares are on 18" wheels. If you kept the spare having an 18" wheel, a 290/70R18 would be your closest match to the 295/60R20, but 290/70R18 is not offered in Toyo AT.

I'm assuming you are going with LT295/60R20's?

What is your plan for having a spare tire? I crawled and and looked a while back, and there isn't a lot of room in the spare carrying area for a significantly larger tire.
 

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I dont ever mess with the spare. I leave it as it. Used a spare a couple times with different size tires and it was fine. Just use it to limp to tire shop to get other tire fixed.
 

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Here it is!
 

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I dont ever mess with the spare. I leave it as it. Used a spare a couple times with different size tires and it was fine. Just use it to limp to tire shop to get other tire fixed.
Yeah, I could see that working driving around in Texas, but that approach doesn't work at all for me in Minnesota when I take my fishing road trips up to remote places in Northwest Ontario and am in off-road situations with no one around and no cell signal.

I had the misfortune in 2011 of getting 2 flat tires in the same day with only 1 spare tire up in NW Ontario, that was on GoodYear Wrangler SRA crap OEM tires that only had 27,xxx miles on them. After that experience I never drove with Passenger tires on my truck again and went over to GoodYear Duratrac LT's and never again had a flat--and those tires started with a tread depth of 18 and Discount Tire pulled out several screws and nails over the years without even needing to plug where they were removed. I even bought an extra King Ranch wheel from a junkyard in Georgia from a 2010 King Ranch that wrecked and went to a 5 tire rotation to keep the spare the same size as the rest (I am not going to do that with my new truck because that approach made the wheels look like crap after years of rotating them under the truck where rocks chipped away at the wheel).

Just goes to show that everybody uses their trucks a little differently and in different conditions and scenarios. I am actually debating whether I can trust these OEM tires for my Canada fishing trips this summer and I am seriously thinking about replacing all 5 of them with LT's before June--I tried doing that with Discount Tire right off the lot but they would only give me like $30-40 a piece for the take off's so I decided to drive them for the time being (yeah, I know, could have hassled with selling them as new on Craigs List). I also plan to upsize the tires slightly when I do replace them.
 

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Want to talk about Ride quality, this thing went from very nice from the factory, to Riding on a CLOUD! Almost zero bump and jar now felt in the cab/seats. The suspension adsorbs it all. Extremely happy with ICON for far. Also tires fit with no rub.
 

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More pics.
 

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@wreedsvt looks great! Hah, you park like I do to protect from door dings. Glad to hear it rides like riding on a CLOUD! OF course you would have to put that into my head! All that shaking and jarring in my NW Ontario off roading to remote lakes could be much smoother than factory...hmm, was just thinking new tires and now you have me needing to think about more--gee thanks, LOL!
 

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TBD on the mileage. Road noise is minimal.
 

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Awesome, let us know on the mileage, curious to know how more air under the truck effects mileage.
Surprisingly the last tank was my best so far with the bigger tires. I was back to my normal driving around Houston TX freeways to and from work, etc.

I normally fill up around 1/4 to half tank empty.
 

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Want to talk about Ride quality, this thing went from very nice from the factory, to Riding on a CLOUD! Almost zero bump and jar now felt in the cab/seats. The suspension adsorbs it all. Extremely happy with ICON for far. Also tires fit with no rub.
My nephew put their 'stage 4' (I think that's what it's called anyway) kit on his '17 F150-coilovers in the front, res shocks in the rear, and UCAs-, and his rides 180 degrees different than yours. I bounced the front end, and it literally felt like it was riding on the bump stops.
It's like it has WAY too much compression damping, and ZERO rebound damping.
It was so bad I was sure they were mounted wrong or it had some other problem.
Found a post on the f150 forum where the dude was saying the same thing, and with you saying yours rides uber smooth(like they should), I'm starting to think that Icon possibly has different valving options that my nephew wasn't aware of.
I told him to call Icon about it, but he says he's simply gonna pull 'em off, sell them, then put a different brand on.
Heckuva waste of $4k...Especially when I bet Icon can revalve 'em
 

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They put to much pre load on the coils when they should not have. Basically they raised the front end too much. I put them on out of the box no adjustment.
It is a firmer ride on certain ground, but overall much better. If I were to do it again. I wouldn't go ICON, i will admit it, but it does ride nice. I can do 70MPH around corners with ZERO body roll. Most everyones problem is they crank the coils too much. I will post a pic of how mine are adjusted tomorrow.

ICON is one of the best for OFFROAD. Again I repeat OFFROAD. Problem is people shop by how much things cost(Ill admit I did it this time) and its not really what you need for street.
I did already pull the rear ICON 2.5s off and put 2.0s and it helped alot too. Tell him to try that also.

Next time I will do Bilsteins and a Autospring spacer. Thats what I had on my last F150s and it was great for street driving.

I would tell him to try to adjust them down before throwing all the cash away. They should be set at 2" lift from factory. Fender lip on a 4x4 should be around 39"
 
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