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|06-28-2010 06:39 PM|
Originally Posted by caryt View Post
The factory 08 springs definitely ride better than the 99-07 ICON 5" springs. Should have done this a long time ago.
|06-28-2010 06:37 PM|
Just to update the post...I did finally do the conversion. Here is a link to the install:
|06-05-2010 10:05 PM|
|TxFireman1972||I am doing the rear only, my truck is a 2005 so its already coil spring, plus I have the ICON 4-link. Those pictures were to show his other work. But I'll probably end up with his traction blocks too (2nd and 3rd pics)|
|06-05-2010 10:08 AM|
|jgarden||Are you converting the front and rear? I thought you were only doing the rear? Are the pics in the post above only to show the quality of his work? I am a little confused.|
|06-04-2010 09:13 PM|
Bringing up an old post. Been tied up with other things and havent had the time to deal with the spring conversion. I did find someone to build a set of 08 Conversion Hangers. He put a TON of resarch and design into these things and they look great. The powder coater finished them today. Everything should be shipping out Monday. Once I get them I will be doing a full write up on the install, so stay tuned. They will be available for purchase if anyone else is looking to convert. His name is Trevor and he owns Precision Metal Fab. Here is a link to his website where you can see some of his other work:
|01-25-2010 11:08 AM|
|12-27-2009 06:21 PM|
Originally Posted by choff12 View Post
|12-27-2009 02:26 PM|
When you get you kit all finished make sure you post some pics so we can copy it .
I dont know to much about building suspensions, but it seems that if there is and even amount of spring on each side of the center pin and if they are the same width as the stock springs and hangers, you could simply move each bracket out 4" or enough to clear it, Idk just spit balling here.
When you figure it out I call first dibs on you icons.
|12-22-2009 09:58 PM|
Originally Posted by ttmech View Post
One Up Offroad
The smallest one they make is 4". I am only running 1" of block on my current setup. The 08 springs, being longer, give a better ride (some say even better than the ICON 5" springs) and have the load capacity of the 08 rear springs. Plus I just want to do it!!! lol
|12-22-2009 09:52 PM|
Originally Posted by blizzardwarrior7 View Post
Reported him to EBAY for what?
|12-21-2009 09:34 PM|
Originally Posted by another forum View Post
here is a chevy shackle flip we did with a ORD kit.. 7inch shackle 1" zero rate and 2"block for a total of about 8" of lift
|12-21-2009 07:07 PM|
Originally Posted by BubbaZ71Tahoe View Post
Can you show me a pic?
Would these allow me to get rid of 4"s of block with my current springs?
Do these REALLY help the ride?
If so I will get a set.
|12-20-2009 06:04 PM|
Being that the springs are longer and your looking to run a block you could install the longer springs then do a shackle flip on the rear and adjust the amount of lift with what ever lenth shackle you use.. Just a shackle flip will ride better and allow more articulation. You can move the hanger to where you need it on the frame for the longer springs and to give you a good shackle angle then use a zero rate or drill the perches to center the axle in the fender.
here is a shackle flip you could use.
NEW Ford Super Duty Rear Shackle Flip! - Sky's Off-road Design
|12-20-2009 05:23 PM|
TXFireman, I am interested for sure,,
Keep me posted!
|12-20-2009 04:33 PM|
|ttmech||Dont get me wrong I 'm just curious of the benefit ,with the 08 springs wont you lower your ride height ? I'm just trying to understand what you are trying to accoplish . ride height?, soft ride?, load capacity ?, Larry|
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