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I was thinking about the Deaver 8 leaf for my truck. I was just wondering exactly how much it will lift the rear of my truck, before and after it is "broken" in. Will it be 2",2.5",3" or more...Also is the ride still fairly smooth?
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your ride will be smoother - not sure on the lift amount - but the ride will be better. I also believe the deaver pack is a progresssive rate spring package which is nice
 

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cvajs said:
The Deaver description says 2", and it also notes the load capability will be decreased. http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomaleafsprings.htm

I too was looking at the Deaver pack but went with the Downey AAL to get 2" plus more load capability. Mine is a "work" truck before it's a "off roader", so i had to sacrifice the ride quality some.

That's the 7 leaf pack you are looking at not the 8 leaf.



Tacoma418 said:
I was thinking about the Deaver 8 leaf for my truck. I was just wondering exactly how much it will lift the rear of my truck, before and after it is "broken" in. Will it be 2",2.5",3" or more...Also is the ride still fairly smooth?
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I don't know exactly, but I would get with Jason on that one. He sells both 7 & 8 and installes them as well so he would know how much of a lift you would get.
 

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does the 8 leaf bring the load capibilities back up to stock? (Vs. the 7 leaf)
 

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I have a double cab, and you should expect to have 3+ inches of lift depending on the shocks--I found. My 7100's lifted my truck a little more than a conventional shock.
Remember this lift amount is over stock with no extra weight or accessories. I found that my truck has the stance I wish it had everyday with 500 lbs of weight in the back. My experience has shown 8 leaf= 3 inches and 9 leaf= 4 inches, and I here 7 leaf= 2 inches.
The main question to think about is how much weight is going to be in the back all the time? I wish I would have done a weight test on my stock springs before I changed out to see how much it settle with 500 lbs. The stock springs have a overload though and the resistance builds up on it, the deaver is progressive and has no overload (just a lot of leafs), its just a way different animal in how they work, and perform.
 

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Tacoma418 said:
I was thinking about the Deaver 8 leaf for my truck. I was just wondering exactly how much it will lift the rear of my truck, before and after it is "broken" in. Will it be 2",2.5",3" or more...Also is the ride still fairly smooth?
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I can have them built for what ever height you want but 1.5in-2in is standard and recomended unless your running a 4-6in drop bracket kit in the front?
 

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where did you finnd the Downey AAL cvajs?
 

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where did you finnd the Downey AAL cvajs?

Just go to Downey's website to get their number, and then give them a call. However, I do not recommend them. I have their long AAL, and I really don't like it. The rear is too stiff. Plus, I've heard of quite a few people breaking the AAL.
 

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Tacoma418 said:
I was thinking about the Deaver 8 leaf for my truck. I was just wondering exactly how much it will lift the rear of my truck, before and after it is "broken" in. Will it be 2",2.5",3" or more...Also is the ride still fairly smooth?
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Expect about 2-2.5, and the ride is much better then stock and I didn't notice a loss of ride quality going from the 7 to 8 leaf pack so if you go with deaver stick with the 8 leaf pack.
 

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I am also looking at getting the deaver 7 or 8 leaf pack, but don't want my ass end 8 feet higher then the front. My stock springs with Tuff Country 2" AAL (short) are starting to sag pretty bad. From what everyone in this thread has said, it sounds like the 8 pack is the way to go.

Is there any way to tell how much lift you are actually getting from an AAL without measuring center of the wheel to fender before and after? Is the space between the overload and the first leaf at the end of the AAL the amount of lift it's giving?

-Seth
 
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