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AAL question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ChrisYoTaCoMa, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Jun 13, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

    ChrisYoTaCoMa [OP] Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    I have a set of leafs in my 00 Taco. They are defeinitley needing some lift or replacement. If I buy an AAL can I omit the one broken spring in my set of leafs, and put in the AAL as a replacement? What I mean is... I have a broken spring on one side it is the second spring down from the top(I will post a pic). Is it possible to remove that spring on each side and replace it with the AAL, OR should I just buy a set of Skyjackers?????

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  2. Jun 13, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    i would personally just replace the whole spring pack....unless you can get your hands on a used set of tacoma springs and replace that spring with another of the same exact size etc
     
  3. Jun 13, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    you can replace the leaf on both sides with an aal without any problems. if you want a new leaf pack for a good price, check out wheelersoffroad.com.......they have replacement leaf packs for stock height for a good price. if you go that route,i suggest getting new main eye bolts and possibly new u-bolts. the old ones are probably rusted in pretty good, and i know the main eye bolts will be completely rusted in.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    I looked for a set of originals online, new and used, but it's next to impossible. Trying to save cash, but want to do it right also.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    Whatta we talking in price differences?

    In other words...What's an AAL kit cost versus replacement leaf springs cost?

    If you swap out the broken leaf and put an AAL in - there's no quarentee what type of lift you'll get from it (versus what the AAL is advertised for).

    Personally, I'd get a totally new set of leaf springs.

    AAL's are OK - but knowing your leaf pak is already stressed to begin with, putting an AAL in will further stress the leafs. I'd hate to see you buy an AAL and a year down the road (example), another leaf spring breaks from the stress.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    That's exactly what I was thinking too, I just wanted to ask y'all what your opinions were. I don't want to beat a dead horse, so I think it may be smarter to do the new leafs. I was between a set of OME Dakars and Sky's. The Sky's are $435 free shipping, Dakars are $5 less.... BUT the OME's do not come with bushings, and the Sky's do.

    I do want to lift it too, I will be putting 31's on in a few months. I am sure I will be adding 5100's over spacers as I have been told the spacers mess with the front end.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    if you are wanting some lift too.......definitely check out these....wheelers 5 pack leaves....they come with energy suspension bushings already in them. i have them on my truck, and they are great, and the price was great too. you can probably get a discount also, since they are a vendor here. just a heads up.

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacoleafs.htm

    i did the wheelers 5 pack with a set of ome 881 coils and billy 5100's(set at stock height) on my tacoma...double cab, and gained 2 inches in the front, 1.5 in the rear. the ride is great too.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    Actually the U bolts are in really good shape, the truck spent 6 years of it's life in California, almost 2 in Jersey(Fort Dix area), and now in Florida since February. They loosen right up, hardly rusted. The eye bolts, well, that may be another story. I bought it from my bro in law and he hauled a lot of crap in it, stressed the springs as you can see. My quad probably doesn't help...
     
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