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Rear spring packs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by LonghornTaco, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I need to lift my rear about 2", but I want the benefits of better flex, so I'm looking to replace my spring pack.

    I've heard about OME Dakars, Alcans and Deavers, but can someone recommend any of these? Maybe others?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i know allpro has 1.5" and 3" replacement packs that are for ride and flex....take away from the payload. i'm planning on getting the 3" complete rear kit next month
     
  3. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    Both Alcan and Deaver make custom made springs and both offer great flex, but I can't recall which ones actually decreases payload. Dakar makes great stuff too.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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  5. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Skyjacker also makes a 2.5"-3" rear spring pack. Part Number TCR25S. It is built for ride and flex but also has an overload spring.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    I don't haul much right now, but I wouldn't want to lose that ability... One day I plan to buy a boat...
     
  7. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    Any spring pack that increases flex, will detract from payload. The Deavers and Alcans are the best for what your looking for. They replace the overload leaf, thus giveing more flex, but, that takes away load capacity.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    I just ordered Dakars today after doing the same research you are doing. The reviews I've read state that the Dakars handle loads well, flex well and ride nice, so they seemed to offer everything I wanted in a leaf pack. I'm hoping they meet my expectations.:D
     
  9. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    How much does it take away? In other words, what could I haul now that I couldn't haul if I got those?
     
  10. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I've heard these are good.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    The Deavers do. Alcans are more for towing. They give good off road flex to, but are a little stiffer. Dreavers give great flex! But don't expect to ride level with anything in the bed. I was looking at the Dakars too, but I have not heared of anyone running them or what the ride is like. Suposed to be good though.
    :cool:
     
  12. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    That guy's setup looks sketchy as hell! :eek:
     
  13. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    OMG! No shit! :eek:
     
  14. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    No idea. You could probably haul the same as you can now, but it would just be resting on the bump stops.
     
  15. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    Both Deaver and Alcan make "custom" springs. When I called Alcan the guy asked me if I wanted the "norm" they offer our trucks, or they would build custom ones to my specs. You could just have them build you a stronger spring than they normaly offer.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    That would suck! Rough as hell I would imagine...

    Would that defeat the purpose if I asked them to make them stronger?
     
  17. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    You win some and lose some I guess.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    I plan on going Dakars... :D
     
  19. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    I thought that exact thing, His weld also look ummmm weak!
     
  20. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    I have the Dakars, they ride nice. They are firmer then stock by a bit, but they haul a load and flex much better then stock. In all I couldn't be much happier with them. They have 2 overload springs and you can get another spring to give you more load and lift if you need.
     
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