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Got a Stage 6 lift from Metaltech. Well, almost Stage 6... swapped out the UCAs for Total Chaos, otherwise it's a complete Icon setup, including the "shin guards".

I haven't had a chance to flex it off-road yet, but flying over speed humps, it lands like it's on pillows! Pretty impressive.

Initial thoughts:
•*It's a bit more "bouncy" than I expected just driving down the road. Feels more "truck-like", but then the stock suspension was pretty darn soft.
•*We left the sway bar off so it's leaning through the curves more than I like. I'll give it a chance to settle in, but odds are that it'll go back on.
•*It's rock-solid. Trying to rock it or jump up and down on the bumpers, it just doesn't budge.
•*I know it's only a 3" lift, but it feels so much taller. The stock suspension was so saggy though, that it's probably at least 5" taller than it was (I didn't measure it before).

I can't wait to try it out on the trail and on the beach. I have a feeling it's going to be frickin' amazing.

Working with Metaltech has been a great experience, too. LT patiently answered all my silly unedumacated questions and did a fantastic job with the install. He and Mark are really dedicated to doing quality work. I got a chance to check out some projects they're doing in the shop –*d.a.m.n., so cool. They make some mighty fine stuff. Can't wait 'til I can afford some more toys from them! Skids are probably next up...

No pix and it didn't happen, so here's some suspension porn. Enjoy!











 

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Very nice... looks sweet. :clap:
 

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Great shots of the whole set-up! How does the rear feel? I've been thinking about switching to the piggy-backs. I also know what you mean about it feeling more than a 3" lift. I gained 6.5" in the front after the suspension and new tires were thrown on. Congrats on everything.
 

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Great set-up!
 

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Nice setup. Icon is not the least expensive, but those that have an Icon suspension know it is the best.
 

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Thanks for the kind words, y'all. Sadly I didn't get to do much with it this weekend, so it still needs a good workout... But man is it pretty!


Sweet! So some pics of the whole truck when you get time!
Ha! Yeah, I realized I didn't even take a picture of the whole truck. The suspension parts are just so pretty. :) I'll try and get one up soon.


Great shots of the whole set-up! How does the rear feel? I've been thinking about switching to the piggy-backs. I also know what you mean about it feeling more than a 3" lift. I gained 6.5" in the front after the suspension and new tires were thrown on. Congrats on everything.
The rear setup is pretty awesome. I can't really compare it to anything but the stock setup or my Tacoma, but it feels much more engaged, if that makes any sense. I think it'll help put down the traction in 2-wheel drive, too. We went with the piggy-backs because we do a lot of overland and I'm kind of a speed demon.


Nice setup. Icon is not the least expensive, but those that have an Icon suspension know it is the best.
That's what I'm banking on. :)
 

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Very, VERY sexy man. I fully intend to do the same setup on mine next March when I get my yearly bonus. May go Icon UCA but who knows. Congrats on the great ride.

Any updates on how this runs in the Oregon Dunes?
 

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Wow!!! Looks awesome!!! I am thinking about getting the Stage 3. Would love to see some pics of the whole FJ! Sooooo jealous right now!!
 

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Out. Not put.
 

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