Mountain Yak - 2021 Leadfoot 402a

I’m running the halos/elka now and overall these are a better,smoother overall ride better then my icons were and they had the cdvc adjustable valving. I will say high speed, rougher roads the icons did better but i was looking for something softer.
Yeah, I get it. My main use is rough so I'm happy with the ride on the road compared to stock but I'll never know how awesome a progressive shock is on the road
 
Got the swarfworks shim mount replaced and added a little cleanup to it.
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With the extra, I'm going to do the same to the main grill to help protect that new intercooler. This was just the cutout from the fairlead mounting but I'll take the remainder of the grill material and mount it behind the grill
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Got the swarfworks shim mount replaced and added a little cleanup to it.View attachment 6764

With the extra, I'm going to do the same to the main grill to help protect that new intercooler. This was just the cutout from the fairlead mounting but I'll take the remainder of the grill material and mount it behind the grill
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Yeah. I was thinking of doing something similar. I will be waiting to see how yours turns out mounting a sheet behind the grill. I am not looking to completely change the grill, but I think something like that could enhance it in those open block sections.
 
Yeah. I was thinking of doing something similar. I will be waiting to see how yours turns out mounting a sheet behind the grill. I am not looking to completely change the grill, but I think something like that could enhance it in those open block sections.
I should have time, this weekend. I'm basically going to cut the remaining piece into a single mounted piece behind the vertical slits. It will allow me to fasten it better to the grill and I think it will look cleaner doing it that way.
 
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I got a couple more yhings started. The light bar mount geometry is good but need to wait 6 or so weeks for it to be created along with the fairing. This thing whistles like a 500 pounder dropping.
The hidden winch mount from swarfworks is rock solid and got it mounted up only to find the Tremor has an odd geometry so the fairlead/shim mount needs to be redesigned/replaced. Paul@swarfworks is working on a solution and is very responsive.

In mine, I put the smittybilt gen3 x20. Mainly because I didn't think the warn was worth the price and I accidentally ordered the smittybilt over the badlands that I meant to order...... I guess it's an opportunity to give a review on the smittybilt..

Just wondering what Swarfworks Winch Mount did you use? Did you use his 2021+ Raptor one? I been patiently waiting to see if he would create a Winch Mount for the 2021+ Non-Raptors.

I was debating about doing the Rough Country one for the 15-20 Trucks and modify it to make it work
 
Just wondering what Swarfworks Winch Mount did you use? Did you use his 2021+ Raptor one? I been patiently waiting to see if he would create a Winch Mount for the 2021+ Non-Raptors.

I was debating about doing the Rough Country one for the 15-20 Trucks and modify it to make it work
the 21+ He has already made modifications to the mount to support our trucks.
 
So I finally got in touch with Icon about replacement springs. They are telling me those springs were 550# after I called 3 separate times and them telling me they are 700#...

So the guy I spoke with, this time, is recommending the 16" x 3" x 600#/ft, aka the old Tundra spring. Oh, and some rough measurements for the coilovers.
extended 23.5"
collaped 18.25"

He spoke with one of the engineers and they are recommending 16" 600# 198500. if these current springs are 14 or 15", I'm going to give them a shot.

so with that, my shock length should be 21.0 - 21.4" at ride height.

My thought is to find out the length of the spring that came with it #198587, get a new spring that is at least 1 inch and maybe 2 inches longer, increase the spring rate another 50-100 pounds and hope it all works as I am imagining..

IF anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears..
 
Sorry for those following this. I needed a place to do a brain dump.

Icon - 2021-UP F150 4WD 0-2.75" 2.5 VS RR CDCV COILOVER KIT
P/N - 91823C
extended 23.5" (ish)
collaped 18.25" (ish)
ideal for suspension travel - thread showing: 75" - 1.25"" (ideal) 1.25" - 1.75" (still good)

With RAS standard on the rear set to minimum setting (or less) more rake = more effective weight up front.
Before 178 lb. winch and winch mount:
1 3/8" lift @ 2" thread showing
After 178 lb. winch and winch mount:
3/8" lift @ 2" thread showing

spring P/N - 198587 (not an Eibach spring)
length - 16"
ID - 3"
Rate - 550 pound/ft

Recommended by Icon
P/N - 198500 (an Eibach spring)
length - 16"
ID - 3"
Rate - 600 pound/ft

I expect to see 3/8" lift at 0 threads showing and will start at 1" thread showing.
so the maths.. 50#/inch rate X2 springs X2 inches = 200 pounds (just over my winch package)
I'll start with a preload of 1" shooting for a 1.5" - 1.75" lift
If I hit anywhere in that range, I'll leave it. My priority being >1 3/8" (for tires), 1.25" or less thread showing (for traction) then up to 1.75" lift if there's room to tweak it.
 

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Great looking truck. I just installed an Alu-Cab Canopy Cabin on mine.
Yeah man. Looks fantastic! The one reason that kept me from spending the extra on the alucabin was the $700 dollar fridge slide i already have.
 
Yeah man. Looks fantastic! The one reason that kept me from spending the extra on the alucabin was the $700 dollar fridge slide i already have.
Ouch. Ya, that may have swayed me away too.
 
Yeah man. Looks fantastic! The one reason that kept me from spending the extra on the alucabin was the $700 dollar fridge slide i already have.
Hey, for your winch install, did you have to do the intercooler swap?
 
Tonight I find myself sliding down the rabbit hole of truck bed camper research. Clearly you're a thorough and thoughtful guy so I'm curious what pushed you to the Super Pacific over the more affordable Go Fast Camper. I like how the SP has completely open side windows for one, and the SP structure looks a little more modular/adaptable/configurable with raceways for wire and stuff. But, just curious as to your thoughts here. The SP looks to be about a $5K premium over a GFC.
I have tumbled from an RSI Smartcap to a nice Leer fiberglass topper and now on to these (GFC, SP's, and AluCabs, and ???).
Would love to hear any thoughts. Cheers.
 
