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1.5 toytec block or aal

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Burgess65, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    Burgess65

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    Looking at buying an ome for my 08 prerunner. Have a couple questions, would there be any downsides to getting the 1.5 in block from toytec over the 1.5 inch aal? I am looking for good ride quality and I'm really want to level it out at a full three inches. Also, I was just wanting to confirm that I do not need the differential drop because my prerunner is 4x2. Any responses will be greatly appreciated! Really don't see a whole lot of off-road. Mainly going for looks.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    No diff to drop, haha. AAL is always greater than a block.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Correction, it's a 2inch aal.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    If just for looks the 1.5 block should be fine. Now it’s not the best way to lift the rear and blocks often contribute to axle wrap issues, but at 1.5 you should be fine and the ride will stay pretty much factory.

    The AAL will stiffen things up a bit, but in terms of rear lift it’s a better approach then the block.

    My opinion, forget both and do an Icon multi AAL and get and improved ride and your 1.5" lift. There are also other options out there which are similar to the Icon AAL packs, I believe Wheelers sells and Multi AAL I hear rides good too.

    Best of luck
     
  6. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    Yeah I knew that was a dumb question as soon as I posted..
     
  7. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    Yeah. For some reason my phone wasn't showing the 1.5 aal from toytec. I get on my pc and it does. Who knows what the deal was!
     
  8. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    I agree with most of this, except for recommending a 1.5 block just for looks, a block will deteriorate the quality of your ride, it will promote axle wrap, so if you want to have the look of an extra inch or two WITH deteriorated ride quality, then a block is the way to go. Since the single aal doesn't cost much more, the benefits far outweigh the cost difference. Benefits being increased load capacity, better flexing, etc.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    the 2" toytec AAL is for the 3 leaf pack, the 1.5" toytec AAL is for the 4 leaf pack
     
  10. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    So i should be fine with the 1.5 leaf pack correct? Sorry if these seem like dumb questions. I've been reading a lot about lifts lately and have decided that i want to do it. Also i plan on running the stock rims until i can get new ones, so spacers are going to be needed correct?
     
  11. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Only if you change to a wider tire.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    check your leaf springs to see what you have, 3 or 4 leaf pack. you will not need spacers to run stock wheels unless you go with a wider tire.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Awesome, Thanks!!
     
  14. Dec 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    Icon Stage 2 with Rear Resis;ICON 3 leaf AAL installed!
    okay. stupider question. So I lift my '05 4wd Double cab SB 2-2.5", and I WANT the spacers to push the 265 tires out a bit. Not a problem either?? Is that a pretty common thing to do? I'm another "new to lifting" guy...tks D.
     
  15. Dec 22, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    Lol no. a block will ride just like stock. but it will promote axle wrap a lot.
     
  16. Dec 22, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    I'm running a 1.5" block in the rear. The rear end rides just like stock, as you said. However, the axle wrap issues I had when the suspension was stock have gone away and I no longer experience any axle wrap.
     
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