Sean, are you talking about this?I ran a setup similar to this before I swapped and it worked reasonably well. With better shocks it would have been fine but I really wanted to have a good motion ratio and rising rate so I went cantilever.
I'm leaning heavily toward revalving front an rear to progressive. My fronts are due for a rebuild, the rears are new. But before I do I will talk to one of Icon's rebuilders about whether or not revalving the rears is necessary, given that mine are adjustable (though they are still digressive). I'll let you know what they say.
the 9.25" travel jives with my chicken scratch notes from a few years ago. looking at icon's website they now have three different 2.5" piggyback rear shocks stating compatibility with 0-1.5", 0-2" or 0-3" of lift. I had the CDC adjusters added after original purchase, but I think I have the straight up 57715 part number that's sold individually.I found some information on the Icon 2.5" rears with CDCV adjustable valves (which I have). The guy I talked to didn't have the exact measurements for this, but came up with these numbers based on the dimensions of the parts. So these may or may not be fully accurate. This was from Icon themselves, but they seemed to be reluctant to give exact numbers. So that being said, here's what I have:
Icon 2.5" CDCV rear (57715CP)
Extended length: about 24"
Compressed length: about 14.75"
Travel length: about 9.25"
Again, not sure how accurate these are. When I pull mine off for revalving I can try to measure then.
High Country, I went the same route as you originally, Deaver add-a-leaf kit and Bilstein 5100s. The old tired leaf packs sagged over time (15 years...), so I added some temporary 1.25" blocks to level the rig. Not a very good ride at all.Thanks, I will look into something like that. At the time I purchased it was recommended to me that the Bilsteins and the Add A Leaf was the way to go. So, that is why I went that route initially. That combo seemed to do better paired with the SAWs on the 01 Access Cab, so it seemed like a no brainer at the time. Lessons learned...