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need input on rear leaf fix

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mutilatedjak, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    mutilatedjak

    mutilatedjak [OP] n00b waffle

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    Hey all, so I need some input on this. I ordered some alcan leafs from wheelers, they were suppose to lift my truck around 1.75 to 2" (and actual lift depends on a lot of things which I completely understand) After the install, the leafs did not lift my truck, it remained at stock height. I am talking with wheelers right now, and they have been quick at responding and working with me on this, so far I have no complaints against them, I dont intend for this thread to be negative towards them. I have been offered blocks or they could contact alcan and they might replace the lower 3 leafs (going from 7mm thickness per leaf to 8mm thickness per leaf). This could/would firm up the ride, and since I dont carry much in my bed I am a little afraid of firming up the rear.

    I do actually offroad, and my goal was to lift my truck about 2 inches front and rear, just a good quality and functional lift.

    What do you guys think? I am a little leery of the blocks because I know people usually do those for looks rather than good offroad performance, and I am also afraid of making the ride stiffer in the rear by adding thicker leafs.

    any input would be awesome!
     
  2. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    mutilatedjak

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    self bump!
    :mudding:
     
  3. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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    If alcan will give you new leafs, I'd swap them out. They probably will be stiffer but if you off road and flex them out, they'll loosen up. I wouldn't go for the blocks.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    I'd let Wheelers see what they can do first. I'd also put the overload on instead of the blocks.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    Yea I responded to wheelers saying I would rather work with Alcan and replace a few of the leafs from the pack or something. Thanks for the responses!
     
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