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What Add - a - Leaf kit?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Erick, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Nov 20, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    Erick

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    I use my truck to pleasure and work. With that said, I need to be able to carry a heavier load at times. Not a bunch more, but 500lbs or so more than I should. I can't always use a trailer when I work in the city.

    I have a 2016, TRD, SR5 with a crew max cab.

    Will this work for my truck? Or does anyone else have any ideas on a good kit?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017I8EHWS/ref=psdc_15731761_t2_B00L3OI5BI
     
  2. Nov 20, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    Grey Wolf

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    Don't go cheap on an add a leaf. Itll ride like crap. A progressive 3 leaf would be nice.

    You may wanna look into sumo spring or superbump bump stops or air bags for your use. May fit your needs better than leafs.

    I would only run add a leafs if I wanted a lift if I had a constant load like a cap, bebslides/drawers, heavy rack etc...
     
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  4. Nov 20, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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  5. Nov 20, 2018 at 8:07 PM
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    That's good to know. I've seen mostly good reviews here about the Icon AAL . Didn't know that Deaver had a AAL. By the way ..I have a AAL on my Tunny with ToyTec shackle and rides just fine with only a few hundred lbs at times. I need to check out that Deaver AAL setup! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Nov 20, 2018 at 8:35 PM
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  7. Nov 20, 2018 at 8:40 PM
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    What do you mean by losing capacity? Will this spring help my truck from sagging too much from a weight over load? I'm looking for someone that will add to my pay load.

    Thanks, let me know.
     
  8. Nov 21, 2018 at 4:11 AM
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    Yes , this kit will work and it will indeed increase the load capacity like you want. It's only 150 bucks brother, I say go for it.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2018 at 4:15 AM
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    I have the Tuff Country AAL. It's stiffer than stock but I wouldn't say it even comes close to "riding like crap". I wanted a little over 1" of rear lift and wanted to get rid of my block. This was a cheap and easy solution.

    But your situation sounds like you'd be better off with Sumosprings or airbags. I also have Sumosprings to handle additional weight and can't say enough good things about them.
     
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    I added the sumo springs/bump stops...they did the trick.
     
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    Have you thought about airbags? Should be easier to install.
     
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  13. Nov 22, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    Okay. I ordered black sumo springs. Let's see how they handle.
     
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    How do you like your Sumo Springs? Thanks
     
  15. Nov 29, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    If you want something that will add to your payload - get a different truck. Springs are only part of the equation for payload. Axle assemblies and frame strength play a part as well. Your legal payload is whatever your yellow door sticker says it is. Putting new springs on isn't going to change that (actually, adding a leaf technically will reduce the legal amount you can carry since you are adding weight).
     
  16. Dec 2, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    Went fantastic. I had to wait for a day without snow or ice on the ground. That day finally came. I got it done in 2 hours. I did a 2" spacer and the sumo springs. It's pretty solid. Going to put about 2300lbs on it tomorrow. I'll report back with the results. Front is now @ 40" rear is @42"
     
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    I have the Icon AAL, I was going to get the Deaver mini pack but the shop owner changed my mind- difference being the Icon AAL let’s you keep the overload leaf so you don’t lose towing capacity ... I have had them for almost 2 months now and I’m loving them
     
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