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Old 04-27-2014, 10:55 PM   #361
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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.
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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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Yes...
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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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Great thread. I couldn't have installed my aal and 5100s without it. Took about 3 hours to do it alone.

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What about the other clamps at the end that hold the other leafs together? Won't the AAL hit those?
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What about the other clamps at the end that hold the other leafs together? Won't the AAL hit those?
Not if its the right length
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Not if its the right length
I called Wheelers and they said to just grind it off and use the clamp that's on the AAL.
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I called Wheelers and they said to just grind it off and use the clamp that's on the AAL.
3 leaf aal?

sounds bout right.......... same with Icon
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3 leaf aal?

sounds bout right.......... same with Icon
Yes, it's the wheelers progressive HD 3Leaf AAL!
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I called Wheelers and they said to just grind it off and use the clamp that's on the AAL.
Really ??, See, thats bullshit if they're going to mass produce an AAL why not take that into consideration when they design it, should'nt have to cut/grind anything thats still on the truck (oem)
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Really ??, See, thats bullshit if they're going to mass produce an AAL why not take that into consideration when they design it, should'nt have to cut/grind anything thats still on the truck (oem)
I think he said those clamps position can vary slightly so sometimes they might interfere and sometimes they don't...

Doesn't really matter to me, but I do agree with you!
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Really ??, See, thats bullshit if they're going to mass produce an AAL why not take that into consideration when they design it, should'nt have to cut/grind anything thats still on the truck (oem)
The "TSB" spring pack, is on relatively few Tacomas, given the amount produced between '05 to present. To have to re tool to accommodate a small percentage isn't cost effective.
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plus IIRC that aal is used on tundras
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