Icon RXT Rear Suspension Review
We recently installed the new ICON RXT rear suspension system on EXO3 and I thought I'd share my impressions after putting it through 400 offroad miles on the Rip to the Strip. For those of you who are unaware of this new system, it basically replaces all of the rear suspension components of the Raptor, giving you a 20% increase in up-travel, and a 30% increase in down travel. I can tell you from my experience with these trucks to this point, that ANY increase in up-travel is huge, and the increased down travel is definitely a bonus.
Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew it would be better but how much better was a mistery. After running the new setup on the Rip to the Strip, I can safely say it was most definately worth the investment! I've had Icon 3.0's all the way around for the 2 years now. I've seen pretty much every type of terrain and put well over 10,000 offroad miles on the setup. The performance increase is substantial. Stuff that would make me cringe before, is soaked up by the rear end now. It was kind of neat learning the new capabilities of the truck. I kept thinking, "I wonder if I can take that at this speed...yep I can haha!". I think I only hit the bumpstops once maybe twice on the whole trip which is something I would be doing constantly with my old setup which consisted of Icon 3.0's, deaver progressive springs +3, and Outlaw Bumpstop kit.
If you're on the fence about pulling the trigger on this setup, go for it because you will not regret it!
Here's a little footage we were able to get going through somewhat rough stuff. I did add a little bit to the rebound after this section cause the rear felt a little too light. On the last hit where the wheels come off the ground, notice how softly the rear sits down.
Truck stretching her legs with 15.5"s of rear travel.
Jeremiah - EXO3