Let's See Those Lifted / Big Tire Gen 4s!!

expeditiondriver

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Hey guys, hope everyone is having a great day.
Here's my 2019 on king racing series 2.5 shocks with remote resis, baja kits ucas (f150 spec - bolted right on), method rims and yokohamas 285/70/17, full front metal bumper (with intercooler shutter delete) and rear bumper skid plate
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Gotta hear more about this bumper and front end. Looks great!
 

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Finally got the Icon Stage 2 and new wheel/tire combo installed. Will take better pics when I finish the roof rack.

Quoting my own post with a quick update. This Icon suspension system combined with these tires exceeds expectations. Have had truck on multiple trails in Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Have had rear wheels in the air and front wheels in the air and traveled washboard roads, rocky hills, deep mud, water, sand, etc. No extreme rock crawling, but this 'Max' version goes everywhere I need it to for basic overlanding.

Handles equally great on the road up to north of 95mph with full load in the vehicle. The adjustability of the dampening is great and offers a wider range of firmness than I expected.

At this point the only thing working against it is the length for short switchbacks, but I never expected 'everything' from it. Very capable even without lockers.

I'd say the only downside I've seen is the springs are a bit soft with a trailer on the vehicle. But the extra length of the 'max' may be playing a role in the sag I see.

MPG over 2100 miles of flat and mountains with varied terrain sits around 16 to 16.5 MPG.

Would 100% buy it all again exactly like this.
 

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2019 platinum 4x4 with HD tow. 3/2 ready lift riding on method wheels 18x9 +18mm offset wrapped in 275/70/18s Cooper stt pros.
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Looks great. Did you do the chrome delete and grille yourself? Is it painted or vinyl wrapped?
 

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How do you like the way those tires ride? Are they quiet? I've been considering a set of continentals for my next set.
They are actually very quiet and the grip in high water is great, no more hydroplaning. They are also only 39 lbs per tire, which is a considerable weight reduction from stock. So far they are great and much better than stock in all categories. They do well in water as I was driving through 6 inches of water on the highway a couple weeks back with Ida rolling into town and flooding roads.
 

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Looks great. Did you do the chrome delete and grille yourself? Is it painted or vinyl wrapped?
I actually just plasti dipped it then hit it with the glossifier few coats. Didnt really want to try to wrap it plus easy to touch up if it gets banged up.
 

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Also had to trim the power running boards—about an inch off the front. Basically you are removing the section of running board that extends into the wheel well when the running board is stowed in the “up” position.
What did you use to trim the boards? Would you mind posting a close-up photo showing where you trimmed and what it looks like now?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Just finished the 3/2 lift with new 20” Fuel wheels with -18 offset and 275/60/20 Mickey Thompson Baja A/T’s. Zero rub and zero trimming. Still looks pretty big & aggressive for an expedition. Chrome delete starts this weekend…wish me luck.
 

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