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AAL Install. (second gen)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by chris4x4, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    New centering pins, "U" bolts, and AAL's.

    First, Chock the front wheels preventing the truck from rolling.

    Jack up the rear of the truck, and secure with Jack Stands about 8" in front of the Leaf spring hangers, then remove the rear wheels.

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    Remove the rear shock:

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    Remove the parking brake hangers.

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    Remove the bolt holding the brake lines to the axel:

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    Remove "U" bolts, and bump stop:

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    Lower axel, and attach "C" clamp to leaf pack, near the centering pin:

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    Remove the centering pin, then remove the "C" clamp:

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    Place the AAL in between the overload leaf, and the main leaves. Useing the 1/4" socket extension, insert into the centering holes in the springs to align them. Using the "C" clamp again, compress the springs, making sure to keep them aligned.

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    Install the new centering pin, and tighten down snug. No torque value to this, just get it tight.
    Then, Cut the excess threads off the centering pin, leaving about 1/4" of thread exposed, then raise axel back into position:

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    Re install the "U" bolts, and bump stops. Torque "U" bolts to 75 lb-ft

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    Re connect parking brake and brake line brakets (9 ft-lbs), and rear shocks (75 ft-lbs).

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    Then, repete for the passenger side.

    Center pin diameter is 25/64", and most shops have them in a universal "Cut to fit" length.
    :)
    Special thanks to PackerfanXD for the help, and for the Teds Hot dogs! :)
     
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  2. Sep 28, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    Padilla1880

    Padilla1880 "Let's Ride!"

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    :thumbsup: Sweet Chris! Was looking for a write up for future ref.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    neslerrah

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    great write-up!
     
  4. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    great write up chris
     
  5. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thanks, Guys. :)
     
  6. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
     
  7. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    chris4x4

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    :)
     
  8. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Great write up. Thanks.

    I hope you didn't have to give up a sammich build to use those jackstands.
     
  9. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    Unfrotunatly, The Sammich build went south, as it has taken so long, the bread went bad. :anonymous: I may begin a new one. :)
     
  10. Sep 28, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    Maybe build the next one in a freezer?
     
  11. Sep 28, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    Great job Chris! :)
     
  12. Sep 28, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    Nice man! this will come in handy next weekend!
     
  13. Sep 28, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    You know, you make this look so easy that I may just have to get off my lazy ass and finally install the AAL I bought almost a year ago to make the rear match the front... :)
     
  14. Sep 28, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Its pretty easy. The driver side is the worst, but only as there is 1 more bolt to remove. :)
     
  15. Sep 28, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I know it's easy... I've already had the leaf apart once (but bought the non-TSB AAL first).

    Of course, that makes me feel like an even bigger loser, knowing how easy it is...
     
  16. Sep 28, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    lmao!
     
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  18. Sep 28, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    Pm TcBob for that. :)
     
  19. Sep 29, 2009 at 12:57 AM
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    Looks like you re used the U-bolts, but they don't look stock to begin with (looks like you are getting rid of a rear block kit for an AAL). I'm going from stock TSB to the toytec AAL, should I be buying new U-bolts? I only have about of 3/4" of thread left as it is now...
     
  20. Sep 29, 2009 at 5:19 AM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Actually, We used new U bolts, as the ones used on the block were too long. You should be fine re useing the ones you have.
     
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