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Old 09-12-2011, 02:52 PM   #1
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3 Leaf AAL vs 1 Leaf AAL for 1.5" lift in rear?

I've got 2.5 Icon coilovers on the front of my DC TRD OR PreRunner. Rear is stock. Right now the truck is 1.5" higher in the front and I'd like to improve the rear suspension and even it out (get rid of the squat/bro lean).

I'm looking at getting the Fab Tech AAL for $70 which is just one spring per rear wheel, or the Icon 3 leaf AAL for $180. I'll put 5100s along with whichever AAL i choose.

Can i get your advice on whether I really need to spend the extra money for a 3 leaf AAL? Does the 1 leaf improve ride/suspension at all or just provide height? Is most of the suspension in the rear based on your quality of shocks or leaf springs? I'm on a budget so the less I can spend the better, but also want to make sure I make the right decision here.
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I've got 2.5 Icon coilovers on the front of my DC TRD OR PreRunner. Rear is stock. Right now the truck is 1.5" higher in the front and I'd like to improve the rear suspension and even it out (get rid of the squat/bro lean).

I'm looking at getting the Fab Tech AAL for $70 which is just one spring per rear wheel, or the Icon 3 leaf AAL for $180. I'll put 5100s along with whichever AAL i choose.

Can i get your advice on whether I really need to spend the extra money for a 3 leaf AAL? Does the 1 leaf improve ride/suspension at all or just provide height? Is most of the suspension in the rear based on your quality of shocks or leaf springs? I'm on a budget so the less I can spend the better, but also want to make sure I make the right decision here.
The 3-leaf AAL rides great! You don't feel like you have an AAL in the rear at all. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking. It does come with new U-bolts and centering pins which is part of the reason why it's more money. In my opinion, it's well worth the money and I'd definitely buy it again.

Also, if you off road your truck, the 5100's aren't necessarily the best option. They're a short shock, check out the thread below about the cautions of using 5100's for a lifted rear. (Personally, I have 5100's and that 3-leaf progressive AAL without any problems but I'm mostly on pavement).
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...my-5100-a.html
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Pugga thx for the info and link. the link doesn't seem to answer the q whether or not the longer 5100s are good for a 2" lift. I've thought about the new icon v.s. 2.0 shocks but don't know how well they fit.

Can anyone else weigh in on the benefit of a 3 leaf aal vs 1 leaf? Or how well billys work on a 1.5" lift in the rear?
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I love my 3-leaf that I got from Wheelers! It rides great and still add height and helps with weight in the bed.

I think they were $150 from wheelers
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I have the 4 leaf TSB with the Toytec AAL w/ 5100's and I love the ride and wheel the piss out of it and its great.

That being said, I am replacing them with the ALLPRO Expidition leafs and Fox 2.0 shocks for even more clearance, flex, and load capability while offroad.
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Pugga thx for the info and link. the link doesn't seem to answer the q whether or not the longer 5100s are good for a 2" lift. I've thought about the new icon v.s. 2.0 shocks but don't know how well they fit.

Can anyone else weigh in on the benefit of a 3 leaf aal vs 1 leaf? Or how well billys work on a 1.5" lift in the rear?
There was a lot of controversy in that thread about whether the 5100's were appropriate for a lifted rear. Technically they can top out and you can blow out the shock. That being said, a lot of people are running 5100's with a lifted rear and not having any issues. I was just trying to give you the link in case you hadn't heard there could be a potential problem. Good luck with the set-up!
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No brainer I have the wheelers 3-leaf AAL get it and don't look back!!
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The 3 leaf without the overload will be the smoothest riding aal you can get......best you can do without replacing the whole pack. There's a reason its included in the Icon package. I ran the 5100s and they were fine, I have longer 5125s now for more droop but they will be ok! If you have the budget get the re-buildable icons for the rear. You'll be getting as much travel in the rear as up front 10" or so!
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is there any downside to running the 3 leaf aal without the overload spring?
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Can't tow as much weight but I've been able to load the truck up pretty heavy and its been fine! It's more for flex and a smoother offroad ride!
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