1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

ToyTec changed their Add-a-Leafs.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tonka Tacoma, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Tonka Tacoma

    Tonka Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Member:
    #42036
    Messages:
    54
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Plattsburgh, New York
    Vehicle:
    2009 Regular Cab 4X4
    3'' Toytec Suspension Lift, Dick Cepek DC-2 Rims, BF Goodrich All Terrain TA's, Bug Guard, Side Window Visors, Back Window Visor, Diamond Plate Kobalt Tool Box, Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip, Stainless Steel Plate Frames, Stainless Steel Stubby Antenna, "TACOMA" Front Windshield Banner, Toyota Tundra 4X4 Tailgate Badge, And TRD Box decals.
    I ordered a 3" lift from ToyTec. I read numerous different threads that stated the ToyTec Add-a-Leafs were Alcan springs, but when my kit came in the mail, the rear Add-a-Leaf springs were Deavers!? I called toytec to verify if they sent the correct spring, which they did. I asked the tech. why they no longer use the Alcan springs and why they switched to Deaver, but he gave me no straight answer. He told me that the switch in brand names was very recent, but thats all he would tell me. I'm just curious. Does anyone have a clue as to why they would stop using the alcans? Who makes a better Leaf, Alcan or Dever? :pccoffee:
     
  2. Digiratus

    Digiratus Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Member:
    #34006
    Messages:
    10,538
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Exploring the Pacific Northwest
    Vehicle:
    The RedHead
    King ET Coilovers Camburg Uniball UCAs Alcan 8-Leaf Rear Spring Packs Fox 2.0 Resi Rear Shocks FrankenFab Rear Shock Relocate Trail Gear U-bolt Flip Toytec 1" Extended Shackle 4.88 Nitro Gears ARB Front Locker OBA ARB Twin Comp 15x8 D Window Steelies 33" BFG KM2s Limited Edition Elite Front Bumper Smittybilt X2O 10K Winch PIAA 510 SMR Fog Lights Lightforce 170s Badland Sliders FrankenFab Tire Carrier Swingout bumper w/kitchen BudBuilt Front & Bellypan Skids BAMF Rear Diff Skid Whynter 65 qt. Fridge/Freezer CVT Mt Bachelor RTT Badland Custom Bed Rack GM 140 amp alternator Optima Yellow Top battery Magnaflow 18" Muffler Braided Steel Brake Lines K&N Drop-in air filter ScanGauge II OBDII Scanner Uniden 520xl CB radio 3’ Firestik Adjustable tip antenna Pioneer DEH-P9400BH HU Alpine Amps & Type R components (F) and coaxials (R) Wet Okole Seat Covers Weathertech Digital Liners Deck Plate Mod 1” Diff Drop Carrier Bearing Drop
    the argument can be made that both companies make a quality spring.

    which one is better? for what?
     
  3. Tonka Tacoma

    Tonka Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Member:
    #42036
    Messages:
    54
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Plattsburgh, New York
    Vehicle:
    2009 Regular Cab 4X4
    3'' Toytec Suspension Lift, Dick Cepek DC-2 Rims, BF Goodrich All Terrain TA's, Bug Guard, Side Window Visors, Back Window Visor, Diamond Plate Kobalt Tool Box, Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip, Stainless Steel Plate Frames, Stainless Steel Stubby Antenna, "TACOMA" Front Windshield Banner, Toyota Tundra 4X4 Tailgate Badge, And TRD Box decals.
    I don't go off-roading very often. The main reason I got the lift is for looks and ground clearance. I may haul a 4-wheeler in the truck bed during the summer, but that is about it.
     
  4. Mr. Brown

    Mr. Brown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Member:
    #29540
    Messages:
    2,201
    Gender:
    Male
    Orange County
    Vehicle:
    White Double Cab Off Road
    Suspensiopn: Donahoe coil overs, Donahoe rear reservoir shocks, Light Racing UCA's, Wheelers AAL's, Exterior: Powder-coated black billet grill, Hella Black Magic fog lights, color matched rear bumper, color matched side mirrors, undercover tonneau cover, Interior: Alpine W203 w/ Blackbird II, Weathertech Floor-liners, blue gauge light mod, Performance: AFE Stage II Intake, Banks exhaust, single cat y-pipe, Dynomat hood-liner, NST Performance pulleys, URD MAF calibrator
    Deaver is a good company. I think you will be happy with them.
     
  5. T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Member:
    #12767
    Messages:
    10,233
    Gender:
    Male
    <----------------->
    Vehicle:
    08 RC Prerunner SR5
    Mine is older but glad to hear that either way we all win based on those 2 companies. I'd guess maybe a contract ended and someone else had a better bid.
     
  6. ToyTec Lifts

    ToyTec Lifts Toyota Suspension specialist Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Member:
    #12472
    Messages:
    838
    Gender:
    Male
    Rocky Mountains
    Vehicle:
    Toyota's are awesome
    Its still the exact same leaf. All the specs are the same. Just a different company.

    :thumbsup:
    -Dylan
     
  7. matt86

    matt86 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Member:
    #3526
    Messages:
    257
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    NC
    Vehicle:
    2008 Tacoma SR5 4x4
    I have the deaver ones on my truck and can't tell a difference from the Alcans I had. Both are quality stuff
     
  8. Tonka Tacoma

    Tonka Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Member:
    #42036
    Messages:
    54
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Plattsburgh, New York
    Vehicle:
    2009 Regular Cab 4X4
    3'' Toytec Suspension Lift, Dick Cepek DC-2 Rims, BF Goodrich All Terrain TA's, Bug Guard, Side Window Visors, Back Window Visor, Diamond Plate Kobalt Tool Box, Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip, Stainless Steel Plate Frames, Stainless Steel Stubby Antenna, "TACOMA" Front Windshield Banner, Toyota Tundra 4X4 Tailgate Badge, And TRD Box decals.
    This is all good to know! I was happy to be getting Alcans because I have heard a lot of good things about them, but if the Deavers are comparable, than I'm still happy. It sounds like the Deavers are pretty much the same thing, just with a different brand name attached.
     
To Top