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Has anyone put on a deaver pack from PRG and also kept the overload spring on at the same time? I know i would probably need longer u bolts. But I just was wondering how the ride would be like this if anyone has. I do a little bit of towing and dont want to worry about making my springs sag like crazy. Figured it might help a little. I eventually want to put a set of firestone bags on but dont have the funds right now.
 

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Ive often wounderes this myself. I'm guessing you'd have to get a new centerpin, and do a bit of drilling, chopping, and grinding to get it to work, but Im not certain about the feasibility of using the airbags with an AAL in conjunction

a possibly better idea might be to remove the overload leaf and Frankenstein in an xterra spring pack (Also requiring some cutting and drilling) nut that would definitly raise your load carrying capacity as well, and you really wouldn't need the overload leaf. Probably would also need some brackets fore and aft of the axle to keep them all together effectively
 

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I already have a deaver set on my truck is the thing. I tow a 3200lb jeep on an 18 steel flat bed car trailer and dont want the weight to flatten the pack overtime. I'm trying to find the easiest and cheapest way for now to solve the issue without losing the height that i have gained with the deaver.
 

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Yeah I don't think there's a cheap and easy way outta this one, firestones might work out tho, install shouldn't be all that hard either
 

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Yea thats what I figured. Just wanted to get some insight on the overloads and prg to see if it would work. I might try just to see if it will work if nobody else chimes in.
 

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Well the good
thing about airbags is they don't add lift if you don't want them to. If you try to frankenstein xterra leaves it may be a little pricier, harder install, and would lift it a bit. Upside to this, is that you could resell your deavers to recoupe some cashola
 

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Yes People Have Done It, And Remember If The Purpose Of The Overloads Is To Spread The Load When Weighed Down Over A Larger Area Of The Springs. If You Dont Have Them Youll Distort The Deavers And Even The Stock Springs If You Get Close To Flat. And That Doesnt Meen When You Get Out And Look At Them Not Driving. When You Hit A Bump The Live Load To The Spring Dramaticly Shoots Up. Ive Killed My Deavers This Way And So Have Others, And Broken Leaves Too. Like 1 Guy In Moab For Gone
 

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Brutal thanks a lot. That gave me the answer that I was looking for. I guess I will get some money together for the bags
 

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Has anyone put on a deaver pack from PRG and also kept the overload spring on at the same time? I know i would probably need longer u bolts. But I just was wondering how the ride would be like this if anyone has. I do a little bit of towing and dont want to worry about making my springs sag like crazy. Figured it might help a little. I eventually want to put a set of firestone bags on but dont have the funds right now.
I don't think that would work out well. The Deaver's have a arch built into them to raise the truck and increase the flex. The overload spring is extra thick and flat. My guess is it would not contour to the arch of the deavers, rather it (the overload spring) would flatten them (the deavers) out and make them useless.

Assuming you could even get them all to stack up.
 

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That too is a very good point. Never really looked at it from that angle. Thanks. I forgot about the straps that go on them to hold it all together.
 

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I don't think that would work out well. The Deaver's have a arch built into them to raise the truck and increase the flex. The overload spring is extra thick and flat. My guess is it would not contour to the arch of the deavers, rather it (the overload spring) would flatten them (the deavers) out and make them useless.

Assuming you could even get them all to stack up.
If the overload were under the AAL, wouldn't it still be working the same as with a stock pack?
 

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Yeah it would work the same way but it would take all the arch away from the deaver because it pulls the leaf pack to almost flat like stock.
 

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Right but when I took the stock overload leaf off I had to cut the 2 bolts on the clamps to be able to get them off of the spring pack. And that seemed to be what held them together.
 
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