Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Difference between aal's??

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-13-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
Penz83 [OP] Penz83 is offline
Senior Member
Penz83 is on a distinguished road
 
Penz83's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2012, #86072
Gender: Male
Posts: 179
Penz83's Tacoma Gallery
Difference between aal's??

I'm going to do a lift on my 05 tacoma and just curious as to the differences in aal's for the rear. I was initially looking at the 1.5" progressive aal from icon, now I'm also looking at the 5100 kit from toytec that includes 2" aal. Is there a difference in ride and quality?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
Somebody call for a Wambulance?
Mitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Mitch's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Mitch
Joined: Jun 2011, #58964
Location: Tigard, OR
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,340
Mitch's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penz83 View Post
I'm going to do a lift on my 05 tacoma and just curious as to the differences in aal's for the rear. I was initially looking at the 1.5" progressive aal from icon, now I'm also looking at the 5100 kit from toytec that includes 2" aal. Is there a difference in ride and quality?
Icons is a 3 leaf mini pack where the aal that comes with ToyTec is a single leaf
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
Banned
97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Eric
Joined: Aug 2010, #42280
Location: Mesa, AZ
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 13,275
97yota4wd's Tacoma Gallery
the 3 leaf pack will be much smoother, the single AAL is much more stiff
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:44 AM   #4
Penz83 [OP] Penz83 is offline
Senior Member
Penz83 is on a distinguished road
 
Penz83's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2012, #86072
Gender: Male
Posts: 179
Penz83's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 97yota4wd View Post
the 3 leaf pack will be much smoother, the single AAL is much more stiff
That's what I was thinking. Better ride quality with the icon... Little more cash but probably worth it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:45 AM   #5
Banned
97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Eric
Joined: Aug 2010, #42280
Location: Mesa, AZ
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 13,275
97yota4wd's Tacoma Gallery
its worth it, for sure. i have the signle AAL and its a pretty jarring ride.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:47 AM   #6
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,072
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
The Icon 3-leaf AAL is smooth and a great choice! Also, Wheeler's makes a similar 3-leaf progressive AAL and an HD version of the 3-leaf progressive AAL for towing and hauling applications.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:46 AM   #7
Somebody call for a Wambulance?
Mitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Mitch's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Mitch
Joined: Jun 2011, #58964
Location: Tigard, OR
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,340
Mitch's Tacoma Gallery
So far my Icon AAL has been amazing. I haven't put any weight on it yet though
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:59 AM   #8
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,072
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
So far my Icon AAL has been amazing. I haven't put any weight on it yet though
I've got TSB leafs with the Icon AAL and the overload left in place and this setup handles weight pretty well. I've had over 1,000 lbs in the bed at one point and it never bottomed out. I've got pushing 300# in the bed all day, every day since I put this setup on plus whatever I carry on the weekends for the home renovation and it's holding up very well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 12:10 PM   #10
Senior Member
Mr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shedMr Salty is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Mr Salty's Avatar
Name: Hermmy
Joined: Jan 2011, #50297
Location: So Cal
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,315
Mr Salty's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pugga View Post
I've got TSB leafs with the Icon AAL and the overload left in place and this setup handles weight pretty well. I've had over 1,000 lbs in the bed at one point and it never bottomed out. I've got pushing 300# in the bed all day, every day since I put this setup on plus whatever I carry on the weekends for the home renovation and it's holding up very well.
How high do you sit with that set-up?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 12:27 PM   #12
Señor Member
DriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shedDriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shedDriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shedDriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shedDriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shedDriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shedDriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shedDriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shedDriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shedDriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shedDriverSound is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DriverSound's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2009, #15329
Location: SoCal
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,094
DriverSound's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pugga View Post
I've got TSB leafs with the Icon AAL and the overload left in place and this setup handles weight pretty well. I've had over 1,000 lbs in the bed at one point and it never bottomed out. I've got pushing 300# in the bed all day, every day since I put this setup on plus whatever I carry on the weekends for the home renovation and it's holding up very well.
Pic of your leafs?

