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Old 01-14-2009, 09:13 AM   #2
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i know allpro has 1.5" and 3" replacement packs that are for ride and flex....take away from the payload. i'm planning on getting the 3" complete rear kit next month
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Both Alcan and Deaver make custom made springs and both offer great flex, but I can't recall which ones actually decreases payload. Dakar makes great stuff too.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:34 AM   #7
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Any spring pack that increases flex, will detract from payload. The Deavers and Alcans are the best for what your looking for. They replace the overload leaf, thus giveing more flex, but, that takes away load capacity.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:38 AM   #8
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I just ordered Dakars today after doing the same research you are doing. The reviews I've read state that the Dakars handle loads well, flex well and ride nice, so they seemed to offer everything I wanted in a leaf pack. I'm hoping they meet my expectations.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:38 AM   #9
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Any spring pack that increases flex, will detract from payload. The Deavers and Alcans are the best for what your looking for. They replace the overload leaf, thus giveing more flex, but, that takes away load capacity.
How much does it take away? In other words, what could I haul now that I couldn't haul if I got those?
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Both Alcan and Deaver make custom made springs and both offer great flex, but I can't recall which ones actually decreases payload. Dakar makes great stuff too.
The Deavers do. Alcans are more for towing. They give good off road flex to, but are a little stiffer. Dreavers give great flex! But don't expect to ride level with anything in the bed. I was looking at the Dakars too, but I have not heared of anyone running them or what the ride is like. Suposed to be good though.
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Throw some chevy springs under there. chevy springs on 2nd gen
That guy's setup looks sketchy as hell!
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:53 AM   #13
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That guy's setup looks sketchy as hell!
OMG! No shit!
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:54 AM   #14
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How much does it take away? In other words, what could I haul now that I couldn't haul if I got those?
No idea. You could probably haul the same as you can now, but it would just be resting on the bump stops.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:02 AM   #16
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No idea. You could probably haul the same as you can now, but it would just be resting on the bump stops.
That would suck! Rough as hell I would imagine...

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Both Deaver and Alcan make "custom" springs. When I called Alcan the guy asked me if I wanted the "norm" they offer our trucks, or they would build custom ones to my specs. You could just have them build you a stronger spring than they normaly offer.
Would that defeat the purpose if I asked them to make them stronger?
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I have the Dakars, they ride nice. They are firmer then stock by a bit, but they haul a load and flex much better then stock. In all I couldn't be much happier with them. They have 2 overload springs and you can get another spring to give you more load and lift if you need.
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