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AAL install opinion

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by captkrunch, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Jan 24, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    captkrunch

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    This is the first time I've installed an add a leaf, in the past I've bought the whole leaf pack. For those that have done the aal which method is less of a hassle. Completely removing the spring , or leaving the spring attached to the truck and dropping the axle to allow the install.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    Drop the axle :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jan 24, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    chris4x4

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    X2. just drop the axel.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    IB Slingin

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    On the toytec instructions it says to disconnect the E-Brake cable and to add a small amount of grease to both ends of the AAL. Where exactly do I put the grease? top/bottom...Also, whats the torque spec for the center pin or do you guys just tighten as much as possible?
     
  5. Jan 24, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    Never heard of putting grease..... I tightend my center pin to the impact wrench. ;)

    The U-bolts are whats going to hold the leaf springs down once a load is on the axle, the center pin pretty much just aligns the springs.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Grease the top of the AAL, on the ends. Useing a "C" clamp, compress the spring pack as much as you can, then instal and tighten the center pin. Just get it snug, as it only holds the springs centered. The "U" bolts do the major holding of the springs together.
     
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    Yeah when I have leaf packs apart I always smear some grease in between all the leafs so they glide smooth on each other and don't squeak. And if the leafs are already on the truck, just leave em on it when you install the AAL.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    Here's the pages from the 05+ FSM regarding the rear leafs. It has the tourque settings.
     

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  10. Jan 24, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Thanks everyone.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    That was 10x easier than lifting the superduty.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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