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Old 03-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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need input on rear leaf fix

Hey all, so I need some input on this. I ordered some alcan leafs from wheelers, they were suppose to lift my truck around 1.75 to 2" (and actual lift depends on a lot of things which I completely understand) After the install, the leafs did not lift my truck, it remained at stock height. I am talking with wheelers right now, and they have been quick at responding and working with me on this, so far I have no complaints against them, I dont intend for this thread to be negative towards them. I have been offered blocks or they could contact alcan and they might replace the lower 3 leafs (going from 7mm thickness per leaf to 8mm thickness per leaf). This could/would firm up the ride, and since I dont carry much in my bed I am a little afraid of firming up the rear.

I do actually offroad, and my goal was to lift my truck about 2 inches front and rear, just a good quality and functional lift.

What do you guys think? I am a little leery of the blocks because I know people usually do those for looks rather than good offroad performance, and I am also afraid of making the ride stiffer in the rear by adding thicker leafs.

any input would be awesome!
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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If alcan will give you new leafs, I'd swap them out. They probably will be stiffer but if you off road and flex them out, they'll loosen up. I wouldn't go for the blocks.
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I'd let Wheelers see what they can do first. I'd also put the overload on instead of the blocks.
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I'd let Wheelers see what they can do first. I'd also put the overload on instead of the blocks.
Yea I responded to wheelers saying I would rather work with Alcan and replace a few of the leafs from the pack or something. Thanks for the responses!
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