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Old 02-21-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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Deaver Springs long term reviews?

I know a few of you have had Deaver springs installed and I am thinking about doing the same. You all seemed very happy with your choices. So, how are they doing now? Not sagged, comfortable ride?
Also what was your bill for the setup?

Thanks, this is a lot of money and I feel like I need a bit more re-assurance.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Re: Deaver Springs long term reviews?

Wish I'd done it sooner. Actually I wish they came that way. Can't tell any difference from my last break-in review, although I would like to tone them down a bit.. they still feel a bit loose without the shocks cranked up, especially when towing.

When my engine is back in you can come over the hill and drive it if you like.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:51 AM   #3
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Re: Deaver Springs long term reviews?

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... over the hill ...
Only people from Colorado would refer to driving over Loveland Pass as "over the hill". I'd hate to see what you would consider a mountain.


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Old 02-21-2010, 12:21 PM   #4
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Re: Deaver Springs long term reviews?

Still happy with mine and like Jage, wish I had done it sooner. If you search Deaver and my user name, you'll read about a few tweaks I went back to them for after the initial installation. I'm glad I had the extra leaf added in the rear. It is a little stiffer when driving empty, but perfect when the van is loaded.

The folks at Deaver are great to work with. They're not cheep, but now that the financial pain has worn off, well worth it. Make sure you do the Bilsteins at the same time and have them weld a reinforcement on the back of the shock mount that they modify on the front spring / shock plates.

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Old 02-23-2010, 06:53 AM   #5
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Worth every penny
have the full pack in the rear and bilsteins all around

my rig drives better now than my Grand Cherokee

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rig was no problem, however did have to drop to 60mph in places
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:06 AM   #6
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Re: Deaver Springs long term reviews?

I need to get mine scheduled for the Deaver/Bilstein but would like some specifics to start talking to the local shops. Does anyone have a work order or pics, part#'s to share? Mine is an 07, weighing in at 9k. I have the original Old Man E, shocks and we are sick of the rough ride.
Any specs appreciated.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:16 AM   #7
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Re: Deaver Springs long term reviews?

The Deavers don't really have part numbers as far as I know. The just sent mine based on their experience with similar SMBs (and thanks to all those who went before for that...)

Mine are 11 leaves, there is no overload spring, it's just leaf-leaf-leaf top to bottom.

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Old 02-26-2010, 10:25 AM   #8
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Spring paks like that all the way around must add weight......No?

At 10K I am very weight conscious.

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Old 02-26-2010, 12:28 PM   #9
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It's unsprung weight. Springs, wheels, axles, etc. don't count, practically speaking, towards the weight of the van. Only the weight above the suspension is important as far as safety and handling go.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:34 PM   #10
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Re: Deaver Springs long term reviews?

I once had them add a leaf on my Tacoma and was really impressed with the shop, the service and the product. Just one leaf, I know, but they won my business.

Rather than go with the whole pack option, I am going to wait until I finish my build, then load it up fully, drive across the country from NYC, THEN go in there at expedition weight and have them add a leaf again.
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