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AAL question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Masada, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    Masada

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    I was looking around on Wheelersoffroad.com and saw the AAL.

    What is the difference between the AAL and the 3 leaf progressive AAL?

    Is one better than the other? Why?

    They both advertise 1.5" in lift.

    Thanks for the help...I'm trying to figure out how I want to lift the back end of my truck...
     
  2. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    I believe the 3 leaf is a 3 leaf pack to replace your one overload leaf to provide a smoother ride but idk:confused:
     
  3. Dec 5, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    A few years ago i was debating an AAL or a full leaf pack, and asked Wheelers that question. The single AAL is a long leaf that (I think) installs between the top leaf and the rest of the pack. It'll help a bit with the max load cap. and you keep the overload leaf. The 3 leaf AAL fits on the bottom of the leaf pack and replaces the overload leaf, so you lose some carrying capacity. The wheeler's guy told me that since I have a cap on the back he wouldn't recommend the 3 leaf. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    Yeah I've been talking with Dan at Wheelers and he said "The single leaf is better for hauling. It will stiffen up the rear about 10-15%."
     
  5. Dec 5, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Ok so if I want about 1.5" lift in the back the singe AAL would be better?
     
  6. Dec 6, 2009 at 6:10 AM
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    Basically the way it was explained to me is, if you frequently haul heavy loads or if you have a cap on the back full time, it's better to go with the single AAL. If you don't have a cap and aren't worried about heavy loads, the 3 leaf seems like it's a little more reactive and maybe a little easier to install, since you don't have to pry open the retainers for the top 3 leaves.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    BTW- With the extended UBolts- you can make the Overload leaf and the 3 pack fit together. Probably negates a bit of the effect of the 3 leaf pack for flex...but it retains that overload spring.
     
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