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AAL vs. lift shackles

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01tacoprerunner, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    01 4WD Prerunner with No-slip locker
    4WD Conversion, No-slip locker, 5100s set at 2.5" and shackles in the back. Black 2nd gen rims, and Courser M/T tires, Bull Bar,Fog lights, UWS toolbox, CB Radio, Fiberglass antenna, 2nd Gen Badges, Deck Plate Mod, Diff Breather Mod, Sockmonkey decals.
    Which would ride better??
    1.5" aal or 1.5 shackle?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    dylandercole

    dylandercole Well-Known Member

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    sway-a-way 2.0 coilovers, 1.5'' AAL, 1'' toytec shackle lift, Go-Rhino 3000 Grille Guard, Kicker KS6502 speakers, JVC KD-S24 Head unit, billstein 5125 rear shocks, Deck Plate mod, K&N air filter, Wheelers offroad front and rear braided brake lines, diff breather mod, power slot rotors, ebc yellow stuff pads
    the AAL makes it stiffer. Shackles doesnt really affect the ride but it does affect load capacity. I have both
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    kumaWRX

    kumaWRX Well-Known Member

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    SAW 2.0 Coilovers, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, Toytec 1" lift shackles, Bilstein 5100 rear shocks, aFE Stg. 2 intake, Doug Thorley headers, Magnaflow muffler, 16x8 ProComp 7089 wheels, Toyo Open Country A/T tires, Pamalu bedliner, Bakflip G2 bedcover
    I don't really know I have both. First I just had the Wheeler's 3 leaf AAL and to me it rode about the same as stock but it didn't lift the back enough so I added 1" lift Toytec shackles. To me it still rides the same and my back is still about 3/4" too low. I'm thinking of putting back my overload springs to regain the 3/4" and also I'll be able to haul more if I need to.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    ToyTec Lifts

    ToyTec Lifts Toyota Suspension specialist Vendor

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    The AAL in my opinion.
     
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