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AAL & Payload Capacity

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by TGAR, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. TGAR

    TGAR [OP] Member

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    I am sure that this info is out there somewhere, but why not go to source here at TacomaWorld!
    Hauling some stone in my '02 ext cab SR5 and I got to thinking about the benefits of an aal. I know everybody does it to add height, but what does it do for payload capacity? Considering the axle capacity etc, what kind of gain can safely be made by adding a leaf?
    Thanks all!
    Tim G
     
  2. chris4x4

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

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    im guessing you will give the same answer even with a whole new leaf pack also?
     
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    Good question
     
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    Yup.

    There's a lot more to hauling & towing than just the suspension. There are lots & lots of other factors involved.

    Say for instance.... Answer youself this one question:

    Where does all that weight get transferred to?
     
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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.

    To add to what Janster said, A new leaf pack, in some cases, can actually REDUCE payload capacity.
     
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    will it in the OPs case??
     
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    so putting on a better suspension wont help out the payload capasity at all? just out of curiosity what all else is there to mess up? the axle?

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    LOL! I had my post count reset...
     
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    DO NOT EXCEED the capacity of your truck as its listed in the owners manual. It doesn't matter WHAT it'll mess up. It's a matter of doing it SAFELY and not harming you or anyone else on the roadway.
     
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    Depends on the leaf pack installed.

    The axle seals will probably show it first, but the transmission, the gears and gear oil, brakes, frame and all the hangers are all at risk...
    Like Jan said-It's not worth even trying.
     
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    So, hypothetically speaking here. If I......uh I mean my friend, wanted to improve his leaf pack for hauling (not meaning payload capacity, more of a stance thing) so the wheels don't look like they are completely tucked into the wheelwells, would he get an AAL or a 3 leaf progressive pack to replace the overload? :D
     
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