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Justin: If you're looking for a premium suspension lift kit for that 2015 and newer four-wheel-drive F-150 and are only looking to max out around 2 inches of overall lift, well then the ICON Stage 2 system would be an excellent choice. When installed, ICON Stage owners will have the ability to fit in 8 to 9-inch wide wheel with up to 5 inches of total backspace along with a 33 x 11.5-inch tire without modification.The Stage 2 kit from ICON will also bolt into place without the need for any cutting or drilling but will involve removing the front coilovers and rear shocks along with replacing the upper control arms. So, therefore, the site is gonna knock this one up to a soft three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter here. But I will say the lack of cutting certainly makes this a much easier choice than other lift kits you might encounter here on the site.All right, so when you're looking to either level or lift your rig, you're going to encounter a few different options here on the site that will ultimately vary greatly in price. The most common and the most budget-friendly will no doubt be the spacer-style system for the front assembly and in some cases a small added block for the rear. However, some owners out there might argue this isn't necessarily the best way to go about doing things.The next option will certainly be a little tougher on the old wallet or budget but I would think most would argue it is the correct way to go about adding a small lift or level under 3 to 4 inches. And that is gonna be adding a new set of coilovers for the front in addition to a new set of upper control arms and finally shocks for the rear that will ultimately help you deliver the best ride quality and performance both on and off-road and that's exactly what we're looking at here with the ICON Stage 2 system.But aside from totally revamping your truck suspension and adding a little bit more travel and again improving your ride quality both on and off-road, the Stage 2's front coilover set up here is fully adjustable when it comes to height or height adjustment. This will allow you to essentially run your truck at a factory ride height if you prefer or go up 2 inches taller thanks to the adjustable collar or the front setup here with the ICONs.Now those fronts are two and a half inches in diameter and they do feature the internal reservoir that ICON states will help increase the cooling capabilities and to help prevent the shock cavitation for severe off-road use or duty. Material is gonna be 6061 CAD-plated aircraft-grade aluminum, they are also gonna feature an internal seven eight shaft and finally guys are gonna be paired up with an Eibach spring here that ICON worked with Eibach to develop specifically for the ICON system.Moving to the rears and you're gonna find a 2-inch monotube shock. They're also made from that 6061 aluminum and one that does utilize ICON's specific valving that's gonna play nicely with the fronts here and ultimately balance out the truck and ride quality for both the front and rear. Internal piston as you might imagine is a tad bit smaller with the 2.0s, five-eighths to be exact there on the diameter while the fronts themselves are gonna feature a rod and bearing down below. The rears on the other hand are gonna feature a more tough or durable polyurethane bushing to help minimize the flexion as best as possible.Now the Stage 2 kit also features these brand new tubular upper control arms to replace the stockers and that's one thing I do really enjoy about this kit. Now overall, the tubular arms will help contribute to just the much stronger design when compared to the stamped steel factory options and will more importantly help retain the factory alignment specs with the additional lift and also allow for a little bit more caster over those stockers.But now let's address the obvious elephant in the room here, gang, and that is the ICON stuff is not exactly cheap, right? I mean the Stage 2 kit is gonna come in right around 2,500 bucks which compared to those puck style spacer kits is gonna be a considerable bump in price. But again you have to consider the quality of the product here in addition to all of the engineering and design that goes into each and every kit. Now this thing can take a beating while also delivering a very, very nice ride quality especially when compared to the factory components.Now before we get into the installation, I do want to point out some important stuff here guys, and that is the fact that ICON recommends some regular servicing with their dampers depending on your use. What does that mean? Well, if you stick to the road most of the time in your truck, ICON is gonna recommend you go roughly 40,000 miles before you send these guys back in, have them gone through and basically freshened up. Now if you run your truck real hard, pre-run it, basically just beat it up, well, they're gonna really shorten up that interval down to as much as 1000 miles if you're mainly off-road all the time before you send these things in for some refreshing. So just something to keep in mind here before pulling the trigger on a very detailed but high quality system like this is that it's not maintenance-free. You will need to send these things in to be going through after some mileage for the best performance of the dampers themselves.But now let's get to that installation as promised and because this stuff does