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1" blocks plus AAL for axle sag.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PaulVthe3, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Jan 17, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    PaulVthe3

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    Ive got 5100's all the way around on my 2009 DC v6 4x4. The fronts are set to 2.5 or all the way up, Ive got an AAL in the rear along with 5100's. My problem is that the rear seems like it need an extra bit of lift. Can I use a 1"or 2" block with an AAL? Will I have to extend the brake lines? Has anyone else done this? Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2010 at 4:25 AM
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    Do you do any offroading or towing/hauling?

    Blocks are generally a bad idea especially while offroading. I've offroaded with people who have blocks.....the torque load transfers into the blocks and they crack/brake and can literally FLY out from under the truck. I knew a guy who go hit in the leg with a piece of a broken block before.

    If you're strictly driving around town without any torque on the axle, you can probably get away with it. But.....while offroading and towing - I wouldn't put blocks in.

    Buy yourself a totally new leaf pak that'll give you 2.5" of lift.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    You have other options like a new higher AAL or shackles all the way to a custom leaf pack. I just wouldn't do blocks. I am sure 1" is ok for temporary use only.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. I do little offroading, just at my property, and I do load my quad in the back of the truck. Who has good deals on a higher AAL or shackles for my truck?
     
  5. Jan 19, 2010 at 5:38 AM
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    What AAL do you already have in?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    Check out the toytech AAL or the OME Dakar leaf pack.
     
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    The AAL you already have in there - how long have you had it? Do you haul your quad often?

    AAL's can sag over time. If you put another AAL in there, it'll sag also (over time) especially if you're hauling the quad often.

    You should look into getting some helper springs to help prevent the sag (maybe) over time.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    its a fabtech AAL that I got from DSM.Ive had it for about 6 months.
     
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