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rear springs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by groundpounder17, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    groundpounder17

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    I've got an '09 DC TRD 4x4 that I am planning to lift about 3". I'm getting the icon UCAs, icon front CO, and icon rear shocks. I was wondering what my best option would be for the rear springs. The truck is my daily driver and I occasionally pull a 16' trailer so I want something that will handle a load. For full packs I'm thinking OME dakars, alcans, and deavers then there is the AAL. What do you guys think is my best bet. I'm thinking I will need about a 2-2.25" lift in the rear.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    Any of those brands would probably be good. My friend has deavers and the are nice! That is the only experience I have with those packs.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    From what I've heard the deavers don't have quite the load capability of the dakars or the alcans. I'm thinking that I will either do the AAL from wheeler's or get a custom set of alcans made. Thanks
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    If already you went with the Icon CO, I don't understand why your would settle for an AAL on the rear. I'm planning on ordering the OME packs this summer, so that's my vote.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    I did the AAL in conjuction with the firestone riderite airbags and it lifted it about 2+". It was solid but I wanted it more level so took the AAL off. It increases the driveshaft angle considerably introducing unwanted vibes....even with shims and carrier drop spacer. What a waste of $70.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    Just won the Icon UCAs on ebay so I guess it's getting time to pull the trigger on the icon coilovers and rear shocks. I emailed alcan today to get a price on some custom springs. It's going to be a little more than I was wanting to spend. I'm thinking that the 1 3/4" lift in the spring is what I would need to level it out. My rear measured today at being 1 3/4" higher than the front so I figure that's about what I would need to get it level or maybe just a little higher in the rear. I plan on running 255/85r16 toyo m55 tires so I'm hoping that I can get by with only lifting the front by about 2 1/2, 3" max. Two and half inches in the front should clear a tire this narrow shouldn't it?
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    Icon Ext travel CO, Icon tubular uniball UCAs, Maxtrac Spindles, Icon RR rear w 2"aal.
    well if your going all icon..i believe that they make a leaf pack that will level out with the front end.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    Thanks for all the help everyone. I ended up ordering custom alcan springs. I got 2" of lift with a 250 lbs extra weight spring set. I am ordering the icon fronts and rears with reservoirs. I will most likely be lifting the truck about 3" in the front. I'm thinking that since I'll be running the 255/85r16 tires that this will give me a little more room although I would love to just go 2.5" up front. Do you guys think these springs would settle down to about 1 3/4" of lift in the rear because that's about where I would really like it.
     
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