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AAL vs Dakar?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cdn_bacon, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Jan 22, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    cdn_bacon

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    whats the diff? worth the price diff?

    if needed...installing the reg 3" OME kit you see everyone talk about, 9000 shocks and 885s, rear OME N182 shocks etc...

    oh...do you need brake line extenders for this set up?
     
  2. Jan 22, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    1st-Generally if you have a 3" lift and you off-road extended brake lines are a good idea.

    2-As far as shocks go, it just depends on what kind of ride you want and what you want to spend. The Bilsteins are the best bang for your buck IMHO.

    3-I have the TSB springs with AAL and could not be happier. It just depends on what you want to spend, what kind of ride you are looking for, and how abusive you are to them. Do the research on each type you are interested in and choose then.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    An AAL is just an additional leaf in your existing pack..The Dakar pack is a complete replacement with like 7 or 8 leaves. Different spring rates and feel. The OME shocks are built/tested with the Dakar packs...so they will go together nicely. If you have the extra coin-I would totally recommend the Dakars with some good bushings.

    You will want extended brake lines if you go offroad- The extra height from the lift and flex travel will stress your stock lines alot.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    Full leaf pack!!!!
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  5. Jan 22, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    I think you would be better served replacing the factory GARBAGE!!
    I am replacing with the dakar full leaf pack and the XL overload leaf.
    With 3.25" up front and the dakars in the rear I am replacing both front and rear brakelines with extended length braided lines. Just my 2 cents!!

    :D:DAnything worth doing is worth doing right the FIRST time...???? :D:D
     
  6. Jan 22, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    i may be mistaken, but i think i read somewhere that since the dakar packs are designed with off roading in mind, they are not as good for hauling and towing as an aal would be...but they are far superior off road becasue of that
     
  7. Jan 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    NOT true!
    They are made for hauling because they have two overload springs.

    It's packs like ALCAN's, etc that are more for just off roading...
     
  8. Jan 22, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    Go with the full pack. The stock springs sag pretty bad if you carry any weight, I've got a 1.5" aal from when I put my ome lift on and recently had to had a 1.5" block to level out the truck once again because the stock leafs are so terrible.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    my mistake, i knew there was a leaf pack out there like that, just not sure which one
     
  10. Jan 22, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    No worries. It does get very confusing!
     
  12. Feb 16, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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  13. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    Probably about .5 inches.
    Just a little more.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    Your looking at more like an inch higher.
     
  15. Feb 17, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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    do you have a set for the 1st gens? I looked but couldnt find it
     
  16. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    awesome thanks ! with my toytec's cranked to a 3.5" lift on the front its perfectly level but i could use that .5 rake height because if i load anything in the truck it looks funny. Not too mention with my blower and lead foot the front of the truck is usually up in the air :D
     
  17. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    very interested in these if they exist for first gens
     
  18. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    Here you go, these seem to be a good alternative to the 600 dollar alcans/deaver packs
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/ometaco.htm
     
  19. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    nice. do you know if ill need the new shackle bushings they roccomend if I have th toytec 1'' lift shackles??
     
  20. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Probably, but i would contact wheelers they'll be able to answer your questions.
     
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