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Leaf spring upgrade

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by AlotaYotas, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Feb 11, 2020 at 8:11 AM
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    AlotaYotas

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    Hello,
    Looking for some feed back and real life experiences with your upgraded rear pack. I will be picking up my 4wheel camper Topper next month and I need to get the new steed ready for it. The Topper weighs just under 500lbs and will pretty much live on the truck. When its loaded for adventure I could have another 200-500 in her.

    I plan to throw on a set of 6112/5160's set at 1.9 up front with the 600 lbs spring. In the rear i'm leaning towards the U748 pack. With the Topper I think this will leave me with about .5 inch rake. Maybe a Ride-Right for the extra weight (had'em on my 1st gen and loved them)?

    How is your Deaver pack holding up??? If your running something else to support your extra weight i'd love to hear about it.

    I know this has been brought up before but i've been researching this for so long my eyes are crossed and the old noggin hurts.

    Iv'e owned Toyota's since I was 16. The current fleet consists of a 17 DC, 2000 LC and a 97 LC. PNW LIFER!!!

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 11, 2020 at 9:32 AM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier “DO it!”

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    They don’t hold up. Even the Deaver HD’s with extra leafs.

    A few guys putting in 3” custom leafs to see if those will better hold the weight of our already trucks + gear.
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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    AlotaYotas

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    Ok, there has to be something out there that is working to carry the extra weight. Dakar , OME, Iron man, Icon???
     
  4. Feb 11, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier “DO it!”

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    I’m sorry you haven’t had more replies. Maybe because we just spent 2 weeks discussing this, again, on another thread. I know you said you’ve been researching, so maybe you’re up to speed and posted this as a ‘hail Mary’.

    All of these you listed work short term. And many on here use airbags when towing. If you want to know more about the 3” leaf spring option, that’s being developed by @papasmurf and @osidepunker, currently with Deaver as the leaf-builder.
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2020 at 3:24 PM
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    realtorblake

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    Redneckistan... aka Cypress, TX
    2019 Crewmax Platinum 5" Zone lift Fox 2.5 /OME suspension 12.5x35x18 ProComp's
    I went with a plus 2.5" Old Man Emu set. Much better ride and no more body roll on corners. The Fox 2.5 upgrade didn't hurt matters either...

    I haven't towed anything heavy or had a bed load over 300#'s yet though.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2020 at 8:46 PM
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    A little off topic but when you installed the new leafs do you lube them with anything? Also what kind of grease did you use on the bushings, did you use the standard bushings that came with the OME springs or the urethanes??
     
  7. Mar 31, 2020 at 9:32 PM
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    Brown Bear

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    -6" RCD lift in front. -Custom leaf springs in rear 4" lift. -17" race line, raptor wheels. -35" Goodyear Duratrac. -4.88 gears. -ARB rear air locker. -ARB air compressor and tank. -Custom front sway bar quick disconnect -Custom one piece driveshaft -Black Oak Led 40 watt ditch lights.
    I have a custom 4 inch lift leaf pack made by Sacramento spring. They can make you anything you want. Just tell them how much lift you want and how much extra wight you planning. http://sacspring.com/2020-03-31 21.24.20.jpg 2020-03-31 21.27.37.jpg
    I have had my leafs for 4 year now and they have been grate.
     
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  8. Mar 31, 2020 at 10:01 PM
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    GiantsFanDan

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    Deaver U748's been holding up for the last year on my truck (k37's didn't). Daily driven with steel bumper, 2 spares, RCI rack, and tent. Loaded up even more on trips with 10 gals of extra fuel, 10gals of water, fire wood, and food.

    Fully loaded here in Death Valley in February.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mar 31, 2020 at 10:49 PM
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    gosolo

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    2"CB shackles, bushings and 1 shim, lockerdown console vault, rear folding seat back mod, snugtop shell with opening side windows, 46g fuel tank, SDHQ sliders and hidden winch, Decked Drawers, Alcan leaf springs and got rid of the interior chrome
    I have Alcan custom springs. Very happy with these. My static load is around 1,100lb. Ride is smooth, squat is eliminated when I tow the boat, and I would recommend this solution to anyone in a similar situation.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2020 at 1:14 AM
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    2019 Crewmax Platinum 5" Zone lift Fox 2.5 /OME suspension 12.5x35x18 ProComp's
    Urethanes and new shackles, but I didn't do the install. I had a shop I have used before do the front and rear and alignment at the same time. I don't have any help unless my stepson is around and he is USCG... so he is on duty most of the time. I'm in the market for a used FJ so I can have my truck down for a week or more and still get around. Hauling parts on my Harley just isn't much of an option... lol
     

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