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1.5" or 2" aal

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 757southpaw, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    Looking for a level look as i proceed w/ lifting my 07' 4x4 d/c tacoma! I plan on installing the 5100's on all corners and setting the fronts to 2.5". Which aal should I purchase...1.5" or 2"? My truck currently has the stock rake but not sure how much of one. It also has the 3 leaf pack! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    1.5 to be level.

    oh , and hello neighbor.

    here is a pic of the 2.5 lift w/ 1.5 aal.

    tacoma pic pic.jpg
     
  3. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    Thanks neighbor! Where in Hampton do you live? Also did you attach a pic? I'm a newbie still learing the site!

    I'm thinking the ToyTec or Wheeler AAL! Any preference and do you know if any payload is added?
     
  4. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    oh! I see pic now...looks pretty damn good!
     
  5. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    i live in michaels woods off bigbethel,, i went with the wheelers aal. i tow a 26' travel trailer and it does great. where in hampton are you..?
     
  6. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    That's good to know b/c I'll be pulling a boat in the future. Do you get any sag when the trailer is attached?

    I live in the Fox Hill area! Do you know of any good mechanics that'd help me or do the lift?
     
  7. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    i do get alittle sag when towing...but im carrying 6000lbs..if you have a spring compressor its a very easy job. i did mine in a half day.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    No spring compressor!
     
  9. Nov 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    you can rent one at autozone or advance for like 25 bucks.
     
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    Gotcha! Would like to see your Tacoma in person. What do you think?
     
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    pm sent.
     
  12. Nov 19, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    wheelers claimed you can use the stock u bolts, are you running stock u bolts with the 1.5 aal?
     
  13. Nov 20, 2009 at 5:10 AM
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    So adding a 1.5 AAL in the rear means you need a 2.5 lift in front?
     
  14. Nov 20, 2009 at 5:35 AM
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    yes i using the stock u-bolts...
     
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    if you want it to be level.
     
  16. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    thanks, so it sits right about leveled? have any more side shots?
     
  17. Nov 20, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    hey guys, Im thinking of doing the same with my 08 dc. did you have any alignment problems with the 5100s cranked all the way up? and, did u use the diff, drop braket kit or is it not a problem with 2"?
     
  18. Nov 21, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    I'll let you know if I have the problem. From what I've been reading, the diff drop and the uca's (upper control arms) aren't necessary w/ this lift option. However their are some that are say if you want to do it rite, install new uca's!
     
  19. Nov 21, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    I'll probably use the stock u-bolts...unless told other wise!
     
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