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Discussion in 'Georgia' started by GATacoRookie, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:33 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

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  2. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:44 AM
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    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    You do not need new UCAs at 2" of lift. It is recommended with 2.5", but still probably not required.

    As for the rear lift, I would highly advise a new leaf pack if you can afford it. You'll be happier in the long run. Many people (myself included) went the AAL route to start and then later replaced it with a full leaf pack.
     
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  3. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    Agreed, UCA's will help alignment but not required. As for the rear leafs are basically a wear item so they'll always need to be replaced eventually
     
  4. Aug 26, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    What would you recommend for long term use. I rather buy something that is going to last longer rather than having to replace a part consistently.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2020 at 5:31 AM
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    The OME Dakar leaf pack seems to be the gold standard. Just know that there is a high probability that they will squeak at some point. They updated the dakar pack about 3-4 years ago (IIRC) from the CS047R to the EL095R (or 096 for the HD pack)(again, IIRC). The EL pack included plastic separators that were designed to eliminate the squeak. The success of that is hit or miss as several of the EL packs still squeak.

    Deaver is another that I would look into.

    For cost, performance, and availability reasons, I went with the Dakar pack for myself.
     
  6. Sep 10, 2020 at 4:02 AM
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    i ran about 2.5-3” of lift and 35” tires with stock uppers. It was a rougher ride which I didn’t mind. Did that for 18k miles till I bought JBA UCAs and now the ride really smooth. So you don’t “have” to get UCAs just recommend for a better ride.
     
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  7. Sep 10, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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    I was literally gonna ask you your opinion on this when I come see you for my CMC when I get my 33's next week. I'm probably gonna switch to JBAs too after riding on stock ones like you did.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM
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    I'm kind of leaning toward a set of JBAs myself.
     
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  9. Sep 25, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    I am selling my JBAs nothing wrong with them. I really like the way the feel on the truck. I am getting SPCs to get more adjust ability out of them to hopefully allow me to fit 37s with limited firewall tubing.

    only been on the truck for 10 months and like 6k miles?
     
  10. Sep 25, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    How much? (And possible dibs)
     
  11. Dec 7, 2020 at 3:56 AM
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    Big ones are King suspension, SSO bumper w/winch, Pelfreybuilt sliders.
    If those JBAs are still available let me know :). I've been eyeing those for a year plus now.

    Also, dobinson makes good squeek-less
    leafs too from what I hear. I got one of their heavy sets just waiting to install. Before that I was looking at the Deaver stage II's. Deaver definitely has great leafs.
     

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