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AAL Install. (second gen)

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

  1. Apr 18, 2018 at 4:31 AM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    You don’t need the parking brake attached to the overload. I cut that bracket off awhile ago with no ill effects.
     
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  2. Jun 7, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    With HS progressive 3l AAL, it goes between the main leafs and overload correct? I saw an install video and the guy installed his 3l aal as at the bottom after the overload leaf. Just wanna be clear here.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    You are correct.

     
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  4. Jun 7, 2018 at 2:10 PM
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  5. Jun 13, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    Just put in some 3rd gen leafs with Icon AAL. To fit the AAL the parking brake hanger had to be cut off the leaf pack. Anyone know of a good place to relocate the bracket so my cable doesn't rub my leaf packs?
     
  6. Jun 13, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    I've never reconnected the bracket on the two tacomas I've owner and I've never had rubbing issues. If you're worried, place some heavy duty zip ties on the line where it touches the leafs. That way it's rubbing zip ties instead
     
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  7. Jun 20, 2018 at 2:02 PM
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    So thankful for this thread If i never saw how easy it was I would have never done it myself. For anyone thinking about it, just do it because its very easy
     
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  8. Jun 21, 2018 at 1:50 AM
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  9. Jun 23, 2018 at 5:37 PM
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    Thank you OP! Just did my deaver single leaf along with bilstein 5100s all around and 883s in the front, def made it easier having my mechanic friend helping out, ha. Still a big job but well worth the effort!
     
  10. Jul 11, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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    So I got the 2” old man emu from wheelers. I’m guessing I should remove that block when I install? It will service the same purpose, correct?
     
  11. Jul 11, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    Yes.

     
  12. Jul 11, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    2845A9D3-D454-4377-A7C3-438BDBDC2331.jpg What do y’all do about that bracket? In the OP it looks like those are longer to hold all leafs in place
     
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    No need to do anything about it. The centering pin holds all leafs in place.
     
  14. Jul 11, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    Is the center pin supposed to be tightened to we’re all leaves are touching?

    Current state:
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    OP:
    upload_2018-7-11_21-39-42.jpg
     
  15. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:41 AM
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    Yes, center pin should be tightened to where all leaves are touching and snug together.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2018 at 3:29 PM
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    What did you decide and How did it turn out? How much distance from hub to fender? Have a picture?

    I am about to order the HS 3leaf pack. I plan to leave the overload spring in place.
    Thanks
     
  17. Aug 19, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    I just want to jump in here and say Thank You to the OP. I used this thread to install some shims and it helped me a lot. Thank you Sir!
     
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  18. Sep 15, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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    Bump, Also looking into a progressive 3 leaf pack by toytech, wondering if its worth leaving in or not
     
  19. Sep 17, 2018 at 1:51 PM
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    Is adding a leaf spring to go up 2 inches in the rear going to stiffen up the suspension too much if I don't really add extra weight or tow? Am I better off just buying new leaf packs?
     
  20. Sep 17, 2018 at 2:12 PM
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    Yes, but at the end it all depend on you budget. AAL and blocks up to 2 inches, are not really that good for your suspension. I am saving for a some dakars EL095R X2 myself! :)
     

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