New ICON F150 3inch Suspension

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Icon just posted this on Instagram. Hopefully this is a good option for the Tremor.
 
this isnt anything new. its their same line they have had out for a while from what i could tell on their site and it all still says not compatible with Tremor.

There is a guy in the facebook group that claims he is the dev truck for icon to have a tremor specific kit and that hes taking it to them in the next couple of weeks.
 
So I haven't seen these as a product from the, before.
That said, it still says not compatible with tremor
 
So I haven't seen these as a product from the, before.
That said, it still says not compatible with tremor
I wonder if that is their rubber stamped response as they say not compatible with Blue Cruise either.
 
So I haven't seen these as a product from the, before.
That said, it still says not compatible with tremor
those werent on the site the other day when i went looking after seeing the instagram post about them.

i wonder if these are really the new version and once the guy on facebook gets his truck in for testing, they will remove the "not compatible with tremor" verbiage.

they also have a new line of shocks that can be adjusted from inside the truck which is interesting.
 
Obviously everyone has a preference and icon has a reputation, but man....I've had 3 friends the last year/year and a half have icon c/o start leaking after just under a year worth of use.

They seem to be the cheaper option from fox/King and lately they have been showing why. Just an opinion/observation from one guy though. It was enough to keep me away and figured I'd share the experience, for what it's worth.
 
Obviously everyone has a preference and icon has a reputation, but man....I've had 3 friends the last year/year and a half have icon c/o start leaking after just under a year worth of use.

They seem to be the cheaper option from fox/King and lately they have been showing why. Just an opinion/observation from one guy though. It was enough to keep me away and figured I'd share the experience, for what it's worth.
that's appreciated feedback. i have no experience with Icon to date. just going off of community feedback. I hadnt seen a lot of negative info on them yet so its nice to hear this now before i make any decisions.
 
Obviously everyone has a preference and icon has a reputation, but man....I've had 3 friends the last year/year and a half have icon c/o start leaking after just under a year worth of use.

They seem to be the cheaper option from fox/King and lately they have been showing why. Just an opinion/observation from one guy though. It was enough to keep me away and figured I'd share the experience, for what it's worth.
Super common for the the ICONS to leak or need rebuilt often. Especially if actually used off road. Every person I know with the ICONS have had to have them resealed. Thats why you never sell or throw away your stock set up. So you have something to replace them with when serviced. Unless you have a service center where they can keep the truck a couple days and refresh them.
 
Super common for the the ICONS to leak or need rebuilt often. Especially if actually used off road. Every person I know with the ICONS have had to have them resealed. Thats why you never sell or throw away your stock set up. So you have something to replace them with when serviced. Unless you have a service center where they can keep the truck a couple days and refresh them.
so is this just something inherent to serviceable shocks? the fact that they are serviceable, leaves them susceptible to leaking? i've never had shocks that could be rebuilt.
 
so is this just something inherent to serviceable shocks? the fact that they are serviceable, leaves them susceptible to leaking? i've never had shocks that could be rebuilt.
Yes, being a performance shock they use different seals for better rod cleaning and less friction. The trade off is life of the seals. Most manufactures will have an on road rebuild schedule of 30-60K miles depending on the brand and half that for off road. In my opinion ICON is the worst for it. You don’t see trophy trucks running ICONS. They just don’t have the background of heavy off road use in extreme conditions like KING or Fox. But for the overlanding crowd they do perform great. It wouldn’t scare me off from them or any other performance shock. Just remember its not if they’re going to leak, it‘s when. This kit is a good price point but in the notes it says you have to run the Delta Joint UCA’s that add even more cost. Then if I remember right the UCA’s won’t clear stock wheels.
 
