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AAL to offset constant load of 200 lbs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Oper8r, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Feb 26, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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  2. Feb 26, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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  3. Feb 27, 2016 at 3:19 AM
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    I have aal on my truck and it definitely squats a lot less with similar weight. Go for it. My concern when I was getting them was with the ride. So many people say that the ride is harsh with aal. I think the ride is pretty good. With extra weight in the bed, it should be even better.
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2016 at 5:56 AM
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    ^Thanks, this helps.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2016 at 3:34 PM
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  6. Mar 4, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    No experience with the Icon AAL. Searched and found it to see what the description was. http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/ICON-15-inch-Progressive-AAL_p_1203.html
    "replaces all the factory secondary leafs while retaining the factory main and overload springs. This allows us to modify the spring rate to increase ride comfort, obtain lift height, maintain load and towing capacities, and increase wheel travel."

    Sounds like a good add on for a nice ride but not sure with added weight.
     
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  7. Mar 4, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    Wheelers sounds about the same "Maintains standard load and towing capacities."
     
  8. Mar 4, 2016 at 3:43 PM
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    Do you think these two products might be better because they are multiple leafs possibly made better and not just one or two that would be used as shims?
     
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    You end up removing most your stock leafs and replace with the icon or wheelers one. Would be a good ride I'm sure but it's set up for stock not the added weight.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2016 at 7:51 PM
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    You could get a new custom leaf pack from Alcan set up for the lift and added weight or the OME pack with lift. Those would be better as they lift with the added arch which would help with the added weight.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2016 at 5:19 AM
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    Would this cost me an arm and a leg over the icon and wheeler options?
     
  13. Mar 5, 2016 at 9:42 AM
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    I had this on my taco for years and have had it on my Tundra for a few months with no issues. The "harsher" ride isn't enough for me to really notice but the ride is definitely better when hauling or towing. I got a little over an inch in the rear and I'm a CM.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    I wanted to revive this thread....

    I want no lift in the rear but I do want a smoother more Progressive spring rate.
    Talked with both icon and wheelers, they both mentioned that the mini enhancement pack can be added while keeping the overload Leaf uninstalled to net me about an inch of lift.

    Anyone on here running the Deaver Mini pack or the wheelers enhancement pack or the icon Mini pack and the overload Leaf removed?
     
  16. Jul 4, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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    I'm running the Icon pack with 2"CB shackles, silky smooth pro ride is still there. I'm carrying around 1K extra constant payload. Ride height is slightly higher than stock. I also added shims up front.
     
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    I only maybe 5000 lb couple weekends a month and that's a trailer so that actual tongue weight or bed weight is much less. And when we go camping or shooting I usually have a few hundred lb in the bed.

    So I really don't want any lift, i like the truck stance right now I just want something with a little bit better ride


    ... to add I also don't want to be spending six seven $800 on a leaf pack so I'm trying to figure out something that'll be a good fit for the interim.
     
  18. Jul 4, 2017 at 5:50 PM
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    Modified leaf spring geometry is the best solution for permanent load conditions. If you're compensating for occasional or intermittent loading you will be happiest with a system that is applied specifically when needed, like air bags.
     
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    .... that's the thing though, I don't want to compensate for the intermittent loading lol

    Oh well, after talking to a few people, icon and wheelers I think I'm just going to do the expansion pack without the overload leaf and call it a day.
     
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