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8 leaf is it the best leaf

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Littlebro 5, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Apr 1, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    Littlebro 5

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    I'm looking at geting the 8 leaf in the read wondering how people like the 8 leaf.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    from who?
     
  3. Apr 1, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    which company are you refering to?Alcan?
     
  4. Apr 1, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    Yeah alcan good?
     
  5. Apr 1, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    Which replacement leaf pack is the best choice for you depends on how you will be using your truck and how much lift you are looking for. More info about that will help us help you.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    Ok cool I am looking for 3" lift with lots of flex on a extra cab v6 but still good on road
     
  7. Apr 1, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    ^What he said...if you have no other drastic modifications in the near future, stick with a lift that has been proven and works. That specific application seems a little specialized, I think you will be OK going with the bandwagon on this.

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/wha...0-donts-of-overland-vehicle-modification.html <-----Read #4
     
  8. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    I'm running the alcan 8 leaf spring pack. Very happy. But I can tell you that by themselves they will not give you 3", 2" maybe.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Alcan and deaver are both very flexy, but do not support weight worth a shit.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    Have you thought about Allpros expedition 8 pack??
     
  11. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    No are they good
     
  12. Apr 2, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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    i have heard great things about them. Give a big lift too and as suppose to hold up to 400 additional pounds be for them sag down when you are under load. Im not sure how they flex tho.

    check out Jlees build, he got them and loves them as far as i know
     
  13. Apr 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    Ok cool thanks man
     
  14. Apr 2, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    Yeah the allpro leaf pack is a little hard.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Lol then you'll prolly have to get a 5 pack then some 1'' or 2'' shackles
     
  16. Apr 2, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    Ok yeah I will be pulling a wakebord boat and or four sport quads 310 LB each.
    But hay its a taco it's got the power.
    Or what about just leaving the over lode leaf on with the alcan 8 leaf pack so I would get the 2.5-2.75 rear lift?
     
  17. Apr 3, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    I would disagree about the deavers, i drove across california and arizona with my 600 pound quad in the back and they handled the load surprisingly well. I never bottomed out, in fact the rear drove like a caddy, really smooth. cant speak though for the alcans..
     
  18. Apr 3, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    Yeah idk I'm just going to get the alcan when I lift my truck.
     
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