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Old 07-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Is the 5100/AAL route as easy as it seems?

Looking to get a mild lift, and the 5100/AAL seems to be a pretty attractive option.

Is it as cheap/easy as it sounds?
I'd probably do....2.5" in the front, and ??? in the rear. 1.75? 2? (recommendations plz )
Truck is used as a daily, 90% street, not hauling heavy loads

It seems to be about $250 in parts, reasonably easy install, and an alignment and I'm GTG?
I'm a little bit naive on truck suspension. I've done a handful of car stuff.

Will I need extended brake lines?
Will I be murdering my CV joints?

Also plan on 265/75/16 tires... Would the next size up be doable? Worth it? Mainly just don't want it to look dinky, but I bet those would fill it up pretty well.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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Looking to get a mild lift, and the 5100/AAL seems to be a pretty attractive option.

Is it as cheap/easy as it sounds?
I'd probably do....2.5" in the front, and ??? in the rear. 1.75? 2? (recommendations plz )

only the front shocks are adjustable, not the rears. 2.5 in the front may cause you problems with your alignment, some trucks can go that high with no problem, some can't, 1.75 in the front is not going to cause you problems but you should get it aligned at a shop that does 4x4 trucks.
Truck is used as a daily, 90% street, not hauling heavy loads

depends on how high you want the front compared to the back, you can get an aal 1.5 or 2 inch, measure from the center of the hub to the bottom of the wheel well to figure out how much higher you want to go.


It seems to be about $250 in parts, reasonably easy install, and an alignment and I'm GTG?

You do not need to get an alignment if you are only doing the rears.

I'm a little bit naive on truck suspension. I've done a handful of car stuff.

Will I need extended brake lines?

1.5 or 2 inch no you don't need to.


Will I be murdering my CV joints?

the higher you go may cause a vibration with the front suspension, once again, 1.75 in the front should not be an issue, i did that and had a hum for a while and it's since gone away.

rear

Also plan on 265/75/16 tires... Would the next size up be doable? Worth it? Mainly just don't want it to look dinky, but I bet those would fill it up pretty well.
there's a billion threads on this topic, 265's are fine, 275's may rub at full lock, search and you can spend a week reading all the threads about this.
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You have a prerunner so no CV to worry about. 2.5" won't be a problem for you. Anything larger then 265/75R16 you will have to trim or do a pinch weld mod.
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You have a prerunner so no CV to worry about. 2.5" won't be a problem for you. Anything larger then 265/75R16 you will have to trim or do a pinch weld mod.

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5100's and a three lief pack work better than the single AAL.

Fronts set at 2.5

Tires are 255/85/16

Yes, it works.

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5100's and a three lief pack work better than the single AAL.

Fronts set at 2.5

Tires are 255/85/16

Yes, it works.

So like this

"1.5" Lift 3 Leaf Progressive Add A Leaf Kit:149.95 A 3 leaf progressive racing style Add A Leaf set. Works with or without your factory overload leaf. Comes with longer U-bolts."

from wheelers?



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Yes or even Icon has a 3 leaf AAL.
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So like this

"1.5" Lift 3 Leaf Progressive Add A Leaf Kit:149.95 A 3 leaf progressive racing style Add A Leaf set. Works with or without your factory overload leaf. Comes with longer U-bolts."

from wheelers?



I had a good experience with Wheeler's I would recommend them
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Yes, I bought everything from Wheelers. Very helpful people and they steered my right.
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