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Pros
Easy, bolt-on, application-specific performance package that will deliver
a comfortable ride that is capable of handling the roughest roads
Increased ride quality over stock
Shocks can be rebuilt instead of replaced
Cons
Higher cost over other suspension options
Down time for the vehicle to get the shocks rebuilt
Aftermarket upper control arms are not a must but should be
recommended so you don’t have excessive wear on factory arms from lift
Summary
I installed a set of Icon coil overs up front and rear leafs with Icon shocks on the rear of my 2013 Tacoma about a year ago. My main purpose was to upgrade to a suspension setup that was going to be reliable and comfortable for my off-roading adventures, along with trying to keep my OEM ride quality. I did a ton of research before I decided on going with ICON and glad I ended up with them.

Now for my review, I had watched videos on installs beforehand so when my setup came to me I was already aware of any hidden obstacles I would encounter along the way. If you are slightly mechanically inclined any ICON suspension kit shouldn’t be a difficult install they make it pretty easy for the most part. Only problem you will encounter is when installing the upper UCA bolts if you change them from stock is you will need to massage the walls of your inner fender in the engine bay on both passenger and driver side. I believe it actually tells you this in the instructions ha ha.

I already had oversized tires on my Tacoma before the ICON setup so it made it really nice once I was done. The truck handled better than stock and took speed bumps and humps like a dream. Highway and around town driving is very nice like I mentioned earlier the suspension takes transfers into parking lots and speed bumps without bucking you around like stock suspension. Off road desert pre running is where the Icon suspension really shines, the front and rear shocks are tuned to take some rough hits. Seems like they valve them to take high speed bumps, but I’ve had no complaints when doing slow trails where you have them completely pressed or open from articulation either.

I only gained about 1 ¾ inch in the front and 2 inch in the back but made it pretty level. If you are looking for a lift I would do some more research before deciding on a suspension setup. This setup is more for off-road ride quality and handling vs show. I look at it this way you don’t see trophy trucks or land cruisers 3 feet off the ground for a reason. I now a lot of people love lifted trucks with tons of clearance but it really come down to what you like and what you plan on using it for.
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