ARE DEAVER LEAF SPRINGS worth it ?

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Jae, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Nick@Apollo-Optics

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

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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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    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
     
  4. Lwlandy

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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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    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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    subbed great discussion
     
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    One of the most satisfying MOD's you can do, besides super charger...

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  9. Lwlandy

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    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.
     
  10. Skyline

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    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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