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Soft leaf pack?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Doc1303, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Aug 29, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    Doc1303

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    I have CS047R leaf pack. Overload removed (still in picture).

    99% I have bed empty. Never really Carey heavy loads. But I believe the leaf pack I have was intended for heavy loads and it rides like one. Very harsh. Loaded 350pounds in the rear once and even then sagged very little.

    I need a softer, no load or light load close to OEM leaf pack.

    I've considered the Skyjacker Soft Ride leaf pack. What else should no consider?

    Thanks.

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  2. Aug 29, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    yeah that is not a stock set, too many leafs, much stiff

    consider if someone is taking off stock leafs... do a switch-a-roo
     
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  3. Aug 29, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    Yeah, I've been asking and waiting. Nothing yet.
    That's why I'm considering aftermarket instead. New OEM are expensive for what it is ($400 each I've seen some)
     
  4. Aug 29, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    To remove some of the stiffness you can remove the 3rd leaf from the top. It still probably wouldn't be anywhere as soft as the oem pack.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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    There are A LOT of very stiff leaf packs out there, most of which only succeed at delivering the ride quality of a 1990's dump truck.

    If you are close to stock weight stay away from any spring pack labeled as overland.
    The overland stuff will be too heavy duty and will wreck your ride quality and possibly your spine.

    The Deaver J66 leaf pack and the Icon RXT Pack (Stage 1) are the two best options I am aware of.
     
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    The J66 looks soft. But I've heard polarizing opinions.

    The Icon RXT seems like a safer bet. From what you've heard or know, the RXT rides soft? Even with no aftermarket bumper and empty bed? If that's my best option for a OE/Soft ride on empty bed then I'll order.
     
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  7. Aug 30, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    Yes, we have installed the RXT pack on several trucks here in the shop, and they ride great.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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    I've spent a little time looking into the J66 pack, and feedback from most users would lead one thinking it's a horrible pack. Filtering through the noise, I gathered that the pack is adequate for a ride height just slightly elevated over stock, but the "fault" is the shocks are not damped properly for the spring/application. Would your experience say that is accurate?

    What would you suggest for a proper shock setup for the J66 pack on a lightweight truck (general off-road use) that at most will have a 300lb dirtbike in the back on occasion?
     
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  9. Sep 3, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    A poorly tuned shock will definitely have an impact on ride quality.
    For your application, a 2.0 R/R would work just fine and you may want to consider adjusters when you have the dirt bike in back.
     

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