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Deaver 3 Leaf AAL?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 96er, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Jun 18, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    96er

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    How come this setup isn't talked about more frequently as a way of lifting 1.5" in the rear without the harsh ride of a single AAL? I ran them on my '98 Limited with Donahoe CO's in front and the ride was great. Price point is in between a full replacement pack and single AAL.

    Reason I'm asking is because a) the wheeler's 5 leaf packs are $459 and b) lots of people are complaining about the squeaking with those packs.

    I'm trying to construct a nice, level ~2" lift (OME 881 in front) since my stock shocks are past it and while I'm upgrading might as well do the 2" lift. I almost forgot about the deaver 3 leaf as a 'viable' option.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    I have the wheelers 3 leaf AAL on my truck and I love it :D
    I did have to remove my OL leaf though, maybe thats why people dont like it as much? idk
     
  3. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    Main 3 reasons I think...
    1. Possible not a ton of people have them, so less "thoughts on them"
    2. Most people don't mind the "stiff ride"of an aal - it is a truck..
    3. Like said above, less carrying capacity. That was told to me from alcan themselves. If it is mentioned, I would have to guess that you lose something big enough to have to say something.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    most people still prob want to be able to haul a decent amount of stuff and dont want to have to remove the overload leaf to run the 3 leaf AAL packs.

    from the people that do run them, all i have heard are good things. solid set up at a great price.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    this!

    I hated my single AAL. I thought maybe 5100's would help it but it was still the same. after I switched it was soooo much smoother. i drive a midsize truck, not a F350..
     
  6. Jun 18, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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  7. Jun 18, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    Thank you everyone for the information. As I mentioned, I loved it with my '98 Limited. Didn't mind removing the overload since I'm not constantly hauling stuff around. It's also $160 less than the complete 5 leaf pack which is turning me away due to the squeaking problem.

    So the OME 881's with Nitrocharged shocks at all 4 corners and the Deaver 3 leaf AAL in the rear should be a nice, relatively level setup right? Not looking to run 32's (probably not), just need to get my suspension up to par.

    Also going to do rack bushings, sway bar bushings and possibly lower ball joints. The truck is super smooth on nice roads but rough roads throw me around some! I'll post pics of my build once I get the stuff and install (hopefully 2 weeks).
     
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