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Went up an extra inch - ICON TEI Spacer Install

When I put my truck back to stock, it sat right at 2" higher in the rear. Thats right about where a F250 sits when you buy it new. Its been driving me crazy looking at the rear end up higher. I know from pas experience that I dont want it to sit level because when they sit perfectly level, they look like they are squatting to me. So I decided if I put a 1" spacer in the front it would be abut 1" higher in the rear and would be perfect. So I picked up a 1" TEI spacer. I threw it in today and it sits exactly where I wanted it to. It actually ended up being right at 3/4" of an inch higher in the rear. From the ground to the center highest point of the wheel opening is 41.75" on the front and 42.5" on the rear. Exaclty where I wanted it. Next step is to pick up a set of ICON 2.5" Leveling Kit Coils and cut a coil or so (will take some experimenting) off to get it exactly where it is now except with the ride of the ICON dual rate spring.

Anyway..enough chit chat...here are a few pics after installing the 1" ICON TEI spacer today:








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Very Clean Nice Truck!! I am contemplating buying a 2011 F350 Crew SB 4x4 and would like to Run 37' Toyo M/T with a 22' KMC wheel.. How much lift would it take do you think? I don't want to get to high because I will use the truck for gooseneck trailering. and tires that big I think would order the truck with 4.10 rear gear ratio... any thoughts??
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I havent owned a 08+ truck so I'm not sure.

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So I was going through some old posts looking for something and found posts from you and have to ask...
Why did you build it up so trick then Bam! Wanted to get rid of it and truck?
None of my business I know but just wondering?

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So I was going through some old posts looking for something and found posts from you and have to ask...
Why did you build it up so trick then Bam! Wanted to get rid of it and truck?
None of my business I know but just wondering?
I bought the truck brand new, went to 2.5" leveling kit, to 4.5" Icon, to 5.5" Icon, added the ICON 4-link, to 7" Icon, to 8" Icon. I also did a 08 rear leaf spring conversion on it. I pulled everything off (except the 08 spring cinversion) with intentions of selling the truck. I didn't get many serious offers on it. In the meantime I really enjoyed driving the truck more. I upgraded my stereo system, picked up a set of 20" Harley wheels, and added a SCT with custom tunes from Gearhead Automotive. I absolutely love my truck now. Drives good, pulls good, loads easier, fits in parking garages and carwashes and gets better fuel mileage.

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lookin good billy! your sig is a liar btw.... are your cab lights factory or did you add them?

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lookin good billy! your sig is a liar btw.... are your cab lights factory or did you add them?

I need to update that lol.

The cab lights are factory. My truck is a F350, I think all of the F350's I looked at had them.

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mine is an f350 as well but didnt come with them, i really want the recon smoked and i know you can add them after the fact but im not sure i want to risk any holes leaking etc, thats why i wanted to see if yours were factory or not, im really diggin the look of your truck, kinda makes me want to change it up a little. Im really thinking of going to 325/50/22 and seein how it looks on the 4.5 and if its still pretty tall doing a 2.5" spring with Tei

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I had fun with the truck lifted but I am loving the truck back down!!! Much more practical, and alot easier to get in places lol. A guy I know dropped his back down at the same time. He went from this:




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mine is an f350 as well but didnt come with them, i really want the recon smoked and i know you can add them after the fact but im not sure i want to risk any holes leaking etc, thats why i wanted to see if yours were factory or not, im really diggin the look of your truck, kinda makes me want to change it up a little. Im really thinking of going to 325/50/22 and seein how it looks on the 4.5 and if its still pretty tall doing a 2.5" spring with Tei
You're like me, cant make up your mind lol. Scott is running 22x9.5" wheels with 305/45/22's


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