Icon caster correction bushing review (1 Viewer)

leonard_nemoy

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I decided to try Icons caster bushings. They claim they are a 4.6 degree bushing. This rig has a 2 inch iron man lift with old worn out Old Man Emu caster bushings. When I had it aligned I think it was sitting at 0 or 1 degree positive. After a get a new alignment I will find my old alignment paper and post both the old and new papers for all to compare.

Overall the packaging, service, delivery, and experience was very positive. The bushings came with a tool to press the old bushings out and new ones in along with a piece of pipe to set under the radius arm. The tools they sent worked great for removing and installing the bushings. Icon also included really great amazing instructions, and the pressing and reinstallation went super smoothly due to the quality instructions.

My only concern at this point is the visual inspection. The icon bushings were surprisingly light and the outside sleeve was a type of plastic rather than steel. Only time will tell, but I have a hard time believing such a light weight bushing compared to others will hold up to any kind of serious offroad use.

Anywase here are some pictures and I will try to update the thread with a before and after alignment soon.
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Icon does a good job with their instructions.
Delta as well.
So many companies have terrible instructions.
 

leonard_nemoy

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Icon does a good job with their instructions.
Delta as well.
So many companies have terrible instructions.

I would agree, for people like myself decent destructions make all the difference.
:smokin: :cool:

So far these bushings seem to be holding up. I have about 1,000 miles on them with probably 250 offroad, mainly fast washboard. The rig is certainly handling better.

It might be a few more weeks but I will get it over to the alignment shop and get the before and after #'s posted.
 

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Well I still haven't got around to getting a new alignment. But I had my radius arms out today and I gave these bushings a close inspection. I honestly expected to find some damage because they seemed poorly built. Surprisingly they were in great shape still, no cracks or tears in the rubber at all.

That being said I have put a lot of offroad miles on these with plenty of flexy situations, but I am certainly not a hardcore rock crawler. I am still concerned that these bushings wouldn't hold up to many full days of constant flexing and crawling type use.

I will continue to update this thread. But I think those who are only using their 80's for average BLM/NFS roads and trails would be happy with these bushings.

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