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So here is my problem. Icon is having a big sale on Icon coilovers that ends today so I need to make my decision by tonight. I want to get a set of Icon coilovers to just level my FJ (1-1.5 inches). Using the Icons gives me the option to do a full 3" lift in the future. Can I get the extended travel coilovers without getting new UCA's if I only plan on lifting it an inch or so? I dont do high speed desert stuff or hardcore rock rock crawling, it is mostly trails with the occasional rocks. I will eventually get new UCA's even if I don't end up lifting it the full 3". Will I be ok running the extended travel coilovers with stock UCAs until I can afford to buy new UCAs? Or should I just buy the coilovers now and wait to install them until I can afford to get the aftermarket UCAs?

Hope this makes sense and I hope somebody can help me out before tonight. I have tried to call Metal Tech and Icon but they are closed. I also tried to PM Lt. from metal tech but haven't heard back from him yet. Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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Just want to revive this thread again I am in the situation where I got the extended travel coilovers for christmas from icon and would like some more opinions weather to install them and get UCA's in the future or trade them back and get regular ones.
 

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Just want to revive this thread again I am in the situation where I got the extended travel coilovers for christmas from icon and would like some more opinions weather to install them and get UCA's in the future or trade them back and get regular ones.
Install them and swap UCAs later, to benefit from the additional shock travel, and correct the inherent issues with lifting and OEM UCA usage.

Way I understood it, Icon wasn't producing anything but the extended travel in the future.

You won't be benefit from the 9.5" of possible travel with the OEM UCA/LCA, but the extended travel will function the same as the previous coilover.
 

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Thanks that's what I needed to hear!
 

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Here's more to hear, like it or not. Ha.

I've heard on good authority that the extended travel coil overs are capable of 9.5" travel.

UCAs should be a consideration regardless, but I'm assuming that LCAs would have to be replaced, as well to achieve the 9.5" travel.
 

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Here's more to hear, like it or not. Ha.

I've heard on good authority that the extended travel coil overs are capable of 9.5" travel.

UCAs should be a consideration regardless, but I'm assuming that LCAs would have to be replaced, as well to achieve the 9.5" travel.
Aint that the truth!

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I have one more question I am looking to just level it out right now because I do not have any lift in the rear so how far should I tell the shop to set the coilovers at?
 

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I have one more question I am looking to just level it out right now because I do not have any lift in the rear so how far should I tell the shop to set the coilovers at?
It varies, vehicle by vehicle and from drivers to passengers side.

On top of, the front end will settle a bit, and require possible readjustment in a few thousand miles.

I've never installed Icon coilovers, but on my Kings, which had 600lb front coils, the coil nut would've been threaded down about 3/4" on passenger and 1" drivers to level.
Now, that's not a basis for establishing yours, but to give an idea.

It's easier to add coil compression, than to remove, and it's best to install, then drive around, measure, adjust, drive around, re measure, adjust, and so on.
 
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