New ICON F150 3inch Suspension

Apparently everything went smoothly from the local Ford dealer.. except for a slight rub once they mounted the 35x12.5x18 K02 tires. On stock tires, everything was perfect.. no issue with control arms.

- They removed the front tiny mud flaps and said that we can do a slight trim and put them back on. Ford didnt want to trim.. no biggie.
- Before I dropped it off, I made a slight trim on the passenger side rear fender well (option from the dealer) to clear the rear shock.. just used scissors and cut 1/2" off the plastic lip.. no biggie. It actually rubbed on the stock rear shocks.
- At full left lock (only) the tire is coming into very slight contact with the reservoir "tee" bracket. I noticed they reservoir was installed vertically.. and seen others mount horizontally. I'm wondering if thats helps and will look into it when I get the truck back. Worse case, he said to relocate the reservoir or go with 1/2" spacers (which I don't want). Very curious if its turned a different orientation or slight shifted.. would fix the clash? Anyone else experience this?

About to head out there and pick it up. I'll post more pics tomorrow (about to rain) :cool:
 

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Credit to my wife.. we think they installed the reservoir bracket backwards.. thus the rubbing issue (during full lock, left turn, reverse only). We're talking about a 1/4"

With it flipped, the reservoir moves closer to the crash bar.. and should clear things up. Dropping back off at the dealer tomorrow, hopefully that's the fix and no spacers needed.
 

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it also might be that the reservoir needs to be rotated so the hose is closer to the frame. I did the same thing when I first installed that the tire was actually rubbing on the hose fitting so i just had to clock it so it cleared.

Mine are mounted vertically at the moment as well, but I may switch them horizontal thinking that less gunk may get built up inside the adjuster knob. But if you don't have an adjuster that's a moot point.

As a maintenance point I run my adjuster thru it's range of motion every few weeks or after driving in snow/salt just to keep it moving. I had other Icons that these seized up on after not adjusting for years.
 
it also might be that the reservoir needs to be rotated so the hose is closer to the frame. I did the same thing when I first installed that the tire was actually rubbing on the hose fitting so i just had to clock it so it cleared.

Mine are mounted vertically at the moment as well, but I may switch them horizontal thinking that less gunk may get built up inside the adjuster knob. But if you don't have an adjuster that's a moot point.

As a maintenance point I run my adjuster thru it's range of motion every few weeks or after driving in snow/salt just to keep it moving. I had other Icons that these seized up on after not adjusting for years.
This never even occurred to me. Good info. Thanks for sharing.
 
If I wanted a different suspension I would have got a BAP.... the suspension on tremor is basically it's "main feature"... and rides great IMHO. Cowboy Cadillac smoooooth
 
If I wanted a different suspension I would have got a BAP.... the suspension on tremor is basically it's "main feature"... and rides great IMHO. Cowboy Cadillac smoooooth
The suspension on the Tremor lacks comparatively to other flag ship trucks in the same category especially when you hit washboard, I would have a paid another $2k upfront just for a better quality suspension, they are way under damped. They could have used several different units and kept the soft ride but have had better compression and damping control. JMO
 
Anything is better as far as rear shocks. I have a gmc pro work truck that does better on washboards than my tremor did stock.
 
If I wanted a different suspension I would have got a BAP.... the suspension on tremor is basically it's "main feature"... and rides great IMHO. Cowboy Cadillac smoooooth
yea, you must not have taken it off the pavement much. Not saying that i have, but the stock suspension was god awful on washboard road. im not trying to race down those roads either. but it was basically undriveable over 15mph in my experience cause it would fishtale BAD going any faster.
 
yea, you must not have taken it off the pavement much. Not saying that i have, but the stock suspension was god awful on washboard road. im not trying to race down those roads either. but it was basically undriveable over 15mph in my experience cause it would fishtale BAD going any faster.
I have, but I also have not previously owned a truck to compare it to. Only SUVs. I figured it was just bc there's no weight on the rear axle :)

But I'm NOT willing to give up my smooth soft cushy pavement ride! I loooove it!
 
it also might be that the reservoir needs to be rotated so the hose is closer to the frame. I did the same thing when I first installed that the tire was actually rubbing on the hose fitting so i just had to clock it so it cleared.

Mine are mounted vertically at the moment as well, but I may switch them horizontal thinking that less gunk may get built up inside the adjuster knob. But if you don't have an adjuster that's a moot point.

As a maintenance point I run my adjuster thru it's range of motion every few weeks or after driving in snow/salt just to keep it moving. I had other Icons that these seized up on after not adjusting for years.

