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dcaprio 03-22-2013 11:13 PM

Icon Vehicle Dynamics Lift Kit
 
Is anyone here running an Icon Vehicle Dynamics 3" lift? Saw a setup on a JK at the Denver Auto Show tonight and it looks pretty nice. Looking for any opinions on it.

MattK 03-22-2013 11:34 PM

Sorry can't comment on the Jeep lift but I used to run their products on my Toyotas and they were quality products.

Mack207 05-25-2013 02:22 PM

New guy bumping this. Icon, at least in the Nissan Titan (what i currently own) world, is one of the top suspension/ coilover manufacturers for the money. I haven't been able to track down any reviews of their 3" kit either. I'm looking to purchase a '11 or '12 JKUR within the next couple of weeks and would really like to run it, but of course I want to see some reviews first.

qnyla 07-05-2013 09:04 AM

I also would like to find a review on the Icon 3" kit. I run their coilovers and suspension on my Toyota Tacoma, and they are top notch in quality. I would like to find out how good the handling and ride are on the JK.

BacaraJKU 07-05-2013 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Mack207 (Post 3792147)
New guy bumping this. Icon, at least in the Nissan Titan (what i currently own) world, is one of the top suspension/ coilover manufacturers for the money. I haven't been able to track down any reviews of their 3" kit either. I'm looking to purchase a '11 or '12 JKUR within the next couple of weeks and would really like to run it, but of course I want to see some reviews first.

(Hint: go with the 12, much better option from an engine perspective).

When I had my Nissan it was the kit I was gonna go with as well. However, the Jeep is it's own animal so not sure how much testing and research these companies put into this stuff. I would think you are fine, but personally if it was me I would go with a company more known for Jeep lift.

Mack207 07-06-2013 08:20 AM

I contacted icon and asked if they had any links to reviews. They didn't, which surprised me because they are a decent sized company who's products are well known in other vehicle markets. I got the generic "icon guarantees your satisfaction with the quality of this lift" response. They're only hurting themselves by not pushing a review of their product.


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kjeeper10 07-06-2013 08:22 AM

The shocks are supposed to be in a league of their own.

Mack207 07-06-2013 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by BacaraJKU (Post 3929414)
(Hint: go with the 12, much better option from an engine perspective).

When I had my Nissan it was the kit I was gonna go with as well. However, the Jeep is it's own animal so not sure how much testing and research these companies put into this stuff. I would think you are fine, but personally if it was me I would go with a company more known for Jeep lift.

Definitely going with a '12; still looking for one at the moment. They're a rarity in eastern NC apparently. I'm also most likely going to go with the 2.5" AEV, unless I can talk Icon into giving me a discount for a full product review.


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kjeeper10 07-06-2013 08:26 AM

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Holy expensive batman. I checked out their site and the components def look well built.
$600+ for a set of control arms :eek:

qnyla 07-06-2013 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3932237)
The shocks are supposed to be in a league of their own.

They are amazing on Toyotas. Digressive damping.

I was hoping for some reviews or firsthand experience with Icon on the JK. Too bad. Too much $$ for me to invest without some reviews.

dawhitesJKU 07-06-2013 11:47 PM

i talked to a local jeeper who has em. it was a quick conversation since he parked next to me when i was about to leave. He had the icon 3 lift and all he said that it rides "amazing" although he compared it to stock. He didn't thoroughly give me any other details, and i didn't ask because from the looks of his expensive and clean looking 18 chrome wheels, he doesn't use it as a jeep.

Wilson X 11-11-2013 08:29 PM

Just ordered the Icon Stage 3 lift. I run them on my FJ Cruiser and have been extremely satisfied.

spinlock 11-12-2013 12:49 PM

I wouldn't necessarily get too excited about Icon. They just introduced products for Jeeps. While they do produce good products for Chevy, Ford and Toyota, Jeeps have their own nuances. These companies aren't that big and they can only dedicate so many engineering resources to each product. With a wide range of products the resources get diluted or compromised across multiple vehicles.With so many great products already available from companies dedicated to Jeep, I wouldn't jump on their lift kit bandwagon until they have more experience unless you just want something different.

Mack207 11-25-2013 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilson X (Post 6052530)
Just ordered the Icon Stage 3 lift. I run them on my FJ Cruiser and have been extremely satisfied.

Let us know how it is once you get it. Pics of packaging, instruction, and parts, as well as when you're done.

Spinlock, I'm sure there was some point in time where that was said about most companies branching out to new markets. All it could take is one good review.


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cradled 11-25-2013 11:29 PM

Subbed for results! I have been eyeballing this set as well.

kjeeper10 11-26-2013 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by spinlock (Post 6068466)
I wouldn't necessarily get too excited about Icon. They just introduced products for Jeeps. While they do produce good products for Chevy, Ford and Toyota, Jeeps have their own nuances. These companies aren't that big and they can only dedicate so many engineering resources to each product. With a wide range of products the resources get diluted or compromised across multiple vehicles.With so many great products already available from companies dedicated to Jeep, I wouldn't jump on their lift kit bandwagon until they have more experience unless you just want something different.

I agree. I sent them 2 messages way back when this thread was posted. Guess what ? No response. This right here would steer me away.


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