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Old 02-03-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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How to get 1-1.5 inch of lift from new leaf pack

I installed some new wheels and tires on my 2013 DC Off-road package.
New tires are 265/70R17. I am looking to put bilstein 5100's up front and
In the rear. I would prefer not to use a block in the rear. I would also like to
get a new leaf pack since the oem springs sag after a while. I didn't want to
add a leaf to the oem springs because I figured they would still sag over time.
Are there any aftermarket leaf packs that will get me the 1-1.5 inch that I am looking for in the rear of the truck. Based on the forum stuff I read, I was going to run the front billies at the 1.75 mark. Thanks for the help.
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Check out wheelers offroad. Since your only wanting 1.5" lift at most then they have a couple options... either their 5 leaf spring pack which just says "will sit higher than stock". Or the Deaver or Alcan leaf springs which lift 1.5" - 1.75". You could go with OME and remove a leaf to lower the ride height to roughly 1.75". Just some options Ive researched over time. If your wanting a load bearing truck then Ive read the Deavers arent that great at handing weight, Just an FYI
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I went with the General Spring HD leaf pack 1.5-2" lift
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I went with the General Spring HD leaf pack 1.5-2" lift
Hello TacomaJay09,

I've been looking at those also. They are heavy duty & are 3/1 leafs. At $400 for a pair they are well priced. How long have you had them & how much lift did you actuially get?

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Hello TacomaJay09,

I've been looking at those also. They are heavy duty & are 3/1 leafs. At $400 for a pair they are well priced. How long have you had them & how much lift did you actuially get?

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I haven't installed them yet. I anticipate installing them in March sometime. There are a few other parts I am waiting on so I can do the entire install at the same time.
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I haven't installed them yet. I anticipate installing them in March sometime. There are a few other parts I am waiting on so I can do the entire install at the same time.
OK.
If you don't mind, keep me posted & post some pics.
Also, Before & after measurements.
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OK.
If you don't mind, keep me posted & post some pics.
Also, Before & after measurements.
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I can do that. Just keep in mind that my before measurements will be on a sagging leaf pack.
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I installed some new wheels and tires on my 2013 DC Off-road package.
New tires are 265/70R17. I am looking to put bilstein 5100's up front and
In the rear. I would prefer not to use a block in the rear. I would also like to
get a new leaf pack since the oem springs sag after a while. I didn't want to
add a leaf to the oem springs because I figured they would still sag over time.
Are there any aftermarket leaf packs that will get me the 1-1.5 inch that I am looking for in the rear of the truck. Based on the forum stuff I read, I was going to run the front billies at the 1.75 mark. Thanks for the help.
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Wheelers HD leaf pack
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I installed some new wheels and tires on my 2013 DC Off-road package.
New tires are 265/70R17. I am looking to put bilstein 5100's up front and
In the rear. I would prefer not to use a block in the rear. I would also like to
get a new leaf pack since the oem springs sag after a while. I didn't want to
add a leaf to the oem springs because I figured they would still sag over time.
Are there any aftermarket leaf packs that will get me the 1-1.5 inch that I am looking for in the rear of the truck. Based on the forum stuff I read, I was going to run the front billies at the 1.75 mark. Thanks for the help.

As my Esteemed TW Colleague pointed out


these are more of what you are looking at.


http://wheelersoffroad.com/product/l...af-spring-set/
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As my Esteemed TW Colleague pointed out


these are more of what you are looking at.


http://wheelersoffroad.com/product/l...af-spring-set/
With a 5 leaf pack, isn't that going to give more than 1.5 in. of lift?
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With a 5 leaf pack, isn't that going to give more than 1.5 in. of lift?

Depends on your constant load weight , with the Wheelers HD pack you can also remove one leaf to lower the ride height
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Depends on your constant load weight , with the Wheelers HD pack you can also remove one leaf to lower the ride height
OZ-T,

Does the rear stiffen up if you remove the overload leaf? And from your research, how much height are people giving up when they remove it?

I just purchased the Wheelers HD 1.5" AAL, but I'm planning on using all leafs (still have the 3 leaf rear at the moment).

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OZ-T,

Does the rear stiffen up if you remove the overload leaf? And from your research, how much height are people giving up when they remove it?

I just purchased the Wheelers HD 1.5" AAL, but I'm planning on using all leafs (still have the 3 leaf rear at the moment).

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I don't think it's the overload you remove , I believe it is one of the leafs

I was talking about the full replacement leaf pack and you are talking about an AAL
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