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Need recommendation on new leaf packs...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by sikTacos, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Jan 24, 2021 at 4:05 PM
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    sikTacos

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    Hello TW fam!

    It's time to retire my stock leaf packs + AAL and wanted to get some recommendation on a new set of leaf packs. Currently with a full load, the rear end sags way too much...

    My current setup:
    5100's w 887
    I keep the bedrack/rtt on all year long.

    I've heard of Allpro Standard/Expo kits and Dakars (Med)? Which one is best bang for your $?


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  2. Jan 27, 2021 at 6:02 PM
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    bump....no one?
     
  3. Jan 27, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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  4. Jan 27, 2021 at 6:11 PM
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    Maybe the icon leaf pack? Don’t know how people are liking it but you basically get everything you need to set them up for 3 different weight ranges. There’s an additional leaf that you can switch I and out.
     
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  5. Jan 27, 2021 at 6:13 PM
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    Icon Rxt over Dakars from personal experience.
     
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  6. Jan 28, 2021 at 10:48 AM
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    Fox 2.5 Ext Travel w/ Adj Reserviors (3") ACCUTUNED Camburg Uniball UCA Deaver u402 stage 1 Leer 100XQ Front Runner Slimline II Rack Baja Designs Onx6+, SQ-Pro, SQ-Sport Switchpros 9100 285/70/17 Falken AT3W on 17 Method 305 NV RIGd Ultraswing Powertank 10lb
    dakars for bang for buck, make sure to use RUBBER ISOLATORS between the leafs and keep up on the maintenance for the bushings or they wil squeak like a MF. i went with el095R medium duty pack and great on & offroad. if you save up a bit more go with deaver u402's, much quieter and easier articulation from my experience
     
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  7. Jan 28, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    Best bang for your buck, go with deavers or icon

    Only got a buck? Dobinsons, ironman 4x4, ome dakars, etc.

    Only got a quarter? 3 leaf AAL from headstrong or wheelers with overload left in
     
  8. Jan 30, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    Thanks everyone for the update! Will definitely check out Deavers or the Icon RXT
     
  9. Jan 30, 2021 at 1:36 PM
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    I'm swapping from ome HDs to Deaver stage 2s my vote Deaver.
     
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    Vote... ICON!
     
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  11. Jan 31, 2021 at 11:37 AM
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    When upgrading to new leaf springs, I'll just need a new set of ubolts and that's it correct? Want to make sure I order everything at once.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2021 at 11:42 AM
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    Depending on the springs you buy, you may need to buy new bushings separate as well. Dobinsons/ironman/ome sells their own version of a poly bushing, but usually people just use the ones from energy suspension since they are a perfect fit and significantly cheaper ($62 on Amazon) and it comes with bushings for your shackle as well. If you want to replace your shackle bushings, I would recommend just buying new oem shackles without the rubber bushings installed instead of trying to remove the rubber ones off the ones you have now. Makes life a lot easier and the kit is like $30 for both shackles.

    So whichever leaf springs you buy, check to see if bushings come included.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LSTUAQ6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_XT820R0FCVTJDETBNFGY
     
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  13. Jan 31, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    Awesome thanks for the heads up! When's our next monthly wheeling event BTW? Hahaha
     
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    Yes you should need new ubolrs depending on overall leaf thickness. Highly recommended the archive garage U-Bolt flip kit with new bump stops.
     
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  15. Jan 31, 2021 at 12:25 PM
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    lol oh snap Eric! didn't recognize the username, and we should definitely setup another one. For how many Tacomas roam around socal there's no excuse not to.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2021 at 2:13 PM
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    I completely agree! As long as we have you to lead, well be in good hands! haha
     
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    Hey I just got a u bolt flip kit but I think the u bolts are too wide should they not be hugging the rear axel snuggley? I have just over half an inch gap between the u bolt and the rear axel
     
  18. Feb 14, 2021 at 1:21 PM
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    I got the ubolt flip from Wheelers-- got it at Low Range here. Mine is snug. Fits perfect. bolts should easily fit lifted leaf packs

    I made my own bump stops with the stock ones too
     
  19. Feb 14, 2021 at 1:30 PM
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    I figured it out one of the u bolts they sent were mislabeled, and of course that's the one a saw and was like... Wait a minute haha
     
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    DAMN!!! yeah shit like that happened to me with the 2.5 ICONS I originally bought from Summit. They were supposed to have 700lb springs and @Texoma was able to tell me they were the wrong springs when I sent him the part number on the actual coils. Returned them to Summit. Better off in the end... ordered tuned Elkas

    Did they already send you a replacement?
     

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