Tonight I find myself sliding down the rabbit hole of truck bed camper research. Clearly you're a thorough and thoughtful guy so I'm curious what pushed you to the Super Pacific over the more affordable Go Fast Camper. I like how the SP has completely open side windows for one, and the SP structure looks a little more modular/adaptable/configurable with raceways for wire and stuff. But, just curious as to your thoughts here. The SP looks to be about a $5K premium over a GFC.
I have tumbled from an RSI Smartcap to a nice Leer fiberglass topper and now on to these (GFC, SP's, and AluCabs, and ???).
Would love to hear any thoughts. Cheers.
Like a few of us, you came down to, the three.
Alu-cab is fantastic! If I had a 6'5" bed, I would have gone Alu-cab (and probably been divorced). The things that stared me away were the height, the cost of the unit and accessories and the fact that I purchased a $900 fridge slide that wouldn't work in it.

I liked GFC but with the add-ons, it was only $3,000 less than the SP that is a cleaner design, allows for clean wiring, moderately more dust resistant, better and more accessible doors and most importantly, longer. Being able to stay up drinking and still get into bed hours after my wife goes to bed is a requirement.

I don't see myself running the Baja at speed so the GFC shtick is not a thing, for me.

The SP's threaded nuts are an absolute winner. For someone that is building a rig or just likes mounting points, they do make it easy to do what you want.

I hope this helps
 
Hey, for your winch install, did you have to do the intercooler swap?
Sorry, didn't see the question. Yes, an intercooler swap was needed.
 
Imop the Super Pacific bed cap is one of the best, if not the best, canopy on the market. I really wish they would sell just the canopy (without tent) as an option.

As it stands, I will probably buy the RSI Evo Adventure as it seems to be the second best canopy on the market. I’ve seen both up close and while the RSI is very sturdy and works great it just isn’t the same level of design execution as the Super Pacific.

I’m lazy… Once I put a canopy on I won’t take it off unless absolutely necessary. So having a tent on my truck year round doesn’t appeal to me (this is the main down side of the Super Pacific imop, the price is worth what you get if you can afford it).

I’m an old school camper who actually likes sleeping on the ground (with a nice mega mat for comfort). I can drink more, wander into my tent, pee outside easily, etc. lots of benefits to sleeping on the ground assuming it isn’t a monsoon of rain. In high wind or extreme heat being on the ground/in the shade under trees is better, sleeping on snow is no problem with a high r value mat. Just my humble opinion.
 
Imop the Super Pacific bed cap is one of the best, if not the best, canopy on the market. I really wish they would sell just the canopy (without tent) as an option.

As it stands, I will probably buy the RSI Evo Adventure as it seems to be the second best canopy on the market. I’ve seen both up close and while the RSI is very sturdy and works great it just isn’t the same level of design execution as the Super Pacific.

I’m lazy… Once I put a canopy on I won’t take it off unless absolutely necessary. So having a tent on my truck year round doesn’t appeal to me (this is the main down side of the Super Pacific imop, the price is worth what you get if you can afford it).

I’m an old school camper who actually likes sleeping on the ground (with a nice mega mat for comfort). I can drink more, wander into my tent, pee outside easily, etc. lots of benefits to sleeping on the ground assuming it isn’t a monsoon of rain. In high wind or extreme heat being on the ground/in the shade under trees is better, sleeping on snow is no problem with a high r value mat. Just my humble opinion.
And the biggest plus, you can get a tent you can stand up in!
 
Imop the Super Pacific bed cap is one of the best, if not the best, canopy on the market. I really wish they would sell just the canopy (without tent) as an option.

As it stands, I will probably buy the RSI Evo Adventure as it seems to be the second best canopy on the market. I’ve seen both up close and while the RSI is very sturdy and works great it just isn’t the same level of design execution as the Super Pacific.

I’m lazy… Once I put a canopy on I won’t take it off unless absolutely necessary. So having a tent on my truck year round doesn’t appeal to me (this is the main down side of the Super Pacific imop, the price is worth what you get if you can afford it).

I’m an old school camper who actually likes sleeping on the ground (with a nice mega mat for comfort). I can drink more, wander into my tent, pee outside easily, etc. lots of benefits to sleeping on the ground assuming it isn’t a monsoon of rain. In high wind or extreme heat being on the ground/in the shade under trees is better, sleeping on snow is no problem with a high r value mat. Just my humble opinion.
Yeah, I get where you're coming from. 3 things; I have an AC, toilet and have had a bear think I was a bag of jiffy pop. I'm not saying there is a perfect place in the SP for my 4570, but I'm not not saying it either.
 
I was just getting ready to ask @Yeti or others on the ‘overland’ thread for some feedback on the SP! Have been lusting after this setup. This is all good commentary and perspective.
The pros and cons list of elevated (either RTT or camper or whatever) vs ground tent has been around a long time now so I won’t try to recreate that list. Everyone’s use case and priorities differ.
My wife and two daughters appreciate - whether just perceived or real - the security and separation from the ground that the elevated solutions provide. A lockable camper would improve the (perceived) security aspect even more. I admit I love not worrying about ground conditions, levelness, etc. and don’t worry about rain. And in the case of the SP, the speed of deployment and stowage as well as access from INSIDE the shell would be a welcome change from our traditional RTT setup with the cursed cover bag. I strongly dislike the time it takes to fuss over all that when packing and unpacking camp.
But really, as a DIY’er, I love dreaming about such a modifiable platform that’s just ripe for customization like the SP. But, I also like having 13 grand in my pocket….sooo….
 

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