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Old 01-09-2014, 10:41 PM   #1
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cheep back end lift question

so when you look under your five lug taco you see that the rear axle sits on top of the leaf springs right? And when you look under a prerunner or 4wd the axle sits under the leafs right? So why can you not simply take your springs off lower your axle put the springs on top and flip the mounting hardware upside down? I feel like there is something I'm not considering or something that may get damaged if its attended?
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No you can not just flip the axle under the leafs on a 5 lug. Totally different setup on over axle and under axle applications. I believe they make axle flip kits though, not sure if they are for second or first gen. If you want a cheap rear lift for a 5lug go with an Add A Leaf. It simply slides another stiffer leaf into your stock leaf pack thus lifting and stiffening up the rear end.
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does an add a leaf just stop the stock leaf pack from flattening out as much or does it create a tighter curve in it?
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does an add a leaf just stop the stock leaf pack from flattening out as much or does it create a tighter curve in it?
It is a stiffer spring with a bit higher arch to it. So it provides a bit of lift and a bit of firmness at the same time. Which in turn raises your load capacity a little, increases handling characteristics and reduces bottom outs when under load.
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^ this ... aal and be done
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I went to a place to get an AAL for my truck, and they said it would lower my truck instead of lifting it, are they wrong, or was I missing something with the SUA 5lugger?
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I've heard you can do the flip with the leafs. but you'd have to get shock tabs remounted
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I went to a place to get an AAL for my truck, and they said it would lower my truck instead of lifting it, are they wrong, or was I missing something with the SUA 5lugger?
They are idiots and you should not buy anything from them. An AAL will lift your truck when installed.
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