Re: Deavers vs 2 wd lift kit or partial U Joint
There are a lot of things to consider. I made the mistake of doing a Camburg kit even though I knew down the road I wanted 4WD. I should have done the U Joint kit right from the start. If you have any desire to do 4X4 someday don't consider doing the 2WD lift from any mfg.
My Camburg kit was nice, but I was not real happy with the ride, especially when towing our wakeboard boat. The ride was really soft which made it soak up bumps quite well in a straight line, however cornering caused A LOT of lean especially while towing. There was also some bump steer with this setup.
The U Joint kit is very well thought out with a ton of options available to get specifically what you want. Mine is a 4 inch kit with Dynatrac steering that completely eliminated all bump steer. The ride is more firm than the Camburg kit, but the van will actually handle corners very well, as well as soak up bumps well too. I have had Deaver's in back for a while and I love the ride. I am having the front Deaver install finished tomorrow so I will report back after it is done.
I have a 15 passenger van so it is lighter than the SMB's and most vans here on the site. I hope this info was helpful.