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Icon Add A Leaf or Skyjacker Leaf Springs?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by trdracing5, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Apr 10, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    trdracing5

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    Ok based on the feedback I got on my previous post (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/150223-my-rear-leafs-shot.html)I have decided that my rear leafs need some help.
    So which choice should I make?
    Option #1-GET A ADD A LEAF
    Icon Add A Leaf (approximately $180)

    Option #2-REPLACE THE LEAF SPRING
    Skyjacker Softride Lifting Leaf Springs (approximately $350 on sale from $425)

    I can get a crazy good deal on the skyjacker leaf springs. If it wasn't for the crazy good deal I would probably not even consider replacing the leaf springs.

    So any feedback on either option?

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  2. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    if you can afford it, id say just replace the springs all together. youll get a better ride than adding an aal to what you have already.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    I'm not familiar with the 1gen leaf pack, but it looks like yours could use replacement anyway.

    I would just make your choice on cost: want to spend it, get new leaf pack; don't want to spend it get an AAL, hell get a $50 AAL (no reason to spend $180 on an AAL, unless you're talking install too).

    You can also go to a spring shop and have your current leafs 're-arched' to factory height, then add the AAL for lift.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    I am interested in the skyjacker springs also. I think they offer 3.5 inches of lift which would be a little too much.
    Do they settle much for a level ride?
    Can you remove the overload spring for closer to 3 inches of lift?
     
  5. Apr 14, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    The $180 is a 3-leaf progressive rate AAL that's supposed to ride a lot better than the cheap $50 single AAL.

    I'd go for the leaf pack if it's within your means and you plan to keep your truck for at least another 2 years. The AAL would be a temporary band-aid that would buy you some time but you'd be in the same situation in a few years. If you just need something temporary, get the cheap single AAL to get you buy for now. Kinda depends on your situation.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    Ah ha, I was gonna say, ICON has a hell of a scam going charging $180 for 2 leafs.
     
  7. May 19, 2011 at 3:31 AM
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    Decided to go with the Icon Add A Leaf from downsouthmotorsports.com
    The brown truck just dropped it off and I will plan on installing this weekend.
     
  8. May 19, 2011 at 5:01 AM
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    You won't be disappointed, I finally got mine installed and have been very happy with the results!
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    What kind of results did you get with the AAL? How has everything held up? I have pretty flat springs and I am trying to decide if an AAL will fix it, or if I need to re-arch and AAL, or just break down and get a new pack.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    If I had to do it over again (and I had the money) I would have purchased the springs. The leafs are OK but are honestly just a temporary fix.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    What do you like and dislike about the Icon AAL?
     
  12. Apr 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    I think the AALs are ok. I think my leafs were beyond what a AAL could help so its nothing against the ICON AALs.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Icon helped me out a lot.
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    After
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  14. Apr 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    I have the icon but if I ha the money go with all pro
     
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    Agreed:D
     
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    Or deavers That be nice
     
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