Quick update.. the reservoir was moved to the correct place by the dealer, however the hose's "resting spot" is still 1-2" off the frame and will hit.

@metallikatz3 When you rotated.. did you rotate the fitting it self?

They tried to push the hose towards the frame.. then tighten the hose clamps on the reservoir bracket.. however, the hose went back to its "resting spot".. 1-2" off the frame.
 
Quick update.. the reservoir was moved to the correct place by the dealer, however the hose's "resting spot" is still 1-2" off the frame and will hit.

@metallikatz3 When you rotated.. did you rotate the fitting it self?

They tried to push the hose towards the frame.. then tighten the hose clamps on the reservoir bracket.. however, the hose went back to its "resting spot".. 1-2" off the frame.
If the tire is running the hose you will have major issues, they need to relocate the reservoir so that the hose doesn't rub, you get offroad and get mud on the tires and pick up sticks or rocks in the tire you will rip that hose off or cut into it, either way you will be in trouble. Hence the sad face.
 
let me know what you think after looking. i could print them myself too. hadn't thought about that yet.
So it's not a lot different than the Ram was. It has a limit tab (insta-break) which is likely designed to sacrifice the dog bone to keep the actual module from breaking.
The trick is going to be getting that geometry correct.
Here are my thoughts on it.
The beam of the headlights are adjustable and related to both front and rear sensors. So to me, level is level and a height increase will need to beam target adjusted after a bigger lift.

So that leaves maintaining the articulation of the sensor. We need to define "zero" at the sensor. A couple of well placed Jack's and I can mimic stock measurements for you.
Then it's finding the full length of travel for a stock uca/strut combo (including the radius/arc angle of the uca travel).
Thinking that the icon uca/coilover will travel more overall, I think we're going to want the uca pin for the dog bone to mimic that original location but be aware the extra travel also means extra rotation at the sensor. So we may want to reduce the radius by locating the uca pin closer to the center of the arc (uca joints) depending on upward travel limitations.
There may be another step of making the sensor arm (lower dog bone pin) slightly longer depending on how everything else fits. Unless it is at risk of being hit by the tire, debris, etc.

I'm thinking abs or pc/abs for the material. Nylon is definitely out due to creep.
 
Stage 3 coilovers and billet UCA installed yesterday with stock wheels and tires till Friday. The auto leveling headlight bracket was installed however the light adjustment arm was in contact with the UCA. The offroad shop (NCB Diesel and Offroad, great guys)called Icon and a few other people they know well in the industry and Icon had no clue of the issue. The shop went ahead and drilled another hole in the leveling bracket effectively lowering the headlight beam an inch from where it sat previously. I took it for a drive last night and all seems to be fine, no flashing and the lights sit well.

@Cblaxx19 As for stock tire/wheel combo on the UCA, no rubbing with plenty of clearance. I will put another 200 miles or so on the suspension prior to Friday's wheel/tire install and report back then.

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Stage 3 coilovers and billet UCA installed yesterday with stock wheels and tires till Friday. The auto leveling headlight bracket was installed however the light adjustment arm was in contact with the UCA. The offroad shop (NCB Diesel and Offroad, great guys)called Icon and a few other people they know well in the industry and Icon had no clue of the issue. The shop went ahead and drilled another hole in the leveling bracket effectively lowering the headlight beam an inch from where it sat previously. I took it for a drive last night and all seems to be fine, no flashing and the lights sit well.

@Cblaxx19 As for stock tire/wheel combo on the UCA, no rubbing with plenty of clearance. I will put another 200 miles or so on the suspension prior to Friday's wheel/tire install and report back then.

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looking forward to seeing your feedback on them and the end solution of that headlight bracket.
 
Did you buy the shock boots or not. I am thinking I should have the shock boots on my Icon set up
I did not. I live in NC so not much salt or dust to be an issue IMO.

looking forward to seeing your feedback on them and the end solution of that headlight bracket.
So far so good. Feels planted, body roll has been greatly reduced and small road imperfections are not a nuisance like I anticipated. The E rated tires made a larger impact to small variations in the road than the coilovers.
 
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I did not. I love in NC so not much salt or dust to be an issue IMO.


So far so good. Feels planted, body roll has been greatly reduced and small road imperfections are not a nuisance like I anticipated. The E rated tires made a larger impact to small variations in the road than the coilovers.
Good deal. The greatness of well designed digressive suspension makes Pittsburgh roads seem like fresh racetrack.
 

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