bolt into place without any cutting or permanent modification, it's not gonna be as bad as that soft three out three wrenches might indicate, but nevertheless you're still gonna want to leave yourself about a full day to a half day in the shop or garage to get everything knocked down. And to give you a better idea of what's involved for this job. Here's a detailed walk through along with a tool break down.Man: The tools used for this install are an impact gun, a three-eighths ratchet, 21-millimeter socket, 18-millimeter socket, 16-millimeter socket, 15-millimeter socket, 14-millimeter socket, universal joint, 21-millimeter wrench, 18-millimeter wrench, a pry bar and a bungee cord. Not pictured here is a floor jack and jack stands.Now to begin disassembly is nothing more than a 15-millimeter socket on our impact gun. Now you can use a ratchet if that's what you have and with that we're gonna use a 18-millimeter wrench on the inside nut. As you'll notice I did not remove the rear tires because to change out the shocks you really don't need to. You just need the jack up the rear just a little bit, put your truck on jack stands and then lift the rear up just a little to take slight pressure off the shock. That way all the weight of the rear is not hanging on it when you're disconnecting it. Now we are gonna save our original hardware because we are gonna use that with the installation of our new shocks.Now for the upper hardware on our rear shock, the inside nut is actually a tab nut so it will stay in place, just gonna use a 15-millimeter on the outside and remove the bolt and we'll go ahead and slide the shock out. That's all it really takes to remove the rear shocks on your F-150. Now let's go ahead and get our new shocks in. Now to install them, it is just the opposite of disassembly, we're gonna start with our upper hardware. We're gonna get the bolt inserted and then go ahead and get our lower bolt inserted. Once they're both together, we'll go ahead and tighten everything up. Now using the same tools we used for disassembly, we're gonna go ahead and tighten them all down. Now once they're tightened down, just go ahead and repeat the same exact process for the opposite side.All right, now front disassembly is a tad more complicated than the rear. We're gonna begin by using a 18-millimeter socket and or wrench to go ahead and disconnect our strut from our upper tower and our lower bolts out of the bottom of the lower control arm. After that, we're gonna go ahead and disconnect our upper ball joint and hang our control arm off to the side. We'll go ahead and slide our entire strut assembly out of our truck then disconnect our upper control arm from our upper control arm mounts. We'll go ahead, get our new one in, our new strut in and secure everything now with our new hardware and after that, you take your truck out and get an alignment immediately. Now let's go ahead and get started.Now with our 18-millimeter socket on our ratchet, let's go ahead and get these broke loose and outta here. Now let's move to our upper bolts. All right, now that our strut is unbolted, you can see that is still in place. You really can't pull these struts out until you disconnect everything else. So we're gonna go ahead and get our upper control arm disconnected from the ball joint on our steering knuckle, we're gonna go ahead and just swing our steering knuckle off to the side so we can get our full control arm out and our strut and everything. We are gonna use a bungee cord to hold us in place so it doesn't put too much stress on brake lines and ABS cables. Now with a deep 18-millimeter socket, we're gonna go ahead and get that loose.Now to give ourselves a little bit of extra space, we're gonna go ahead and disconnect our sway bar end link from the upper mount. Now this is the same 18-millimeter socket that we already started out with. Now with a 21-millimeter socket on our impact gun, we're gonna go ahead and disconnect our tie rod end. We're gonna take that off of our steering knuckle, this will give us the room to go ahead and swing our strut out.Now once you disconnect your tie rod end link, you don't want to go twisting this and spinning it around, that's gonna screw up your alignment even more, it's gonna make your steering wheel sideways. So just disconnect it, lift it, and slide it off to the side, this way you don't want any risk of damaging your alignment or your steering in any way. All right, now with a pry bar, we're gonna go ahead and pry down on our lower control arm and up on our strut at the same time to clear the studs that are on the bottom of our strut so we can go ahead and pop that out of place. All right, we're now ready to get our upper control arm out to replace it with our new ICON upper control arm. Now to do this, we're gonna use a 21-millimeter wrench on the outside nut and on the inside bolt, a 18-millimeter socket on our ratchet.Now our new ICON upper control arms come with the bushings outside of them, you have to go ahead and put them in, but they're actually super easy, they come apart, they're actually three pieces. We're gonna go and slide that into where our bushing goes and replace it with the other side of the bushing. And now we're good to go, so let's go ahead and get these into place. Just go ahead and slide your control arm in, lining up your holes.Now one thing I can definitely say I like about this ICON suspension kit is everything is labeled. This one is labeled the driver