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Old 10-04-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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From Blocks to AALs

My truck had a factory Revtec 3" lift on it when I bought it. ~6 months ago Chris4x4 put OME springs and 5100s all the way around. The AALs I had were not the right ones so I just sold them and continued on with blocks in the back.
Last Monday Chris helped me install the correct AALs.
After going 13 months with blocks in the back to having AALs in the back; the difference is like night and day. The rear suspension is so much more smooth than it was before.
The front set up is still a bit stiff, + blocks in the back made the ride almost too choppy (especially for my wife..).
Now the AALs are in, the truck rides at least 50% better.

So to all the new guys I would say, don't get blocks in the back, get AALs!!!
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All this time I've been hearing blocks do nothing but lift the rear - they don't affect ride quality..? AAL's are what make the ride stiff? IDK..but it kinda seems logical..

I picture AAL this way...a boot.. if u add more bottom support to a boot, you loose flexibility in the boot, therefore making the ride stiffer. This is what two mechanic told me in the past. They always ask me why I am choosing to remove blocks instead of AAL if I want to make ride better.

Currently, I have both a TSB AAl and a block in the back and debating whether I should remove the block or the AAL.
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