was that with the 8 or 9?LockUmUp said:I got about 2.75" without a load, and about 2 and quarter with 300lbs in da back. hope it helps.
that does seem strange that several different people have had different lift experiences and that's one of the main reasons that i started this thread...once i have all my s/c stuff done i know that i'm going to want some deavers down the road and need at least 2.5" of total lift after settling and am curious of what leaf pack would give me that...anyone???Toyota4ever said:That's a good question because I don't think there is many people that kept track. If you did, like me you now have bigger tires to go with the lift and lost your reference point.
I screwed up because I measured from the lip of the fender well to the ground. If your going to do it right you have to measure from a point that doesn't change like the top of the hub or top rim of the wheel (not the tire) so you can keep track for future reference and through other modifications.
I hear to many times in the forum--"it looks like 2 inches", or "I can go so far on a tank of gas because that is when my fuel light comes on". You have to wonder if you are getting the facts because you rarely hear of the calculations to support the statement.
I can honestly say that after installation I had 3.5 inches of lift from the distance from the ground to wheel well lip. Now I don't know because of the bigger tires, but I don't think they have sagged if anything at all after 2000 miles. Also, I have quite a bit of rake from the difference in the front and rear lift, its far from level. It takes 500 lbs of weight to make the truck level.
One last thing to mention is the 7 leaf deaver is a production pack and is priced accordingly. The 8,9, or 10 are more expensive because they are none production. I think it would be safe to say they are custom, but it sure seems strange we all have different lift experiences.
ok, so the 7 or 8 leafs sold through wheelers or demello are the 2" option i'm assuming...is the 9 leaf any different(in terms of lift)? are all the varying leaf options due, in large part, to load capacity and ride quality? i guess i could have the truck sitting level, but i like it a bit ass high...atwinda said:you can have them, or any other spring shop, arch them to provide however much lift you want. As an option, you can get the 7 or 8 pack lifting 2" then add a 1" shakle to make up the .5" plus a little more. Our trucks sit a little higher (about .5") anyway.
do a search noobie! ..wait...shit...i knew that this would eventually bite my in the ass.themariachi said:ok, so the 7 or 8 leafs sold through wheelers or demello are the 2" option i'm assuming...is the 9 leaf any different(in terms of lift)? are all the varying leaf options due, in large part, to load capacity and ride quality? i guess i could have the truck sitting level, but i like it a bit ass high...
If your sold on Deavers, great. But if you want an alternative that gives 2.5" look into the OME leafs. The ride is good and the off road flex is awesome. Ask Gary at wheelers about the differences between deavers and OME.themariachi said:so what is it after all is said and done?
sounds good...can't wait till the blower is in...so i can start doing other mods. thanks, i'm sure blowing through at 40mph it's not as teeth-chattering as an aal would be. i'll be on the lookout for Mark's posts to see if the 9 are what i'm looking for.mikesdoublecab said:hey Mariachi... we went off to watch the MDR race in barstow on saturday and did some exploring... after hitting some whoops at 40MPH or so, the deaver 8 leaf held up... 3 trips out there in the last month and they havent lost any ride height... i think u'll be happy with an 8 leaf, but ask Mark Lachica about his 9 leafs too...