side, the other one is labeled to passenger side. Even with our coilovers, they are labeled driver and passenger. All right, now go ahead and get your nuts installed and we can go ahead and tighten these down because of the way the bushing is designed, we can tighten them now instead of later when it's on the ground. And here it is the big picture, this is our new ICON coilover going in our truck, you just slide them up just like the old ones came out.Now with our new coilovers in, we're gonna secure the bottoms with the new hardware supplied by the kit and the tops with the new hardware supplied by the kit. Now with our new bolts supplied by the kit, just go ahead and line up your holes and get them started and make sure that you have your lock washers on there. Couple washers in the bolt supplied in our kit starting at the bottom, go ahead and start getting our coilover secured. All right, now with all our hardware started on our coilover, we can go ahead and tighten everything up. Remember to go ahead and start all your hardware by hand, this way you don't want the risk of crossthreading or damaging your really nice new coilovers on your truck.Now using a 16-millimeter socket on your lower bolts, we're gonna go ahead and tighten them up. And then we're gonna tighten up the upper, but we're gonna switch to a 14-millimeter socket on our ratchet and we're gonna just go ahead and tighten everything down because after that it's just our last few connections and we'll be all done with the front. All right, now our last few connections, we're gonna go ahead and get our upper ball joint back connected with our new upper control arm. Then we're gonna go ahead and get our tie rod and our sway bar end link connected. Then that ties it all up on our front end. Just remember that all these steps are exactly the same on both sides.Now we're gonna use our 21-millimeter socket on our impact gun. The bolt is a little bit bigger this time than the original. Next, we're gonna go ahead and get our sway bar end link reconnected. Now just use your factory hardware and 18-millimeter socket again to tighten it down nice and tight. Now last but certainly not least, your tie rod. All right, now that concludes the installation of the ICON Lift Kit on our Ford F-150. And I hope you enjoyed this video and it shows you just what it takes so go ahead and do at home in your driveway or in your garage. Now for more parts and videos like these, make sure you visit us at americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Rugged Suspension Enhancement System. Improve your truck’s ride quality with the new ICON Vehicle Dynamics 0-2-Inch Stage 2 Suspension Lift System. It’s designed to help your truck take on the challenges of the terrain by improving your overall ride quality and driving experience— without sacrificing comfort and performance.
Superior Coil Springs. The coil springs included in this suspension kit provide the coilover shocks with extra durability and greatly add to the ride quality of your truck. They help your vehicle adjust to the terrain and last-long with its sag-resistant quality.
Highly-Durable Uniball Upper Control Arms. This suspension enhancement kit includes two Uniball upper control arms which add to your truck’s strength, especially when driving on rough roads. These durable control arms are also designed to raise your vehicle caster for better steering and handling.
Direct Bolt-On Replacement. ICON designed this Stage 2 suspension lift system with ease of use in mind with its convenient bolt-on design. No drilling or cutting is required for installation. However, some trimming to your truck’s fender is needed to make this suspension enhancement kit to work with tires larger than 33 inches.
1-Year Warranty. ICON guarantees that this 0-2-Inch Stage 2 suspension enhancement system is free from any defects in material and workmanship with a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase of the original purchaser. This excludes damage caused by abuse, neglect, improper installation or service, and normal wear and tear.
Application. The ICON Vehicle Dynamics 0-2-Inch Stage 2 Suspension Lift System is designed for use on all 2015-2020 Ford F-150 4WD models, excluding Raptors.
Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
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January 17, 2019
Great product but poor customer service
I like the ICON Stage 2 kit. I was able to fit a 34" tire on my 2015 F150. Problem I am having is that the driver side UCA has the incorrect tapered pin. I have contacted American Trucks three times including an email and they do not believe I have an issue. The kit comes with two new screws for the tapered pins, 21mm, and they both fit on the passenger side but not the driver's. I can hear the UCA banging on the driver side while driving. I had to use the old nut to secure the new UCA which is an 18mm nut and I can close the gap fully which I should not be able to. Kit cost $2,500 already but now I have to order a new pin since American Trucks wants me to go to a shop and pay for an inspection. I put this kit on myself to avoid any further costs. I will be purchasing the pin and my next mods from a competitor site.Helpful (39)
with this leveling kit and 35” tires how much will it increase the overall height of the vehicle. I have to fit in a parking stucture and am concerned by that.
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Not Compatible with Raptors