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Alrighty now I'm planning on lifting my 04 ext cab 3" with rear leaf pack replacements and i was trying to decide between the skyjacker soft ride packs that are like a 5 leaf pack i believe or going with a 7 leaf deaver pack. My truck gets used offroad and its a daily driver so the soft ride would be nice however I also haul my 4wheeler and the occasional loaded down trailer so maybe u see my dilema with the soft ride I know they are made to be soft for offroading and for the ride quality but i dont know how well they will handle being loaded down. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated...
 

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ome dakars? they handle loads good.
 

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I put in Deaver AAL for the lift and improved load capacity. Slightly firmer than TRD stock, but improved stability/handling. Inexpensive and easy installation are advantages, too.
 

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if you are planning on hauling anything do not go with the deaver 7 leaf pack. if you are still considering the deaver i would go with the 8 or 9 leaf pack instead, they can handle the weight better.
 

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Go with the OME Dakars for a dual-purpose leaf pack.
 

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Go with the SkyJacker package if you want your Taco to ride smoother on the road to mild wheeling. For hard wheeling and rougher on smooth road driving go with the Deaver set up. Had a SkyJacker on my 75 CJ5 and loved it overall
 

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my friend i was talkin to about it drives a ranger with about 10" of lift has the skyjacker setup and he said that his load capacity wasn't that affected with the soft ride but it was interesting tuckin 37's goin down the road.
 

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I've been running the AllPro 5" pack in the tail of mine for a couple years now and I have no regrets. But its not a custom spring. I too go from rock crawling to towing heavy loads and came up with a solution. I did a shock re-location to the inverted V style like so: / \ You gonna have to do that anyway to get the articulation out of the new leafs. Then used my stock shock locations to install some pressure adjustable Monroe Max Air shocks. I pull them out when I wheel and bolt them back in before I hook up my trailer and hit the highway. Even without a load it gives the truck much better street manners. And I can adjust the pressure for how much weight I carry. Its the only way I found to have the best of both worlds :)
 
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