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Old 03-01-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Broken AAL

So today I decided to try and get my stock bump stops to work with my All-Pro u-bolt flip kit. I ended up flattening the ends out and then drilling and filing the middle out some more so that they can sit diagonal between two of nuts on the u-bolts. It worked out great I think



As I was putting the bump stop on the driver side I noticed this:



I was like "wtf lol" so I looked at the other side to confirm:



Yeah.. My AAL is broken in half. It's a good excuse to upgrade to an Icon 3 leaf AAL, or a whole new leaf pack, but I'm broke.. So this pretty gay (sorry if that offends anyone)

Anyone else ever heard of this happening? It's a Toytec 2" AAL.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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yikes!! hope this doesnt happen to my toytec AAL...

*going to check*
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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yikes!! hope this doesnt happen to my toytec AAL...

*going to check*
It surprised the shit out of me. I just don't know how long it's been like that or why it hasn't fell out.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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Broken AAL's can happen. You want to make sure the U bolts are torqued propperly, and check them every so often.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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and on a 2011?!

wtf?
Just because the truck is an '11, doesnt mean the AAL hasnt been sitting on the shelf for some time. Regardless, there could have been a weak point in the spring, and thats where it decided to break. Most aftermarket AAL's arent subject to the same quality control of OEM springs. Toytec should warrenty the spring.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:51 AM   #6
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shit is pretty rusty, point taken
That's just a year of WV road salt. And it only snowed three times this year.
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