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Old 03-06-2011, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ICON Squeak?

I traded my '08 in for a new 2011 and gearing up to start modding. I had the ICON stage 1 on my '08, but the driver's side started squeaking after only about three months. I am curious if mine was part of the norm or a fluke. I know this site is partial to ICON, but I don't want to spend that much for something that squeaks.

I set up a simple yes or no poll.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ICON Squeak?

No squeaking at all after a half a year in some pretty bad snow, slush, salt and de-icing chemicals.

That goes for the ICON UCA's as well.
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Re: ICON Squeak?

My guess is you just need to powerwash VERY well. Unless you have Uniballs, most squeaking evolves from dirt trapped that dries out shafts and flexible joints.
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Re: ICON Squeak?

I put mine on back in June or July, so close to the same time frame as you. They were really hard to get back in May and I ended up finding 1 in-stock at Toytec around the first of June. It may not have even been three months, because I am thinking it was in August I had the squeak.
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Re: ICON Squeak?

Arid desert offroading and no squeaks here after 10mos w/Icons
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Re: ICON Squeak?

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My guess is you just need to powerwash VERY well. Unless you have Uniballs, most squeaking evolves from dirt trapped that dries out shafts and flexible joints.
So, is this common?
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Re: ICON Squeak?

Mine haven't squeaked in 4 years and over 100,000 miles (can't remember what mileage was when I installed them), though my hearing isn't the best.
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Re: ICON Squeak?

I have to disappoint you my friends, the ICON squeaking is a common problem.
and there's been many topics about it on this forum, here is one I'm subscribed to, but you can find more if you search:
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Re: ICON Squeak?

I am subscribed to that thread too. It, plus mine squeaking, is why I am leery about buying them again.
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Re: ICON Squeak?

I also had this problem with my Toytec lift. My problem was due to Toyota changing the sway bar bracket. When you lift the vehicle it cause this to rub and you get sweeking. Check and see if your sway bar is rubbing, I would put money on it that this is your problem. It will be rubbing on the driverís side of the FJ. Just looking over this thread I can see the people having the problem have 2010 or newer FJ's.
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You can see on the left side (driversí side) the sway bar is making contact. This is what is causing your sweeking, or at least what caused mine.
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Two options:
1. Remove sway bar.
2. Get a sway bar relocation kit for the 2010 - I am pretty sure Icon has them, I know Toytec does.
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