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Old 04-02-2012, 02:23 AM   #21
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Here is a fix on the cheap. Hard to beat the price. I just recently installed this and am very pleased with it. Im not into the whole Cadillac ride thing so it fits my taste very well. Even the girlfriend said it road better than it did before them since it was too squishy feeling before. Agreed

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72
but it's still just a bandaid until a real fix can be afforded.
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That ProComp AAL is a very stout little slab of steel, I put one on members (Gregero) 2nd gen with great results it lasted about a year of pretty hard use,( I'm building a set of springs for him this week )

The AAL that we used on his is actually for a pre '95 Toyota SR5 (pickup)
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Oh hell yeah it throws some ARC back into the springs & the price is great, I've heard pretty good things about ToyTec but DSMS is about 15 mins. from me so needless to say...

It'll hold up for you probably , Greg beats the hell out of his truck (unrealistically so sometimes) so I'm surprised its held up this long..

Too many guys pull the trigger on shit canning their stock leafs & drop some somewhat serious coin (National Spring custom springs start at about $1200, no shit...) on aftermarket springs a little pre maturely IMO

granted, toyota has been screwing the public for years now with the piss poor excuses for springs but there is alternatives to correct them without emptying your wallet luckily....
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Here is a fix on the cheap. Hard to beat the price. I just recently installed this and am very pleased with it. Im not into the whole Cadillac ride thing so it fits my taste very well. Even the girlfriend said it road better than it did before them since it was too squishy feeling before. Agreed

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72
for 40 buck its worth the fix until i get the money. yall are giving me so many options i dont know what to do
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for 40 buck its worth the fix until i get the money. yall are giving me so many options i dont know what to do
Go with what fits your budget & your needs for now, the ProComp AAL mentioned is probably the way for you to go. It'll be $40 well spent...
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You said you wanted a cheap "fix"


$75-$100 max for a set like this, you going to tell me that this is going to flatten out after a year ? No fuckin' way, no fuckin' how...

what a piece of shit.....






This isn't a fix , its more of a correction & an upgrade, eliminated all the axle wrap, & all the other ills the stock leafs have, but you go ahead & empty your wallet bro'... Hey the aftermarkets mentioned are all great springs, just too pricey IMO ... Just remember, this is YOUR truck, the end result for you depends on how much time & effort that YOU are willing to do as far as the research goes, I'm just saying keep your mind open to all reasonable approaches & don't get hung up on a few name brands that are always tossed around,, sorry man didn't mean to preach....
What exactly is this set? I am in the same boat. I don't do a lot of wheelin, I just want to correct the ride to what it should be in the first place. Eliminate the soggy ride and axle wrap issues. Thanks!
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What exactly is this set? I am in the same boat. I don't do a lot of wheelin, I just want to correct the ride to what it should be in the first place. Eliminate the soggy ride and axle wrap issues. Thanks!
It was a quick "mock up" of some springs I'm configuring for a member that just went LT in front & now he needs something a little more serious for the back , these springs are my rebuilds, uses the Toyota main leaf & the rest added are from Chevy & /or Ford truck springs...

I get "name brand" performance too...
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im so glad my stock leafs are still good. with my aal my leafs are smiling.

Nice !!! if its that ProComp AAL it'll last awhile for sure....
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I replaced mine about a year ago with the OME's. Couldn't be happier. just my .02
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I am just hoping that i dont bust a strut with mine.

Haha ! Well ,, thats just crazy talk dude...stop it.....
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Im in the same position. Im thinking i'll just keep my saggy spring till i can afford a full lift w/ new leafs. Are there any risks to using my saggy springs?
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Im in the same position. Im thinking i'll just keep my saggy spring till i can afford a full lift w/ new leafs. Are there any risks to using my saggy springs?

im sure you will be fine.. im using mine still. i just wouldnt put a ton of weight in the bed or flex reall hard.
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It was a quick "mock up" of some springs I'm configuring for a member that just went LT in front & now he needs something a little more serious for the back , these springs are my rebuilds, uses the Toyota main leaf & the rest added are from Chevy & /or Ford truck springs...

I get "name brand" performance too...
Hey, I sent you a two PM's a while ago, regarding how to order your leafs, and well I only got one reply...

I'm still interested in doing bznz...
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Hey, I sent you a two PM's a while ago, regarding how to order your leafs, and well I only got one reply...

I'm still interested in doing bznz...

I musta missed them er somethin' , I haven't been on site most the week....
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Any of you guys buy the Wheelers (Alcan) 5-pack... and toss another two or three leafs in there with either a 'new' AAL set or from your 'shot' stock pack?

I'm wanting some more load capacity and a few more inches out back. looking for ideas...
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