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1" AAL

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by NC15TRD, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. NC15TRD

    NC15TRD [OP] Your girlfriend likes my member

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    Does anyone make one? I'd like to lift the back of my truck 1" using an AAL and no blocks.
     
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    I have Wheeler's AALs on the back of my truck. Billed as 1 1/2", but after about a month (DDing and some off-roading), they've settled a little and came down about 1/2".

    Something to think about. Also, I don't haul anything and almost never any weight in the back.
     
  3. KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Thats' good to know, I've been looking for a 1" AAL. Can anyone else confirm that their wheelers AAL settled to 1" as well?
     
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    Mine will be up for sale pretty cheap as soon as my new leaf stacks get here. Maybe a week and a half or so.

    Should I list them as 1" AALs ? ;)
     
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    Electric Dynolock tailgate, TrailGear Slides, , 285/75-16 Yoko Geolanders on Wheelers Type B, SAW 2.0 front and back, Camburg b/j UCA, 1.5" AAL, Ubolt flip, ARB bump.
    I've had my Wheelers 1.5" on for about 6k miles and I don't think it's settled at all. My stock leaf pack hasn't realy sagged since the truck was new either, that could be a contrubuter; if your stock springs are 'sagged' the AAL might settle down to 1-1.25".

    Eventually it will settle '0' if given enough time, but don't plan on it just losing 0.5" after a couple of weeks or anything.

    I regularly carry a load, but don' max out my capacity or anything. 0-500lbs at any given time. I don't think I've gone any heavier than that since adding the AAL...
     
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    Ahh, crap. Good point!

    NOTE: I put 29,700 miles on my truck since new (1 year, 2 months to date) and the AALs have been on there for about 19k miles of that journey. I guess I shoulda specified that after "that month" I had put a ridiculous amount of miles on my truck, including moving a bunch of crap in small loads. It was maybe a few weeks after wards I'd actually remeasured the rear end height. No towing, and very little load in the bed (mountain bikes, camping/fishing gear for 8, etc.) Maybe 140lbs at any given time, tops, but not for more than a few hours.

    I do a considerable amount of off-roading as well, including plenty of articulation from both sides of the rear. Rapid exhaustion of the AAls? I think they've more than done their job, and applaud them. I'd definitely buy 'em again if I wasn't buying full springs. Not that there's anything wrong with 'em now.

    They're not made to last forever, and they're VERY cheap, all things considered. If anyone's dead-set on 1" in a hurry, not sure what to tell ya.

    Kenny
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. I'm gonna keep doing a little research and see what else I can find.
     
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    There's no guessing with a 1" block... IMO a 1" block is stout enough to not have to worry about any failure. Plus the ride characteristics in the rear wil be unchanged.
     
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    I disagree with that. I had awful axle wrap with one before I had the rear spring TSB done and I could use the extra weight carrying from an AAL.
     
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    NC15TRD [OP] Your girlfriend likes my member

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    Lets give this another go!
     
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    Hey man, still running my Wheeler's AAL and sitting at just over 42k miles. They haven't dropped anymore after the initial settling.

    At this point, I haven't had the time to swap in my new leaf stacks, but when I do, if you haven't already found a solution, i'll just send 'em to ya for the cost of shipping. I keep hoping it's soon, but alot of my free time is spent wheelin' my truck.

    I must've been out about 30 times and beat the hell out of my truck, and they've held up well with no more droop.

    FWIW, last weekend's trip . . . still flexin' well:

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    Hows about one more try at bumpage?...
     
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    No one sells a 1" AAL.

    They are all advertised at 1.5".

    I just bought and installed a 1.5" over the weekend. I just did fresh research.
     
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    what if you used one of the 3 leaf 1.5" kits and removed one of the leaves?????????
     
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