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5100 lift but what aal size to use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ratrod, May 19, 2010.

  1. May 19, 2010 at 12:50 AM
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    ratrod

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    Im thinking about getting the 5100s but toytec offers 1 1/2 add a leaf or 2" add a leaf for rear. Not sure how high I will go but would like to raise it to the 1.75" in the front or maybe the full 2.5", which aal should i put in the rear for these setups? Any suggestions and pics of these setups would be apprieciated!
     
  2. May 19, 2010 at 12:53 AM
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    05offroad

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  3. May 19, 2010 at 1:01 AM
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    many factors..

    What's the height difference in the back now?
    Do you want to sit level or front high when you have a load in the back?
    Do you care for a slight rake when no load?
    Did you do a search before hand? I think someone else asked something very similar not too long ago..

    I went with 1.75 in the front and a 1.5 in the rear.. With shell, I could have set by billys to 2.5 with no problem, but may have been a little nose high IF I have a heavy load in the bed..
     
  4. May 19, 2010 at 1:19 AM
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    Nice truck! What size aal do you have in back?
     
  5. May 19, 2010 at 4:08 AM
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    flightcancled

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    Camper top with racks, Custom fogs behind lower bumper. Interior LED lighting, Rock Lights, Hella 500s with upraged bulbs behind black billet grill, AAL, Front 5100s
    I wound up doing a 2" AAL and set the 5100s to 1.75. Definately suffer through a month or so of just the AAL to give it time before dropping the 5100s in so you can see how far they sag.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. May 19, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    2" AAL and 5100's set at 2.5" is my setup. The back sat higher for a little bit, but I've had them on for about 2 weeks now, and the rear has settled level with the front imo. I haven't done any measuring though.
     
  7. May 19, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    Thanks, your truck looks great. Was that pic right after install. it looks like it sits almost level in that pic. maybe i will go that route.
     
  8. May 16, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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  9. May 16, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    Richard Cranium

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    I've got the same setup as MxRacer waiting to be installed.
     
  10. May 16, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    I installed a 1.5" AAL in March 2010 and the back is still sitting 2" higher than before the AAL (no rear TSB done). So if you go with a 1.5" AAL and set the front to 1.75 (which did raise the front by 1.5 to 1.75 in the front...depending on the side), then you're still going to have slightly more rake than stock. Here's a side profile of the 1.5" AAL and front set to 1.75:
    [​IMG]

    Personally, if I were going to 1.75 in the front, I'd stick with the 1.5" AAL. If going to 2.5, I'd go with the 2" AAL. Just my opinion, of course.
     
  11. May 16, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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  12. May 16, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    Hey ratrod.. I have the allpro 3" leaf pack. And thanks !
     
  13. May 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    He's really researching those AAL's!
     
  14. May 16, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    Damn! I will bump in 3 days!:D:eek:
     
  15. May 16, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    I am! Actually want to go to 2.5 on the billies and need to find the right aal.
     
  16. May 16, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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