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Old 09-07-2007, 02:19 AM   #1
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Rear lift block vs. rear add-a-leaf?

I would like to lift an 06' Taco, 4x4, sport, access cab, 3". I really like the way it drives now, and would like to keep it as close to this as possible, but want to lift it and put 33's on it. For ride comfort, how much of a difference is it going to make between the two and stock.
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:35 AM   #2
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I've been thinking about this....I'm almost thinking I like the block idea better because leaf springs have a tendency to squeak if they aren't JUST right. The add a leaf will make it a tad stiffer thats all.
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Avoid the blocks and go with the AALs.
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You have to remember that any time you add a block you move the axle housing further away from the spring. This gives the twisting motion that causes axle wrap more leverage on the spring, hence more rear hop. I always recommend replacement lift springs if one can afford them. Will the add a leaf really give you 3" of lift?
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You have to remember that any time you add a block you move the axle housing further away from the spring. This gives the twisting motion that causes axle wrap more leverage on the spring, hence more rear hop. I always recommend replacement lift springs if one can afford them. Will the add a leaf really give you 3" of lift?
Yeah I agree with that comment. Just replace the whole damn thing. Old Man Emu makes some I think.
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Avoid the blocks and go with the AALs.
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