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ADD-A-LEAF keeps slipping out!!! HELP

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KalamaKid, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    So i installed an ADD-A-LEAF from toytec on my 08 4x4 AC. Its the 2in leaf without the TSB installed. I put the Ultimate lift kit on and have no other problems except from this leaf spring. For three weeks now every four or five days i need to loosen my U-bolts and centering pin and realign my add a leaf. I don't know why but it keeps slipping from one side to the other as you can see in these pics its about .35 of an inch to the side. Last night i reset it and aligned them again. I torqued everything down properly and after driving three miles to safeway it moved .1 of an inch again. WTF can i do? Toytec do you have a product for me??? Any help please. Heres the pics

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  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 11:25 PM
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    I had the same problem and noticed that one side was taller then the other so it looked like it was put on the wrong side so i switched them over and then it stopped slipping out and looked even so might you have to go down that way also
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    I thought about that but just before i put them on i looked at both of them and they were the exact same... And i made sure too that they are put on in the wright direction as well...
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    Have you looked at the top of your tailgate to see if its pretty straight? Because mine kept coming off to the side like yours. I didnt meant i switch the aals from the right side and the left side. I meant like on my left side switched the aal around tighted the u bolts again and bam my problems were solved. You said you alrdy tried this tho?
     
  5. Mar 15, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    yeah i installed them just as the AAL instructions toytec says with the long way to the rear. So i'm kind of at a loss. I was thinking i messed this up too but after looking at them a few times and readjusting them over and over i'm 97.4% sure there on right lol:D
     
  6. Mar 15, 2010 at 11:47 PM
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    Oh man my bad then that i couldnt help out at all. Now all i can say is maybe 3rd times a charm haha jp hopefully another tw member can help you out
     
  7. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:16 AM
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    yeah just double check, triple check everything... sometimes you might miss some things that you are sure you didn't miss. I would just disassemble everything and then assemble it all over again, but that's just me. It wouldn't take that long to do it anyways. I was thinking the long side was not facing to the rear and that could be causing your problem, but you said you are sure long way is facing to the rear.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:30 AM
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    Does that really even matter? I just got the Deaver 10 pack and there's a leaf that sticks out a little more than the rest, didn't really think much of it...
     
  9. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:35 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    thats a good question... does it matter. I don't know but it bugs the shit out of me. I don't want to be wheeling and have it slip out some how going over some crazy hump, leaving me stuck somewhere. I guess the U bolts would hold it in there sorta. But if it is to one side or the other wouldn't this effect how level my axle is in relation to the bed under normal driving?:confused:
     
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    get some new bolts and tighten the living crap out of it but don't break it :)
     
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    Absolutely. I had a real flexy CJ5 back in the day and after a good day of wheeling my AALs would start to slide out sideways (almost into my tires!). I just put on 2 more clamps over the AAL ends on each leafpack and problem solved. Just like the clamps furthur up on your leafpack.

    Kinda weird yours are doing it 3miles into a neighborhood stroll tho...
     
  15. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:56 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    i might try that. I'll stop by "Checkers" tomorrow and see if they have anything.
     
  16. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:58 AM
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    same shit as everyone else

    I have a rather interesting drive way. It allows for a lot of flexing of the leaf springs in a out :p
     
  17. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:54 AM
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    The AAL on my passengers side slid out about 1/4 inch about 2 days after installing it. But it has not moved from that spot for the last 9 months, so I just left it alone.
     
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