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AAL to a brand new OEM leaf pack?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by FishinTaco, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    FishinTaco

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    I am getting a brand new factory leaf pack when Toyota replaces my frame. I've already got my OME 880's, and front and back 5100 billy's are on there way. Likely going to have the 5100's set at middle.

    Question is, should I wait until the new leaf pack settles before putting in the AAL (likely toytec), or get it all done for close to free (labour) and completed by Toyota right now?

    Cheers and Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    Pugga

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    If you know you want the AAL, put it in when the leaf pack is new.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I was thinnking that but should I be worried about too much rake and lift in the back while it settles? I just don't want to have to worry about break lines etc.. for now.

    D.C

    BTW...acdronin, that was my first punk album..."doesn't matter I was trying to get hit by a car anyway"
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    If you need brake lines, get them. The leaf pack won't settle quickly even if you hold off on the AAL install. Putting in the AAL when the leaf pack is new would make it so it would take less time for the pack to settle. No idea about rake but that's why I said if you're sure you want to put the AAL in, you should do it new. Sounds like you're unsure so you might be better off waiting. If you want to put everything together and see how much rack you have or would gain by putting in the AAL, no harm in waiting. Just means you'd have to put the labor in later to install the AAL.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    Thanks Pugga, was thinking the same. I know I want some lift an a solid rear end as I tow a smallish boat, a smallish snowmobile and I 4x4 a lot. I'm putting on BFG KO's, 265/75R16's. Just not sure how high it will sit with new leaf pack.

    I might wait it out, hopefully wont have the bro look with 880's, 5100's at middle and stock new leaf pack....lol.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    I put an AAL in my wheelers 5 pack a week after is installed them. No regrets here.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Now I'm flip flopping..lol. More opinions welcomed, appreciate the ones I've received as well.
     
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