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AAL Question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Rabidprairiedog, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    Rabidprairiedog

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    So noob question, I couldnt find anything in the site search. I'm installing the 2" toytec AAL and looking at the leaf one side is noticeably shorter than the other, whats the correct orientation to install these?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    chris4x4

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    IIRC, Long side twards the front.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    Toytec directions say that if your AAL has a longer side, it should be installed toward the rear of the vehicle. I just did mine two days ago and that's how I did it. Double checked the directions just now to make sure. They are on also on toytecs website for reference.

    Edit: The directions on the website don't mention the orientation of the longer/shorter side, but I just looked on my paper copy from toytec and in the step about putting them in the correct order, it mentions that the longer side should go toward the rear.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I had it backwards.......Thanks for the correction'
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    No problem! But I definitely have you to thank! I used your write-up for the AAL install as well. Your pics with the steps made it way easier! I gotta post up some pics soon.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2011 at 4:06 AM
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    Doh..didnt say anything on my directions about orientation, we installed them with the long side to the front, its seemed to work ok

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  7. Jul 20, 2011 at 4:27 AM
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    I'd guess the long side toward the rear is to help prevent axle wrap. Just a guess, I'm not really sure why they're set up that way. Nice truck!
     
  8. Jul 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    Just to clear this one up, the long end should always go toward the rear.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    Thats kinda what I have come to think as well. I run the long side forward. I just like the ride better that way...
     
  10. Jul 21, 2011 at 5:15 AM
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    So should i disassemble the leafs and change the orientation or is it ok to ride with the leafs installed with the long end towards the front?
     
  11. Jul 21, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    You'll be fne.
     
  12. Jul 21, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    Is there a noticeable difference when they're installed that way vs long side toward the rear?
     
  13. Jul 21, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Not really sure. I feel it rides better but it could be the placebo affect.
     
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