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skyjacker 6in or deavers?

so i know they both do wonders for the rear but which one is better for payload and ride quality? i deliver parts occasionally for work and payload is a must. I already have a superlift and as we all know lift blocks suck, so im looking to upgrade. and do i need the belltechs along with new leafs to get it level?
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Skyjacker if you have the intent to haul anything. The Deavers have a nicer ride but they are not meant for holding any weight.
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x2 don't get deavers is you haul stuff
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I have the skyjacker 6" leafs and haven' had any issue with them. 4wheelparts retails them for $430. You could probably talk them down to $400 dilivered to a local store or have installation included. This would be an advantage over the deavers as I don't know of any retailers selling them so there will be shipping charges as well.
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How much weight will you be hauling? If you want to improve ride quality I would go with the deavers and a shackle. I have been running the 6" skyjackers no blocks for a few years and am mixed on them. They can hold more weight than stockers with less sag, but are not that drastic of an improvement on ride. I have never tried the deavers, but if they can hold up to desert jumping they should be able to haul the occasional load without cracking.
In hindsight I think better ride for daily driving would be worth having a sagging rear and slowing down a bit when hauling if its not all that often.
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Although 12r has a valid point.. in your originalpost you say "Payload is a must" I have skyjackers and they hold weight great! And oaren't to bad on the back in regular enweighted daily driving.
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Couple the deavers with some new rear air shocks or keep your regular shocks and weld on some new shock mounts and throw on some air shocks to help when you need the extra weight.
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Although 12r has a valid point.. in your originalpost you say "Payload is a must" I have skyjackers and they hold weight great! And oaren't to bad on the back in regular enweighted daily driving.
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I would like to try some deavers and see how much better/worse they are.
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If you get custom Deavers they can adjust for payload, but just the replacement packs are not good for loads.
I had the replacement pack with hanger flip and no block on my old 01. Rode GREAT but were horrible for hauling or towing. Honestly I'd say about 2-300 lbs in the bed and they started to sag.
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Yeah my deavers won't hold much of anything in the bed without sagging. But its easy to make them articulate and they ride great.
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I love the ride of my Deavers now that I have Fox shocks with them. And when I need to carry a payload I have a set of airbags I inflate. Works great and offers the best of both worlds.
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