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Old 12-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #342
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:46 PM   #343
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Can you run 1.5" TSB AAL's with the stock rear shocks ?

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Old 01-18-2014, 07:50 PM   #344
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Can you run 1.5" TSB AAL's with the stock rear shocks ?

Yes...
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:55 PM   #345
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Yes...
Without any negative repercussions ?

If so, great...! I like not having to spend another $200 right now, for the rears.

Another month or so & I'll buy them...

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Old 01-18-2014, 08:02 PM   #346
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Without any negative repercussions ?

If so, great...! I like not having to spend another $200 right now, for the rears.

Another month or so & I'll buy them...

You might have a "popping" sound coming from then, as they aren't designed to dampen the spring rate with an AAL installed.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:43 AM   #347
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Wow... Set-up & completing one side took me 2hrs.

Other side should only take 45min...

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Old 02-20-2014, 11:22 PM   #348
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Wow... Set-up & completing one side took me 2hrs.

Other side should only take 45min...

Thats about how it went for me today. First side took around 2 hours, next side took about 45min, then 15 min remount wheels and cleanup.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:55 PM   #349
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Not sure if this question has been asked yet, but do regular cab and double cab tacomas have the same size leafs, like will they fit a double cab and do the regular cab leaf springs withstand less weight? I'm thinking about buying a set of 4 leaf packs from a regular cab tacoma for my double cab because I have the three leaf packs and am past tsb warranty.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:02 AM   #350
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he guys i just got a set of aal's from a friend and he only gave me the springs and a shim. do i need a longer center pin bolt? and if so what size and length? thanks!
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he guys i just got a set of aal's from a friend and he only gave me the springs and a shim. do i need a longer center pin bolt? and if so what size and length? thanks!
Yes. Most auto part stores have the correct size diameter. You cut them to length when installing.
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Great write up! I'm about to do this next weekend and this should help out a lot!
I have one question. Do the leafs pretty much fall right back into place on the perch after undoing everything? Reason I ask is last month I had to put in a 1" block in the rear. After raising the leaf pack up enough to put the block in it didnt want to line up on the block when i tried to lower back down. I'm thinking that could be because i didnt undo the shocks and it may have been pushing the axle. I finally got it to line up but had to push and pull. Thanks!

Edit: I just read this post and this should answer my question:
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I didn't do an AAL but I did install new leaf packs on my truck. So that being said, I would recommend raising both wheels off the ground, put jack stands under the frame, then let the axel drop to full droop. Keep the axle supported with a jack or more jack stands. Add the new Leaf into each side before tightening things up. Now everythng is in its place and just needs to be tightend up, so if the center pins are off by a little, the axle is just hanging there so you can shift it a little to get the center pins ligned up on boths sides.

I had some of the same issues your having when adding the new leaf packs so I did it as stated above. You'll get it
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nice write up chris,i install the 5100 bilsteins all around and 1.5 aal .only took about 3.0 hours including a camber/castor/toe alignment.
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nice write up chris,i install the 5100 bilsteins all around and 1.5 aal .only took about 3.0 hours including a camber/castor/toe alignment.
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followed your instructions, everything looks good and rides good, did rear measurement from ground to bottom of fenderwell, driver rear-39 1/2 inches, passenger rear-39 inches. current leaf pack is non tsb(3 leafs-2 long, 1 overload), added the 2" Toytec AAL along with Toytec ULK. rear measured 36 inches on both sides pre-lift, any thoughts, I have a thread in the suspension and 2nd gen as well, might explain further, could it be it just hasn't fully settled?? thanks
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followed your instructions, everything looks good and rides good, did rear measurement from ground to bottom of fenderwell, driver rear-39 1/2 inches, passenger rear-39 inches. current leaf pack is non tsb(3 leafs-2 long, 1 overload), added the 2" Toytec AAL along with Toytec ULK. rear measured 36 inches on both sides pre-lift, any thoughts, I have a thread in the suspension and 2nd gen as well, might explain further, could it be it just hasn't fully settled?? thanks
It will settle in a bit.
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put the 885x on Tuesday. raised the front end. Put the Deaver 2.0 AAL on today. Took me 5 hours..with water breaks, lunch, refereeing to this write up. Getting those bolts in on the springs was a bear. Once you got them in there you were home free. Only one incident. Smashed the crap out of my right thumb. Nail is black now.
drivers rear is at 23.5, pass. rear is 22. I suspect they will settle a little. Not sure if I was on level ground or not.
front is 22.5 and 23. I guess those will settle a little too.
Overall it looks awesome. No vibes either!!!
Thanks to all these write-ups and feedback!
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I did this today, so easy! Great write up, it really helped, and made it easy.


it is ok to leave the axle hanging like that with no jack to support it right?
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quick question as i really need this truck monday for work

Im attempting the aal from wheelers. I have the new leaf in and all the leafs bolted up and when i went to raise the axle to get the pin in its off about 3/4 of an inch. I was thinking that since the other side has not been done that this could be the cause of my misalignment? I figured you guys have seen this movie so ... hoping you guys had the answer.
I did however manage to get the bilsteins in by myself in the front and was super stoked ...kinda thought the rear leaf would have been easier ...
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Youre gonna have to jerk the axel into place. It can shift when lowered, and its not a big deal.
I concurr with my Yubanian comarade .........


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I didn't do an AAL but I did install new leaf packs on my truck. So that being said, I would recommend raising both wheels off the ground, put jack stands under the frame, then let the axel drop to full droop. Keep the axle supported with a jack or more jack stands. Add the new Leaf into each side before tightening things up. Now everythng is in its place and just needs to be tightend up, so if the center pins are off by a little, the axle is just hanging there so you can shift it a little to get the center pins ligned up on boths sides.

I had some of the same issues your having when adding the new leaf packs so I did it as stated above. You'll get it
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Its not recommended to re use the bolts, but at that age, you shouldn't have any issues.
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it is ok to leave the axle hanging like that with no jack to support it right?
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Jack is under the pumpkin.
Hahahaha... I am kinda wondering why you guys drop one side at a time ..

& the single most important tool you can have besides a jack, is to throw a strap around your diff, that way when the axle seperates from the springs it doesn't roll forward causing minor shitting in pants (if that can even be considered minor )
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