Icon vs Halo

Drake82

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Halo stage 3 with uca or Icon stage 4 billet. Help me out I’m stuck on the two.
 
Unless the beta testers chime in, they are only ones that have Halo. the stage 3 is not available. I ordered mine late April with 4-8 week lead time and hoping by month end.
I’ve got 1st gen Halo tremor mountain package and it’s fine. I want more, lol
Also check into what ever uca Icon sells. Many had to custom fab a mount for the headlight leveling (402A)
The spc Halo sells has mounts built in. Plug and play
 
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Unless the beta testers chime in, they are only ones that have Halo. the stage 3 is not available. I ordered mine late April with 4-8 week lead time and hoping by month end.
I’ve got 1st gen Halo tremor mountain package and it’s fine. I want more, lol
Also check into what ever uca Icon sells. Many had to custom fab a mount for the headlight leveling (402A)
The spc Halo sells has mounts built in. Plug and play
I have the Icon billet UCA and a custom mount did not need to be fabricated. I know there was conversation with @cbland and another forum member on possibly making one but I do not belive that came to fruition.

The auto headlight leveling bracket does need to be modified however, mine had another hole drilled in order to lower the headlight beam roughly an inch. The headlights sit well and I have yet to be flashed by oncoming drivers.

OP: It is going to be impossible to have this comparison as I have not seen anyone drop the coin for Icon S4 and the Halo kit. The best you can hope for is anecdotal responses from either camp but not someone who has run both.
 
Yea, the icon billet arms don’t come with the bracket for the headlight leveling system. You have to buy it extra on top of the stupid high cost of the arms. Then you have to drill a different hole for it to actually even work. And they provide no guidance on where to drill the hole. It’s BS.

I do like my stage 4 setup. But I’m sure I’d like the new halo stage 3 as well.

🤷‍♂️
 
I have the Icon stage 4 kit with tubular arms and am very happy with it. Only have about 10k miles but it's performing great and is holding up well. I also had Icon 2.5 series shocks on a Tacoma previously for about 75k miles.

I had the Halo 2.0 shocks and coilovers before and upgraded to the Icons. So not exactly the comparison you were looking for. But I would recommend the Icons based on my experience.
 
Another non-apples comparison here. I had Icon stage 7 on a 2017 Tundra and now have about 500 miles on the Halo stage 3.

The Icons performed well but even in the softest settings were very firm. Body roll management when loaded was great. Significant travel gains over stock made for excellent articulation, a must on the then open-diffed full size truck. But the family hated how sharp-edged hits were and as much I liked the firmer feel, washboard roads were objectively not fun. We drive a lot of washboard roads.

Jury is still out on the new Halos. More comfortable than the Icons - straight up - and that’s with the Elka factory settings still set on the stiffer side relative to the range of adjustment on offer. Just past the 500 mile mark and I’ve started playing with settings but can’t say a whole lot with much confidence just yet. Dialing back high speed compression as little as three clicks made an appreciable difference on the truly awful roads in my small town. Big hits aren’t a thing for my Tremor so I’ll keep dialing compression back to find the sweet spot around town.

Body control is great for progressive valving, although again, they’re set relatively firm from Elka.

One isolated complaint on rebound, for which there’s no adjustment. Hit a large speed bump a bit fast the other day and the fronts topped out fairly hard on rebound.

Off-road performance tbd. One short trip on easy trails and while performance was fine, and far more comfortable than my Icons, I wasn’t yet playing with compression during the trip. I’ll report back as I learn more.

Oh, and I probably got a bit less than 1.5” up front. Fine for my skinny 35”x10.5” on +25 but you boys runnin big meats might want a bit more preload.
 
I have the Icon stage 4 kit with tubular arms and am very happy with it. Only have about 10k miles but it's performing great and is holding up well. I also had Icon 2.5 series shocks on a Tacoma previously for about 75k miles.

I had the Halo 2.0 shocks and coilovers before and upgraded to the Icons. So not exactly the comparison you were looking for. But I would recommend the Icons based on my experience.


What size tires are you running?
 
Another non-apples comparison here. I had Icon stage 7 on a 2017 Tundra and now have about 500 miles on the Halo stage 3.

The Icons performed well but even in the softest settings were very firm. Body roll management when loaded was great. Significant travel gains over stock made for excellent articulation, a must on the then open-diffed full size truck. But the family hated how sharp-edged hits were and as much I liked the firmer feel, washboard roads were objectively not fun. We drive a lot of washboard roads.

Jury is still out on the new Halos. More comfortable than the Icons - straight up - and that’s with the Elka factory settings still set on the stiffer side relative to the range of adjustment on offer. Just past the 500 mile mark and I’ve started playing with settings but can’t say a whole lot with much confidence just yet. Dialing back high speed compression as little as three clicks made an appreciable difference on the truly awful roads in my small town. Big hits aren’t a thing for my Tremor so I’ll keep dialing compression back to find the sweet spot around town.

Body control is great for progressive valving, although again, they’re set relatively firm from Elka.

One isolated complaint on rebound, for which there’s no adjustment. Hit a large speed bump a bit fast the other day and the fronts topped out fairly hard on rebound.

Off-road performance tbd. One short trip on easy trails and while performance was fine, and far more comfortable than my Icons, I wasn’t yet playing with compression during the trip. I’ll report back as I learn more.

Oh, and I probably got a bit less than 1.5” up front. Fine for my skinny 35”x10.5” on +25 but you boys runnin big meats might want a bit more preload.
Sounds like stage 3 is shipping?
When did yours arrive
 
So I'm looking at getting the Halo 2.0 for the front. I currently have the Halo rear shocks. My truck right now has spacers (previous owner) and it has left me with 2 inches of rake. (which is perfect)(factory is 4”??)

My question is do I need the front upper control arms or can I just go with the coilovers?

When I called Halo I never got a direct answer. The lady kinda beat around the bush and kept saying we recommend them but never a direct answer to why the recommend them. It seemed more like she just wanted me to spend more money. (maybe I'm wrong)
 

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