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ARE DEAVER LEAF SPRINGS worth it ?


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Old 03-06-2018, 12:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by Jae View Post
Thank you all so much for ya input do you suggest I go the +3 if Iím going to run 37s??
From what I have read the +3 should be no stiffer witch is hard to comprehend as there are more leafs.

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If you're going to be running 37s, the extra 1" of height over stock will definitely help.






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since you delete the the blocks, do you have to run the bump stop? No whoop running for me.
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since you delete the the blocks, do you have to run the bump stop? No whoop running for me.

If you do not get a full bump stop kit, at the very least replace what was there from stock. SDHQ sells a bump stop mount plate that accomplishes this


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I fitted Deaver +2" this weekend to my 2018. The truck is a lot more sure footed on the black stuff now. (Yet to get it off road). There are some bad roads round where I live and I was getting the rear end step out on me a lot on bumpy tight bends. Its only been a couple of days, but it is night and day. I have driven over the same bad roads and not felt a thing. It also now feels a lot tighter on the road powering round a flat bend. Pleased I decided to fit them.
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I fitted Deaver +2" this weekend to my 2018. The truck is a lot more sure footed on the black stuff now. (Yet to get it off road). There are some bad roads round where I live and I was getting the rear end step out on me a lot on bumpy tight bends. Its only been a couple of days, but it is night and day. I have driven over the same bad roads and not felt a thing. It also now feels a lot tighter on the road powering round a flat bend. Pleased I decided to fit them.
How does the firmness of the ride compare to stock? Is it softer, firmer, about the same?
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what are you guys seeing in terms of labor costs to install these?


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How does the firmness of the ride compare to stock? Is it softer, firmer, about the same?
I think they are as per the nature of progressive springs, softer initially (so they absorb the small bumps easily) but then get firmer the further they get compressed. Makes for a nice compliant ride on tarmac but more capable offroad when under more extreme compression.

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what are you guys seeing in terms of labor costs to install these?
I fitted them myself, took me all day Saturday (I also fitted SVC Bump stops). I was on my own and the springs are heavy. It would be better with 2 people as trying to get the springs in place without damaging anything like Brake lines road speed sensor etc. is not easy on your own.

I would say that a decent shop with the right equipment should be able to do it in 3-4 hours.
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Originally Posted by Lwlandy View Post
I think they are as per the nature of progressive springs, softer initially (so they absorb the small bumps easily) but then get firmer the further they get compressed. Makes for a nice compliant ride on tarmac but more capable offroad when under more extreme compression.

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I fitted them myself, took me all day Saturday (I also fitted SVC Bump stops). I was on my own and the springs are heavy. It would be better with 2 people as trying to get the springs in place without damaging anything like Brake lines road speed sensor etc. is not easy on your own.

I would say that a decent shop with the right equipment should be able to do it in 3-4 hours.
no issues with leaf spring bolts right? Old gens you had to cut one of the leaf bolts out because of the way it was oriented. I havent looked at these.


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