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AAL sits too high. Truck not level.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dholland, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:14 PM
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    dholland

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    So i just installed a toytec 3 in lift (i.e. 3" up front and 2" AAL in rear). The back end of my truck still sits 1"-1 1/2" higher than the front :mad:. Is this normal at first after installing AAL's or will i need more lift in front to level it out? Thanks for the feedback folks.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:15 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    it could settle a bit over time. when you got the lift....did you do front coils too??? if not....you may be able to get a set of ome coils that will make the front match the rear as far as height goes.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    dholland

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    No coils as of yet. Just the bare bones toytec spacers and AAL's. Will the OME coils work with a 3" spacer? Ive read that the stiffest coils provide 2.5" lift. What would that translate to when used with the spacer?
     
  4. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    getting there....
    honestly, im not exactly sure if its a good idea to use spacers with another set of coils. you may be able to though. the 886 coils are probably really stiff, and mostly used when you are using an aftermarket bumper and winch. maybe a set of omee 884 or 885 coils will be what you need. im sure someone who knows more about it than i do will be along shortly to help ya out.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:29 PM
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    dholland

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    Thanks guys. Patience isn't one of my virtues. But ill keep measuring and update accordingly
     
  6. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:35 PM
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    Ya, im not interested in 5.5" of lift by any means. I guess i'd fit in here in san diego though, seeing as the front end would be 3 times as high as the rear haha.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:36 PM
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    wat?
    i've got 3" up front and a 1 1/2" AAL in the back and now that its settled, they're pretty damn level
     
  8. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    Nice avatar jhodge83. Now what were we talking about again... OH YA! haha Thanks for the input hopefully i wont regret getting the 2" AAL's instead of 1 1/2" like yourself.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    wat?
    i'm eventually gonna get 3 1/2" coilovers and 3" leaf pack in the back. i like the raked look
     
  10. Oct 6, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    X2...I like the rakelook as well. Mine is 2.5" front and rear
     
  11. Oct 6, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    sorry for the ignorance. but by raked do you mean slightly higher in the rear?
     
  12. Oct 6, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    it'll level out somewhat. my 1 1/2" Procomp aal leveled out ALOT. i've got a 3" spacer in the front and then i added another 1" block in the back and its hardly higher in back with my bumper on the front.

    yes
     
  13. Oct 6, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    thanks all for the feedback. sounds like it should level out nicely.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2008 at 10:04 PM
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    make sure after it levels out a bit you go back and check all the bolts holding your AAL. You might be surprised:cool:
     
  15. Oct 6, 2008 at 11:18 PM
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    will do. i plan on retightening everything involved in the lift front and back in about a week just for peace of mind.
     
  16. Oct 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    i dont know what the obsession is with level. the back should be higher on a pick up truck so when u put weight in the bed it is level not draggin ass.
     
  17. Oct 7, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    yeah, i agree. it shouldnt be to the extent that manufacturers make them sit though. just a little bit:cool:
     
  18. Oct 7, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    wat?
    ours still looks a lot better than the 6" of rake on something like a dodge ram
     
  19. Oct 7, 2008 at 7:54 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    yeah, no shit! i had a friend with a '03 F150 extended cab long bed and it seriously was like 6"! Looked ridiculous! LMAO
     
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