Can Someone tell me about he Deaver leaf springs?

Discussion in 'Off-Road' started by kingofthetaco, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. kingofthetaco

    kingofthetaco Well-Known Member

    Not sure the purpose of them and if they’re worth it.
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Deaver is a name of the manufacture of the leaf springs. The purpose of replacing the leaf springs is to lift the rear of your truck. Most people do this to fit larger tires and get better performance from the ride on and off road. Dakar’s is another one.
  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Deaver J66s (I think that's the Tacoma code) are mostly meant for suspension travel. They do not hold weight well.
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  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Dakar’s if you have weight. They can be a little stiff without a constant load.
    There is also All Pro, Alcan, skyjacker...
  6. OP

    kingofthetaco Well-Known Member

    Do any of you prefer them?
  7. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I have the OME Dakars on my '17 and also had some on a '10. They give about 2" of lift, carry added weight very well and as @OR17TRD stated above, they do ride a little more like a truck than the factory leaves. But I also haven't slapped the rear bumpstops since I installed them. Haha! I recommend them, they're a huge improvement in my eyes.
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  8. SomeDirtyCuban

    SomeDirtyCuban Well-Known Member

    I just added a Deaver AAL just yesterday it rides really smooth but it hasn’t settled yet I have a rear bumper with tire swing out and so far it looks great but I need new tires lol

    Edit* I plan on upgrading to one Dakar’s later on down the road as I do intend to add more weight to the rear.
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  9. OU81taco16

    OU81taco16 Well-Known Member

    That’s what she said!
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  10. OU81taco16

    OU81taco16 Well-Known Member

    With my fiberglass cap, tools , recovery gear and several other items. I carry 500 lbs daily up to 1,000 some weeks. Have the Dakar HD rated for another 650 lbs. I know That doesn’t change Toyotas bearing hub assembly load ratings. But, with E load rated tires and heavier springs you don’t have any rear end sagging or oversteer! My truck rides great empty or loaded up with OME BP-51 !
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  11. ToyShopTaco

    ToyShopTaco New Member

    The Deaver kit rides really well on the street and off-road. Does not like to haul weight around though
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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Dakar’s for weight.

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