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skyjacker springs or deavers

ok i have a somehow broken a leaf in each of my stock leaf packs so i am going to upgrade and get some quality springs for the rear... now my question is should i get the skyjacker springs or deavers? while i am at it i am going to get some new t-bars since mine are pretty saggy...
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for what you use your truck for, get the Skyjackers. You don't wheel, Deavers would be a waste of money and they don't give you the lift that the Skyjackers do.
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im not sure but i would get the skyjackers because i think they are stiffer and if you cary any weight in the bed you will be glad you didnt get the deavers because i believe they are really soft but im not 100% sure
let me know how the t bars work out because i need to replace mine as well
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the Skyjackers are not all that stiff. When installed them in my Ranger, the ride was better than stock ever thought about being.
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get some A t-bars and some skyjacker lift leafs so you can remove the block in the rear.
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you mean some #1 t-bars I assume since they are the strongest?

If you need 4" of lift in the rear, get the FR36 springs (6" of front lift). If you need 2" of rear lift, get the FR-34 spring (4" of front lift). Those will let you remove the blocks.
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oh i didnt mean stiff like real stiff i just meant same as or close to stock
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If you haul anything more than 300 lbs you will regret getting deavers. If you don't haul stuff you cant beat them. I absolutely love mine.

BTW I got a lot more lift than the 2.5" they claim they give you. Not sure why though.
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you mean some #1 t-bars I assume since they are the strongest?

If you need 4" of lift in the rear, get the FR36 springs (6" of front lift). If you need 2" of rear lift, get the FR-34 spring (4" of front lift). Those will let you remove the blocks.
yeah, idk why i was thinking A.
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maybe their lift is for a supercab. The short bed regular cabs weight a lot less than the supercab.
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^your probably right about that.
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yeah, idk why i was thinking A.
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meh, t-bars are for lame people with IFS.

haha j/k.
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you mean some #1 t-bars I assume since they are the strongest?

If you need 4" of lift in the rear, get the FR36 springs (6" of front lift). If you need 2" of rear lift, get the FR-34 spring (4" of front lift). Those will let you remove the blocks.
yeah #1 bars are the ones i want

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If you haul anything more than 300 lbs you will regret getting deavers. If you don't haul stuff you cant beat them. I absolutely love mine.

ahh thats exactly what i wanted to know


hey maurice did you do any towing when you had your old truck?
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personally i wouldnt put #1 bars on a regular cab 2wd

B bars are going to give you a good ride and also give you some extra lift.

your truck should have F bars on it stock, the weakest. going to the strongest may be to much.

A bars could be just right also.
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yea I towed a trailer with 2 atv's and it didnt squat at all.
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I also have Deavers, on an extended cab truck. Right now it is way higher than I expected and not all that soft. They are only a month old, I don't know how much they will soften up.
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personally i wouldnt put #1 bars on a regular cab 2wd

B bars are going to give you a good ride and also give you some extra lift.

your truck should have F bars on it stock, the weakest. going to the strongest may be to much.

A bars could be just right also.
do you have a chart with the spring rates of the different torsion bars?
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neither. alcans...
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DO NOT get Deavers if you plan to tow/haul. I had them, but got rid of them when the truck became our hauling/work vehicle, not offroad vehicle.
I had 300 lbs in the back and I was bottoming out.
That said, they were GREAT offroad, but that's it. Not good for a "work" truck.
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ALCANS.

they custom make every leaf pack. you tell them the specs of your vehicle and exactly what you want and they will make you an amazing leaf pack. also they stand behind their work.
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neither. alcans...
alcans are like deavers soft. I like them though dont get me wrong :)
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ALCANS.

they custom make every leaf pack. you tell them the specs of your vehicle and exactly what you want and they will make you an amazing leaf pack. also they stand behind their work.
And how much PER spring do they run?
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alcans are like deavers soft. I like them though dont get me wrong :)
this is completely incorrect. Alcans are made on a PER ORDER BASIS. you specify weight size style and your intended application.

judging off of an order that was not made to YOUR specs (like the ones you purchased fro shonuff) is an inaccurate depiction...
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