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5100's or AAL DIY

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by raycie, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Apr 25, 2010 at 2:44 AM
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    raycie

    raycie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if anyone on Oahu changed out to 5100s (front) or AAL in the rear.. Did you DIY? After getting some prices, I am thinking of doing it myself (with help from the threads in the suspension section).

    If you did DIY:
    1. Want to help out with another one (I'll get the steak and the beer)
    2. Where did you go to get the springs compressed?
     
  2. Apr 25, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    Kelson

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    ummm...i don't have a 6 lug lol but ive taken apart your leaf pack...same thing...haha...its not too bad just make sure you vice grip the top good and its real simple, and use c-clamps to hold the top two leafs so they stay centered, makes it easier when re-assembling the pack.

    yah just do it yourself, fronts are prob. a bit of a pain compressing the spring, when i swapped out my springs i just used a ghetto spring compressor from checkers...worked fine.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    Janster

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    Doing the work is easy.

    I would definately find someone to help you when doing the rear AAL.

    Take the coil assembly to any shop/garage that has a wall mounted coil compressor.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:51 AM
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    Kelson

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    i mean as long as you take the necessary precautions when using the spring compressor its fine...just gotta watch the spring, make sure its compressing evenly and that the hooks or clamshell is sitting on the coils.

    the clamshell compressors are actually pretty safe...
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    My friend almost got hit in the face by his own spring, 3 idiots + 1 case of beer + compressed sping = BOING
     
  6. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    hawaiirentall can lend you a hand too. last time i checked they had spring comp.
     
  7. Jul 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    Just had that set up done to my truck. I dont know your level of knowledge but let me tell you its not as easy as it looks. Unless youre a semi experienced mechanic or have one to help you id advise against trying it yourself.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    Who has the 5100 fronts in stock?

    Mahalo.....
     
  9. Jul 29, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    The toytec guys have um in stock.I got mine from 4wheelparts and they got um in stock too. Cheaper at 4wheel but they dont have the rears...
     
  10. Aug 1, 2010 at 2:27 AM
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    How much did 4wheel charge you for the rears? We actually have a local (oahu) rep for toytec on Oahu...

    Got my rears through nate. I think HD has fronts and rears in stock.
     
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    Didn't get the rears yet. 4wp didn't have um in stock and I was impatient. Lol
     
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    Toytec is on back order. This is for a 2004 tacoma. Whos HD?

    mAHALO.:)
     
  13. Aug 1, 2010 at 11:42 PM
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    Sorry.. He....

    PM me, I'll give you his number (nate).. They also have a small advertisement on CL...
    Good guy...

    FYI.. had 4 wheel do my 5100 (fronts) a while back.. long story, but I changed out to a Alcan 2" aal in the rear and some rear 5100s as well (work done by me)..

    With my limited wrenching skills, the rear aal and 5100 swap was not bad at all.
     
  14. Aug 2, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    How does the truck sit with the 1.25 setting and a 2" aal? or did you bump up the fronts to 2.5? I got my fronts at 2.5 and have a 1.5 aal but im kinda wanna swap for a 2" aal when I get my rear shocks. any pics?
     
  15. Aug 3, 2010 at 12:59 AM
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    at 1.75, sits a very small bit rake on the rear. I do have a snugtop on my DC, so it sits lower than in would if I didn't have the shell on. I kinda like it like this, cause if I put any decent weight in the bed, then I don't run Vato-style..

    Pics in my gallery don't really do it justice.. will try to post some decent pics this weekend..
     
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