Yes, being a performance shock they use different seals for better rod cleaning and less friction. The trade off is life of the seals. Most manufactures will have an on road rebuild schedule of 30-60K miles depending on the brand and half that for off road. In my opinion ICON is the worst for it. You don’t see trophy trucks running ICONS. They just don’t have the background of heavy off road use in extreme conditions like KING or Fox. But for the overlanding crowd they do perform great. It wouldn’t scare me off from them or any other performance shock. Just remember its not if they’re going to leak, it‘s when. This kit is a good price point but in the notes it says you have to run the Delta Joint UCA’s that add even more cost. Then if I remember right the UCA’s won’t clear stock wheels.
yea i noticed that too.

the fox 3.0's look awesome but are $3500 ish and also say not compatible with the tremor so those are just out of the question. and i honestly doubt i have any use for that level of shock. its just a cool factor. i've been debating the same with the Icons. I just like the adjustable damping. a pair of Bilstein shocks is significantly cheaper and probably would be fine for my use case but i just don't know. i wish i could test them before buying :ROFLMAO:
 
yea i noticed that too.

the fox 3.0's look awesome but are $3500 ish and also say not compatible with the tremor so those are just out of the question. and i honestly doubt i have any use for that level of shock. its just a cool factor. i've been debating the same with the Icons. I just like the adjustable damping. a pair of Bilstein shocks is significantly cheaper and probably would be fine for my use case but i just don't know. i wish i could test them before buying :ROFLMAO:
I have not ridden on Bilstein 6112’s, but they are getting great reviews for a budget boinger. I have mentioned this before, I am just not a fan of the digressive valving. Just makes it more firm on the top but it does help with body roll. Fox has the best daily driving valving out of the box. My 2.5’s with DSC are incredible for a lift replacement shock.
 
I wish Fox made a normal, non elite, 3" shock or tremor shock. Doesn't like like they will any time soon though. King doesn't make them either, not for a tremor use at least. It's wild to me that only RC makes tremor kits 3 years in.
 
I wish Fox made a normal, non elite, 3" shock or tremor shock. Doesn't like like they will any time soon though. King doesn't make them either, not for a tremor use at least. It's wild to me that only RC makes tremor kits 3 years in.
3” is overkill for anything but racing purposes. 2.5” is still overkill but fox 2.0’s are garbage.
 
Fox just released the 2.5 performance elite series for the 2021+ f150’s and they no longer say not compatible for the tremor. I haven’t looked at the shock lengths vs stock but maybe it’s closer to ours than what was out before. Just an fyi to those who are looking.
 
Fox just released the 2.5 performance elite series for the 2021+ f150’s and they no longer say not compatible for the tremor. I haven’t looked at the shock lengths vs stock but maybe it’s closer to ours than what was out before. Just an fyi to those who are looking.
Just received email from fox, they work on the tremor and provide 1”-1.5” of lift.
 
3” is overkill for anything but racing purposes. 2.5” is still overkill but fox 2.0’s are garbage.
You can't get true 2 or 2.5 directly from Fox on the tremor anyways. It sucks. I'm steering towards these icons just because it doesn't seem king and fox are going to make tremor sets, and I want a better ride than RC. For what the vertex cost, I can get icons and the vertex aren't rebuildable.
 
You can't get true 2 or 2.5 directly from Fox on the tremor anyways. It sucks. I'm steering towards these icons just because it doesn't seem king and fox are going to make tremor sets, and I want a better ride than RC. For what the vertex cost, I can get icons and the vertex aren't rebuildable.
So my personal experience with 9 sets of Icons.
8 were fantastic and only had 2 oils leaks that were out of normal expectations. This latest set (6 years after my last set) were fantastic for about 3 months. At first I noticed a small amount of oil and a lot of rust. When I reached out to icon, I noticed they changed to "incompatible with Tremor" and their response was to basically pound sand.
A BBB complaint and 3 months later, Stage3 reimbursed me for them.
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If I lived in New England and drove in the salt water daily, I would expect this. Not in Nashville where I don't drive weekly.

I've loved icons for a single reason, no matter what I hit, they soaked it up. I can't say that about kings, Fox or Billstein and have broken the lot.

That all said, icon will always have a place in my heart, just not in my wallet. For me, Kings are out (not my use case) and Billstein doesn't have 8112s for us (plus thud..). Elka with eibach springs is probably where I'll end up since the Fox 2.5s are too short for my 1.75" of needed lift and 3.0s are overkill for my use
 
Is the halo setup the best option we have. I keep waiting for someone to make a fox kit. Keep hearing rumors of it but never see a kit with uca yet.
 
Is the halo setup the best option we have. I keep waiting for someone to make a fox kit. Keep hearing rumors of it but never see a kit with uca yet.
There are a bunch of people here running Halolifts. I would like to see a bit more on opinions and uses especially leaning towards the elkas.
 

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