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Old 01-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Was interested in putting a icon aal on . How do you guys like it for normal and desert driving . I normally don't carry things in the bed . Will it soften it up a bit in the desert ? Bottom out more ? Your input is greatly appreciated .
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I can't speak to desert runs but I love the ride. It does not bottom out easily, even when fully loaded. It's great product in my opinion.
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Thanks . I've heard good words about the icon aal but just wanted some input from people who actually run them . They are priced on the low side and I'm also looking at a set of deavers but those are pricey .
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:22 AM   #4
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you mean the 3 leaf AAL kit?

Subbed for any more opinions. Considering it for my 1st gen....
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3 leaf aal is the ony way to go! Very smooth ride on and off road. After a year and a camping trip with heavy equipment it started sagging and bottomes out on speed bumps.....no bueno! Since then I added the overload leaf back in and got softer bump stops as I basically hit them every time. Pretty dissapointed in their longevity though. These are actually the wheelers 3 leaf made by alcan so the icons made by deaver may be different.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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3 leaf aal is the ony way to go! Very smooth ride on and off road. After a year and a camping trip with heavy equipment it started sagging and bottomes out on speed bumps.....no bueno! Since then I added the overload leaf back in and got softer bump stops as I basically hit them every time. Pretty dissapointed in their longevity though. These are actually the wheelers 3 leaf made by alcan so the icons made by deaver may be different.
My bed is almost always empty, and I never haul anything...so I should be okay.

And I am looking at the Icon/deaver unit.

I can definitely see how the 3 leaf pack will ride better and help sustain the arc of the pack better and longer.
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any of you guys put the 3 leaf aal in when your stock springs were already worn out?
i don't have the cash for a new leaf pack but my stock ones are sitting flat right now.
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you mean the 3 leaf AAL kit?

Subbed for any more opinions. Considering it for my 1st gen....
Yeah I was looking at either the icon aal for $179.00 or maybe the deaver j66 . Both say they add 1.5" of lift Which I like and need to work with my current rear shocks . I'm wondering if the deavers are worth the extra $500 and how long each will last with not much weight in the bed most of the time .
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Yeah I was looking at either the icon aal for $179.00 or maybe the deaver j66 . Both say they add 1.5" of lift Which I like and need to work with my current rear shocks . I'm wondering if the deavers are worth the extra $500 and how long each will last with not much weight in the bed most of the time .
If you keep the overload leaf in place, the Icon 3-leaf AAL gives you 2" of lift. The 1.5" of lift is figured with the overload being removed.
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If you keep the overload leaf in place, the Icon 3-leaf AAL gives you 2" of lift. The 1.5" of lift is figured with the overload being removed.
Thanks . I'm just seeing that as I'm searching around more . They say to leave in the overload spring also if you tow or keep alot of weight in the bed . Also not to add the aal if your current springs are shot as the aal will be doing all the work . This is primarily my desert truck so I wonder if I should just go with the j66 .
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:20 AM   #11
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Thanks . I'm just seeing that as I'm searching around more . They say to leave in the overload spring also if you tow or keep alot of weight in the bed . Also not to add the aal if your current springs are shot as the aal will be doing all the work . This is primarily my desert truck so I wonder if I should just go with the j66 .
100% correct about adding an AAL to a worn out leaf pack. It's just a band aid at that point and will wear out very quickly and definitely keep the overload in place if you plan to tow or haul. The 3 leaf is pretty flexible. It does support weight pretty well, but squats quite a bit to do so. When fully loaded, I'm barely on the overload leaf (fully loading meaning pushing 1,000 lbs in the bed).
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You've got a new truck so your factory springs should be fine!

3 leaf it brother!
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You've got a new truck so your factory springs should be fine!

3 leaf it brother!
OP has a 2010, not new... Mine's a 2007 with 65k miles and I've arleady replaced the leaf springs twice. You can definitely trash the factory leafs in a couple years.
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I have both. A 2010 and a 2011 . This is for my 2011 desert truck .
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If you want something for the desert, why not go with a custom leaf pack from ALcan or Deaver. Alcan asks so many questions in regards to what the pack should be built for, they can make you a really custom, perfect set-up from what I have heard from their customers.
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If you want something for the desert, why not go with a custom leaf pack from ALcan or Deaver. Alcan asks so many questions in regards to what the pack should be built for, they can make you a really custom, perfect set-up from what I have heard from their customers.
Yeah I heard about that . I'll look into that also . Thanks
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OP has a 2010, not new... Mine's a 2007 with 65k miles and I've arleady replaced the leaf springs twice. You can definitely trash the factory leafs in a couple years.
I hear you.....I've got an 08 and they sucks balls!
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