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AAL question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Zombie Runner, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mar 26, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I already have a single aal from toy tec. I was looking at Wheelers offroad and they have a 3 leaf progressive pack. So what is the difference between the two?
    Would the 3 smaller leaves provide better flex?
     
  2. Mar 26, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    I just ordered the progressive 3-leaf. If replaces the overload leaf in either stock leaf pack (Pre or Post TSB).

    It provides greater flex and gives the lift, but it comes at the expense of some load capacity. A direct number was not given, but for my uses I want the greater flex more than I wanted higher cargo capacity. I tow rarely to occasionally...and it's only a lil bit of weight.

    Hope that helps!!
     
  3. Mar 26, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    yea thanks for the help, I dont really care about the load cap. I just want better offroad performance.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    ::nods:: The 3 leaf or some Dakar/Deaver/insert name here replacement leaves might be the way to go for you then.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    well yea i would love to get the deaver pack, but at 600 bucks I dont think thats gonna happen any time soon...
     
  6. Mar 26, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    ::same boat:: I wanted the Dakars...but 350 plus 50 in shipping was a bit to rich for me right now.

    Maybe someday...but I'm looking forward to seeing what the 3 pack does!!
     
  7. Mar 26, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    I already have had the TSB done on my truck If get the toytec ultimate lift will the back of truck sit higher then the front. or should i just get the co, uca's, and 5100's in the rear
     
  8. Mar 26, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    You'll need some sort of lift in the rear-Be it AAL or new leaf pack
     
  9. Mar 26, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    Well the TSB replaces the stock 3 leaf spring pack to a 4 leaf spring so if i get the ultimate I'll have a total of 5.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    DUH...I missed ultimate when i read your post. That'll be enuf.

    Replacement shocks in the rear are suggested....Longer stroke and better ride.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    ive got one of those 3 leaf AAL with Bilstein 5125s

    its GREAT

    i was able to leave my overload leaf in my spring pack and add the aal and keep my capacity and i have better flex offroad

    and it rides SMOOTH
     
  12. Mar 26, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    I might play with that idea depending on lift height and cargo needs down the road. Not that hard to lift the rear end and put the overloads back in if needed.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    ive thought about just taking out the overload leaf to see how it handles. IDC if the front is a little higher. any drawbacks to this?
     
  14. Mar 26, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    Ive heard that with the OME's[dakars] you will get imporved flex and keep your payload cap. but will be a stiffer ride than the deaver or alcans
     
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    cool thanks for the help guys
     
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    Hey Tigerfan00, I have an 02 doublecab Tacoma. I am looking to lift it 2-3 inches how is the ride with the three pack AAL? I don't want to stiffen the ride too much and I occationally pull a camper trailer ( about 3000 lbs) and a boat (around 2500 lbs) so I would probably leave the overload leaf in as well.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    A 3 pack AAL will provide you with a much smoother ride over a single AAL. I'm currently running an icon 3-pack + TSB. I also removed the over load leaf. It rides smooth and soft, i couldn't be happier.
     
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    I have the 3 leaf progressive AAL from wheelers offroad. Did not come with instructions. One end is longer than the other measuring from the center pin to either end. Which end goes front and which goes rear? The longer end is 18" and the shorter is 15".
     
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    Who makes the springs for Icon?
     
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    Ive read somewhere that deaver makes them, but dont quote me on that

    EDIT: on the first page Timmer was saying that he thought deaver made them...
     
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