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AAL sag after 6k miles (all highway)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TheHansen, May 3, 2011.

  1. May 3, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    TheHansen

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    Is this normal settling for an aal with approx 6k miles on it. (bought from toytec 1.5" aal)
    -no i dont tow anything
    -heaviest thing i have had in the back since install is mtn bikes

    just checking because it seems a little excessive to me as the aal has a high point at the axle, its not one smooth curve
     
  2. May 3, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    Pugga

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    Looks to be because you don't have the TSB leaf pack and that single AAL is trying to support a lot of weight on it's own.
     
  3. May 3, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    My leafs look like that too and I have OEM 4 leaf pack.

    They fucking suck.
     
  4. May 3, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    Thats why I bought AllPro's Baja leaf pack, super stout and wont budge even with 2 GSXR bikes in the back
     
  5. May 3, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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  6. May 3, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    Yeah I think I'm going to go OME Dakar leaf pack. I'm already sporting OME everywhere else, might as well continue the trend. :D
     
  7. May 3, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    I'm loving mine. All I've hauled is firewood. My stockers with an AAL turned into "W"s with a half a face in it. Now with the Dakar's, I can carry a full face and a half without any trouble. The ride isn't bad either, maybe a little stiffer, but nothing I notice without thinking about it

    Good luck with yours!
     
  8. May 3, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    I was in the same boat you were. I put my AAL on and less the 10k I was back to bottoming out. This is what mine looked like with the AAL. You can tell they were shot.
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    With the AAL a couple of weeks ago.
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    I decided that I wanted to replace the leaf pack so I won't have to do it in the future. I decided on the Dakar OME leaf pack. As mentioned above it is great. I just put it on last night but have noticed a night a day difference. It is much stiffer but doesn't really change the ride. I no longer bottom out and the ride is much more balanced (the rear suspension seems to match the front better) Here is some picture I took today.
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  9. May 3, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    YUP...that's exactly what mine looked like. It seems the AAL holds up pretty well, but the stockers just warp right around them!
     
  10. May 3, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    Yeah the AAL did as much as it could do, but my factory leafs were garbage. All the strength in the rear leaf pack was coming from the AAL and thats a lot to expect from one leaf. The truck feel like a whole new truck. Everytime I drive it i'm grinning from ear to ear... no more bottoming out.... bring on the bumps...
     
  11. May 3, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    No kidding, the truck is very stable in the curves too! Mine handles quite nimbly:). Though I do have to remind myself I'm not driving a race car once in a while:D!
     
  12. May 3, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    Neil, thanks for sharing the pics. It looks a lot more even.

    I've got enough for the lift and am just saving a bit more for some UCAs by LR then will do the whole setup.
     
  13. May 4, 2011 at 3:33 AM
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    Wow, have the newer 3 leaf packs gotten even shittier? Mine are 05 and have had Toytec AAL for couple of years without issue. Have hauled 1500 lbs a coupla times and load it up with kayaks, camping equip, bikes, landscaping stuff for house & all kinda different stuff on regular basis and they are still good.
     
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