In our last article we explained how the different components of our Icon Vehicle Dynamics suspension system that we would be installing on Project Tundra worked. In this weeks story, we are going to discuss the installation, setting up the suspension and testing it on and off road. Our Icon system is a much more sophisticated system over what we had so we were eager to see what it could do in both on and off road driving.
We first started by disassembling our rear suspension. We unbolted the U-bolts holding our leaf springs to the rear axle.
We also removed the upper and lower mounts for our air bags and the air bags themselves. We had previously removed the front and rear shocks but didn’t get any pictures of that.
Supporting the rear axle we removed the stock leaf springs.
The next thing was to remove the bracket supporting the factory bump stops. We had to grind out the induction welded studs holding it to the chassis.
We had to grind the spot welds out of the stud heads.