I have a single Dakar AAL and it's stiff when there is no load in the bed but then it's smooth with about 150+lbs loads. No squeaks though and had it on for 10 months with no settling.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #13
Senior Member
650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed650H1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
650H1's Avatar
Law Enforcement: Police
Name: Mike
Joined: Jan 2011, #48689
Location: NH
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,131
650H1's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pugga View Post
The Icon 3-leaf AAL is smooth and a great choice! Also, Wheeler's makes a similar 3-leaf progressive AAL and an HD version of the 3-leaf progressive AAL for towing and hauling applications.
my wheelers 3-leaf w/the OL leaf has been amazing as well... not sure how much of that is credit to the Fox 2.0 reservoir shocks, but its still an awesome ride!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 01:34 PM   #14
Somebody call for a Wambulance?
Mitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Mitch's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Mitch
Joined: Jun 2011, #58964
Location: Tigard, OR
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,340
Mitch's Tacoma Gallery
I pulled my Overload spring when I put the Icon in. Mainly because that is what the Icon instructions said to do. But also because I don't constantly have a bunch of weight in the back
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #15
Senior Member
stmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shedstmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shedstmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shedstmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shedstmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shedstmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shedstmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shedstmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shedstmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shedstmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shedstmpjmpr is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
stmpjmpr's Avatar
Name: Jimmy
Joined: Jun 2010, #38246
Location: So Orange County, Ca
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,891
stmpjmpr's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by KenpachiZaraki View Post
subbed, good info guys
ditto
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #16
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,072
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Salty View Post
How high do you sit with that set-up?
I can get hub to fender measurements when I get back out to my truck. I didn't get before and after measurements though. To give you an idea though, with Eibachs on 5100's set at 0 up front, I still have about a factory rake with my shell, plywood platform and tools in the bed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DriverSound View Post
Pic of your leafs?

I have a single Dakar AAL and it's stiff when there is no load in the bed but then it's smooth with about 150+lbs loads. No squeaks though and had it on for 10 months with no settling.
I'll see what I can do

It might have to wait until the weekend though. It's dark when I leave and when I get home most days. They have a nice arch to them though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 650H1 View Post
my wheelers 3-leaf w/the OL leaf has been amazing as well... not sure how much of that is credit to the Fox 2.0 reservoir shocks, but its still an awesome ride!
I'm sure the Fox shocks help but the Icon AAL is nice even with my 5100's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 04:15 PM   #17
Penz83 [OP] Penz83 is offline
Senior Member
Penz83 is on a distinguished road
 
Penz83's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2012, #86072
Gender: Male
Posts: 179
Penz83's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
I pulled my Overload spring when I put the Icon in. Mainly because that is what the Icon instructions said to do. But also because I don't constantly have a bunch of weight in the back
Thanks for all the great input! I will go with the icon aal, I want the best ride I can get. I'm undecided on weather to leave the ol spring, I do tow a boat and load up tools for jobs here and there. Wouldn't hurt To leave it in... Would be about 2" of lift in rear, and I will have the 5100's set at .85 in front with the eibachs so that's roughly 2.5".
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 06:22 AM   #18
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,072
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
Sorry it took me so long to respond. My measurements are PS 21-3/4", DS 25" (driveway isn't exactly flat ). I figure I'd average out in the low 23" range.
Here's what my leafs look like after 1 year, 9 months:

For comparison, here's what they looked like last summer:
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #19
Penz83 [OP] Penz83 is offline
Senior Member
Penz83 is on a distinguished road
 
Penz83's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2012, #86072
Gender: Male
Posts: 179
Penz83's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pugga View Post
Sorry it took me so long to respond. My measurements are PS 21-3/4", DS 25" (driveway isn't exactly flat ). I figure I'd average out in the low 23" range.
Here's what my leafs look like after 1 year, 9 months:

For comparison, here's what they looked like last summer:
Looks good. I think I am going to leave in my ol spring as well. Is all the hardware that comes with the icon long enough?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 09:09 AM   #20
Poor Impulse Control
KiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shedKiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shedKiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shedKiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shedKiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shedKiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shedKiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shedKiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shedKiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shedKiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shedKiltedRonin is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
KiltedRonin's Avatar
Name: Ronin
Joined: Apr 2011, #55620
Location: Silver Spring, MD.
Gender: Male
Posts: 316
KiltedRonin's Tacoma Gallery
Yes, I just did the same set up, tsb pack and added the icon aal with the over load in place. With my 700# icons up front at the setting they came with from the factory, I'm almost leveled. Granted I have plate bumpers front and rear and a winch up front also... My truck is pretty heavy.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Leaf TSB + AAL -- OR -- Just the AAL...Opinions! edavidso 2nd Gen. Tacomas 13 10-07-2013 09:02 AM
Icon AAL Kit or Toytec AAL cgrhyne Suspension 8 06-19-2012 10:09 AM
Bilstein 5100/Toytec AAL/Fabtech AAL - Black Sand Pearl Satoshi benk0 2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace 10 05-18-2011 12:59 PM
05 non TSB AAL fits 01 AAL? YellowDog01 Suspension 0 02-22-2010 02:20 PM
Difference in regular aal and tsb aal??? matt45648 2nd Gen. Tacomas 1 03-24-2009 01:24 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.