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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 06:43 PM
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Does MT have a comparable system to the 3.5 springs and shocks? I can only find the 2.0 icons/radflo on there.

I assume you meant 2.5s but I think 3.5s are available through Radflo

I have trouble finding stuff on the MT site, and had to have my buddy point me to my 2.0 kit because all I could find was 2.5
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Sweet!

What shocks did you select? And did you remove your rear sway bar?

I did remove the rear sway bar, and there is really no choice with the LT kit, or you defeat the purpose or benefit of the LT kit. I barely notice it's gone around turns and curves, but I do feel a little bouncy sway in the rear end at on rutted dirt roads and trails, or big bumps, mostly at lower speeds on the bumpier dirt roads, and slow speed trails. That could be the medium springs as well, or both. Any sway is predictable, and minimal so I don't drive any different, and I like to go fast around curves

I had my front sway bar off previously, and that was downright scary in comparison. After traveling at 55-80mph on a road trip, I immediately put it back on. If a sudden move had to be made, or you had to drive off the road unexpectedly, the results wouldn't be good! Plus the lean around curves was embarrassing haha.

Removing The rear sway bar is nothing in comparison, and I don't miss it.

I got the icon 2.0 but had my eyes on the Radflo 2.0. The Radflos take a few weeks, but the Icons are usually in stock. I'm real happy so far with the Icons 2.0s, but if I find they can't handle long distance desert roads without fading, I'll be upping to 2.5s and selling off the 2.0s! I would also be curious to try the heavy springs. I love my cushy new ride, and it it plenty strong, but a slighter more firm tail end might be on the horizon

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I did remove the rear sway bar, and there is really no choice with the LT kit, or you defeat the purpose or benefit of the LT kit. I barely notice it's gone around turns and curves, but I do feel a little bouncy sway in the rear end at on rutted dirt roads and trails, or big bumps, mostly at lower speeds on the bumpier dirt roads, and slow speed trails. That could be the medium springs as well, or both. Any sway is predictable, and minimal so I don't drive any different, and I like to go fast around curves

I had my front sway bar off previously, and that was downright scary in comparison. After traveling at 55-80mph on a road trip, I immediately put it back on. If a sudden move had to be made, or you had to drive off the road unexpectedly, the results wouldn't be good! Plus the lean around curves was embarrassing haha.

Removing The rear sway bar is nothing in comparison, and I don't miss it.

I got the icon 2.0 but had my eyes on the Radflo 2.0. The Radflos take a few weeks, but the Icons are usually in stock. I'm real happy so far with the Icons 2.0s, but if I find they can't handle long distance desert roads without fading, I'll be upping to 2.5s and selling off the 2.0s! I would also be curious to try the heavy springs. I love my cushy new ride, and it it plenty strong, but a slighter more firm tail end might be on the horizon
The front sway isn't too bad. I'm not running any sway bars at all, although the LT suspension might impact that a little.

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Re: Rear Suspension Upgrade ideas

What's the feeling if I just get new icon 2.0 shocks vs a full walker Evans or toytec kit?

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