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Old 03-13-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
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Rear sag on an EB

In the process of working out our build I discussed an extra leaf in the rear with Jeff there at SMB West and I was told that it is now part of the standard EB 4x4 package to add an extra leaf to the rear. Has anyone heard of this and can confirm? We also have decided to have rear airbags installed with the Dynatrac rear to help rear sag with towing. Any experience with this setup? Good idea or overkill? Thanks for your input!

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Old 03-13-2010, 03:28 PM   #2
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Re: Rear sag on an EB

I wondered if they had changed something because we have not experienced the sag we have heard folks talk about.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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Re: Rear sag on an EB

Yea, Greg we requested an additional leaf because of your build and experience. When I asked about it Jeff told me it was now standard. How many leafs are on yours vs the standard RB?
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I am at the ballpark right now, but McBeast is right outside. I will check when I leave (no pun intended). If I don't post an answer, remind me.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:07 PM   #5
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Re: Rear sag on an EB

I have a 2001 eb cruser top
weighs in at 10,000 pounds

when i got it it had Saggy Butt

I installed 11 leaf Deaver Springs

search my post on it and gallerys

if your getting a new rig... INSIST on deavers
if you dont, IMHO you will need them sooner than later

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Old 03-13-2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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Re: Rear sag on an EB

My 2009 EB has eight leafs in the rear springs and no sag.

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Re: Rear sag on an EB

I'm not new to the deavers vs OME choice when it comes to springs- went thru that when I lifted my 2006 Tacoma. They both are well respected. I chose OME for my Tacoma and couldn't be happier so I suspect the SMB 4x4 will be similar- I just want that little extra!
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Re: Rear sag on an EB

Dynatrac rear can't hurt if the cost doesn't make you sweat. Stronger is never a bad thing.

I know airbags can help. However, they can always be added. If it were me, I would only add them reactively after some test runs with my intended load. It is entirely possible you will find your set-up is good to go without.
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Re: Rear sag on an EB

Oh, and I have yet to find a post on the forum from someone with a 2008 or newer complaining about their OME springs. If you are out there, please speak up, I've still got time to switch!
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Re: Rear sag on an EB

My 2008 SMB's rear springs were almost flat within a month. I had them rearched and 2 leaves added by Salem Kroger when they did my 4X4.

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