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NEW PRODUCT: 2005-UP Toyota Tacoma RXT Rear Suspension System

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The 2005-UP Toyota Tacoma is an extremely reliable truck that has served as a versatile platform for drivers seeking the ultimate off-road adventure. From the brutal deserts of the Southwest, to the slickrock of Moab, to the wooded trails of the East coast ICON suspension systems have been put to the test and performed flawlessly for this popular Toyota. ICON Vehicle Dynamics’ engineers have pushed this vehicle to extremes in order to develop the most sophisticated suspension components on the market. Unable to leave “well-enough” alone, ICON is once again aiming to raise the bar in Tacoma performance with the introduction of the RXT Rear Suspension System.

Through thousands of miles of accelerated testing in our R&D program, ICON has spent over a year identifying limiting factors in OE components and seeking to further extrapolate performance out of this vehicle. In a push to provide unparalleled performance for everything from high-speed desert running to off the grid expedition, the RXT Rear Suspension System was born. The RXT Rear Suspension System includes three all-new 2.5 Series rear shock options and a multi-rate leaf spring that work in conjunction with the ICON rear bump stop kit. Installation of this system replaces the aforementioned “limiting factors” and completely redefines the potential of the 2005-UP Toyota Tacoma with a 20% increase in wheel travel and the ability to adjust the leaf spring rate to compensate for varying vehicle setups.

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ICON RXT Multi-Rate Leaf Spring
To take advantage of the additional travel that the RXT Rear Suspension System offers, ICON engineers had to scrap the OE leaf springs and develop a replacement that addressed issues found in the R&D process. The result is a user-adjustable multi-rate leaf pack that offers a major performance gain for almost every Tacoma setup imaginable. Features like tip inserts and leaf separators reduce friction and increase ride comfort, while a military wrapped front eyelet improves the durability and strength of the leaf spring. To increase the ride quality of the truck and gain additional droop travel, the spring rate has been lowered slightly. While many Tacoma owners will embrace this, there are those who have outfitted their trucks with a significant amount of weight in the form of a bed rack, roof top tent, spare tires and parts or other additions. Understanding this, the leaf pack was designed with an additional leaf (included with kit) that can be exchanged or added to the pack yielding an additional 10% or 20% spring rate that will handle more “outfitted” vehicles.

ICON RXT Rear Shocks
To complete the RXT Rear Suspension System, three new shock options were developed that could control the suspension throughout this new range of travel. These options include a 2.5 Series remote reservoir shock, a 2.5 Series CDC Valve shock, and a two-tube Omega bypass that provide unique levels of performance to the rear end of the Tacoma. The increase in wheel travel was answered with a unique side-mount eyelet approach that allowed ICON engineers to develop a shock that is shorter in collapsed length, longer at extension, and still fits in the factory mounting location. A large ten inch remote reservoir was added to aid in heat dissipation and resist shock fade during spirited driving.

ICON Hydraulic Rear Bump Stop Kit
The job of the bump stop is to control and limit the final position of the suspension during up-travel. The factory rubber bump stops have a limited energy absorption capacity and an uncontrolled release of this energy upon rebound – translating into a harsh ride and poor handling during spirited driving in rough terrain. ICON’s Tacoma Rear Bump Stop Kit absorbs and releases this energy in a much more controlled manner resulting in predictable handling and vehicle dynamics. Like all ICON hydraulic bump stops, these feature velocity sensitive technology which means that as the shaft speed increases the damping ability ramps up to provide excellent bottoming resistance that won’t negatively affect articulation.

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ICON products are all proudly made in the USA at our Southern California based facility by a dedicated team of off-road enthusiasts. With a reputation for quality, performance, and service it’s clear that ICON Vehicle Dynamics is the top choice for performance suspension systems and shock absorbers for the 2005-UP Toyota Tacoma.

KEY FEATURES

ICON RXT Multi-Rate Leaf Spring

  • 3 user-adjustable spring rates for unique vehicle configurations
  • Military wrap front eyelet for increased durability
  • Galvanized leaf separators reduce friction and aid in corrosion resistance
  • Leaf tip inserts reduce noise and increase ride comfort
  • Potential for increased wheel travel (when used with RXT shock) without sacrificing up-travel
  • “ICON 1K” tested under rigorous off-road conditions to validate tune, performance, strength, and durability
  • Direct bolt-in to OEM spring location makes for an easy install

ICON RXT Rear Shock

  • Unique side-mounted lower eyelet allows for increased travel while utilizing factory mounting location
  • Vehicle-specific tuned shocks provide increased damping and oil volume
  • CDC Valve technology allows for 10 settings of quick and easy compression damping adjustment
  • Omega Series two-tube bypass allows for 24 settings of compression and rebound damping adjustment
  • Easy-to-adjust detented knobs offer quick adjustability without the use of tools
  • 10” aluminum reservoirs provide generous oil and nitrogen volume for consistent damping as shock temperature increases
  • Shocks are fully rebuildable and revalveable
  • Simple and straightforward installation
  • “ICON 1K” tested under rigorous off-road conditions to validate tune, performance, strength, and durability
  • Made in the USA

ICON Hydraulic Rear Bump Stop Kit

  • 2.5” travel bump stop reduces rear end ‘kick’ and improves overall performance
  • Position sensitive technology exponentially increases bottom-out resistance
  • Vehicle specific bump stop tune to provide smooth engagement and best ride quality
  • Direct bolt-in to OEM bump stop location makes for an easy and straightforward install
  • Heavy duty 1 ¼” CNC machined nitro steel shaft
  • Multi-stage CAD plated body for maximum corrosion resistance
  • Double sealed high pressure Schrader valve
  • Operating range of 50 – 250 PSI
  • Replaceable noise reducing striker pad
  • Fully serviceable
  • “ICON 1K” tested under rigorous off-road conditions to validate tune, performance, strength, and durability
  • Made in the USA

 

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