Originally Posted by Mr Salty
How are they not the same. Isn't it all just a 3 leaf AAL produced by deaver? Pretty sure this is the case, but I've been wrong a time or two
They're not both made by Deaver. Performance-wise, they will be very similar, they're competitively priced with one another but made by different spring companies. It's like comparing a Deaver leaf pack and an Alcan leaf pack built to the same specs. Also, Icon does not offer an HD version of their 3-leaf AAL like Wheeler's does.
Originally Posted by StreetTaco4Me
brand new Dbl cab Trd Sport short bed...I do not want a harsh ride...what do you think drop the extra $160 on rear 5100s or keep the stock TRD bilstiens?
also is an ICON 3 leaf aal or just a standard 1.5" single aal going to give me a better ride
I dont haul anything or carry extra weight in the bed
Personally, I think the 3 leaf AAL's ride better than the single AALs. I'm very happy with the way mine rides and others with the same setup seem to like the ride also.
As far as the shocks, not sure what to tell you. You can try to run the stock shocks and see how they feel. If you like it, you saved yourself some money, if not, you'll end up buying new shocks to get the ride better controlled. You should know that running stock shocks with the AAL will wear out the shocks quicker so you will need to upgrade the shocks at some point regardless (might be a year or 2 out, depending on how you use your truck).