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AAL vs Block insight

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by billas333, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Apr 30, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    billas333

    billas333 [OP] They Still Love To Hate Me! - T.O.

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    Ok so I have searched the threads and read a lot about both:

    The blocks are bad for serious offroading and can be bad for the leaf pack over time. But are easy to install.

    My main worry is that with an AAL I have heard that the pack will squeak like all hell if you just throw in another leaf. What is up wit this? any AAL guys have insight on this issue? I talked to a shop and they said they could manufacture a new leaf to fit the pack like it was stock but wanted 700 bucks to do both packs.

    Right now I am running a 1 inch block with 3inches up front and the truck sits perfectly level but I wouldnt mind adding some more height to the rear.

    any insight helps

    thanks
     
  2. Apr 30, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    an AAL is almost as easy as a block, but rides better (as you know). if you get the toytec AAL, it has antofriction pads, like what you have on your factory springs, and keeps it from squeaking.
     
  3. May 1, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    ^yah hes right, ive got the toytec aal on mine and ive never heard a squeek of any kind from my leaf pack
     
  4. May 1, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    x2 I have the Wheeler's Offroad 1.5" aal with friction pads in addition to TSB leaves. No squeaks at all. Never once heard them. I was also worried it was going to be too stiff to flex but it's not. I can stuff the tires no problem.
     
  5. May 1, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    right on thanks for the info. Leaf gave about 2" of lift?
     
  6. May 2, 2010 at 5:50 AM
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    my 1.5 in started out at 2 in of lift, but has settled to about 1.5 now. whether it keeps settleing or not, i have no odea.
     
  7. May 2, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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    I know how much lift I have up front (2.75") but I forgot to measure the lift in back. With the TSB + a 1.5" wheeler's leaf I am sitting right on the border of front/rear level and slightly rear high (factory rake).
     
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